On this day in 2006 Liverpool re-signed Robbie Fowler.
After spending five years away from Anfield, playing for Leeds United and Manchester City in the interim, the striker fans dubbed as ‘God’ returned to the red side of Merseyside. Signing on a free transfer from Manchester City, Rafa Benitez secured Fowler’s services after agreeing a one-year contract with the revered striker.
Fowler got off the mark for his second stint at Liverpool in March in a game against Fulham, the team he had scored his first ever Liverpool goal against 13 years prior. Despite reaching the 2007 Champions League final, his second spell at Anfield failed to bear any silverware and he left for Cardiff City in June 2007 having scored at total of 12 goals in 39 games throughout his ‘second coming’ with Liverpool.Also on this day in 1987 Liverpool signed John Aldridge. Joining Liverpool from Oxford United as a replacement for the Juventus-bound Ian Rush, John Aldridge joined Kenny Dalglish’s Reds as a proven goalscorer who had netted 38 goals in one and a half first division seasons with Oxford.
In his first full season at Anfield, Aldridge scored 29 goals in 45 games across all competitions, helping Liverpool to their 17th league title. His second and ultimately final season at Liverpool yielded yet another trophy after famously beating local rivals Everton 3-2 in the 1989 FA Cup final, a game in which Aldridge scored the opening goal. Aldo left Liverpool in September 1989 for Spanish side Real Sociedad having played a total of 104 games and scored 63 goals after little over two seasons on Merseyside.