On this day in 1975 Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler was born.
A graduate from Liverpool’s academy Robbie signed his first professional contract at Liverpool on his 17th birthday in 1992. It wouldn’t be until September 1993 he would make a full first team debut for the Reds but what a debut it was, scoring in a 3-1 win against Fulham in the League Cup. Fowler had an uncanny natural scoring ability and he netted his first Liverpool hat-trick in only his fifth league game, putting three past Southampton.
Throughout his first spell at Liverpool the striker Liverpool fans came to call “God” made a total of 330 appearances and scored 171 goals, winning an FA Cup, a UEFA Cup and two League Cups in the process. After his relationship deteriorated with then-manager Gerard Houllier, Fowler left Anfield for Leeds United. It inevitably took a lot to keep Fowler away from Anfield however as in 2006 “God” made his return to Liverpool to play under Rafa Benitez.
Moving into the latter years of his career Fowler was used more sparingly than before, and although there was no silverware to be had this time round (Fowler being ineligible for an FA Cup winners medal) his return to Anfield was a welcome one from the fans who hadn’t wished to see him depart in the first instance. After making another 39 appearances and scoring 12 more goals for the Reds, Fowler left Liverpool a second time. In the remainder of his career Fowler played for Cardiff, Blackburn and a number of foreign clubs before retiring in 2012.