Monday, January 30, 2006

Red to white to blue and back to red

After 5 years wearing the colours of Leeds and Man City, Liverpool announced the return of Robbie Fowler on a free transfer.
After 170 goals in over 300 hundred appearances from 1992-2001, Robbie left tearfully after falling out with then Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier.

Toxteth-born Fowler originally shot to prominence with the Reds in the autumn of 1993 and quickly established himself as one of the most lethal finishers in Europe.
He also captained the team and broke numerous scoring records.

Away from Anfield, his career took a nosedive, leaving him to wander in the international wilderness despite being hailed as one of the best finishers in the country.

Now he is back where he belongs, where he was once affectionately called "God".
With him back, what do i think?

I believe he will be a great asset, continuing where he left off, scoring goals.
It's obvious Fowler is no longer the player he once was, with his ability to last a full game in question.

But in Fowler, Liverpool have signed a player who still can produce the goods.
Man U fans will agree as he just scored one against them in the recent Manchester derby.
Fowler, also has the heart and passion to play in the Red shirt.

I hope his finishing ability will rub off on his fellow strikers as Cisse, Crouch and Morientes all have had problems finding the back of the net.
Stevie G being the club's EPL top scorer is enough proof of the strikers finishing prowess.

Hopefully, Fowler can dish some experience to his fellow Reds as the forwards are relatively inexperienced apart from Morientes whom i feel still hasn't come to grips with the English game.

I believe Fowler can be the difference between finishing 2nd or third.
With a bit of luck, his goals could even help Pool catch Chelsea.
The current strikers have been very guilty of missing some guilt edged chances.
His ability to finish even half a chance would be a valuable asset.
The goals he would bring would also calm some nerves in tense matches.
Like the recent game against Man u, what difference would Fowler have made?
Would Pool have won if Fowler was there instead of Cisse?

I thought Morientes was the finsher we needed, but i have yet to be proved right.
Would Fowler be the finisher Liverpool so crave?
Someone needs to capitalise on the passing of Gerrard and Alonso.
A finisher is also needed to put away the high balls that Crouch has knocked down.

Fowler is definetely not the final piece of the jigsaw, as a right winger is still needed.
But with one former pool favourite back, how about bringng Owen back?
When both were at Pool, both were never able to strike a meaningful partnership.
This was due to them being hit by various injuries.

Owen and Fowler, the Liverpool strikeforce of 2006?
The one that brings the title back?


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