Robbie Fowler: The man who made Liverpool fans believe in God

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Considering the amount of iconic players to have represented Liverpool, it speaks volumes that there is only one man they call God at Anfield.

Ian Rush may sit atop the club’s goalscoring charts, Steven Gerrard and Graeme Souness may have inspired the team to European Cup glory, and Kenny Dalglish may be the King – but only Robbie Fowler has made the red half of Merseyside believe.

The striker burst onto the scene as an 18-year-old in 1993, scoring on his debut, before a remarkable five-goal haul against Fulham in only his fourth senior appearance sealed his place among supporters’ hearts. Raw, exciting, and hailing from the inner-city Toxteth area of Liverpool, Fowler was the working-class hero Reds fans were crying out for during a difficult spell under the management of Souness.

On this day in 2006, Fowler rejoined Liverpool five years after being sold by Gerard Houllier. “I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a player quite so happy to be joining a club before,” commented then-Reds boss Rafa Benitez.

We decided to pay tribute to the Toxteth Terror. Whether you believe in the almighty or not, we’re sure you’ll also enjoy 10 of his best goals for Liverpool.

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