Striker Robbie Fowler, one of England’s deadliest scoring threats during the ’90’s, and creator of the most infamous celebration this side of Randy Moss, has moved from Manchester City back to Liverpool on a free transfer.
Fowler, 30, scored 120 goals in 210 league appearances in nine years at his hometown club before joining Leeds for £11 million in November 2001.
He moved to City for £6 million in January 2003 but has not started a Premiership game so far this season under Stuart Pearce after missing the start of the year with a back injury.
However, City have decided to offload their best-paid player, who was on £35,000 a week, despite him scoring a hat-trick in the FA Cup win over Scunthorpe and once as Manchester United were beaten 3-1 two weeks ago.
Fowler, if fit, could provide the kind of goalscoring instinct which Rafael Benitez possibly lacks right now with Peter Crouch, Fernando Morientes and Djibril Cisse his first-choice strikers.