Liverpool vs. Fulham: Classic Goals Video with Robbie Fowler

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Liverpool will be looking to get their recent defeat at home to Aston Villa out of their system as quickly as possible when they host Fulham at Anfield at the weekend, and what better way to get ready for that match than by revisiting a past classic?

It was October of 1993 when a young striker by the name of Robbie Fowler really announced his arrival to the Liverpool first team, aged just 18.

In a League Cup second round, second leg game at Anfield watched by only a few thousand fans, the Reds beat lowly Fulham (then in Division Two, the third tier of English football) by 5-0 to win 8-1 on aggregate—and Fowler scored all five of them.

It was only his fourth game as a professional in the Reds' first team, but he had already hit the back of the net on his debut against the same opposition in the first leg, and this time around the man who would go on to be known as "God" showed no mercy on the London side.

Two goals in the first half and a further three after the break did the damage, and Fowler was well on his way toward what would be an eventual 183 goals for the first team.

He went on to score 13 goals in his first 15 appearances for the Reds in all competitions and ended his debut campaign with a total of 18 strikes.

Back to the present day, Fulham are of course far more formidable opponents now and lie 13th in the Premier League, just one place and two points behind Liverpool.

A home victory is what the Reds will be seeking, and with the Cottagers having won just once away from home this season it is very much a must-win game for the Anfield club.

With Liverpool's recent struggles to finish off chances, both manager and fans alike might be wishing they had a prolific marksman like a teenage Robbie Fowler available for selection this weekend.

 

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