Premier League: Top 12 players who re-signed for their former club, featuring Didier Drogba and Robbie Fowler
Scouser Fowler was nicknamed ‘God’ during his first spell at Anfield, which tells you all you need to know about the esteem in which Liverpool fans held the ‘Toxteth Terror’. For three consecutive seasons in the mid-1990s, the young Fowler scored over 30 goals in a red shirt, before serious injury slowed him down. With Michael Owen taking his place as the Reds’ teenage striker sensation, Gerard Houllier offloaded Fowler to Leeds in 2001, to the dismay of Liverpool fans. After a spell with Manchester City, Fowler made a shock return to Anfield under the management of Rafael Benitez in 2006. Second time round on Merseyside, he was very much a bit-part player, but scored another 12 goals for the club to take his Liverpool tally to 183 goals, and in 2007 he was given the proper farewell in front of the Kop that was denied him six years earlier.