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12 Apr 2017 15:09:26
hey eds a quick question being a relativly young supporter (21 years of age, following LFC since 2007) I always ask to older fans about what the playing style was in the 70's and 80's at LFC, maybe if you could tell me in an objective way how it was and secondly was Fowler really that great like what everyone told me that he could finish almost any pass that got to him? I am not doubting his quality or whatsoever am just asking for views of people who can educate me on these things.

{Ed001's Note - 70s and 80s were based on possession, but not for possession's sake like often happens with Barca or Pep's teams. It was about tiring the opponent out by keeping them chasing the ball around, moving them about to create gaps and then hitting those gaps. That was why we scored so many late goals, as we used the possession as a means to an end, rather than it being the sole concern as so many teams think it is now. It could be slow and boring at times, but it was effective.

Fowler was the best striker I have seen play the game in the flesh. He was far more than just a finisher, he could take free kicks around the box, he could beat a man with the ball at his feet and his passing range and vision were top class. Shame about the injuries, because he was the best we have had since Rush.}

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12 Apr 2017 16:14:50
Scored loads from outside the box, in fact one of the top ten for goals scored outside the box. Fowler was truly a brilliant player.

12 Apr 2017 16:24:15
thanks for the reply ed001 really appreciate it!

{Ed001's Note - very welcome mate.}

12 Apr 2017 16:47:37
We were so lucky to have such a glut of great strikers to choose from at that time. Rushy goes and you have the indentikit Aldo (with the same muzzy! ), then Fowler dovetails with and learns from the Master Rush, then Owen (spit - but he was lightening for a few seasons), then a bit of a gap to Torres, then Suarez.

12 Apr 2017 16:59:04
Who do you reckon will assume the mantle next Zeddicus? Origi to step up i hope.

12 Apr 2017 16:55:26
Ed001, I loved Ged for a number of reasons, the treble, so close in the league (and we would've won it, I reckon, if it wasn't for his heart condition and subsequent insanity, which is the only reason he could've bought Diouf instead of Anelka! ), but there will always be a cloud hanging over my memory because of the way he treated God.

Many have argued that we sold God at the right time, look at his terrible injuries in years to follow and £15m or so from Leeds was a good price for the era. However, he was that creative genius spark that we missed, arguably, until Suarez arrived.

God vs Ged? No contest!

{Ed001's Note - Ged got rid of Fowler for the same reason he never bought Anelka, they weren't yes men. Ged was power mad. Everything had to be controlled by him, bit like Arsenal with Wenger now, surrounding themselves with yes men is only going to lead to a decline. You need strong people around you to say no when it needs saying.}

12 Apr 2017 17:21:22
I've got to admit, Nick, I expect Origi to be a very good forward for us, but I can't see that spark from him. I would love us to be in for Aubemayang (sic! ), but can't see it given other priorities. Maybe there's someone else that Klopp's got his eye on, either a new recruit or a youth player. It could be Mané or Firmino, tbh, I think they are more likely than Origi.

12 Apr 2017 17:40:09
Surrounding himself with Yes men is what also got BR the sack.

12 Apr 2017 17:58:26
A fit Daniel Sturridge is better than all of those names above.

12 Apr 2017 18:27:35
When my son is born, 12 weeks away im gona brainwash him with videos of robbie fowler. Haha. Show him how to become a proper striker.
Best player i've ever seen. Very bias.

12 Apr 2017 18:31:02
Yet more nonsense Harry!

A fit sturridge is better than Rush, Fowler, Torres and Suarez?

What are you smoking?!

12 Apr 2017 19:00:10
"Yet more nonsense Harry!

A fit sturridge is better than Rush, Fowler, Torres and Suarez?

What are you smoking?! "

😂😂 well put Zed.

12 Apr 2017 19:44:06
I'm desperate to see Sturridge fit and firing for a whole season. He's our best finisher by far but I'm not sure it'll ever happen. He may well be on his way this summer.
That aside, he will never be a patch on Fowler, Rush, Dalglish, Torres, Suarez or even Aldridge. Harry, you must be smoking the good stuff mate!

12 Apr 2017 21:07:38
How did br get into this, we really need to get over br as a fanbase lol. As for origi being a talisman, not so sure, he can be a very good player no doubt but not a great one a suspect. It would be nice to get another world class forward but they don't grow on trees and they don't come cheap either these days. I would personally like to see us go for the young lad dembele from celtic and turn him into a worldie, but i suspect the interest or funds required are not there.

12 Apr 2017 21:12:18
Thing is though, Sturridge isn't able to play more than 25% of games a season.

12 Apr 2017 21:17:25
I once had an argument with another Liverpool fan because I said that ability wise Fowler was on the same level as Raul. Fowler had the lot!

12 Apr 2017 23:37:04
Got to say i agree with you Zeddicus - i think Origi will be good but not quite top level.

13 Apr 2017 03:36:29
Oh dear Harry.



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