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Liverpool legend would love Anfield return

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Fowler would take Reds coaching role. (©GettyImages)
Fowler would take Reds coaching role. (©GettyImages).

Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has revealed that he would love to take a coaching role at Anfield under manager Brendan Rodgers.

The 37-year-old spent nine-years with the club on Merseyside during two separate spells, scoring 183 goals in 369 appearances as well as winning the FA Cup, UEFA Cup and two League Cups.

And, after a season in management with Muangthong United in Thailand, Fowler was happy to admit that he’d take a role under the former Swansea City chief if an offer was made.

“Of course I would (take a coaching role). Liverpool’s a big, big part of my life – it always has been and always will be,” Fowler told the BBC.

“The simple answer is yes, I would love to go back to Liverpool. But it’s not just a case of me getting my bag and my boots and turning up, you’ve got to be asked to do these kind of things and if I’m asked then I would definitely jump on board.”

Fowler is also confident that the Reds will turn things around after a slow start to the Premier League season, with the former England international revealing that Rodgers has the full backing of the players at Anfield.

Nicknamed ‘God’ during his spells at Liverpool, Fowler’s comments will be well received by supporters following an emphatic 5-2 victory over Norwich City at the weekend.

“First and foremost I think he (Rodgers) has got the backing of the players, and you speak to any of them, they all love him and they are all happy to work for him,” added Fowler.

“He has had a tough start, but he’s doing the best he can with such a small squad. Obviously the results don’t lie and they haven’t been great, but what I’ve said before is if you’re a manager who speaks to your players and you want to get the best out of them, then the players will jump on board with what your trying to do.

“And, if the players like you, then they will go out and try and give that little bit more for you.”

Fowler has been in the professional game for almost two decades, joining Leeds United in 2001 before spells at Manchester City, Liverpool again, Cardiff City, Blackburn Rovers, North Queensland Fury, Perth Glory and Muangthong.

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