Robbie Fowler has his place in Liverpool’s history. But he never won the league.
The beloved former striker and current Brisbane Roar manager is aware of his limitations, and believes this current side have outdone him and possibly every Liverpool side in history.
“This truly is a remarkable season for the club”, Fowler explained for The Mirror.
“Historic. Ground-breaking. And yes, potentially the best ever, even given everything that has come before in the Anfield annals of legend.
“To me, it’s a done deal [winning the league], so I think we are allowed to look at where it would place this team in terms of the all-time sides who have represented Liverpool.”
Discussing the team’s place on the podium of great Liverpool teams, Fowler added, “which is the best? [...] There is some real competition. The great Shankly sides of the 1960s and then early ’70s, the 1977 team. Then 1981 and ’84. And perhaps the team of the late ’80s that my mates John Barnes and Ian Rush played in.
I”f they win the Premier League – when they win it – they will have won at least three trophies this season, to add to the Champions League last time around. And they have been truly dominant. Remarkably so.
“People have been criticising [Manchester] City recently, but, seriously, come on. They are top class - in fact there’s little doubt they are also up there among the great English sides. So to leave them so far behind and to dominate them to the point of getting in the head of their manager is incredible.
“Anyone beating Manchester City to the title deserves it. And Liverpool will deserve it, absolutely. To do it by being miles ahead of one of the great teams puts them up there with a shout of being up there as the best ever.”
He’s right. In the past, it hurt to see club legends such as Fowler never win a Premier League medal. That’s all history now. It’s happening.