Ahead of Liverpool’s Premier League trip to Aston Villa this weekend, the Reds’ official Twitter channel @LFC shared a video compilation of Robbie Fowler’s hat-trick at Villa Park in November 1998.
— Robbie Fowler (@Robbie9Fowler) October 31, 2019
Fowler netted 14 times in 16 games for the Reds against Aston Villa, scoring in six of his first seven matches against them. In addition to his 1998 hat-trick, he hit doubles against Villa on three occasions, including the 1996 FA Cup semi-final. [via TransferMarkt]
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Indeed, Aston Villa were his joint-most regular victims, scoring more often against them than any other club except Arsenal, against whom he also has 14 goals. [via TranserMarkt]
Upon seeing the footage of his Villa Park hat-trick in 1998, these Liverpool fans on Twitter were in full nostalgic mode about Fowler:
Weren’t bad was ya
— Anthony Fowler (@afowler06) October 31, 2019
Doing what you do best, scoring goals. What a player. Great memories.
— Rob Evans (@Rob_Evans10) October 31, 2019
Without doubt one of the most naturally gifted goal scorers of the premier league era and an absolute Liverpool legend
— shane elder (@Shaneelder71) October 31, 2019
— Ian Wee (@ianwyj) November 1, 2019
One of the best and I’ve seen and in 50 odd years at Anfield i’ve seen a few .
— Al Kelly (@DELAMITR1) October 31, 2019
Best natural goal scorer I’ve seen in red & one of the best around In general. What a player!
— Steven Donegan (@Dono1983) October 31, 2019
Simply the best!
— D. McG. (@derlfc) October 31, 2019
Do you think any of Liverpool’s current players can emulate Fowler’s Villa Park heroics in this weekend’s clash? Comment below with your views!
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