Robbie Fowler is one of Liverpool’s greatest ever strikers.
He scored 128 Premier League goals and broke the 30 barrier in three consecutive seasons aged 19, 20 and 21. Think about what that level of striker would be worth in today’s market..
It’s outrageous, and in truth – injuries stopped the forward we call God from reaching his true potential. Lionel Messi wasn’t hitting numbers like that at the same age. Not even close.
So in Fowler, there’s nobody better to discuss Ben Woodburn’s obvious potential for greatness. The 17-year-old recently became Liverpool’s youngest ever goalscorer in our EFL Cup win over Leeds United, overtaking Michael Owen in the process.
Fowler feels Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp is the perfect boss to hone the teenage Welshman’s skills.
Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, Fowler said: “I don’t really know him that well but from everything I’ve heard he’s a really level headed lad and it helps when you’re a good player.
“He’s been prolific in all the age groups he’s played in and he’s come in and scored a good goal. His movement was excellent.
“It’s important now that he gets well looked after. The players and staff at Liverpool know that and they stop you from getting a bit too big for your boots, but it’s fantastic for him and we shouldn’t get away from that.
“You could see how much it meant to him when he scored, you could see the joy on his face, and it obviously meant a lot to the other lads as well as you saw when the camera panned to the bench.
“I think he’ll be well looked after because Jurgen is very astute when it comes to handling young players and doing what’s right for them.”
Klopp will take it slowly with Woodburn, but we’re sure well see the youngster again early next year, when we’ve two EFL Cup semi-finals to navigate and an FA Cup 3rd Round as well.