As Steven Gerrard confirms departure another Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler announces retirement

Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler has finally decided to hang up his boots aged 39.

This week has been a sad one for Liverpool fans, who are coming to terms with the fact their team will no longer have Steven Gerrard in it from next season. The former England captain revealed yesterday that he will be leaving the club for a location abroad, in a bid for one last new experience before hanging up his boots.

But as Gerrard sieves through offers from around the globe one nugget that may have passed you by yesterday would be the official retirement of another Liverpool legend.

Robbie Fowler burst onto the scene as a lethal striker with a rocket-propelled left foot back in 1993. He went on to earn the moniker 'god' during his time at Anfield, where he scored 183 goals in 369 appearances for the club over two separate spells.

He left the club for the second time in 2007, joining Cardiff City. He then went on to have a journeyman's end to his career - playing for Blackburn Rovers, North Queensland Fury, Perth Glory and Muangthong United before seemingly retiring in 2012.

Although he never actually officially retired.

In March 2013 he said he would 'jump at the chance' to play again and recently mentioned a desire to play in the Indian Super League.

But yesterday, after Tweeting his tribute to Gerrard, he also officially announced that his boots were hung up for good...

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