Anfield return was unbeatable, but Manchester United defeat was worst moment
It was one of those rare occasions for Liverpool: a transfer which worked for everyone. Benitez gained a wily and experienced striker (who would go one to score nine goals in 21 appearances that season – not bad) and Fowler returned to the club he loved.
The Liverpool fans, meanwhile, got the return of a player none of them had ever wanted to leave. His ‘second debut’ against BirminghamCity was a joyous occasion.
This week, Fowler revealed in a question-and-answer session on Twitter that that return to Merseyside ranks as his greatest moment in football.
“When was I happiest? That would probably be 2006, when I returned. You think you'll never get a chance again; I was looking to get that chance.”
“My greatest achievement? Again, I would say when I re-signed with Liverpool.”
Fowler helped Liverpool to an impressive third-placed finish that season, and was kept on for the 2006-07 campaign, making another 23 appearances for the Reds, scoring seven goals, before he departed Anfield for good in July 2007.