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Liverpool fanzine editor John Pearman
"Fowler could well be on his way"
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Tuesday, 14 August, 2001, 12:18 GMT 13:18 UK
Fowler divides Liverpool fans
Robbie Fowler at an England training
Fowler (c) takes a break during England training
Robbie Fowler has split Liverpool fans as the debate over his future intensifies.

The striker was dropped for the 2-1 Charity Shield win over Manchester United in Cardiff.

And it has emerged he had a minor training ground bust-up with coach Phil Thompson in the build-up to the game.

If Fowler goes then I'm afraid Houllier may as well follow.
  Padraig, UK

More than 4,000 BBC Sport Online users have responded to our vote on whether Fowler should be sold.

And opinion has been divided on the star, who could command a fee of more than 15m.

Fowler fans point to his prolific strike rate and loyalty to a club who he followed as a child.

They believe if it comes to a choice between the striker and boss Gerard Houllier, most would side with the player.

Fowler, on current commitment, is sitting right where he ought to be - the bench
  T., Singapore

But others are fed up with his off-the-field antics, seeing the frontman as a disruptive influence in Gerard Houllier's squad.

They feel he is not pulling his weight, and should be released.

Tim Pitts said: "Robbie needs to stop acting like a spoilt kid, and get on with it like the rest of the team.

"No, he shouldn't go, Yes, he should play more, Yes, he should act like a professional and prove why he should be in the team with his feet."

But David Winson is among those who feels Fowler has few peers.

"I feel that Robbie Fowler is the best striker England has had since Gary Lineker," he said,

Fowler may get the chance to let his boots do the talking for England in Wednesday's friendly against Holland.

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