If you did not know, today is God’s birthday… the legend, the one, the only Robbie Fowler. Well loved by Liverpool Football Club, Fowler netted 183 goals in 369 matches for his squad from 1991 – 2001 and for his second coming in the 2006-2007 squad. For England he was capped 26 times finding the net 7 times. When EA Sports & X-Box asked him to select his Legends XI team, you would figure one of his former LFC teammates would make the cut. Nope. Perhaps one of his England comrades? Nope. Come to think of it, the only England international mentioned was Gary Neville and we all know he played for the lot down the road.
Sigh… God, why have you forsaken us?
All kidding aside, if given the chance to select your squad who would you choose for your starting Legend XI? Here’s my starting 11.
Goalkeeper: Brad Friedel
Backline: Franz Beckenbauer, Fabio Cannavaro, Phillip Lahm & Sergio Ramos
Midfield: Arjen Robben, Zinedine Ziadane, Steven Gerrard, Lionel Messi
Attack: Pele, Luis Suarez
At least Gerrard made it into my team (solves the LFC & England snubs). So many players to consider… it wasn’t easy for me. I did toy with the likes of Jamie Carragher on the back line. Fernando Torres in his prime, Xabi Alonso or even Javier Maschereno… Craig Bellamy & Fowler would definitely be on the team if I considered my favorite goal celebrations.
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