Fowler becomes fifth top scorer

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Robbie Fowler’s goal at West Brom on Saturday was his 173rd for the club, and took him into fifth on the record goalscorer – ahead of the legendary Kenny Dalglish.

Fowler played down the achievement though; “It’s fantastic for me but Kenny Dalglish is a proper Liverpool legend. To get anywhere near him is an achievement, so to go one past him makes me very happy.”

And King Kenny himself joked “I won’t be ringing him. He’s now scored more goals than me so I’m not talking to him. In fact, I wish he hadn’t come back, who’s bright idea was that?”

Speaking to lfc.tv Dalglish went on “Nah, it’s a fantastic achievement for Robbie and I’m delighted for him, he’s a great lad.

“Once he returned it was inevitable he was going to overtake me and I have no problems with that. It’s not like I was the top scorer of all-time. That title belongs to Rushie and he’ll take some beating.”

All-time top 15 LFC goalscorers:

1. Ian Rush – 346
2. Roger Hunt – 286
3. Gordon Hodgson – 241
4. Billy Liddell – 228
5. Robbie Fowler – 173
6. Kenny Dalglish – 172
7. Michael Owen – 158
8. Harry Chambers – 151
9. Jack Parkinson – 130
10. Sam Raybould – 128
11. Dick Forshaw – 124
12. Ian St John – 118
13. Jack Balmer – 111
14. John Barnes – 108
15. Kevin Keegan – 100

League goals wise, Fowler is seventh with 122 goals (still ahead of Dalglish who sits in ninth with 118, level with Michael Owen). Roger Hunt holds the honour of most league goals, with 245. Rush scored 229 of his 346 in the league.

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