Fowler future still undecided

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has hit back at reports that Robbie Fowler is all set to put pen to paper on a more permanent contract to extend his second spell at the club beyond the end of the season.

Fowler returned to Anfield after nearly five years in January when he signed on a free transfer from Manchester City on a short-term contract that expires this summer.

Since his second debut against Birmingham City at Anfield in February he has scored two goals ‘“ both recently, against Fulham and West Brom.

His goal against West Brom made him Liverpool’s fifth highest goalscorer of all time, overtaking Kenny Dalglish in the record books.

But Benitez says he still hasn’t decided whether he wants to keep the man nicknamed ‘˜God’, who is still working on getting 100% fit and back to the form he once showed in Liverpool’s number nine shirt.

Benitez said, “I have been talking with Robbie and I am happy with him. We are not in a hurry and he knows why. We have two clear options, for Robbie to stay or look for another team.

“We need to decide but he knows our idea and is continuing to work as hard as he can on his fitness. We know he is a very good finisher and a good player.”

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