Anfield legend Robbie Fowler has revealed that his 20-minute cameo in Steven Gerrard's testimonial match against Olympiacos on Saturday is likely to be his final appearance as a professional footballer.

The 38-year-old concluded his second spell with the Reds in May 2007 before representing a variety of clubs in Britain and further afield until 2012 - but had not officially confirmed any retirement plans.

But the man nicknamed 'God' by Kopites, in honour of the 183 goals he plundered in Liverpool colours, revealed post-match that yesterday's run-out will probably be his swansong.

"I loved it - I don't think there are many better feelings than putting the Red shirt on," Fowler told LFC TV.

"When you get out there and get a little bit of a reception like that it's unbelievable. I don't think you can put it into words. I've been back a few times but you never really expect that.

"It was absolutely delightful and I'm grateful for it. To be honest, it's all for Steven. What I'll say about him is that not many people will run Kenny close as Liverpool's best ever player.

"But he has done that and maybe in a lot of people's eyes, including myself, he has surpassed that. What an achievement that is.

"It was special. I asked him when we were on tour; I would have loved to be involved. My career has sort of gone out on a little bit of a whimper to be honest.

"I have not really officially retired but this looks like my last game, and where better to do it than a full Anfield for Steven's testimonial, Liverpool's best ever player, in front of these fans.

"It was a fantastic moment for me and one that I'll live with for the rest of my life."


In preparation for the fixture with the Greek outfit, Fowler had trained with the Liverpool squad at Melwood during the past few days - an opportunity the former No.9 was delighted to take.

Asked if he had done enough to catch Brendan Rodgers' eye, Fowler joked: "I've heard all the rumours that he's after a striker - I'll put my hand up.

"Hopefully it's not my last game, but it has been great for me. I've loved the last few days training with the first team. To be honest, I've not let myself down.

"I could probably do with being a little bit sharper but I enjoyed it and it was good to be back. When you're not in and around a football club and players, you do miss it. I'm the worst in the world.

"I love football that much I want to do it all the time; sadly I can't. In the last few days I've had a big taste again."

The ex-England star was also thrilled by the chance to play alongside Liverpool's No.7, Luis Suarez. However, he was interrupted by Jamie Carragher midway through delivering praise for the Uruguayan.

"It was brilliant - I think he's a phenomenal player. Along with Steven, he was by far Liverpool's best player last year," he added.

"Carra was the second half of the season, but those two all season were phenomenal."