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Fowler's professional playing career began at Liverpool, progressing though the ranks at [[Liverpool F.C. Academy|Liverpool's academy]]. He signed his first professional contract for the reds on 9 April 1992, his 17th birthday. His professional debut came on 22 September 1993 in the 3-1 league cup win against Fulham, in which he came off the bench to score. In the second leg a week later Flowler scored his first five goals for the club to make him the fourth ever Liverpool player to score five in a senior fixture. His first league goal came against Oldham Athletic on 16 October 1993 in the 2-1 win. All in all in this first 13 senior fixtures he scored 12 goals.
 
Fowler's professional playing career began at Liverpool, progressing though the ranks at [[Liverpool F.C. Academy|Liverpool's academy]]. He signed his first professional contract for the reds on 9 April 1992, his 17th birthday. His professional debut came on 22 September 1993 in the 3-1 league cup win against Fulham, in which he came off the bench to score. In the second leg a week later Flowler scored his first five goals for the club to make him the fourth ever Liverpool player to score five in a senior fixture. His first league goal came against Oldham Athletic on 16 October 1993 in the 2-1 win. All in all in this first 13 senior fixtures he scored 12 goals.
   
In the [[1994-95 season]] Fowler appearered in every one of Liverpool's 57 competitive matches. In that season he helped Liverpool win the [[1995 League Cup Final]] against Bolton Wanderers. Also in this year in a game against Arsenal he scored the fastest ever Premier League hat trick, in just 4 minutes and 33 seconds, a record that was only beaten almost 21 years later. He also scored braces in four league matches that season. He won the PFA Young Player of the Year in 1995 as well as the next season making him one of three players to win the award in consecutive years. Fowler continued his goalscoring feats as he netted more than 30 goals from the 1994-95 season to the [[1996-97 season]]. He is to this day the only player to have scored 30 plus goals in his first three full seasons in the Premier league scoring 98 goals with a total of 116 in 3 and a half years. This feat has yet to be beaten in La Liga, Serie A, and the Bundesliga as well.
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In the [[1994-95 season]] Fowler appearered in every one of Liverpool's 57 competitive matches. In that season he helped Liverpool win the [[1995 League Cup Final]] against Bolton Wanderers. Also in this year in a game against Arsenal he scored the premier leagues fastest hat trick in four minutes and 33 seconds, a record that has yet to be beaten. He also scored braces in 4 league matches that season. He won the PFA Young player of the year in 1995 as well as the next season making him one of three players to win the award in consecutive years. Fowler continued his goalscoring feats as he netted more than 30 goals from the 1994-95 season to the [[1996-97 season]]. He is to this day the only player to have scored 30 plus goals in his first three full seasons in the Premier league scoring 98 goals with a total of 116 in 3 and a half years. This feat has yet to be beaten in La Liga, Serie A, and the Bundesliga as well.
   
 
After several fantastic seasons with Liverpool Fowler's career was marred by a knee ligament injury that kept him out for most of the [[1997-98 season]]. This injury kept him out of the 1998 World Cup as well, and led to the emergence of [[Michael Owen]] in the Liverpool first team.
 
After several fantastic seasons with Liverpool Fowler's career was marred by a knee ligament injury that kept him out for most of the [[1997-98 season]]. This injury kept him out of the 1998 World Cup as well, and led to the emergence of [[Michael Owen]] in the Liverpool first team.
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In the [[2000-01 season]] Fowler helped Liverpool to win the FA Cup, the League Cup, and the UEFA Cup. He scored in the final in both the [[2001 League Cup Final|League Cup]] and the [[2001 UEFA Cup Final|UEFA Cup]].
 
In the [[2000-01 season]] Fowler helped Liverpool to win the FA Cup, the League Cup, and the UEFA Cup. He scored in the final in both the [[2001 League Cup Final|League Cup]] and the [[2001 UEFA Cup Final|UEFA Cup]].
   
Because of then manager [[Gerard Houllier]] favouring the strike partnership of Michael Owen and [[Emile Heskey]], Fowler's playing time began to suffer. Although he still made important appearances such as the [[2001 UEFA Super Cup Final]] 3-2 win against Bayern Munich, he was still linked with a move away from Anfield. On 29 November 2001 Fowler made an £11,000,000 switch to Leeds United.
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Because of then manager [[Gerard Houllier]] favouring the strike partnership of Michael Owen and [[Emile Heskey]], Fowler's playing time began to suffer. Although he still made important appearances such as the [[2002 European Super Cup Final]] 3-1 win against Bayern Munich, he was still linked with a move away from Anfield. On 29 November 2001 Fowler made an £11,000,000 switch to Leeds United.
   
 
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