Liverpool great Fowler confident of Perth Glory chances

Robbie Fowler is confident of the A-League title chances of his new club after joining from North Queensland Fury in the off-season.

Robbie Fowler is confident of the A-League title chances of his new club after joining from North Queensland Fury in the off-season.

The former Liverpool star believes the Glory have a very strong squad on paper but he knows all too well that counts for nothing if the performances on the pitch aren’t up to scratch.

“I think on paper we're as good as any squad out there," Fowler said.

"On paper, yeah, we should be finishing right up at the top of the table. But to give the clichéd answer, let's just get to the finals first and take it from there."

Glory owner Tony Sage was also very confident and had some very lofty goals in place for the 2010/11 season.

"(Reaching the top six) is the no. 1 aim," Sage said.

"The second is then to get a home final, so that's top-four.

"I think we've got a very good team off the field now, and a very good team on the field. Yes, it's cost a lot of money. I don't bitch about it, that's what you have to do if you want to win.

"So I'm more than happy to do that to get the premiership back to Perth and my aim is obviously to do that. And go one step further, and I've always said it, to hold that Asian Champions League trophy.

"No club's done it so far, and I want to be the first in Australia to do that."