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Liverpool great Fowler wants to return to Perth Glory for Celtic friendly

Robbie Fowler will travel back to Australia for a final match with A-League club Perth Glory.

The Western Australian outfit take on Scottish giants Celtic in a pre-season friendly next month and the former Liverpool striker will be happy to play even though he went back on his word to return for a second season with the Glory.

Fowler answered questions on an online forum, with a lot of punters criticizing him for walking away from Perth but he insists that he wants to play to thank the players, coaches and staff involved with the club and not for a farewell.

"Should i get a farewell game? No, I should not," he said in an online fans forum at LetsTalkFootball.org. "No one has ever said it was gonna be a farewell game.

"The question was put to me, would i be like to play one last game? My answer was if possible i'd love to, not because i feel as though i deserve it.

"Stop being stupid and looking for a way to argue because i aint gonna get into a silly argument with you. I guarantee I will not be getting paid to come over for the game.

"For me it's a chance to get back to Perth to say my goodbyes to the staff and players of Perth Glory who made me feel welcome right from day one and whom I have a lot of time for and hopefully they do of me.

"I realise I was not everyone's cup of tea but I honestly felt I did OK. OK, I scored a few pens and only six from open play as some people keep saying, but feel I contributed in terms of creating chances for others also.

"Regardless of people thinking I never looked fit or worked hard, I can argue all day with that, my fitness was OK and I played more minutes than most in squad.

"As for not working hard, just because I'm not running back and helping out at the back or sprinting all over the pitch doesnt mean I'm not working hard.

"It's called being clever and knowing when to run and where to run which you gain from experience."

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