Robbie Fowler arrives in Bangkok to join Thai team

Former Liverpool fan favorite Robbie Fowler arrived in Bangkok

Friday to sign a contract to play with Thai Premier League side

Muangthong United after announcing last month that he would not

renew his contract with Perth Glory in Australia.

The former England national team striker will undergo a physical

on Saturday followed by a press conference where the details of his

contract are expected to be unveiled.

Speaking briefly to reporters at Bangkok’s international

airport, the 36-year-old Fowler recounted his unexpected


”It’s an opportunity for me. I got a call, ‘Would you be

interested?’ and I looked at a few things over the net. The

standard of football has been on the rise in this country and it’s

certainly going to get better. So I thought, ‘Why not be the

first?’ and I’m sure that others will follow.”

He said he was happy to get the opportunity to play in front of

Thai fans who are enthusiastic about the game and Premier League


Fowler said that while he has not played football for a few

months, he ”should be fine” in one or two weeks.

Asked about his old club, he said it’s no secret he’s a big

Liverpool fan, and he wants the team to do ”very, very well.”

”Kenny Dalglish is a great manager and I’m sure he’ll do as

well as he can,” he said.