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Having played two seasons in the A-League, the Liverpool favourite has spoken glowingly of the progress of the league and his time in Australia

Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler believes the A-League is destined for "higher" things and has talked highly of his two seasons in the competition.

Now retired and in Jakarta to promote Liverpool's pre-season tour of Indonesia, Fowler joined the North Queensland Fury in 2009 before moving to Perth Glory a season later.

The 38-year-old's time in Australia included legal action against Football Federation Australia over the termination of his two-year contract with the Fury with one season to play.

But, having managed 18 goals in 54 appearances, Fowler still holds fond memories of his time in the A-League.

"I thought the league there was fantastic. I enjoyed it," Fowler told Goal from Jakarta, speaking to promote Liverpool's Indonesian tour.

"Sometimes leagues get a little bit of a bad rap. I know I loved my time over there. It was a pity of how it finished, obviously with the FFA over there, but I did enjoy my time."

Fowler added Indonesian players should consider the A-League a viable destination for their careers: "That's certainly a great league to step in to. It can go higher," he said.

"The football was very good, the players were fit. The stadiums, the infrastructure were all fantastic. I've enjoyed it, and would encourage Indonesians to get into that league or try playing somewhere else."

Robbie Fowler was in Jakarta to promote the club's preseason Asia Tour 2013. For information on tickets, visit

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