Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler hails Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

Fowler rated Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo as the best player in the world in current form and said he should win the World Footballer of the Year Award (Ballon d'Or) in the FIFA Awards ceremony in Zurich on January 13, ahead of the likes of Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery. He, however, wants Lionel Messi to do well in the FIFA World Cup this year in Brazil.

updated: January 06, 2014 19:08 IST
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New Delhi: Liverpool FC legend Robbie Fowler feels that setting up of academies is the way to go for Indian football to raise its profile and says his former club is willing to help the country in this regard.

"You need talent to raise profile of the game and that can come from academies. We have a plan to set up an academy in Pune. Hopefully, this is not the only one in India. We will start with that but we may set up many others in future to help Indian football," Fowler said in a programme here.

"I'm amazed at knowing that Liverpool is the most followed club in India with 93 million fans. There is so much passion for football here. Hope some successful players come from India in future from these academies," said the former Liverpool striker and current brand ambassador of the English Premier League club.

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