Fowler to leave Liverpool in summer

    Reds manager Rafael Benitez have told Fowler that his contract will not be extended at the end of this season and he is free to leave Anfield.

    Fowler told the Liverpool Echo: “I have not even thought about my future beyond Liverpool.

    “The manager explained the situation to me this week and I wasn’t a bit surprised to be honest.”

    He added on his last Premiership match for Liverpool against Charlton on Sunday: “Obviously it will be an emotional day for me but I want everyone to know I am still completely focused on what I see as two very important games ahead for the club.

    “Firstly I want to play well and win against Charlton to help us finish third, and then there is the preparation for and hopefully playing a part in the Champions League final.

    “I will think about everything else after that because I don’t want anything to interfere with such an important match.

    “But everyone knows I’ve treated every game back at Liverpool in exactly the same way and given all I could for the team, and that’s going to be the case in the last two matches as well.”