By Noah Tan in Singapore
The subject of diving in football has dominated the headlines in recent times, with Reds striker Luis Suarez in particular being subjected to intense criticism for his penchant of going down under seemingly innocuous challenges.
Fowler, in contrast, is famous for an act of honesty and fair play; in a game against Arsenal, he took a tumble in the box trying to jump out of the way of Gunners goalkeeper David Seaman's challenge.
The referee awarded a penalty to Liverpool but the Reds striker honourably denied he had been fouled and tried to persuade the referee, unsuccessfully, to overturn the penalty decision. The act won him a UEFA Fair Play Award in 1997.
Unsurprisingly, Fowler was unimpressed with how rampant diving had become in the Premier League, and also claimed that Suarez should not be the only one singled out for playacting.
Asked on his view of diving, Fowler was unequivocal in his reply, telling ESPNSTAR.com: "I don't like diving.
"There are a lot of players who do it. Sometimes, it's hard to tell what constitutes a dive as the players are running at such a fast pace that they will fall over at a slight touch.
"But for some of the more obvious ones, the FA needs to clamp down and maybe ban the players, maybe this will stop them.
"But I don't think you can just pinpoint any one player because there are a lot of players who do it.
"I know Suarez has a bit of a reputation now, but there are other players who do so as well so I think it is unfair for everyone to just focus on him.
However, the 37-year-old admitted that it would be hard to decide which players were innocent and which players were guilty of diving.
"I would advocate a three game ban, I'm hoping there's nothing wrong with it," Fowler added.
"But then you'll always be arguing with the player.
"If the player thinks he was touched and claims it's not a dive then I don't think there's any way you can really prove that it wasn't."
Fowler also believes that Suarez dives because his tricky style of play makes him a prime target for opposition defenders.
"I think he's a victim of being a good player," Fowler explained.
"Defenders just want to get close to him and kick him to get him out of the game because he and Steven Gerrard are still two of Liverpool's best players.
"You know what they always say, when you try to weaken teams, you must take their better players out of the game and man-mark them tightly so defenders do get a little bit closer to these players."
The former England international also hinted at the double standards Suarez is being subjected to because of his reputation, but denied it had anything to do with him being foreign.
"There are a few instances where Suarez should have had a few blatant penalties as well but nothing has been said too much about it and I don't see the referees getting too much stick for those mistakes.
"And some players make bad challenges but the referees just let them get away with it.
"I don't think foreigners are more disliked in the country however. If you think back at Robbie Savage, he was not well liked. He's Welsh but you don't classify him as foreign.
"I think the fact is that Suarez is such a good player and I'm sure if you spoke to all the fans they would love him in the team."
Fowler was in Singapore to play for the Liverpool Masters side in the EPL Masters Football Singapore Cup 2012 which the All Stars Masters side eventually won.