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Our List Of The 25 Best Ever Players To Play For Liverpool FC 

Ian Rush. He is one of the greatest ever Liverpool players, collecting several awards both individuals and collective. He won five league titles, three FA Cups and two European Cups, as well as the English and European Golden Boot and was awarded PFA Players' Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year in 1984.

Steven Gerrard. Gerrard gave everything he had to Liverpool and became the greatest player in the club’s. history thanks to the love he displayed to the team, his performances on the pitch and the things he helped Liverpool to win. He racked up a total of two FA Cups, three League Cups, one UEFA Champions League, one UEFA Cup, one FA Community Shield, and one UEFA Super Cup during his 17-year tenure at Anfield. He was named in the PFA Team of the Year a record eight times, the UEFA Team of the Year and the FIFA World XI three times, was named PFA Players’ Player of the Year in 2006 and the FWA Footballer of the Year in 2009.

 

Kenny Dalglish. He landed in Liverpool in 1977 after eight successful seasons in Scotland and not only replicated but improved his performances at Anfield. He was nicknamed King Kenny by Liverpool fans thanks to his style of play and all the silverware he won with the Reds.

He went to play with Liverpool during the most successful periods of the team, getting to win six English league championships, the FA Cup, four League Cups, five FA Charity Shields, three European Cups, and one European Super Cup. He scored 118 goals in 355 caps for the team, which had the best players in history with this guy until the greatest Liverpool player of all time took over.

Robbie Fowler. A guy who grew up being an Everton fan is one of the most memorable footballers Liverpool has had in their staff. Robbie Fowler is considered a “God” in Anfield Road -a nickname given by the crowd. e is the sixth-highest goalscorer in the history of the Premier League. He managed to score 183 goals in total for Liverpool, 128 scored in the Premier League. He was quick, opportunistic, very technique and could shoot with both feet despite being a lefty.

John Barnes. A skillful winger who became great in Watford before taking his talents to Anfield, where he became a total idol. “Digger” was and is still loved by fans, who often regard him as one of the best players in the club and national side history. For Liverpool, he scored 84 goals in 314 matches, winning two league titles and a FA Cup with the Reds.

Mohamed Salah. Salah has made sure to be considered one of the best players in Liverpool’s history after fantastic performances and total devotion to fans. With less than three seasons at Anfield, the Egyptian lead the team to winning both the Champions League and the Premier league (to be confirm in the next few month). His best season so far was in the first year after arriving from Italy, scoring 32 goals in Premier League and winning the Golden Boot and also took the team to play in the Champions League final.

Jamie Carragher. In a club and a top full of attacking players, there is one that made it to this list by being the best defender this team has had in its staff in 126 years of existence. This one-club man was a true leader for the Reds. His commitment, stamina, and loyalty made Jamie one best defenders Liverpool fans have seen so far. During his days at Anfield, he tallied two FA Cups, three League Cups, two Community Shields, one Champions League, one UEFA Cup, and two Super Cups.

Xabi Alonso. Alonso is one of those guys you can’t hate, even if you want to do so. He was acquired by Liverpool in 2004 from Spanish side Real Sociedad and had five successful years with them, helping the team to win important teams even in his first season. Albeit he left the club to play for Real Madrid and then Bayern, Alonso is still very loved in Liverpool and he himself has declared a Liverpool fan.

Fernando Torres. not many people thought Fernando Torres was going to be good in England, no matter how good he did in Spain. Well, the Kid proved all his doubters wrong with the astonishing performances he had in Merseyside. He was at some point one of the three best strikers in the world, despite the fact that Liverpool wasn’t so good at the time.

In four seasons with the Reds, he scored 65 goals in 104 games, becoming a total idol at Anfield before Chelsea signed him in a record breaking deal.

Luis Suarez. Just a couple of days after Torres left the team, Liverpool announced the signing of Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez, who came from having outstanding displays with Dutch side Ajax. Suarez’s form at Anfield improved as the years went by. Suarez helped Liverpool to be Premier League runners-up in the 2013/14 season, when he scored 31 goals in 33 matches, broke several team records, won the Premier League Golden Boot and was awarded the Premier League Player of the Year. Months later, he left to Barcelona, but the things this guy made during his time with the Reds are still very impressive.

Virgil Van Dijk. Van Dijk arrived at Liverpool as the world's most expensive defender but now he is being recognised as the world's best too. The powerful Netherlands international, who combines a graceful reading of the game with a dominant physical skillset, helped the Reds clinch a sixth European Cup at the conclusion of his first full season with the club. He also was voted PFA Players’ Player of the Year by his peers and also collected the Premier League Player of the Season award. Van Dijk is on his way to become a club legend.

Steve McMahon. “when Steve McMahon plays well, I always think that Liverpool will play well”. that was the saying. McMahon was Kenny Dalglish's first signing as Liverpool manager, back in 1985.The tough-tackling central midfielder went on to capture glory in the league three times, and twice in the FA Cup. He made 277 appearances for the Reds, netting 50 times.

Michael Owen. The "Boy Wonder", as he used to be so fondly known by Liverpool fans, remains the club's youngest-ever goalscorer. At the tender age of 17 years, 143 days old, Owen was able to get in behind the Wimbledon defense and stroke his shot low to the keeper's left. From there, the poacher never looked back. He went on to net 158 times in a mere 297 appearances (more than a goal every other game), before Real Madrid came knocking on the door in 2004.

Steve Heighway. The speedy Irishman signed for Liverpool in 1970, as a relatively unknown 22-year-old.

While Heighway did manage to score 75 goals in his time with the Reds, it was his pinpoint crossing accuracy that gained him the most recognition. He appeared 475 times in total for the first team, and won practically every honor in the professional game.

Ian Callaghan. No one even comes close to the tally of 857 total appearances that Ian Callaghan recorded during his lengthy career with the Reds

The midfielder was the only member of Liverpool's Second Division squad to survive the leap to the First Division in 1966

He went on to win the First Division five times, and both the European Cup and FA Cup twice.

.Alan Hansen. The name Alan Hansen brings only one word to mind: dominance.

During his nearly 15-year career with the Reds, Hansen won it all.

The league (eight times), the FA Cup (twice), the League Cup (four times), and the European Cup (three times).

Needless to say, Hansen was an integral part of what many consider to be Liverpool's greatest-ever defensive unit.

Kevin Keegan. Keegan was quite simply THE footballing superstar of the Seventies. With his famous 'bubble' perm, the Yorkshire-born striker was an icon both for Liverpool and England.The attention which came his way wasn't without merit, for Keegan was a dynamic attacking force who can take much of the credit for the trophies which arrived at Anfield between 1971 and 1977. During his time at Liverpool, Kevin won Two UEFA Cups, three league titles, a European and FA Cup and a tally of 100 goals.

Sami Hyypia. Sami is one of the finest centre-backs ever to wear a red shirt. Hyypia's decade-long contribution to the British game was recognised in his homeland, where he was crowned Footballer of the Year seven times (1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2008). It's hard to believe he cost Liverpool just £2.5million from Dutch outfit Willem II in May 1999.

Dirk Kuyt. Probably one of the hardest workers Anfield has ever seen – and his time at the club was punctuated by never-to-be-forgotten goals.In six years at Liverpool the Dutchman fired in European and Carling Cup finals, scored hat-tricks and braces against our biggest rivals, struck late to earn us a place in the Champions League and smashed home numerous crucial penalties. Kuyt scored 71 goals in 285 apperances.

Tommy Smith. is the original Liverpool hard man. The Anfield Iron's reputation goes before him and anyone unfortunate enough to have been on the receiving end of one of his bone-crunching tackles will no doubt agree. But, contrary to the belief of his critics, Smith was not your archetypal clogger. Unlike many of his fellow hard men, he could also play a bit. Over 600 first-team appearances for the Reds and a glittering array of winner's medals are ample proof of that.

Sammy Lee. An energetic little midfielder that gained England recognition, Sammy Lee was a great servant to Liverpool. The Scouser scored on his league debut on April 8, 1978, but his appearances over the next two seasons were limited and he only began to establish himself as a first-team regular at the beginning of the 1980-81 season, relegating Jimmy Case to the bench. Case was eventually allowed to leave the club the following summer.

Alan Hansen. Cool on the ball, calm under pressure and an integral part of the meanest defence in Liverpool history, Alan Hansen in a red shirt was class personified. Rated by many as the club's finest ever centre-half, the elegant Scot boasts one of the most impressive medal collections in football. Hansen helped bring eight league titles and three European Cups to Anfield during his 13 years on Merseyside. Oh, and in 1986 he captained the Reds to their first ever double.

Phil Neal. Phil Neal is the most decorated player in Liverpool history. In fact, no Englishman can boast more medals. The full-back helped bring 22 pieces of silverware to the Anfield trophy room and was the only player to feature in the Reds' first four European Cup triumphs. Never has the term 'Mr Consistency' been more apt than when discussing the merits of Neal in a Liverpool shirt.

Terry McDermott. Terry McDermott was a spectacular midfield player who graced the Kop and scored arguably the best goal ever seen at Anfield during the 7-0 win over Tottenham at Anfield in 1978. He needed two years to settle into the side, but he blossomed when he did. He scored some truly memorable goals and his wizadry in midfield with tough tackling Souness by his side was justly rewarded in 1980 when he became the first player to win the Football Writers' and PFA's Player of the year awards in the same season.

Ray Clemence. Ray was arguably the finest stopper in Europe throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, a period in which Liverpool won five league titles and three European Cups. In his vivid green goalkeeping top, Clemence became an Anfield institution and will go down as one of the shrewdest transfer bargains in football history. During his 11 years in the first team he missed just six league matches, won every major honour in the game apart from the European Cup Winners' Cup and displayed a level of consistency that no Reds' keeper has since been able to match.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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