The 7 best Liverpool players in the club’s history
When it comes to Liverpool football club, you might think about big names like Mohamed Salah, Luis Suárez. All are talented players, but who were the
11:51 02 June 2020
In the history of the Premier League, Liverpool has been one of the best football teams. That's why the club has produced some of the best players of all time. Let’s take a look at some of the best Liverpool players in history.
#1. Kenny Dalglish
Kenny Dalglish became a Liverpool player in 1977 when the club brought him from Celtic. Soon after joining the team, he endeared himself to his fans when he scored the only goal of the 1978 Champions Cup final. Thanks to this important goal of the season, he became a hero of the team.
Kenny Dalglish started to play for Liverpool in 1977
During his career, he scored 169 goals in 13 seasons. But he is not only a good striker, he also created many opportunities for his teammates. He had played 180 games for the team in total. During his time as a Liverpool player, Kenny Dalglish contributed to win the champions twice, including the Champions Cup and Super Cup.
After the Hillsborough Tragedy, he is even more adored by attending a significant number of funerals held for the victims. There is no doubt that Kenny Dalglish is a legend of the Reds.
#2. Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard is not only a famous Liverpool player, he is also one of very few players that is called “the one-club man”. In fact, Gerrard devoted his career with Liverpool and Anfield. In the total of 710 games, he scored 186 goals. Gerrard- as a captain scored the first goal as the Reds fought back from a 3-0 halftime deficit in Istanbul.
Steven Gerrard is a great captain and also the one-club man/ Image via keo nha cai
Furthermore, in the 2001 Europa League final, he also scored and helped Liverpool beat Spanish club CD Alaves 5-4. Again, in the FA Cup final in 2006, Gerrard scored twice for Liverpool. He also helped the team to beat Manchester United in 2003. Despite winning a lot of championships with the team, Gerrard ended his career as a Liverpool player without winning the Premier League once. However, he won 48 individual awards from fans, players and journalists.
#3. Ian Rush
Ian Rush left Chester City to join Liverpool in December 1980. He was a 19 year-old player at the time, however, his talent signalled the beginning of a new era for the Reds. He scored many goals for the team and together with Kenny Dalglish, they made the team undefeatable.
Rush had his successful career with Liverpool
In fact, from September 1981 to almost six years later, whenever Rush scored, Liverpool didn’t lose the game. Until the 1987 Littlewoods Cup final, when Arsenal won the game, the long six years ended.
With about 300 games that he played for Liverpool, Rush scored 139 goals, which was amazing. Due to injury and also the club did not perform that well, he just won one league title. HOwever, he played an important part in inspiring future generations like Robbie Fowler and Michael Owen. It was said that every Red wanted to be the next Ian Rush.
#4. Graeme Souness
In 1978, Graeme Souness became a Liverpool player, and he won five league titles, four League Cups and three Champions Cups with the team in seven seasons. As a member of the dominant Liverpool side, Souness was not only known for his attacking qualities, but also the tenacious tackling as well.
Graeme Souness was a talented Liverpool player
In the history of the Premier League, Graeme Souness was one of the toughest midfielders. In 1981, he claimed a hat-trick in a game against CSKA Sofia, that helped to win his second Champions Cup.
Later in the year, he became captain and led the Reds to three consecutive league and League Cup doubles. In addition, in 1984, he won the Champions Cup with the club. During his career as a Liverpool player, Graeme Souness played more than 350 games. But his final season wasn’t successful as he did not win any major trophies with Liverpool.
#5. Ray Kennedy
Ray Kennedy is one of the best English midfielders in history. He started his career playing for Arsenal. After glory days in the 1970s, Kennedy signed to join Liverpool with a £250,000 fee in 1974. He scored 72 goals in 393 games playing for the Reds. In the 1970s and early 1980s, he was such a good player that made one of the best Liverpool teams of all time.
Kennedy was one of the best English midfielders
During his 8 years playing for the Reds, he won three Champions Cup, five league titles, an FA Cup and League Cup, a UEFA Cup and Super Cup. Not to mention, he got runners-up medals in all these and the World Club Championship with Liverpool. Unfortunately, Kennedy was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. But he has still been a legend of the club.
#6. John Barnes
John Barnes became a Liverpool player in 1987 and he soon formed one of the strongest attacking line-ups in the history of the Reds. On his debut game against Arsenal, he scored and helped the team win 2-1. Also, during his first two seasons, he scored 30 goals and that brought him a league title and an FA Cup.
Barnes started to play for Liverpool in 1987
In 1990, one year after being lost the league to Arsenal, he had the most productive season with 28 goals and that season Liverpool reclaimed their crown. He also got the Football Writers Player of the Year award this year. He scored 269 goals with dribbling skills and accurate delivery. Due to his tendon injury in 1992, he was moved into a more central playmaking role. Although he still retained his quality on the ball, his best days were over. He has always been a talented player for the Reds.
#7. Robbie Fowler
Robert Bernard Fowler started to play for Liverpool in 1993. In the same year, he scored five goals in the game against Fulham. In his fifth game at the Premier League, he got a hat-trick against Southampton. So for the first 12 matches, he scored 13 goals. That amazed almost every fan of the Reds. Again, in 1995, he scored another hat-trick in just 2 minutes and 56 seconds, and helped the Reds win Arsenal. It was also the fastest hat-trick in the history of the Premier League and the record lasted for twenty years.
Fowler was a legend of the Reds
In the first four seasons, he scored 116 goals for Liverpool. However, he could not play that well in his final three seasons due to injuries. After spending 7 seasons as a Liverpool player, he left for other clubs, but then came back in 2006. Within 2 seasons, he scored 12 goals more before ending his time with the Reds.
Above are the best Liverpool players in the club’s history and their remarkable achievements. Hope that you liked it. For football predictions, please visit https://sieukeo.com/ty-le-keo.