45 PL goals in 130 games for Liverpool (excludes pre-1992/93 record). The Welsh striker scored at least 19 goals in all competitions in each of the 1992/93, 1993/94 and 1994/95 campaigns. England's 92 BME Players in Order of Most Appearances: Chronological This feature ranks the top 10 of the continent’s stars to have played for the Merseyside club. © Yes, yes, yes. Able to finish from all angles, he racked up 81 goals in just 142 games - before his ambitions outgrew the club and he pushed for a move to Chelsea. Somewhere in between, he stopped to do this (any excuse). He’s the most-prolific in the club’s history, scoring 42 from 45. McManaman made 274 league appearances for Liverpool as a midfielder and playmaker from 1991-99, scoring 47 goals. He excelled during his first campaign, making thirty-five league appearances but things quickly soured when Souness arrived as manager. He was voted PFA Player of the Year for the 1982-83 season, when he scored 18 goals and Liverpool successfully defended its league title. His Merseyside zenith came in 2013/14, when he scored 31 goals in 37 games, providing Rodgers with an untouchable focal point in his rampaging, attack-heavy side. Adverts.ie | Well, there's Maradona, who is another in a category of one. He lasted four years there before taking over at Blackpool. It proved a disaster and he was sacked within a manner of months. He was brought to Liverpool by Bob Paisley in 1981. The turbulent ending to the 1991 season affected many at the club and though Barnes scored a hatful of goals again, it wasn’t enough to claim another title. He spent a couple of seasons struggling for game-time but when Dalglish took over in 1985, he began to feature more prominently. But unlike Hoddle, Souness didn't need a minder. At the age of thirty-two, he left Anfield and moved to Swansea to become player-manager but lasted just two seasons. Joining on the same day as Carroll, Suarez proved the antithesis to the lumbering Geordie. He left the club in 1996 and spent a season with Leeds though he could only manage a miserable three goals from thirty-six games. New features you'd love on FourFourTwo.com. Boards.ie | A huge number of players have pulled on the world-famous Liverpool jersey and Anfield have enjoyed many different heroes in the 24 years since the English top flight became the Premier League. Others more than played their part. You will receive a verification email shortly. His impressive work there resulted in him being appointed manager of Stockport in 2009 but the following year, as he was close to joining Roy Keane’s backroom staff at Ipswich, he became ill on the training ground and was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Barnes was named the Football Writers Association's Footballer of the Year twice and also won the PFA Player of the Year award. After a spell on-loan with Bradford, he was handed his debut in September 1988. After Dalglish resigned in 1991, his replacement Graeme Souness felt Ablett was surplus to requirements and he was transferred to local rivals Everton in January 1992. TheJournal.ie | He went on to play for Birmingham and Blackpool before finishing his career in the USA in 2001. Gerrard took over as Liverpool's captain in 2003 and led the Reds back to the European title in 2005. Kuyt was not always deployed as a striker for Liverpool, owing to the devastating presence of Fernando Torres, but his role as a goalscoring wide-forward earns him a place in our ranking. Off the pitch, he earned popularity for his actions after the Hillsborough disaster when he attended several funerals. A natural finisher, Fowler could create something out of nothing, providing a natural successor to the ageing Rush. News images provided by Press Association and Photocall Ireland unless otherwise stated. A few weeks later, Liverpool beat Derby at Anfield and were presented with the trophy after the game. He’s also proved a substantial influence on the FAI, being heavily involved in the appointment of Giovanni Trapattoni as Republic of Ireland manager in 2008. "You could imagine him as a low-rent James Bond, an elegant brute in the Daniel Craig fashion, with a seam of sadism running through him. “Mo Salah, world class, but not every day. A tireless threat on and off the ball, the Dutchman won the hearts of the Kop with his industrious displays on the right flank, and when he was called upon up front he invariably shone. In May 1990, Liverpool were crowned league champions but whatever happened to those players? Rush scored twice in extra-time and Liverpool won 3-2. HE PLAYS FOR &%! Comfortable as a centre-back though best-known for playing on the left of the defence, he was, like many of his team-mates, already a title-winner having tasted success in 1988. As The Times does, you could argue that Souness did more to knock Liverpool off its perch as England's top team than Sir Alex Ferguson ever did. , 400px wide Like Carragher, the essence of Scouse distilled and poured into a Liverpool shirt. Alex Ferguson desperately wanted him at Manchester United and a deal had allegedly been agreed in principle (Ferguson would later get his own back by signing Roy Keane from under the nose of Dalglish). Earlier this year, he took part in the TV show Let’s Dance (a Scandinavian version Strictly Come Dancing) but went home early. Mesmerising ball control was combined with a directness rare in wingers. England and Wales company registration number 2008885. By 1990, he had developed into a key member of the squad and made eighteen league starts throughout the campaign. One for Dalglish, the other for the rest. He was signed from Ajax by Joe Fagan in 1984 but flourished under Dalglish, quickly cementing a reputation as a gifted midfielder and a ruthless penalty-kick taker. Yet under Klopp, the No.9 has shone. There was a problem. He dabbled in coaching with Torslanda and, in 2010, he became joint-coach of Utsiktens BK, a lower-league Swedish club. , TheJournal.ie supports the work of the Press Council of Ireland and the Office of the Press Ombudsman, and our staff operate within the Code of Practice. Owen remains the only Englishman to win the Ballon d’Or since Kevin Keegan in 1979. Barnes on the rampage was one of the most breathtaking sights in the game. He is that rare entity, a man with no peers among Liverpool players. Daft.ie, Where are they now? He provided hope when the product on the field inspired none. In 2009, French legend Zinedine Zidane said he considers Gerrard the world's best. When he scored that goal against Argentina as a teenager in the 1998 World Cup, he let the rest of the world know what the Kop already knew: He was world class. His Anfield tenure came to a muted end in 1996, but Rush was a genuine sharpshooter whose finishing ability and poacher’s instinct made him a star of the Kop. In the club's barren years of the 1950s, people called the club Liddellpool because of Billy Liddell's popularity. Staunton was brought to Liverpool by Dalglish in 1986 as a callow seventeen year-old. He returned to the Premier League with Southampton and finished his career there, retiring in 1997. An archetypal target man, Heskey was the ideal foil for Michael Owen, and it was his selfless work that provided the backbone to his strike partner’s surge to the Ballon d’Or in 2001. The emergence of a talented group of youngsters, spearheaded by Robbie Fowler, seemed to spur Rush on and he enjoyed a golden autumn throughout the mid-nineties, even with the arrival of Stan Collymore. A sixteen-month battle with the illness followed before he died in January 2012 at the age of 46. Bizarrely, he then moved back to Villa Park for a three-season stint before finishing his career with Coventry and Walsall. But, the season ended perfectly when Rush replaced Aldridge in the FA Cup final against Everton with the scoreline delicately poised at 1-1. Liverpool's in-form Senegalese forward Sadio Mane has tested positive for Covid-19 and is self-isolating, the club said Friday.... more » 02.10.2020 15:23. To embed this post, copy the code below on your site, 600px wide He was out-scored by Aldridge, who finished the campaign as the club’s leading light. Barnes has been involved in various punditry roles, particularly with ESPN though music will always be his one passion in life. “For three or four years at the end of the ’80s, John was possibly the best player in the world”. But then there was the managerial spell. His honors also include two FA Cups, two League Cups, one UEFA Cup and two UEFA Super Cups. Six years and 323 appearances later, he had scored 100 goals and won the hearts of Liverpool fans everywhere. Much like Jamie Carragher, Tommy Smith embodied what it means to play for Liverpool. In 1997, Grobbelaar was in court, pleading his innocence. @% MANCHESTER UNITED NOW!?!?!?! They serve as the measuring stick of current and future greatness.