Liverpool, if not the most successful club in England will only be on par with their arch enemy from Manchester. The Red throughout their illustrious history is filled with trophy laden and arch time as Liverpool only won its first ever English Premier League title and its first league triumph after 30 years of wait.
Many player have come and gone while displaying their innate talent at the Melwood Park and many of the world’s most talented footballers have been lucky enough to grace the Anfield turf, but only a select few will forever be considered great in the red color Jersey of Liverpool.
The men who made the Kop roar on European nights, the men who stayed loyal to the club through thick and thin and the men who brought joy to an entire city. These are the men who have stamped their name into Liverpool folklore.
However, with the rise and rise of Liverpool in modern football, apart from the influence of Jurgen Klopp can be attributed to the influence of Virgil Van Dijk, Mohammed Salah, Sadio Mane and Allison Becker and Firminho could influence of the chances of the Anfield Club in retaining the crown they won just a few months ago, but the sportbooks are giving the defending champion 9/4 odds with best bonuses to win the EPL, despite the loss of VVD to injury in their Merseyside derby only signifies the strength and believe of the Liverpool as a city beyond a club.
However, below are the list of the ten player that has given Liverpool there history
While this may not seemed unfazed by many, Fernando Torres definitely lit up the Anfied and the whole of Liverpool city in his days at Melwood Park. The Spanish International broke some record and definitely made some city indigenous people fall in love with football again.
During his time at the Liverpool city, the quite but ferocious striker certainly had a profound impact during his stay on Merseyside. Despite sporadic injuries, the Spaniard was able to rack up 81 goals in 142 appearances for the club.
He definitely wow many with his pace and trick and he was lived for it before moving to the capital city of England with Chelsea football club.
Touted as next big thing by many Liverpool fans at home and a broad and the the little magician lived up to it’s expectations as he gave the some moments of hope.
Micheal owen went ahead to win the European player of the year and remain the only Liverpool player in modern era to do so and beyond this, he is certainly loved many been an home boy in Merseyside and especially Liverpool city.
Steve 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. His unquestionable desire to win led previous manager Bob Paisley to say that ”when Steve plays well, I always know that Liverpool play well”.
McMahon did enjoy the Liverpool city as home during his day and that was one of the reason he transcend his joy on the field whenever he wear the famous Liverpool red shirt.
Unexpectedly one of the player that changed the fortune of Liverpool in modern era. Since his signing from Southampton in 2015, Liverpool has steadily played in the UCL and the dull atmosphere within the city has quickly been forgotten as the Kop are now steadily celebrating.
The current Liverpool skipper might have not got the necessary praise when he was signed to Liverpool some years back, but his inspiration to the re-emerging Liverpool cannot be overemphasized.
The England international has been single out for praise not because of his ball-playing capability but his leadership mastery and technicality proficiency. He has certainly succeed in lifting the aura of the city where the touted captains Gerrard had failed.
John Barnes made a momentous impression on the pitch and also off it, by becoming the first black Liverpool player during a time of deep racial inequality. He will forever be remembered for the unstoppable mixture of power, pace and skill that left opposing defenders shaking in their boots.
Barnes netted on 108 occasions in his 10-year stint with the Reds, a truly remarkable feat that has cemented his place as one of Liverpool’s finest.
However, Barnes will be remember for his tremendous time in the city as his colour and skill ushered a new era in the city.
Vigil Van Dijk
The big Dutchman is yet to spent 4 years at Anfield but his presence in the club and city is well appreciated throughout the Merseyside. The defender bring composure, authority and stability to the team.
Moreover, his current absence due to the injury sustained in Merseyside derby has left many in the city frustrated and opined to hurt the Everton goalkeeper, Jordan Pickford.
The Egyptian superstar has transformed not only his career but the Liverpool pedigree since his arrival from Roma in 2017. Salah has undoubtedly mustered the respect of football fans all over the world and the people of Liverpool city are not immune to this respect.
The lifestyle, attitude and simplicity on and off the pitch has bewildered the people of Liverpool, Merseyside and England as whole. This it’s only impertinent for his inclusion on this list.
With 172 goals scored for Liverpool, King Kenny is probably most remembered for his European Cup clinching goal in the 1978 final. The deadly striking duo of Dalglish and Rush wreaked havoc across the continent and sprang fear into opponents’ eyes throughout the late 1970s.
When his playing days ended, Dalglish remained a highly loyal servant to the club. He managed the Reds to three First Division titles and one FA Cup from 1985-91 and love and loyalty to the club and city can never be question. Long may the King Dalglish reign in the heart of the Kops.
The skipper, the role model and the hero of an entire city. Steven Gerrard is the man everyone wishes they could be. A local lad who has risen through the ranks to lead his beloved club to a Champions League crown, two FA Cups and three League Cups.
Gerrard has scored over 150 goals during his 14 years with the first team. No. 8 is surely the greatest player to ever don the Reds jersey and certainly the only player to ever make the entire city feel emotional and emotionless during his stay at the Anfield as a player.
Despite the lucrative offer from Real Madrid, the captain loyalty and love for the club stood firm as he walk the club through their down time. The Reds have seen some legendary players come and go throughout the years but it’s Gerrard who left the biggest mark on Anfield.