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The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time 

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Since its inception in 1892, Liverpool FC has been one of the greatest clubs in English football history. In fact, many will argue based on the club's domestic and European successes, that Liverpool is England's greatest club. With 18 league titles and 5 European cups, along with a slew of FA Cup and League Cup victories, Liverpool is easily in the conversation. With the club's great success, it has needed great players. Some of soccer's greatest players have suited up for the Reds. Whether they were local lads or shrewd transfer purchases, the best players in Liverpool history are international icons due to the club's popularity.

If you were to ask Liverpool fans who were the greatest players to shake the Kop, opinions would be split among all the famous legends in club history, including strikers, midfielders, defenders, and keepers. One thing you can agree on is that Kenny Dalglish is Liverpool fans' king, between his stint as a player and manager, he oversaw one of the most successful periods in club history. As for this generation's icon, no one can question Steven Gerrard's commitment and his list of accolades. While many players have come and gone, Gerrard, for nearly two decades, has been Anfield's most consistent performer. Not only is he one of Liverpool's favorite sons, but is a proven winner.

This is the list of the greatest soccer players in Liverpool's history. If you see someone who isn't on this list, feel free to add him. Vote or re-rank this list according to who you think is the best Liverpool player ever. Who is the greatest Liverpool player of all time? That's up to you to decide.

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Steven Gerrard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
Midfielder from Whiston, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

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Kenny Dalglish is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
Forward from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

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Ian Rush is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
Forward from St Asaph, United Kingdom

Nationality: Wales

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#828 of 2,166 The Best Athletes Of All Time #14 of 262 The Best Soccer Players from United Kingdom

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Jamie Carragher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
Defender from Bootle, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

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Robbie Fowler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
Forward from Toxteth, United Kingdom

Nationality: England

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Xabi Alonso is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
Midfielder from Tolosa, Spain, Spain

Nationality: Spain

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Kevin Keegan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
Forward and Center Forward from Armthorpe, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

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John Barnes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
Midfielder from Kingston, Jamaica

Nationality: United Kingdom, Jamaica

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Fernando Torres is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
Forward from Fuenlabrada, Spain

Nationality: Spain

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#68 of 1,412 The Best Soccer Players of All Time #78 of 541 The Best Current Soccer Players

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Graeme Souness is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
Midfielder from Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Nationality: Scotland

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#149 of 1,412 The Best Soccer Players of All Time #13 of 262 The Best Soccer Players from United Kingdom

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Sami Hyypiä is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
Defender from Kuusankoski, Finland

Nationality: Finland

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Luis Suárez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
Winger and Forward from Salto, Uruguay

Nationality: Uruguay

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Michael Owen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
Forward from Chester, England

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

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Alan Hansen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
Defender from Sauchie, United Kingdom

Nationality: Scotland, United Kingdom

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Ray Clemence is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
Goalkeeper from Skegness, United Kingdom

Nationality: England

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Steve McManaman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
Midfielder from Kirkdale, Merseyside, United Kingdom

Nationality: England

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Ian Callaghan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
Midfielder from Toxteth, United Kingdom

Nationality: England

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Dirk Kuyt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
Forward and Midfielder from Katwijk aan Zee, Netherlands

Nationality: Netherlands

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John Arne Riise is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
direstraits21 added Defender and Midfielder from Molde, Norway

Nationality: Norway

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Emlyn Hughes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
Defender and Midfielder from Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom

Nationality: England

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Virgil van Dijk is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
rafred1995 added Virgil van Dijk Defender from Breda, Netherlands

Nationality: Netherlands

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Peter Beardsley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
Forward and Midfielder from Hexham, United Kingdom

Nationality: England

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Pepe Reina is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
Pepe Reina Goalkeeper from Madrid, Spain

Nationality: Spain

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#698 of 1,412 The Best Soccer Players of All Time #38 of 228 The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time

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Phil Neal is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
Defender from Irchester, United Kingdom

Nationality: England

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Roberto Firmino is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
Midfielder from Maceió, Brazil

Nationality: Brazil

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