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The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time

Updated July 9, 2020 96.4k votes 7.4k voters 74.7k views135 items

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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
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    Steven Gerrard

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceWhiston, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

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    Kenny Dalglish is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
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    508

    BirthplaceGlasgow, United Kingdom

    NationalityScotland, United Kingdom

  • 3
    Ian Rush is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
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    529

    Ian Rush

    Forward

    BirthplaceSt Asaph, United Kingdom

    NationalityWales

  • 4
    Kevin Keegan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
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    416

    Kevin Keegan

    Forward, Center Forward

    BirthplaceArmthorpe, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

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    Graeme Souness is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
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    Graeme Souness

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceEdinburgh, United Kingdom

    NationalityScotland

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    Xabi Alonso is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
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    Xabi Alonso

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceTolosa, Spain, Spain

    NationalitySpain

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    Virgil van Dijk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
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    Virgil van Dijk

    Defender

    BirthplaceBreda, Netherlands

    NationalityNetherlands

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    Alan Hansen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
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    Alan Hansen

    Defender

    BirthplaceSauchie, United Kingdom

    NationalityScotland,United Kingdom

  • 9
    Sadio Mané is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
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    Sadio Mané

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceSédhiou, Senegal

    NationalitySenegal

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    John Barnes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
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    John Barnes

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceKingston, Jamaica

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, Jamaica

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    Jamie Carragher is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
    1,644
    586

    BirthplaceBootle, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

  • 12
    Phil Thompson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
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    148

    BirthplaceKirkby, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

  • 13
    Billy Liddell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
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    Steve McManaman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
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    Steve McManaman

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceKirkdale, Merseyside, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

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    Phil Neal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
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    Phil Neal

    Defender

    BirthplaceIrchester, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

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    Ray Clemence is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
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    Ray Clemence

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceSkegness, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

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    #39 of 180 The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time#2 of 18 The Best Liverpool Keepers Of All Time

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    Roberto Firmino is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
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    Roberto Firmino

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceMaceió, Brazil

    NationalityBrazil

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    Ray Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
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    Ray Kennedy

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceSeaton Delaval, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

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    Terry McDermott is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
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    Terry McDermott

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

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    Bob Paisley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
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    138

    Bob Paisley

    Defender

    BirthplaceDurham, England

    NationalityEngland

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    Ronnie Whelan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
    529
    149

    Ronnie Whelan

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityIreland

  • 22
    Robbie Fowler is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
    1,852
    715

    BirthplaceToxteth, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

  • 23
    Ian Callaghan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
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    255

    Ian Callaghan

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceToxteth, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

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    Steve Nicol is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
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    122

    Steve Nicol

    Defender

    BirthplaceIrvine, United Kingdom

    NationalityScotland

  • 25
    Tommy Smith is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
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    Tommy Smith

    Defender

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom,England

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