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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: 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: Scotland, United Kingdom

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#100 of 1,310 The Best Soccer Players of All Time #256 of 1,820 The Best Athletes Of All Time #14 of 199 The Best Soccer Players from 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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#213 of 1,310 The Best Soccer Players of All Time #939 of 1,820 The Best Athletes Of All Time #35 of 199 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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#45 of 452 The Best Soccer Defenders of All Time #187 of 1,310 The Best Soccer Players of All Time #192 of 1,820 The Best Athletes Of All Time

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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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#354 of 1,310 The Best Soccer Players of All Time #417 of 1,058 The Best Soccer Players from 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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#86 of 1,310 The Best Soccer Players of All Time #334 of 1,820 The Best Athletes Of All Time #26 of 103 Coolest Soccer Players

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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

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#822 of 1,310 The Best Soccer Players of All Time #294 of 1,820 The Best Athletes Of All Time #30 of 199 The Best Soccer Players from United Kingdom

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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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#156 of 1,310 The Best Soccer Players of All Time #55 of 199 The Best Soccer Players from United Kingdom #2 of 88 The Best Soccer Players from Jamaica

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Graeme Souness is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
Midfielder from Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Nationality: Scotland

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#177 of 1,310 The Best Soccer Players of All Time #61 of 199 The Best Soccer Players from United Kingdom #3 of 1,019 The Best Soccer Players from Scotland

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Alan Hansen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
Defender from Sauchie, United Kingdom

Nationality: Scotland, United Kingdom

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#22 of 452 The Best Soccer Defenders of All Time #210 of 1,310 The Best Soccer Players of All Time #77 of 199 The Best Soccer Players from United Kingdom

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Michael Owen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
Forward from Chester, England

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

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#131 of 1,310 The Best Soccer Players of All Time #264 of 1,820 The Best Athletes Of All Time #56 of 164 The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

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Sami Hyypiä is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
Defender from Kuusankoski, Finland

Nationality: Finland

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#113 of 452 The Best Soccer Defenders of All Time #231 of 1,310 The Best Soccer Players of All Time #969 of 1,820 The Best Athletes Of All Time

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Luis Suárez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
Winger and Forward from Salto, Uruguay

Nationality: Uruguay

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#41 of 1,310 The Best Soccer Players of All Time #170 of 292 The Most Obnoxious Athletes #25 of 356 The Best Current Soccer Players

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Ray Clemence is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
Goalkeeper from Skegness, United Kingdom

Nationality: England

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#227 of 1,310 The Best Soccer Players of All Time #105 of 176 The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time #2 of 18 The Best Liverpool Keepers Of All Time

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Steve McManaman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
Midfielder from Kirkdale, Merseyside, United Kingdom

Nationality: England

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#194 of 1,310 The Best Soccer Players of All Time #369 of 1,820 The Best Athletes Of All Time #145 of 164 The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

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Fernando Torres is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
Forward from Fuenlabrada, Spain

Nationality: Spain

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#72 of 1,310 The Best Soccer Players of All Time #182 of 1,820 The Best Athletes Of All Time #99 of 356 The Best Current Soccer Players

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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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Emlyn Hughes is listed (or ranked) 18 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) 19 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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#144 of 1,310 The Best Soccer Players of All Time #59 of 452 The Best Soccer Defenders of All Time #66 of 356 The Best Current Soccer Players

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John Arne Riise is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
direstraits21 added Defender and Midfielder from Molde, Norway

Nationality: Norway

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Dirk Kuyt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
Forward and Midfielder from Katwijk aan Zee, Netherlands

Nationality: Netherlands

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#281 of 1,310 The Best Soccer Players of All Time #244 of 1,820 The Best Athletes Of All Time #251 of 356 The Best Current Soccer Players

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Steve Heighway is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
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Roberto Firmino is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
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Sadio Mané is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
rafred1995 added Forward and Midfielder from Sédhiou, Senegal

Nationality: Senegal

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#152 of 1,310 The Best Soccer Players of All Time #96 of 356 The Best Current Soccer Players #44 of 153 Who's the Best Player in the Premier League?

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Phil Neal is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time
Defender from Irchester, United Kingdom

Nationality: England

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#34 of 452 The Best Soccer Defenders of All Time #287 of 1,310 The Best Soccer Players of All Time