Liverpool's Premier League Legends

Updated on January 13, 2020
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Steven Gerrard (1998-2015)

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Captain Fantastic

Living local legend and the hero of Istanbul, Steven Gerrard is the definition of a true great. No one else in Liverpool history has ever taken to the club or its fans in the way Gerrard did, and his love for the club was on show every single time he stepped onto the pitch.

One of the finest midfielders of his generation, Gerrard was immensely gifted as a long and short passer of the ball, skilled as a tough tackler off the ball and exceptionally dangerous with his trademark powerful strike of a football.

Over the course of his career, Gerrard would amass over 700 appearances for Liverpool, netting 186 goals and would scoop up a Champions League, FA Cup and a record eight appearances in the Premier League's PFA Team of the Year.

Gerrard has had stints as a coach of the Liverpool Academy sides, taking the reigns of the U-17 and U-19 sides before moving north of the border to manage Rangers. Widely tipped to be the next Liverpool manager once Jurgen Klopp decides to move on, it's hard to imagine a world where Steven Gerrard doesn't take charge of his beloved side from the dugout.

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Jamie Carragher (1996-2013)

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An Underrated Leader

One of the most underrated figures in Liverpool and English football's history, Jamie Carragher deserves a place in the Reds' hall of fame.

Whilst he might have grown up a Blue fan of arch-rivals Everton, his path to becoming a Liverpool legend was set up from the age of 9 as he climbed through the youth ranks and broke into the first team in 1996. From 1996 to 2013, Carragher would only play for Liverpool, racking up 737 appearances across a truly wonderful career.

Known for his leadership capabilities on and off the pitch and immense intercepting skills, Carragher was a competent player in both central defence and the right side of a back four, being utilised in some of Liverpool's most important games over the last decade or so.

He has since gone on to carve out one of the most successful careers as a highly-praised pundit on Sky Sports.

Steve McManaman (1990-1999)

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The Talismanic Spice Boy

The symbol of the flair and style that was Liverpool football club in the 1990s, Steve McManaman was a real breath of fresh air for the Reds when he burst onto the scene in 1990, playing in the first seven Premier League campaigns in history.

Like Carragher, McManaman actually grew up as an Everton fan before signing a two-year apprenticeship deal with Liverpool as a youngster and working his way up through the youth ranks. Blessed with the ball at his feet, McManaman was an extraordinary talent in taking on defenders, utilising his silky smooth touch and mesmerically mazy runs through opposing defensive lines.

His skill was so good by the end that it attracted the footballing royalty of Real Madrid in 1999. At the Santiago Bernabeu, McManaman would win two La Ligas and become the first Englishman to win the Champions League with a foreign side, doing so twice during his time with the Spanish giants.

Robbie Fowler (1993-2001, 2006-2007)

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The Most Socially Vital Liverpool Player?

Brilliant on the pitch during his hay-day and more socially aware than any other football player in history, Robbie Fowler is the kind of footballer that will never have to pay for a drink in Liverpool for as long as he lives.

Another local lad from Liverpool, Fowler was (again) a big Everton fan growing up before converting to the Red side of Merseyside. Along with the likes of McManaman, Fowler would become synonymous with the younger generation of Reds players coming through into the side who all wore their hearts out on the pitch with how they played.

Besides being one of the most potent goal-scorers in Liverpool's Premier League history, he won plenty of fans by being a complete thorn in the side of Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United over the years, bagging dozens and dozens of goals against the Red Devils for both Liverpool and Manchester City.

Xabi Alonso (2004-2009)

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The Most Stylish Midfielder?

Signed by legendary manager Rafa Benitez in the summer of 2004 after a hugely established period at Real Sociedad, Xabi Alonso would end his very first year in England already as one of the greats.

A sleeky, stylish midfielder in the middle of the pitch, Xabi Alonso would mark himself out as a true great thanks to his influential performances in the 2005 Champions League Final (scoring Liverpool's third and equalising goal) and the 2006 FA Cup Final. In fact, his partnership in the centre of midfield with Steven Gerrard arguably remains Liverpool's greatest double-pivot to date.

Capable of picking out a cross-field pass from seemingly any distance or angle, Alonso's time in Merseyside would come to an end in 2009, with the Spaniard going onto achieve a great deal with stints with Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and the Spanish national side before bowing out as one of the most respected individuals in the world of football. A true great.

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