Liverpool All-Time Draft

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  1. Twenty26Six

    Twenty26Six Feeling Sheepish...

    Jan 2, 2004
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I was thinking we might have a small draft of all-time greatest Liverpool players.

    Here's how it might work:
    * A few boardees volunteer to participate. 6-7 at MOST, I can't imagine anyone wants a GK named Pegguy. I challenge the old-timers to bring it.
    * We draw straws to see who picks in what order, and then we draft [USA-style] to pick 13-15 guys from which we make our best squad.


    Draft Order
  2. Twenty26Six

    Twenty26Six Feeling Sheepish...

    Jan 2, 2004
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Selection by Team

    Selections By Team

    John Barnes (LW/CM)
    Phil Neal (FB)
    Ray Clemence (GK)
    Alan Kennedy (LB)
    Ray Kennedy (LM)
    *Traded T. Lawrence to GF *
    Chris Lawler (FB)
    Harry Chambers (IL)
    Arthur Goddard (RW)
    Steve McMahon (CM)
    John Toshack (FW)
    David Fairclough (FW)
    Stephane Henchoz (DF)
    Tom Bromilow (LH)

    Kenny Dalglish (FW)
    Graeme Souness (CM)
    Alan Hansen (CB)
    Terry McDermott (CM)
    Peter Thompson (LW)
    John Aldridge (CF)
    Pepe Reina (GK)
    Rob Jones (FB)
    Gary Gillespie (DF)
    Ray Houghton (AM)
    Joey Jones (FB)
    David Johnson (FW)
    Brian Hall (MF)

    Ian Rush (FW)
    Kevin Keegan (FW/AM)
    Tommy Smith (RB/CB)
    Steve Heighway (W/FW)
    Ronnie Whelan (LM/CM)
    Steve Nicol (DF/MF)
    Sami Hyypia (CB)
    Ronnie Moran (LB)
    Tommy Lawrence (GK) (Acquired from Grin)
    Jamie Redknapp (CM)
    Patrik Berger (MF)
    Ronny Rosenthal (FW)
    Peter Cormack (MF)

    Steven Gerrard (MF)
    Emlyn Hughes (DF/MF)
    Ian Callaghan (RW/CM)
    Jan Molby (CM)
    Peter Beardsley (FW)
    Ian St. John (FW)
    Elisha Scott (GK)
    Alex Raisbeck (DF)
    Bob Paisley [Player/Physio/Coach/Manager]
    Steve Finnan (FB)
    Luis Garcia (MF/FW)
    Danny Murphy (MF)
    Vladimir Smicer (MF/FW)

    Billy Liddell (WF/FW)
    Roger Hunt (FW)
    Michael Owen (FW)
    Ron Yeats (CB)
    Mark Lawrenson (DF)
    Jimmy Case (RM)
    Alec Lindsay (LB)
    Gerry Byrne (FB)
    Gary McAllister (MF)
    Didi Hamann (DM)
    Sam Hardy (GK)
    Sammy Lee (MF)
    John Wark (CM/CB)

    Robbie Fowler (FW)
    Jamie Carragher (DF)
    Phil Thompson (CB)
    Steve McManaman (WF/AM)
    Gordon Hodgson (IR)
    Bruce Grobbelaar (GK)
    John Thomas Cox (WF)
    Fernando Torres (FW)
    Craig Johnston (RM/FW)
    Donald McKinley (DF)
    John Arne Riise (DF/MF)
    Xabi Alonso (CM)
    Harry Kewell (WF/FW)
  3. Twenty26Six

    Twenty26Six Feeling Sheepish...

    Jan 2, 2004
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Please be as formal as possible with your selections. Bold the name, show the years/matches played, include a small picture, or maybe a write-up. The .tv site has all that.

    I enourage all participants to use as many resources - including the old-timers on this board - whenever possible. has...
    100 Days that Shook the Kop
    100 Players Who Shook the Kop
    Past Players and Managers [by decade and name] well as archival footage if you subscribe to their service. has A LOT of information.

    Wikipedia is a good source for finding strange facts out about European finals and players.

    There are also profiles/movies on, etc.

    Try to keep players in preferred positions, but you don't have to. There are quite a few players that could play in many positions and some who didn't play in conventional positions.

    If you have any questions about stuff, you can ask me also. I won't use it against you. This is a friendly draft.
  4. Twenty26Six

    Twenty26Six Feeling Sheepish...

    Jan 2, 2004
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The draft officially will begin...

    Round 1
    Grinners89 (1) - John Barnes (LW/CM)
    Twenty26Six (2) - Kenny Dalglish (FW)
    Ghostface (3) - Ian Rush (FW)
    CCSC_Striker20 (4) - Steven Gerrard (MF)
    KopiteinKC (5) - Billy Liddell (WF/FW)
    AussieLFCfan (6) - Robbie Fowler (FW)

    Round 2
    AussieLFCfan (7) - Jamie Carragher (DF)
    KopiteinKC (8) - Roger Hunt (FW)
    CCSC_Striker20 (9) - Emlyn Hughes (DF/MF)
    Ghostface (10) - Kevin Keegan (FW/AM)
    Twenty26Six (11) - Graeme Souness (CM)
    Grinners89 (12) - Phil Neal (FB)

    Round 3
    Grinners89 (13) - Ray Clemence (GK)
    Twenty26Six (14) - Alan Hansen (CB)
    Ghostface (15) - Tommy Smith (CB/RB)
    CCSC_Striker20 (16) - Ian Callaghan (RM/CM)
    KopiteinKC (17) - Michael Owen (FW)
    AussieLFCfan (18) - Phil Thompson (CB)

    Round 4
    AussieLFCfan (19) - Steve McManaman (W/AM)
    KopiteinKC (20) - Ron Yeats (CB)
    CCSC_Striker20 (21) - Jan Mølby (CM/SW)
    Ghostface (22) - Steve Heighway (W/FW)
    Twenty26Six (23) - Terry McDermott (AM)
    Grinners89 (24) - Alan Kennedy (LB)

    Round 5
    Grinners89 (25) - Ray Kennedy (LM)
    Twenty26Six (26) - Peter Thompson (LW/RW)
    Ghostface (27) - Ronnie Whelan (LM/CM)
    CCSC_Striker20 (28) - Peter Beardsley (AM/SS)
    KopiteinKC (29) - Mark Lawrenson (DF/MF)
    AussieLFCfan (30) - Gordon Hodgson (Ins-R)

    Round 6
    AussieLFCfan (31) - Bruce Grobbelaar (GK)
    KopiteinKC (32) - Jimmy Case (RM)
    CCSC_Striker20 (33) - Ian St. John (FW)
    Ghostface (34) - Steve Nicol (DF/MF)
    Twenty26Six (35) - John Aldridge (CF)
    Grinners89 (36) - Tommy Lawrence (GK) [**Trade to Ghostface]

    Round 7
    Grinners89 (37) - Chris Lawler (RB)
    Twenty26Six (38) - Pepe Reina (GK)
    Ghostface (39) - Sami Hyypia (CB)
    CCSC_Striker20 (40) - Elisha Scott (GK)
    KopiteinKC (41) - Alec Lindsay (LB)
    AussieLFCfan (42) - John Thomas Cox (WF)

    Round 8
    AussieLFCfan - Fernando Torres (FW)
    KopiteinKC - Gerry Byrne (FB)
    CCSC_Striker20 - Alex Raisbeck (DF)
    Ghostface - Ronnie Moran (LB)
    Twenty26Six - Rob Jones (FB)
    Grinners89 - Harry Chambers (Ins-L)

    Round 9
    Grinners89 - Arthur Goddard (RW)
    Twenty26Six - Gary Gillespie (DF)
    **Grinners89 - Steve McMahon (CM)
    CCSC_Striker20 - Bob Paisley (Pl/Ph/Co/Ma)
    KopiteinKC - Gary McAllister (MF)
    AussieLFCfan - Craig Johnston (MF/FW)

    Round 10
    AussieLFCfan - Donald McKinlay (DF)
    KopiteinKC - Didi Hamann (DM)
    CCSC_Striker20 - Steve Finnan (FB)
    Ghostface - Jamie Redknapp (CM)
    Twenty26Six - Ray Houghton (AM)
    Grinners89 - John Toshack (FW)

    Round 11
    Grinners89 - David Fairclough (FW)
    Twenty26Six - Joey Jones (FB)
    Ghostface - Patrik Berger (MF)
    CCSC_Striker20 - Luis Garcia (MF/FW)
    KopiteinKC - Sam Hardy (GK)
    AussieLFCfan - John Arne Riise (DF/MF)

    Round 12
    AussieLFCfan - Xabi Alonso (CM)
    KopiteinKC - Sammy Lee (MF)
    CCSC_Striker20 - Danny Murphy (MF)
    Ghostface - Ronny Rosenthal (FW)
    Twenty26Six - David Johnson (FW)
    Grinners89 - Stephane Henchoz (DF)

    Round 13
    Grinners89 - Tom Bromilow (LH)
    Twenty26Six - Brian Hall (MF)
    Ghostface - Peter Cormack (MF)
    CCSC_Striker20 - Vladimir Smicer (MF/FW)
    KopiteinKC - John Wark (CM/CB)
    AussieLFCfan - Harry Kewell (WF/FW)
  5. Grinners89

    Grinners89 BigSoccer Supporter

    Jul 8, 2007
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:


    Personal Details

    Full name: John Charles Bryan Barnes
    Nickname: Digger
    DOB: 7 November 1963
    Age: 44
    Birth place: Kingston, Jamaica
    Position: Left winger, left-central midfielder
    Strengths: pace, power and dribbling
    League Debut: 5th September, 1981 in a 1-1 draw with Oldham Athletic at Vicarage Road

    Playing Career

    Youth clubs
    Sudbury Court

    Senior clubs
    Watford (1981-87) - 233 (65)
    Liverpool (1987-97) - 314 (84)
    Newcastle United (1997-99) - 27 (6)
    Charlton Athletic (1999) - 12 (0)

    Total (club) - 586 (155)

    National teamEngland (1983-95) - 79 (12)

    Total (all) - 665 (167)


    Transferred from Sudbury Court to Watford, 14/7/1981, fee of a set of a kit
    Transferred from Watford to Liverpool, 19/6/1987, £900,000
    Transferred from Liverpool to Newcastle, 13/8/1997, free transfer


    Runner Up
    1981/82 League Championship (Level 1)
    1982/83 League Championship (Level 1)
    1983/84 FA Cup

    1987/88 League Championship (Level 1)
    1988/89 Charity Shield
    1988/89 FA Cup
    1989/90 Charity Shield
    1989/90 League Championship (Level 1)
    1990/91 Charity Shield Shared
    1994/95 League Cup

    Runner Up
    1987/88 FA Cup
    1988/89 League Championship (Level 1)
    1990/91 League Championship (Level 1)
    1995/96 FA Cup

    Newcastle United
    Runner Up
    1997/98 FA Cup

    1983-1995 79 caps 12 goals

    Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year (1988, 1990)
    Professional Footballers' Association Players' Player of the Year (1988)
    Inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame, 2005
    #5 in the poll "100 Players Who Shook The Kop"

    Short Biography

    During his stellar career as a professional football player in England, John Barnes played a total of 665 times for Watford, Liverpool, Newcastle, Charlton and England, scoring 167 goals. He was a member of the Liverpool team that won the league title in 1988 and 1990, Liverpool's most recent league title, the FA Cup in 1989 and 1992 and the League Cup in 1995. Despite becoming the first black player to win the Football Writers' Association Players' Player of the Year award as well as winning the prestigious Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) Footballer of the Year award in 1988, Barnes' best season was the 1989-90 season when he won the FWA Players' Player of the Year award for the second time. These awards came during his so called, "untouchable" years as a professional footballer.

    His professional career lasted 18 years, all but one season of it as a member of teams in the highest league division. Two images of John Barnes are remembered most clearly by English soccer fans; the first being his stunning individual goal for England against Brazil in 1984 when he collected the ball at the halfway line and beat five Brazilian defenders to score one of the most memorable goals ever achieved by an England player and the second his dismissive back-heeling of a banana thrown onto the pitch by racists.

    John Barnes back-heeling a banana, thrown onto the field by racist supporters.

    As a player he could turn games around with his power and pace and had the ability to energize a whole team. For example he was brought on with 15 minutes to go against Argentina in the 1986 World Cup quarterfinals when England was 2-0 down and Barnes single-handedly dismantled the Argentine defense, setting up a goal and a missed chance for teammate Gary Lineker.


    "Football is a game, a glorious pursuit but how can it be more important than life itself?" John Barnes wrote this in his autobiography about the Hillsborough football disaster.

    "Barnes did what we expected him to do. He made a goal, scored one, and entertained. You remember that." Kenny Dalglish after John Barnes Anfield debut for Liverpool in a 2-0 win over Oxford in 1987.


    John Barnes individual goal vs Brazil, 1984 at the Maracana, Rio de Janeiro.

    100 Players Who Shook the Kop - #5, John Barnes

    CCSC_STRIKER20 New Member

    May 14, 2005
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Good selection Grinners, let's get this thing moving.
  7. Twenty26Six

    Twenty26Six Feeling Sheepish...

    Jan 2, 2004
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Round 1, Pick 2

    Kenny Dalglish MBE

    Date of Birth: 04-03-1951
    Birthplace: Glasgow
    Debut : 13th August 1977 v Manchester United (N) Charity Shield: Drew 0-0
    1st team games: 515
    1st team goals: 172

    Honours with Liverpool: First Division Championship: 1978/79, 1979/80, 1981/82, 1982/83, 1983/84, 1985/86 (player/manager), 1987/88 (player/manager) & 1989/90 (player/manager), FA Cup 1986 (player/manager), 1989 (manager), Charity Shield 1977 (shared), 1979, 1980, 1982, 1986 (shared), European Super Cup 1977, Screen Sport Super Cup 1986 (player/manager) European Cup 1978, 1981 & 1984

    There can only ever be one King and the man who's earned the right to take his place on the Anfield throne is the one and only Kenneth Mathieson Dalglish. Regarded by the majority of Liverpudlians as the club's greatest ever player, his all round stunning brilliance has been deemed to have shaken the Kop more than anyone else.
  8. Ghostface

    Ghostface New Member

    Jul 18, 2006
    Detroit, MI
    Ian James Rush MBE

    Date of Birth: October 20, 1961
    Place of Birth: St Asaph, Wales

    Division One 1981/1982, 1982/1983, 1983/1984, 1985/1986, 1989/1990;
    European Cup 1983/1984; FA Cup 1985/1986, 1988/1989, 1991/1992
    League Cup 1980/1981, 1981/1982, 1982/1983, 1983/1984, 1994/1995

    First Team Appearances: 660
    Goals: 346

    TRANSFER FEES: £300,000 (from Chester City, April 1980); £2,800,000 (from Juventus, August 1988).

    Ian Rush, brought in at the young age of 18 from Chester City, was one of Liverpool's most influental players throughout the 80's and early 90's. Along with establishing one of the most feared forward partnerships in Europe at the time with Kenny Dalglish, Rush also holds many other honours with Liverpool. He holds the record for most goals scored in the famous red shirt, with 346, and is second in most league goals scored (229) behind only Roger Hunt (245). He currently holds both records for goals scored in FA Cup finals (5), as well as goals in the League Cup (49). But perhaps what he will most be remembered for is his ability to score against Everton, the club he supported as a boy. He has scored 25 goals in the Merseyside Derby, more than any other player from either club, including his famous 4 goals in the 5-nil thrashing of Everton at Goodison on the 6th of November, 1982.

    Liverpool 5 - Everton 0
  9. Twenty26Six

    Twenty26Six Feeling Sheepish...

    Jan 2, 2004
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    After your picks, guys. Please, PM the guy who is up next - to let him know he is on the clock.

    CCSC_STRIKER20 New Member

    May 14, 2005
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Steven Gerrard MBE

    Date of Birth: May 30, 1980
    Place of Birth: Whiston, England

    Club Honours
    FA Cup: 2000/2001, 2005/2006
    League Cup: 2000/2001, 2002/2003
    UEFA Champions League: 2004/2005
    UEFA Cup: 2000/2001
    Community Shield: 2001, 2006
    UEFA Super Cup: 2001, 2005

    Personal Honours
    PFA Young Player of the Year (2001)
    UEFA Champions League Most Valuable Player (2004/2005)
    PFA Player of the Year (2006)
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) (2007)

    First Team Appearances: 288
    First Team Goals: 51

    Youth Clubs: Liverpool (1989-1997)
    Senior Clubs: Liverpool (1997-Present)

    England Duty
    Youth Team Appearances: 4
    Youth Team Goals: 1
    Senior Team Appearances: 63
    Senior Team Goals: 12

    Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard first caught the eye of the club's scouts playing for Whiston Juniors aged nine. Eight years later, after a period as a trainee, he signed his first professional contract.

    Within 12 months the starlet had made his first-team debut, coming on as a second-half sub for Vegard Heggem against Blackburn Rovers on November 29, 1998. The following week Gerard Houllier gave him a first start when the Reds travelled to White Hart Lane.

    Gerrard played 13 games in his debut season, in part due to the injury woes of fellow midfielder Jamie Redknapp.

    Persistent back and groin problems punctuated his blossoming career, though he'd managed to establish himself as a first-team regular by the start of the 1999-00 season.

    It proved to be a momentous campaign for the Whiston-born youngster, not least because of a spectacular first professional goal at Anfield against Sheffield Wednesday. England coach Kevin Keegan was starting to take note.

    Having already featured at under-18 and under-21 level, Gerrard was handed his first senior international cap against Ukraine on May 31, 2000. From there he was selected for Euro 2000 in Holland and Belgium, but had to settle for just a single substitute appearance.

    By now the Liverpool number eight was regarded by many as the complete midfielder, and he was instrumental in the Reds winning a unique treble in 2000-01.

    With the Worthington and FA Cups already in the bag, Gerrard was one of the scorers in an unforgettable 5-4 UEFA Cup final victory over Alaves. It came as no surprise when the man nicknamed the Huyton Hammer was voted PFA Young Player of the Year.

    The milestones were starting to stack up for Gerrard, who kicked off the following season by netting his first international goal in the famous 5-1 trouncing of Germany in their own backyard.

    The win helped Sven's men secure a World Cup place, but heartbreak followed when a groin injury ruled the midfield maestro out of Japan and South Korea.

    A disappointing domestic season followed, the highlight of which was a Worthington Cup final at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium. Gerrard opened the scoring in a satisfying 2-0 win over Manchester United.

    By the start of the 2003-04 season, the midfielder had firmly established himself as Liverpool's on-field leader, and it was no surprise when Houllier handed him the captain's armband in place of Sami Hyypia.

    The decision proved such a success that within six months Gerrard was captaining England against Sweden in the absence of David Beckham.

    Just when it seemed things couldn't get any better for the Scouser, they did. In 2004-05, under new boss Rafa Benitez, Gerrard lifted the club's fifth European Cup.

    Having already brought Liverpool back from the brink earlier in the campaign with a last-gasp strike against Olympiacos, the skipper helped inspire the greatest comeback of all time in Istanbul.

    No one believed the Reds could overturn AC Milan's 3-0 half-time lead - until Stevie G's 54th minute header, that is.

    His heroics earned him the title of UEFA's Most Valuable Player in 2004-05, as well as a nomination for the prestigious Ballon D'Or award. He would come third in the latter, behind Ronaldinho and countryman Frank Lampard.

    In the months that followed the final, the Reds' star player signed a new four-year contract at Anfield to put an end to speculation about his future.

    The 2005-06 season was perhaps Gerrard's most impressive to date, scoring 23 goals in 53 games and being crowned PFA Player of the Year. He was the first Liverpool man to win the award since John Barnes in 1988.

    The season culminated with another FA Cup win in Cardiff, with West Ham providing the opposition. If 1953 will always be remembered as the Stanley Matthews final, then 2006 will surely go down as Gerrard's day.

    The captain twice breached Shaka Hislop's net, including a dramatic equaliser in the dying moments to send the game into extra-time and, ultimately, penalties. This 35-yard volley was voted Match of the Day's Goal of the Season.

    Gerrard - who's played in just about every position for Liverpool - had now scored in four major finals, something no English-based player had ever done.

    Next, in the summer of 2006 and aged 26, the midfielder featured in his first World Cup. After scoring twice in the group stages, he was one of three players to miss a penalty in the quarter-final shoot-out loss to Portugal.

    In the wake of defeat and Beckham standing down, Gerrard was widely tipped to be the next England skipper. New boss Steve McClaren eventually plumped for Chelsea centre-back John Terry, with the Liverpool man having to settle for the vice-captaincy.

    The Kop idol returned from Germany for another eventful domestic season during which he broke Ian Rush's European Cup goalscoring record. His header against PSV was his 15th in the competition, one more than the legendary striker.

    In December 2006, Gerrard was awarded an MBE, which he later collected from the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

    As if all this wasn't enough, the season ended with another European Cup final, and again it was AC Milan.

    The Reds might have lost 2-1 in Athens, but Gerrard was more than happy to pen a new four-year contract to keep him at Anfield until 2011.

    He enjoyed a mixed start to the 2007-08 season, scoring crucial free-kicks against Aston Villa on the opening day and Arsenal on his 400th appearance for the club. There was major disappointment in November, however, when he skippered the national side to a 3-2 defeat against Croatia at Wembley - ending both England's hopes of qualifying for Euro 2008 and Steve McClaren's reign at manager.

    FA Cup Final 2006
    Champions League Final 2005
    Top 10 Gerrard Goals
    100 PWSTK - #4 Steven Gerrard
  11. AussieLFCfan

    AussieLFCfan Member

    Apr 24, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Sorry guys I've been lost in the despairs of being dumped by my (ex) beautiful Romanian girlfriend whom I was madly in love with :(:mad:

    Am I in this or not? I received several pm's saying it's my pick but i'm not listed as a participant???
  12. Twenty26Six

    Twenty26Six Feeling Sheepish...

    Jan 2, 2004
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No problem Aussie, I thought you went AWOL. I'll attach you to the end.
  13. kopiteinkc

    kopiteinkc Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 1, 2000
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    So I am up next?

    I have my pick ready and I am gonna go cut and paste the bio stuff and make my choice public in a minute or two....
  14. kopiteinkc

    kopiteinkc Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 1, 2000
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:

    Billy Liddell : Winger/Forward (1938 - 1960)
    Date of Birth: 10/01/21
    Birthplace: Dunfermline
    Debut : 5th January 1946 v Chester City (A) FA Cup: won 2-0
    1st team games: 537
    1st team goals: 229
    Other clubs: Lochgelly Violet
    International caps while with Liverpool: 28
    International goals while with Liverpool: 6

    The archetypal man for all seasons and all positions and included in the Merseyside team of the 20th Century voted for by BBC listeners. One of the all-time greats of British football he and Sir Stanley Matthews are the only two players to appear twice in United Kingdom sides who played against Europe in 1947 and 1955.

    Scotland international Liddell's prime position was as a raiding left-winger but he also excelled on the opposite flank, at centre forward or inside forward. Such was his versatility that due to injuries to others he played in every outfield department and possessed a hammer of a shot in both feet.

    Liverpool signed him from Scottish junior club Lochgelly Violet as a 15 year old amateur in June 1938 and gave an undertaking that he could continue his studies to become an accountant. He remained on the club's payroll until the end of season 1960-61 and his Corinthian attitude meant that in all those years he was never booked.

    A maker and taker of goals he starred in Liverpool's 1946-47 Championship season and an early injury to the great Scot at Wembley in the 1950 FA Cup Final against Arsenal reduced his scoring pace as Liverpool slipped to a 2-0 defeat. During Liverpool's 1950's Second Division wilderness years they were nicknamed 'Liddellpool' because of the shining talents of the player who was their top scorer in eight seasons.

    Billy Liddell died from Alzheimers disease in July 2001 at the age of 79.
  15. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 30, 2005
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:

    CCSC_STRIKER20 New Member

    May 14, 2005
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Now AussieLFC is up
  17. AussieLFCfan

    AussieLFCfan Member

    Apr 24, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
  18. AussieLFCfan

    AussieLFCfan Member

    Apr 24, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:

    Jamie Carragher
  19. kopiteinkc

    kopiteinkc Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 1, 2000
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Back to me, can't believe you youngsters let this one go so far down the list:


    Roger Hunt MBE: Striker (1959 - 1970)
    Date of Birth: 20/07/38
    Birthplace: Golborne
    Debut : 9th September 1959 v Scunthorpe United (H) Football League Division Two: Won 2-0
    1st team games: 492
    1st team goals: 286
    Other clubs: Bolton Wanderers
    International caps while with Liverpool: 34
    International while goals with Liverpool: 18
    Honours with Liverpool: First Division Championship 1963/64 & 1965/66, FA Cup 1965, Second Division Championship 1961/62
    A superb goalscorer he let his feats do his talking for him. He was always unselfish and at all times a gentleman - qualities which earned him the sobriquet "Sir Roger" from an adoring Kop.
    His first official title did not come until the 2000 New Year Honours list when he received an MBE, one of the last five members of England's 1966 World Cup winning team to be decorated. During the tournament he scored three times in six appearances and, overall, hit 18 goals in 34 England games, underlining the deadly finishing instincts of the 5ft 9in striker.

    At Liverpool he developed an incisive attacking partnership with Ian St John and his haul of 245 League goals between 1959 and 1969 stands as a club record, as does his single season total of 41 in the 1961-62 Second Division promotion campaign.

    But Liverpool found him by sheer chance. Club scout Bill Jones went to watch a Knutsford player in a Mid Cheshire League game but was alerted, instead, by a Stockton heath player called Hunt - and a majestic Anfield career beckoned. After winning two League titles and an FA Cup winners medal Hunt moved on to Bolton and is a long-serving member of the Pools Panel.

    CCSC_STRIKER20 New Member

    May 14, 2005
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Emlyn Hughes OBE

    Date of Birth: August 28, 1947
    Place of Birth: Barrow-in-Furness

    Club Honours
    Liverpool F.C.
    Division 1 Cups: 1973, 1976, 1977 and 1979
    FA Cup: 1974
    European Cups: 1977 and 1978
    UEFA Cups: 1973 and 1976
    UEFA Super Cup: 1977
    Charity Shields: 1974, 1976, 1977

    Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
    League Cup: 1980

    Personal Honours
    The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) (1980)
    Football Writers Footballer of the Year (1977)

    First Time Appearances
    Blackpool - 28 appearances (1964-1967)
    Liverpool - 665 appearances (1967-1979)
    Wolverhampton - 58 appearances (1979-1981)
    Rotherham - 56 appearances (1981-1983)
    Hull City - 9 appearances (1983)
    Mansfield Town - 0 appearances (1983)
    Swansea City - 7 appearances (1983-1984)

    First Team Goals
    Blackpool - 0
    Liverpool - 49
    Wolverhampton - 2
    Rotherham - 6
    Hull City - 0
    Mansfield Town - 0
    Swansea City - 0

    England Duty
    Youth Team Appearances: 8
    Youth Team Goals: ?
    Senior Team Appearances: 62
    Senior Team Goals: 1

    Full back, centre back and midfielder he was one of the great Liverpool captains and the first to hold aloft the European Cup after the majestic 3-1 victory over Borrussia Moenchengladbach in Rome in 1977.
    Hughes, who also captained England and won 62 caps, was signed as a 19-year-old by Bill Shankly from Blackpool for £65,000 in 1967 after a mere 31 League and Cup appearances. But his infectious enthusiasm, skill and endless drive combined to make him a player of impressive stature and also prompted Everton fans to give him the enduring nickname 'Crazy Horse'.

    Barrow-born Hughes was an inspirational figure for club and country and crowned his energetic displays with some spectacular goals, including two in the Mersey derby win at Everton in March 1973.

    Hughes, an OBE, came from a sporting family; his father was former Barrow and Britain Rugby League star Fred, both his brother and uncle were R L professionals and one of his aunts was an England hockey international. His Anfield career ended when he joined Wolves for £90,000 in 1979.

    Hughes hated to lose and often looked sick after big losses, but when Liverpool won, his smile was infectious. RIP Crazy Horse.

    "Don't you know who's in the car? The future captain of England!"

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  21. Twenty26Six

    Twenty26Six Feeling Sheepish...

    Jan 2, 2004
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nooo! Not Hughes!! He was going to be my CAPTAIN!!

    That stings. :cool:
  22. Ghostface

    Ghostface New Member

    Jul 18, 2006
    Detroit, MI
    My next pick as well :(

    Anyway, I wanted to try and keep my team balanced and draft equally for each position, but I just can't pass up this duo up front.

    Joseph Kevin Keegan OBE

    Date of Birth: 14/02/51
    Birthplace: Armthorpe, Yorkshire
    Debut : 14th August 1971 v Nottingham Forest (H) Football League Division One
    1st team games: 323
    1st team goals: 100

    Honours with Liverpool:
    First Division Championship 1972/73, 1975/76 & 1976/77
    FA Cup 1974
    European Cup 1977
    UEFA Cup 1973, 1976
    Charity Shield 1974, 1976

    Profile from
    Bill Shankly's £35,000 swoop for Keegan from Scunthorpe in May 1971 proved one of the shrewdest transfer moves ever. He was signed as a midfielder and potential replacement for long-serving Ian Callaghan. But Keegan's sparkling display up front in a pre-season practice match persuaded Shankly to plunge him into his debut alongside John Toshack in attack at the start of the 1971-72 season.

    Keegan scored after just 12 minutes, Liverpool beat Nottingham Forest 3-1 and another epoch in Anfield history had begun. The confident recruit, born in Armthorpe near Doncaster, hit big-time football like a whirlwind. He swiftly won England under 23 recognition with the first of 63 full caps coming within 18 months as he soared to pop star status.

    His potent, trophy-capturing alliance with Toshack became feared throughout England and Europe before Keegan joined Hamburg for £500,000 in 1977, going on to become European Player of the Year twice. He scored 100 Liverpool goals and said farewell by helping to win their first European Cup with a 3-1 conquest of Borussia Moenchengladbach in Rome. Later he played for Southampton and Newcastle - whom he also managed - received an OBE and in 1999 became England manager.

    CCSC_STRIKER20 New Member

    May 14, 2005
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah. I know I am a genius right. :D
  24. Twenty26Six

    Twenty26Six Feeling Sheepish...

    Jan 2, 2004
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Round 2, Pick 11

    "Probably the most complete midfielder I've seen. I mean, Steven Gerrard is getting up there now and he's got a variation in his game but Souness was a born winner. I've seen a good few players in my time but Souness, if I saw him now, I'd shake his hand. You've got to remember what he did for this club in the six years he was here as a player."

    Graeme Souness

    Years at Liverpool: 1978 to 1984
    Position: Midfield

    Date-of-birth: 6/5/1953
    Birthplace: Edinburgh

    Signed from: Middlesbrough (January 1978)

    Games: 359
    Goals: 56

    Honours: First Division Championship (1978/79, 1979/80, 1981/82, 1982/83, 1983/84), European Cup (1978, 1981, 1984), League Cup (1981, 1982, 1983, 1984), Charity Shield (1979, 1980, 1982)

  25. Grinners89

    Grinners89 BigSoccer Supporter

    Jul 8, 2007
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:


    Personal Details

    Full name: Philip George Neal
    Nickname: Zico
    DOB: 20 February 1951
    Age: 56
    Birth place: Irchester, England
    Position: natural right full-back, also able to play as a left full-back
    Strengths: consistency, penalties, overlapping forward runs
    Liverpool League Debut: 16 November 1974 v Everton (at left back) Football League Division One: drew 0-0
    International debut: 24 March 1976 vs Wales

    Playing Career

    Liverpool - all comps
    Liverpool (1974-85) - 648 (60)

    National team
    England (1976-83) - 50 (5)

    Other clubs
    Northampton Town (1968-74)
    Bolton Wanderers (1985-89)


    Transferred from Northampton Town to Liverpool, 9/10/1974, for £66,000


    8 x League Championships (1975/76, 76/77, 78/79, 79/80, 81/82, 82/83, 83/84, 85/86)
    4 x European Cup (76/77, 77/78, 80/81, 83/84)
    UEFA Cup (1975/76)
    4 x League Cup (80/81, 81/82, 82/83, 83/84)
    5 x Charity Shield (76/77, 77/78, 79/80, 80/81, 82/83)
    European Super Cup (1977/78)

    1976-1983 50 caps 5 goals

    #20 in the poll "100 Players Who Shook The Kop"


    One of the most-decorated players in English football history, Phil Neal made his name with Northampton Town and had played in nearly 200 Football League games for The Cobblers when he was transferred to Liverpool in November 1974 as Bob Paisley's first managerial signing. Vastly experienced already with the league scene even at the relatively young age of 23, being pitched into the Goodison derby with Everton just days after his arrival on Merseyside didn't bother him in the slightest. Phil missed the next 3 matches after that goalless debut but then played in the last 22 fixtures of the 1974-75 season, mostly at left-back even though he preferred to be on the right. That started a quite astonishing run of consecutive appearances for Liverpool; 417 games in a row for Liverpool between 23rd of October 1976 to 24th of September 1983. A Liverpool record.


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