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      Kopite78
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      Best team you've seen in your time as a red
      Apr 24, 2020 04:01:29 pm
      Its Covid this, covid that or wondering if we will or if we should be champions as it stands

      So let's lift the mood.

      Who's your best team you have seen in your lifetime, I know we could have some on here who go back 5 years or 60 years, but that will make it interesting.

      Starting 11
      7 subs

      Explanation as to why if you like

      I'll go. I've been supporting the side, as I remember since 1986. My grandad took me to my first game in 88, and then he started getting me regularly in the game with him from 91 and eventually he gave me his  season ticket.

      This isnt easy when you go back as far as the 80s, but it's my favourites

      GK : Alisson - As I said I go back to the mid 80s but I've never seen a keeper at his level, hes unbelievable

      RB : Trent - As Alisson hes the best in his position I can remember (shout to Rob Jones)

      LB : Robbo - Again... best I can remember (shout to Steve Nicol but he wasnt Robbo)

      CB: Virg - big recency bias here but this current back 5 is the best I can remember, I mean I lived through the 90s so it's not much competition

      CB : Carra. Couldn't leave him out, love the man. (Noteable mention to Hansen who was a superstar but I was a kid during his peak and I caught the major tail end of him really)

      Didi : Not 100% sure why he gets in over other holding mids, probably his loyalty over those others. But I really liked him and what he did

      Alonso : Again I just loved watching him play, if I could para shoot a midfielder in almost any team it would be Xabi

      Garrard : Say no more. Brilliant

      Barnes : Wide left forward. In his prime there was no more exciting player to watch, he could do anything. Would be a £120m+ player nowadays

      Rush : my original idol, share a birthday with him and one of the main reasons I'm a red..couldn't leave him out

      Fowler : Took Rushies place in my heart, I've never seen a more clinical natural finisher in my life. Again couldn't leave him out

      Subs
      Reina : Second best keeper of my life in his prime, a heartbeat of Rafas side

      Nicol : Bit of a tit nowadays but Mr versatile when I was a kid. Won PFA player of the year from full back..brilliant

      Hansen : If Virg hadn't come along hed have been in. If I was around for his prime hed have been in

      Molby : Best passer of the ball I've ever seen. Never missed a pen

      Beardsley : Cheating a bit sticking him in as a midfield option  but what a player he was 87-89

      Mane : Has been such a surprise for me, and I just had to include him

      Torres : Loved him for a spell

      That's mine if anyone else is bored
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      Re: Best team you've seen in your time as a red
      Reply #1: Apr 24, 2020 04:36:30 pm
      Alisson
      Babbel
      Hanson
      Van Dijk
      Robertson
      Gerrard
      Alonso
      Molby
      Barnes
      Saurez
      Rush

      Reina
      Hyypia
      Trent
      Fabinho
      Firmino
      Salah
      Mane
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      Re: Best team you've seen in your time as a red
      Reply #2: Apr 24, 2020 05:01:59 pm
      Alisson
      Babbel
      Hanson
      Van Dijk
      Robertson
      Gerrard
      Alonso
      Molby
      Barnes
      Saurez
      Rush

      Reina
      Hyypia
      Trent
      Fabinho
      Firmino
      Salah
      Mane

      We're the same era

      Markus Babbel is a great shout
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      Re: Best team you've seen in your time as a red
      Reply #3: Apr 24, 2020 09:40:25 pm
      1. Alison
      2. Trent
      3. Hanson
      4. Virgil
      5. Robbo
      6. Alonso
      7. Souness
      8. Gerrard
      9. Barnes
      10. Rush
      11. Suarez

      Subs.
      Grobbelaar
      Hyypia
      Fowler
      Mane
      Torres
      Salah
      Garcia

      Bench is if the team needed goals  :D
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      Re: Best team you've seen in your time as a red
      Reply #4: Apr 25, 2020 12:16:09 am
      I'm 25.

      I love Alisson, he is one of the best GK of the world and a key player for us now and will be remembered forever - PL and CL winner but Reina is the GK Liverpool had when I was a teen and was such a character, so Reina starts for me.

      Reina
      Alexander Arnold - Agger - Van Dijk - Robertson (Best LB we've had in years after Riise)
      Alonso - Lucas (not better than Mascherano but close at his prime, before his injury)
               Gerrard
      Salah Torres Suarez

      Alisson
      Carragher
      Milner
      Mascherano
      Henderson
      Mane
      Firmino

      In the starting 11 are Lucas and Reina who are here for emotional reasons. I think they are real leaders too. I would still rather have Lucas captain my team than Henderson.
      « Last Edit: Apr 25, 2020 01:31:17 am by alex1995 »
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      Re: Best team you've seen in your time as a red
      Reply #5: Apr 25, 2020 12:34:28 am
      Clemence neal hansen lawrenson Robertson souness Gerrard Barnes Dalglish rush suarez subs Allison van dijk Ray Kennedy fowler Nicol carragher owen
      « Last Edit: Apr 25, 2020 02:06:06 pm by FATKOPITE10 »
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      Re: Best team you've seen in your time as a red
      Reply #6: Apr 25, 2020 08:33:28 am
      Impossible task, been following us for 5 decades, too many great players.
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      Re: Best team you've seen in your time as a red
      Reply #7: Apr 25, 2020 09:21:24 am
      Billy Liddell would have to be first on the team sheet for me,and Phil Neal didn't do a bad job at right full back. Alisson is good in goal but Ray Clemence would have to be my choice.Gerry Byrne would take the spot at left full back,without him I doubt we would of won our first F.A.Cup in 1965 against Leeds, he showed so much courage that day
      I have seen so many great players wear our Liverpool shirt over the years I could find a reason to show 4 or 5 great Liverpool players.

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      Re: Best team you've seen in your time as a red
      Reply #8: Apr 25, 2020 09:49:30 am
      Billy Liddell would have to be first on the team sheet for me,and Phil Neal didn't do a bad job at right full back. Alisson is good in goal but Ray Clemence would have to be my choice.Gerry Byrne would take the spot at left full back,without him I doubt we would of won our first F.A.Cup in 1965 against Leeds, he showed so much courage that day
      I have seen so many great players wear our Liverpool shirt over the years I could find a reason to show 4 or 5 great Liverpool players.


      Not forgetting big Ron Yeats, St John and Ian Cally. Phil Neal a good shout, did he ever miss a pen? I can’t remember him doing so.
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      Re: Best team you've seen in your time as a red
      Reply #9: Apr 25, 2020 01:51:26 pm
      Billy Liddell would have to be first on the team sheet for me,and Phil Neal didn't do a bad job at right full back. Alisson is good in goal but Ray Clemence would have to be my choice.Gerry Byrne would take the spot at left full back,without him I doubt we would of won our first F.A.Cup in 1965 against Leeds, he showed so much courage that day
      I have seen so many great players wear our Liverpool shirt over the years I could find a reason to show 4 or 5 great Liverpool players.



      Agree.
      Supported the lads since old 2nd division champions.
      62 onwards.
      May 1st 65 as Billy says ... St John with his horizontal header to win it.
      So many teams .

      I'll start work on this.

      As Scott said as he left the igloo :

      " I may be a little while ......."
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      Re: Best team you've seen in your time as a red
      Reply #10: Apr 25, 2020 07:43:01 pm
      Allison

      Trent       Hyypia       Virgil     Robertson

      Hamann       Alonso

      Salah         Gerrard      Barnes

      Fowler

      Reina
      Nicol
      Hansen
      Henderson
      Suarez
      Mane
      Torres

      Think that's mine. Like Kopite if I had Hansen and Nicol in their prime they would be starters for me so Robbo and Virgil just edge them out.

      Fowler was my favourite player in the 90's and Barnes probably my all time favourite.

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      Reply #11: Apr 25, 2020 11:12:29 pm
      4-3-3

      Alisson
      Robertson
      Trent
      Virgil
      Carragher
      Gerrard
      Henderson
      Milner
      Salah
      Fowler
      Barnes

      Subs:
      Torres
      Reina
      Hyppia
      Steve Mcmanaman
      Kuyt
      Divock Origi
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      Re: Best team you've seen in your time as a red
      Reply #12: Apr 26, 2020 09:57:49 am
      I'll have a go. I've been supporting the side, as I remember since 1999 when I was 8. My dad took me to bars to watch the matches almost every weekend. I really got into Liverpool with their win in UEFA Cup against Alaves in 2001 when I was 10.

      Alisson - He brought us the No. 6 and much better than Dudek.

      Trent - Already a living legend at the age of 21. Enough said.
      Hyypia - His calmness and bravery were excellent plus he was very cheap.
      VVD - Monster, best CB in the world at the moment.
      Robertson - He knows what he is doing plus he has a little craziness in his temper which now is lost in modern football.

      Mascherano - A brick wall and a constant engine
      Alonso - Calm on the ball and he sees a pass that others don't even dream of.

      Salah (AMR) - Improved, humble and brought the No. 6.
      Gerrard (AMC) - Captain fantastic. There is no one in the world that was so all-rounder but excellent in them too.
      Mane (AML) - Directness, space, shooting and brought the No. 6

      Suarez - A rebel, a manic but an excellent striker all round.

      Subs: Dudek, Carragher, Riise, Lucas, Hamann, Firmino, Torres.

      Sorry to Reina, Kuyt, Agger, Finnan, Fowler (I do not remember him much) & Diouf (not) :P
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      Re: Best team you've seen in your time as a red
      Reply #13: Apr 26, 2020 10:47:55 am
      I'll have a go. I've been supporting the side, as I remember since 1999 when I was 8. My dad took me to bars to watch the matches almost every weekend. I really got into Liverpool with their win in UEFA Cup against Alaves in 2001 when I was 10.

      Alisson - He brought us the No. 6 and much better than Dudek.

      Trent - Already a living legend at the age of 21. Enough said.
      Hyypia - His calmness and bravery were excellent plus he was very cheap.
      VVD - Monster, best CB in the world at the moment.
      Robertson - He knows what he is doing plus he has a little craziness in his temper which now is lost in modern football.

      Mascherano - A brick wall and a constant engine
      Alonso - Calm on the ball and he sees a pass that others don't even dream of.

      Salah (AMR) - Improved, humble and brought the No. 6.
      Gerrard (AMC) - Captain fantastic. There is no one in the world that was so all-rounder but excellent in them too.
      Mane (AML) - Directness, space, shooting and brought the No. 6

      Suarez - A rebel, a manic but an excellent striker all round.

      Subs: Dudek, Carragher, Riise, Lucas, Hamann, Firmino, Torres.

      Sorry to Reina, Kuyt, Agger, Finnan, Fowler (I do not remember him much) & Diouf (not) :P

      Dudek is better than Reina for you? Don't get me wrong, I was only 10 when we won the 5th CL. I always thought that Reina was undoubtedly better. 
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      Re: Best team you've seen in your time as a red
      Reply #14: Apr 26, 2020 01:43:35 pm
      Surprised no one has Dalglish in, even as a sub.
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      Re: Best team you've seen in your time as a red
      Reply #15: Apr 26, 2020 01:57:49 pm
      Dudek is better than Reina for you? Don't get me wrong, I was only 10 when we won the 5th CL. I always thought that Reina was undoubtedly better. 

      You're right but football is judged on trophies too. I was 14 in 2005 so I was ecstatic when we won the No.5 :)
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      Re: Best team you've seen in your time as a red
      Reply #16: Apr 26, 2020 02:02:34 pm
      Surprised no one has Dalglish in, even as a sub.

      Dont think many from that era have put a team in is why.

      I started in 86 ish so very much the tail end of his career. Yes ive seen loads of footage but to have lived his career its goes back really to people around late 40s

      I love the man, but its mainly as a manager
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      Re: Best team you've seen in your time as a red
      Reply #17: Apr 26, 2020 02:17:41 pm
      Started following properly when I was 6 or 7 during the 2000/2001 season

      GK Alisson
      LB Robertson
      CB Van Dijk
      CB Hyypia
      RB Trent

      CM Alonso
      CM Gerrard
      CM Mascherano

      ST Mane
      ST Suarez
      ST Salah

      Subs: Reina, Carragher, Henchoz, Henderson, McAllister, Torres, Owen

      Not too many headaches for me apart from the bench. Fowler would have certainly been included had I been probably 3 or 4 years older & I think given another season or two Fabinho will take Mascherano's place in the first 11
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      Re: Best team you've seen in your time as a red
      Reply #18: Apr 26, 2020 02:22:15 pm
      Good thread by the way. Nice break from the anxiety riddled discussions about whether or not we're going to lift the title  ;D
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      Re: Best team you've seen in your time as a red
      Reply #19: Apr 27, 2020 11:43:54 am
      These always give me fookin headache 🤕, but anyhoo, here’s my first attempt........




      Alisson
      Neale
      Hansen
      Virgil
      Carragher
      Gerrard
      Sourness
      Dalglish
      Barnes
      Rush
      Suarez

      Subs;

      Reina
      Trent
      Alonso
      Beardsley
      Fowler
      Firmino
      Salah
      Mane




      YNWA
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      Re: Best team you've seen in your time as a red
      Reply #20: Apr 27, 2020 12:05:31 pm
      Second attempt, headaches got worse.....



      Grobbelaar
      Trent
      Hyppia
      Henchoz
      Robbo
      Case
      McDermid
      Lee
      R Kennedy
      Keegan
      Toshack

      Subs;

      Dudek
      Babbel
      Nicol
      Hamann
      Mascherano
      Torres
      Owen

      Missed out loads of great players but of those above I reckon we’ve had our fair share of world class individuals over the decades....that’ll do me or I’ll end up with a fookin migraine 😂



      Stay safe ppl



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      Re: Best team you've seen in your time as a red
      Reply #21: Apr 27, 2020 04:43:46 pm
      If it's just players you've seen live on a pitch. 

      Clem,Neal,Hansen...nah f**k it.can't pick 11!! i'm out.
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      Reply #22: Apr 27, 2020 05:48:50 pm
      If it's just players you've seen live on a pitch. 

      Clem,Neal,Hansen...nah f**k it.can't pick 11!! i'm out.

      You cant pick 11 favourites

      As a bit a of fun

      F***ing hell
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      Reply #23: Apr 27, 2020 06:34:04 pm
      You cant pick 11 favourites

      As a bit a of fun

      F***ing hell
         

      See now,I kinda thought naming 3 players and having a bit of a panic attack over how many great players we have was humorous and a bit of fun,oh well....f**king hell.
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      Reply #24: Apr 28, 2020 04:27:52 pm
         

      See now,I kinda thought naming 3 players and having a bit of a panic attack over how many great players we have was humorous and a bit of fun,oh well....f**king hell.
      Clemence
      Neal
      Hansen
      Van Dijk
      Alan Kennedy
      Gerrard
      Souness
      Ray Kennedy
      Dalglish
      Rush
      Suarez
      Subs-
      Allison
      Trent
      Lawrenson
      Barnes
      Torres
      Salah
      Fowler
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      Reply #25: Apr 28, 2020 05:19:59 pm
      Genuinely quite surprised how many teams Suarez gets in
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      Reply #26: Apr 28, 2020 06:49:09 pm
      Genuinely quite surprised how many teams Suarez gets in

      He was f**king amazing the time he was with us. Never seen defenders more scared of one other player.
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      Reply #27: Apr 28, 2020 06:54:07 pm
      He was f**king amazing the time he was with us. Never seen defenders more scared of one other player.

      Yeah for 18 months he was.. but theres more to it than a great (and it was great a 18 months) months

      And he was a c**t of the highest order as well which many other legends before (and after) weren't

      And those many that weren't cu*ts before or after him won things

      He was brilliant for 18 months but personally he would just about break top 10 in my all time strikers let alone top 2
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      Reply #28: Apr 28, 2020 07:13:45 pm
      Yeah for 18 months he was.. but theres more to it than a great (and it was great a 18 months) months

      And he was a c**t of the highest order as well which many other legends before (and after) weren't

      And those many that weren't cu*ts before or after him won things

      He was brilliant for 18 months but personally he would just about break top 10 in my all time strikers let alone top 2

      Get what you’re saying and agree that he was a pr**k. I wasn’t going on trophies and behaviour, just on the best players I have seen and he for me was right up there.

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      Reply #29: Apr 29, 2020 09:34:54 am
      Genuinely quite surprised how many teams Suarez gets in

      Most talented player I've seen in 2 decades of watching Liverpool. Along with Gerrard he was the first name on my teamsheet
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      Reply #30: Apr 29, 2020 10:09:55 am
      Yeah for 18 months he was.. but theres more to it than a great (and it was great a 18 months) months

      And he was a c**t of the highest order as well which many other legends before (and after) weren't

      And those many that weren't cu*ts before or after him won things

      He was brilliant for 18 months but personally he would just about break top 10 in my all time strikers let alone top 2

      Totally see where you come from mate but still he is one of the most gifted footballers I've ever seen play for us and although he didn't make my first 11 I had him on the bench.

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      Reply #31: Apr 29, 2020 11:11:04 am
      Fowler was probably my favourite growing up, whilst I think the current squad is the best overall that I’ve seen.
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      Reply #32: May 03, 2020 05:27:50 am
      I like threads like this. I’m 32 so here’s my team.

      Alisson - Best GK I’ve ever seen play for us, no question. I loved Reina but he’s nowhere near Alissons level and any other keeper we’ve had during my time have been pretty awful in truth. Becker is the best GK in the world right now.

      Trent - We’ve had some great right backs during my time. Babbel was a brilliant player and Steven Finnan was massively under rated too. I’m old enough to remember Rob Jones playing but injury problems stopped him from becoming a true great.  Trent gets the nod for me, he’s the best right back in the world currently so you can’t leave him out.

      VVD - Best CB we’ve had during my lifetime, no question. Again, best in the world currently. He has no weaknesses.

      Sami - Basically the exact same player as VVD but without the pace. Sami was fantastic though, a great centre half. The only weakness Sami had was his pace!

      Robbo - Left back had been a major problem for us for a good 20 years or so. Riise was considered a good left back by most reds but was he? He was bang average in truth but a few rocket goals papered over the cracks for him. Aurelio was a very good player but similar to Jones he was plagued by injury. I always liked Insua whenever he played, what ever happened to him? Weird how his career went to sh*t after a promising start. I liked Arbeloa too, a steady eddy. But anyway, it’s now that we have Robbo you realise just how poor our previous left backs were really, none of them are anyway close to Robbos level.

      Mascherano - The amount of ground he covered was unreal. Constantly won the ball back for us. Massively under rated, maybe not by reds but certainly by other fans. He was unreal. He allowed xabi and Gerrard to play.

      Alonso - The passer of a ball I’ve ever seen and had a great partnership with Stevie.

      Gerrard - The greatest midfielder of his generation and walks into any team, not just a Liverpool one. I’m not being biased but it really annoys me the whole Lampard Gerrard scholes debate.  Lampard was a great goal scoring midfielder but people forget he was surrounded by superstars. Scholes was a great passer of the ball but again he had great players around him who could turn a bad pass into a good one.  Stevie on the other hand played alongside igor f**king biscan. Not only that, he could do everything. Run, tackle, pass, shoot, score. He was THE BEST.

      Suarez - The best footballer I’ve ever seen wear red. Truly unbelievable. In terms of sheer entertainment and being wowed then he is miles ahead of everyone.

      Torres - I really didn’t want to put him in because I’m still fuming he left us for those rent boys and I always will be. I think he gets a pass from our fans because he flopped it there but had he been a big success then I imagine more reds would still feel bitter towards him.  That said, during his time at Liverpool he was the best centre forward in the world. Deadly. Whenever he had a chance you knew it was flying in. Such a shame we never got to see him and Suarez play together - even though it’s rumoured Torres was finished before we sold him.

      Fowler - god. Whenever I pick Liverpool teams, Fowler is the first name that goes in. People who are too young to remember let me tell you, when pundits etc talk about him you will always hear them say ‘the most natural goal scorer they have ever seen’ and it’s so true.  My first ever Liverpool game was in 1993 and I was 5 years old. It was a league cup match against Fulham at anfield and fowler scored 5 in a 5-0 win. From that moment on i was obsessed with Liverpool, anfield and fowler. Playing football in the streets I always pretended to be him. His name went on the back of all my shirts. He was my hero and still is. My favourite ever Liverpool player.

      What a team. A few people narrowly missed out. Mainly forwards.  Michael Owen, although an absolute manc c**t, he was unbelievable in his day too. I watched a documentary on him only a few days ago and when he broke onto the scene he was unplayable. 

      Our current front three are all worthy of being in the line up too, they are the best attack in world but I just couldn’t leave the three that I chose out.




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      Reply #33: May 03, 2020 02:31:01 pm
      I like threads like this. I’m 32 so here’s my team.

      Alisson - Best GK I’ve ever seen play for us, no question. I loved Reina but he’s nowhere near Alissons level and any other keeper we’ve had during my time have been pretty awful in truth. Becker is the best GK in the world right now.

      Trent - We’ve had some great right backs during my time. Babbel was a brilliant player and Steven Finnan was massively under rated too. I’m old enough to remember Rob Jones playing but injury problems stopped him from becoming a true great.  Trent gets the nod for me, he’s the best right back in the world currently so you can’t leave him out.

      VVD - Best CB we’ve had during my lifetime, no question. Again, best in the world currently. He has no weaknesses.

      Sami - Basically the exact same player as VVD but without the pace. Sami was fantastic though, a great centre half. The only weakness Sami had was his pace!

      Robbo - Left back had been a major problem for us for a good 20 years or so. Riise was considered a good left back by most reds but was he? He was bang average in truth but a few rocket goals papered over the cracks for him. Aurelio was a very good player but similar to Jones he was plagued by injury. I always liked Insua whenever he played, what ever happened to him? Weird how his career went to sh*t after a promising start. I liked Arbeloa too, a steady eddy. But anyway, it’s now that we have Robbo you realise just how poor our previous left backs were really, none of them are anyway close to Robbos level.

      Mascherano - The amount of ground he covered was unreal. Constantly won the ball back for us. Massively under rated, maybe not by reds but certainly by other fans. He was unreal. He allowed xabi and Gerrard to play.

      Alonso - The passer of a ball I’ve ever seen and had a great partnership with Stevie.

      Gerrard - The greatest midfielder of his generation and walks into any team, not just a Liverpool one. I’m not being biased but it really annoys me the whole Lampard Gerrard scholes debate.  Lampard was a great goal scoring midfielder but people forget he was surrounded by superstars. Scholes was a great passer of the ball but again he had great players around him who could turn a bad pass into a good one.  Stevie on the other hand played alongside igor f**king biscan. Not only that, he could do everything. Run, tackle, pass, shoot, score. He was THE BEST.

      Suarez - The best footballer I’ve ever seen wear red. Truly unbelievable. In terms of sheer entertainment and being wowed then he is miles ahead of everyone.

      Torres - I really didn’t want to put him in because I’m still fuming he left us for those rent boys and I always will be. I think he gets a pass from our fans because he flopped it there but had he been a big success then I imagine more reds would still feel bitter towards him.  That said, during his time at Liverpool he was the best centre forward in the world. Deadly. Whenever he had a chance you knew it was flying in. Such a shame we never got to see him and Suarez play together - even though it’s rumoured Torres was finished before we sold him.

      Fowler - god. Whenever I pick Liverpool teams, Fowler is the first name that goes in. People who are too young to remember let me tell you, when pundits etc talk about him you will always hear them say ‘the most natural goal scorer they have ever seen’ and it’s so true.  My first ever Liverpool game was in 1993 and I was 5 years old. It was a league cup match against Fulham at anfield and fowler scored 5 in a 5-0 win. From that moment on i was obsessed with Liverpool, anfield and fowler. Playing football in the streets I always pretended to be him. His name went on the back of all my shirts. He was my hero and still is. My favourite ever Liverpool player.

      What a team. A few people narrowly missed out. Mainly forwards.  Michael Owen, although an absolute manc c**t, he was unbelievable in his day too. I watched a documentary on him only a few days ago and when he broke onto the scene he was unplayable. 

      Our current front three are all worthy of being in the line up too, they are the best attack in world but I just couldn’t leave the three that I chose out.

      I'm all over this, couldn't have put it better myself..brilliant briliant team and post.
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      Re: Best team you've seen in your time as a red
      Reply #34: May 03, 2020 08:12:32 pm
      Hello friends.  xxxxx:action-smiley-065: Back on the boards after a six year absence. Last Post in 2014!

      GK: Allison
      RB: Trent
      RCB: Hyypia
      LCB: Big Virgil
      LB: Robertson
      DM: Der Kaiser
      CM: Gerrard
      RM: Mane
      LM: Digger
      Deep lying forward: King Kenny
      Centre forward: Suarez

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      Re: Best team you've seen in your time as a red
      Reply #35: May 03, 2020 09:09:12 pm
      The 1987/1988 team was the best of that time period (late 70's and 80's) when we were winning almost everything. No European cup ban, we could arguably have 8 or 9 European cups by now. 

      The past two seasons, 2018/2019 and the current one are the best teams that we have put together since those winning days.
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      Re: Best team you've seen in your time as a red
      Reply #36: May 03, 2020 09:09:49 pm
      The 1987/1988 team was the best of that time period (late 70's and 80's) when we were winning almost everything. No European cup ban, we could arguably have 8 or 9 European cups by now. 

      The past two seasons, 2018/2019 and the current one are the best teams that we have put together since those winning days.

      sorry, saw that you wanted a mix of the best players
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      Re: Best team you've seen in your time as a red
      Reply #37: May 03, 2020 10:31:34 pm
      Hello friends.  xxxxx:action-smiley-065: Back on the boards after a six year absence. Last Post in 2014!

      GK: Allison
      RB: Trent
      RCB: Hyypia
      LCB: Big Virgil
      LB: Robertson
      DM: Der Kaiser
      CM: Gerrard
      RM: Mane
      LM: Digger
      Deep lying forward: King Kenny
      Centre forward: Suarez



      Welcome back
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      Re: Best team you've seen in your time as a red
      Reply #38: May 13, 2020 12:02:20 am
      Saturday 2nd September 1978, I managed to get a ticket, row 2, right on the half way line, Kemlyn rd stand.
      I was 14 years old.
      That day I witnessed a game that would live in my memory forever.
      https://www.lfchistory.net/SeasonArchive/Game/1046
      Tottenham had just signed Villa & Ardilles after the Argentine World Cup success a couple of months earlier and a young Glen Hoddle was in the starting line up too. Didn't make any difference whatsoever !
      We absolutely battered them.
      That Reds team was the best I have ever seen ;
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      Re: Best team you've seen in your time as a red
      Reply #39: May 13, 2020 07:14:48 am
      Don’t let Mo stumble upon this thread.
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      Re: Best team you've seen in your time as a red
      Reply #40: May 13, 2020 09:32:49 pm
      Saturday 2nd September 1978, I managed to get a ticket, row 2, right on the half way line, Kemlyn rd stand.
      I was 14 years old.
      That day I witnessed a game that would live in my memory forever.
      https://www.lfchistory.net/SeasonArchive/Game/1046
      Tottenham had just signed Villa & Ardilles after the Argentine World Cup success a couple of months earlier and a young Glen Hoddle was in the starting line up too. Didn't make any difference whatsoever !
      We absolutely battered them.
      That Reds team was the best I have ever seen ;
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      I was on the Kop purring especially when Terry Mac scored the 7th...what a day !!
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      Re: Best team you've seen in your time as a red
      Reply #41: May 17, 2020 08:51:59 pm
      Impossible task, been following us for 5 decades, too many great players.

      Agree.
      Supported the lads since old 2nd division champions.
      62 onwards.
      May 1st 65 as Billy says ... St John with his horizontal header to win it.
      So many teams .

      I'll start work on this.

      As Scott said as he left the igloo :

      " I may be a little while ......."

      Posted that on April 25th  .........


      Seen em all from St John / Hunt /Thommo /Cally / Yeats / Flying Pig Lawrence / Melia  etc onwards.


      Still thinking .....

      Brain hurts.
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      Reply #42: May 17, 2020 09:23:04 pm
      Posted that on April 25th  .........


      Seen em all from St John / Hunt /Thommo /Cally / Yeats / Flying Pig Lawrence / Melia  etc onwards.


      Still thinking .....

      Brain hurts.

      Don't think to hard hun, just go with your instinct  ;D trouble is..............we've had soooooo many excellent players over the decades, it is hard to pick a team.
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      Re: Best team you've seen in your time as a red
      Reply #43: May 23, 2020 05:26:49 pm
      Allison

      Trent       Hyypia       Virgil     Robertson

      Hamann       Alonso

      Salah         Gerrard      Barnes

      Fowler

      Reina
      Nicol
      Hansen
      Henderson
      Suarez
      Mane
      Torres

      Think that's mine. Like Kopite if I had Hansen and Nicol in their prime they would be starters for me so Robbo and Virgil just edge them out.

      Fowler was my favourite player in the 90's and Barnes probably my all time favourite.



      That is some team. That's what I'd have wouldn't change a thing.
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      Re: Best team you've seen in your time as a red
      Reply #44: May 23, 2020 11:45:21 pm
      Tough one this when you've got 5 decades of players to choose from.

      Clem
      Trent
      Kennedy
      Hansen
      Virg

      Emlyn
      Souey
      Gerrard

      Kenny
      Rush
      Mane

      Reserves

      Alisson
      Nichol
      Neal
      Lawrenson
      Thommo

      Case
      Xabi
      Hendo

      Fowler
      Mo
      Tosh

      I've probably missed loads out that I'll be kicking myself for.

      I've obviously gone with those who I grew watching and who all have a lot of medals (league titles) apart from our current players who I've included as our future greats.
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      Re: Best team you've seen in your time as a red
      Reply #45: May 24, 2020 11:06:12 pm
      Had a similar thing pop up as a challenge on Facebook, so here is my list.

      GK - Pepe Reina
      LB - Robertson
      CB - Hyppia
      CB - Van Dijk
      RB - TAA
      RM - Salah
      CM - Gerrard
      CM - Alonso
      LM - Mane
      ST - Suarez
      ST - Torres

      Subs: Firmino, Finnan, Cisse, Owen, Hamann, Riise and Allison.
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      Re: Best team you've seen in your time as a red
      Reply #46: May 25, 2020 01:41:19 am
      My Liverpool team goes back to when I first started properly following our beloved club back in 1985/86.
      It’s incredibly difficult obviously to pick a squad of 18 players.
      If I could have chosen 30 players it still would have been very tricky

      GK: Alisson
      RB: TAA
      CB: Hansen
      CB: VVD
      LB: Robertson
      CM: Gerrard
      CM: Molby
      LW: Barnes
      RW: Salah
      ST: Suarez
      ST: Rush

      Bench:
      Grobalaar
      Hypia
      Nicol
      Alonso
      Mane
      Torres
      Fowler
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      Re: Best team you've seen in your time as a red
      Reply #47: May 25, 2020 07:17:01 pm
      I was on the Kop purring especially when Terry Mac scored the 7th...what a day !!

      Me to. I remember the kop singing...
      ‘The right side’ then ‘The left side’
      then all together, ‘Liverpool’

      Never ever forget that game. I travelled from near Bath to make the match, but always made the spurs fixture. At that time they hadn’t won at Anfield for 62 years 😁.
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      Reply #48: Jun 04, 2020 09:26:49 pm
      Hi I’m new to this, but I’m looking for a kop ticket from that last game in 1989 v Arsenal. I was with my brother and it’s got sentimental meaning, but have mislaid my ticket over the years and I’m trying to track one down. Can anyone help me please?

      Its Covid this, covid that or wondering if we will or if we should be champions as it stands

      So let's lift the mood.

      Who's your best team you have seen in your lifetime, I know we could have some on here who go back 5 years or 60 years, but that will make it interesting.

      Starting 11
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      Explanation as to why if you like

      I'll go. I've been supporting the side, as I remember since 1986. My grandad took me to my first game in 88, and then he started getting me regularly in the game with him from 91 and eventually he gave me his  season ticket.

      This isnt easy when you go back as far as the 80s, but it's my favourites

      GK : Alisson - As I said I go back to the mid 80s but I've never seen a keeper at his level, hes unbelievable

      RB : Trent - As Alisson hes the best in his position I can remember (shout to Rob Jones)

      LB : Robbo - Again... best I can remember (shout to Steve Nicol but he wasnt Robbo)

      CB: Virg - big recency bias here but this current back 5 is the best I can remember, I mean I lived through the 90s so it's not much competition

      CB : Carra. Couldn't leave him out, love the man. (Noteable mention to Hansen who was a superstar but I was a kid during his peak and I caught the major tail end of him really)

      Didi : Not 100% sure why he gets in over other holding mids, probably his loyalty over those others. But I really liked him and what he did

      Alonso : Again I just loved watching him play, if I could para shoot a midfielder in almost any team it would be Xabi

      Garrard : Say no more. Brilliant

      Barnes : Wide left forward. In his prime there was no more exciting player to watch, he could do anything. Would be a £120m+ player nowadays

      Rush : my original idol, share a birthday with him and one of the main reasons I'm a red..couldn't leave him out

      Fowler : Took Rushies place in my heart, I've never seen a more clinical natural finisher in my life. Again couldn't leave him out

      Subs
      Reina : Second best keeper of my life in his prime, a heartbeat of Rafas side

      Nicol : Bit of a tit nowadays but Mr versatile when I was a kid. Won PFA player of the year from full back..brilliant

      Hansen : If Virg hadn't come along hed have been in. If I was around for his prime hed have been in

      Molby : Best passer of the ball I've ever seen. Never missed a pen

      Beardsley : Cheating a bit sticking him in as a midfield option  but what a player he was 87-89

      Mane : Has been such a surprise for me, and I just had to include him

      Torres : Loved him for a spell

      That's mine if anyone else is bored
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