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.