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      Liverpool players who were the bestin the world

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      Brian78
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      Liverpool players who were the bestin the world
      Dec 06, 2021 02:41:00 pm
      We have had some ridiculosly good players here over the years. Some like Terry Mc, Ray Kennedy, Jan Molby who dont get the recognition the talent they had deserved.

      But over the years how many if any, Liverpool players could be classed as the best in the world at any given time?

      Probably hard to say and bias would likely come into play but lets see what we come back with
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      Reply #1: Dec 06, 2021 02:48:43 pm
      As great as our 80's midfield was Souness and McDermott were not as good as Socrates and Zico. Suarez was the best striker in the world in 2014, but few would claim him to be the best player in the world. Only now with Salah and only for the last few months can we make that claim.
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      Reply #2: Dec 06, 2021 02:49:55 pm
      John Barnes was for 2 years or so without  a doubt
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      Reply #3: Dec 06, 2021 02:51:34 pm
      Keegan
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      Re: Liverpool players who were the bestin the world
      Reply #4: Dec 06, 2021 02:52:04 pm
      Possibly El Nino in his pomp.
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      Re: Liverpool players who were the bestin the world
      Reply #5: Dec 06, 2021 02:52:14 pm
      As great as our 80's midfield was Souness and McDermott were not as good as Socrates and Zico. Suarez was the best striker in the world in 2014, but few would claim him to be the best player in the world. Only now with Salah and only for the last few months can we make that claim.

      Id say Kenny could argue his case 78 to 81 maybe? Barnes 88 to 90 had few if any above him

      Could Stevie make a claim?
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      Reply #6: Dec 06, 2021 02:57:38 pm
      John Barnes was for 2 years or so without  a doubt

      It's a good shout, but look where Barnes places on the Ballon d'or in 87 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1987_Ballon_d%27Or
      In 88 he wasn't even listed.
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      Reply #7: Dec 06, 2021 03:03:36 pm
      Undoubtedly Suarez was the best player in the world for me in 13-14 and in the following season with Barca as well. He was a godsend to Luis Enrique that year for Barca. An extraordinary level of performance.

      Gerrard in 2005 and 2008 could lay claim as well.
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      Reply #8: Dec 06, 2021 03:04:26 pm
      It's a good shout, but look where Barnes places on the Ballon d'or in 87 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1987_Ballon_d%27Or
      In 88 he wasn't even listed.

      Politics involved in that

      Id say Kenny could argue his case 78 to 81 maybe? Barnes 88 to 90 had few if any above him

      Could Stevie make a claim?

      Gerrard 100%
      Look at how others talked about him, and if he had chosen to leave he could have chosen his destination.. they’d have all wanted him
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      Reply #9: Dec 06, 2021 03:07:47 pm
      Michael Owen 2001 surely?
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      Reply #10: Dec 06, 2021 03:11:13 pm

      Ah f**k, can't believe I forgot about that one. Most definitely for me too. Absolutely outstanding - no English striker has come close to his standards since.
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      Reply #11: Dec 06, 2021 03:12:28 pm
      Ah f**k, can't believe I forgot about that one. Most definitely for me too. Absolutely outstanding - no English striker has come close to his standards since.

      He was f**king tasty wasnt he. I loved him but not the same way as God, God was adoration
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      Reply #12: Dec 06, 2021 03:13:45 pm


      He may have won that award but he was never the best in the world
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      Reply #13: Dec 06, 2021 03:17:19 pm
      He was f**king tasty wasnt he. I loved him but not the same way as God, God was adoration

      Loved Owen too - my number 1 favourite player growing up.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nDezbrezQk
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      Reply #14: Dec 06, 2021 03:59:26 pm
      Loved Owen too - my number 1 favourite player growing up.

      It pains me to admit it now, but he's the reason I started supporting Liverpool...
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      Reply #15: Dec 06, 2021 05:32:14 pm
      It's a good shout, but look where Barnes places on the Ballon d'or in 87 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1987_Ballon_d%27Or
      In 88 he wasn't even listed.

      Not surprised with English teams banned from Europe!!
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      Reply #16: Dec 06, 2021 05:35:03 pm

      He may have won that award but he was never the best in the world
      Fck alls changed then , neither was Modric , neither Messi this time farce of an award
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      Reply #17: Dec 06, 2021 07:12:54 pm
      It's a good shout, but look where Barnes places on the Ballon d'or in 87 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1987_Ballon_d%27Or
      In 88 he wasn't even listed.

      Sums up that Sh*te award
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      Reply #18: Dec 06, 2021 07:23:23 pm
      Not surprised with English teams banned from Europe!!

      Yeah, achievement comes into these things, but you can still be the best player in the world while playing for a club that doesn't qualify. Was Barnes better than Van Basten, Gullit at that time? Not sure. Michael Laudrup was also an absolute genius. There was a big rumour that we wanted to get him, but went for Beardsley instead. Beardsley was great, but imagine Laudrup in that team. F***ing hell.
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      Reply #19: Dec 06, 2021 07:24:33 pm

      There shouldn't even be individual awards in football in my view.
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      Reply #20: Dec 06, 2021 07:24:38 pm
      Yeah, achievement comes into these things, but you can still be the best player in the world while playing for a club that doesn't qualify. Was Barnes better than Van Basten, Gullit at that time? Not sure. Michael Laudrup was also an absolute genius. There was a big rumour that we wanted to get him, but went for Beardsley instead. Beardsley was great, but imagine Laudrup in that team. F***ing hell.

      Yes Barnes was better than those players - Beardsley was better than Laudrup

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      Reply #21: Dec 06, 2021 07:29:25 pm
      Yes Barnes was better than those players - Beardsley was better than Laudrup

      Not a chance on your second claim.
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      Reply #22: Dec 06, 2021 07:38:35 pm
      Yes Barnes was better than those players - Beardsley was better than Laudrup



      I loved Beardsley, a gem, another underrated star, God he was special. Not sure he can be classed as better then Laudrup though, better then Brian yes but Michael, not so sure
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      Reply #23: Dec 06, 2021 07:40:48 pm
      Yeah, achievement comes into these things, but you can still be the best player in the world while playing for a club that doesn't qualify. Was Barnes better than Van Basten, Gullit at that time? Not sure. Michael Laudrup was also an absolute genius. There was a big rumour that we wanted to get him, but went for Beardsley instead. Beardsley was great, but imagine Laudrup in that team. F***ing hell.

      We had him. 3 year deal agreed and we changed last minute to a 4 year deal, he wasnt happy that we changed an agreement and that was that. Self confessed red to
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      Reply #24: Dec 06, 2021 07:44:04 pm
      We had him. 3 year deal agreed and we changed last minute to a 4 year deal, he wasnt happy that we changed an agreement and that was that. Self confessed red to

      I never knew that. Jesus. If only..

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