01 Mar 2018 11:11:13
I'd like to start a debate which encourages your own opinion. I don't want to know who you think is best because nobody will ever agree fully.

Who are your 5 favourite players of the Premier League era and why? Don't have to be the best, just your personal favourites, not including players still playing in the Prem. Your reason doesn't even have to make sense to anyone but you, as this is purely asking what you feel in your heart. Remember, only include players who've retired or at least moved abroad.

Mine is:

1. Torres - my first childhood hero
2. Kuyt - for his work rate
3. Agger - for how much he loved LFC
4. Carragher - for his passion
5. Gerrard - for his moments of magic.

1.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 11:19:56
It's a real difficult one this but I'll go with the following.

1. Thierry Henry
2. Gerrard
3. Alonso
4. Lampard
5. Carragher

You maybe should of upped this to 10 mate it's hard to pick 5 :) lol.

2.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 11:24:36
1 Gerrard for obvious reasons
2 Alonso, he was what a lpool CM should be

3 Barnes passed his best in premier era but what a player
4Fowler he was lethal
5 Macca very underrated but class act.

3.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 11:24:54

Tough to narrow it down as so many miss out (Babbel, hamann, xabi, Torres, Gary Mac, Berger) but I’d go with those 5 as they gave me the most special moments in this prem era. (Barring Mcmanaman who was just one of the most exciting players in the 90s)

4.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 11:25:01
1. Hyypia - My first childhood hero.
2. Agger - Will always love this guy. As someone who has always played in defence growing up, these 2 will always be at the top of my list.
3. Alonso - I once sat in the Kop end and just watched him, no one else for a about 10 minutes. It was the best lesson in football I’ve ever received. Awareness and intelligence on another level in my opinion.
4. Carragher - Same as MK.
5. Gerrard - Same as MK.

Kuyt (For his determination), Torres (First few seasons) and Hamman all honourable mentions. God’s peak was before my time, otherwise he’d have been in.

5.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 11:27:58
In no particular order:

Robbie - simply the best and cheekiest
Gerrard - what else to say?
Macca - his runs
Grobellar - nuts!
Riise - power left foot.

6.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 11:29:45
Maybe I got the wrong end of the stick, if it's for Liverpool players only it'd be -

1. Hyypia
2. Gerrard
3. Alonso
4. Carragher
5. Fowler.

7.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 11:36:00
Litmanen but not so much or us but the rest of his career.
Babbel. Marcus not Ryan.

8.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 11:34:14
Doesn't have to be Liverpool players only, Salah. Henry nearly made my list too. Some great replies. Fascinating to see who the fan favourites were and why!

{Ed025's Note - shearer, henry, bergkamp, zola, schmichael(snr)..

9.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 11:39:48
Hyypia is a great shout to everyone who mentioned him. Treble winning captain! I loved how composed he was. Nothing phased him. Maybe i should've done top 10 😂 I'll also put a name out there, my favourite non LFC player; Dennis Bergkamp! C'mon Eds. Ed025 be interested to hear yours especially, as you're not a red so will have sone much different picks!

10.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 11:43:44
Luis garcia x5.

11.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 12:03:53
1) King Kenny, for his play and everything about the man.

2) Peter Beardsley, he played in the most exciting Liverpool team.

3) John Barnes, at his peak unplayable.

4) Bergkamp, his touch and vision, second to none.

5) Big Sami, bargain buy of the century.

12.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 12:04:34
Zola, bergkamp, makelele, Henry, hyypia.

13.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 12:04:53
Fowler. That good my son was named Robbie Too

Shearer. An absolute legend

Ryan Giggs. Unbelievable how good he was.

Hyypia. Best centre back I have seen in a Red shirt

Carragher (just edges Agger) . Never seen a love and passion for a club like him. Gave everything every time. Left it all on the pitch.

14.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 12:08:38
Fowler, okocha, henry, zola and suarez!

15.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 12:10:36
Fowler . Gerrard . Suarez . Torres . Salah
I've put salah infront of Coutinho out of respect on how good he's been for the reds this season. Amazing footballer.

16.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 12:10:36
Fowler . Gerrard . Suarez . Torres . Salah
I've put salah infront of Coutinho out of respect on how good he's been for the reds this season. Amazing footballer.

17.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 12:29:25
zola: delight on and off the pitch
bergkamp: absolute genius footballer
fowler: God
mcmanaman: first love as a young fan
gerrard: captain fantastic.

18.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 12:22:04
The two that set my heart on fire -

Two that kept the flame burning -

One stupid love affair -
The Uruguayan one gave me some unrivalled joy, but I really should know better.

Honorable mention, secret admirer -
Henrik Larsson.

19.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 12:23:34
For Liverpool players during the Premier League era only, I would have to say :


(With Agger, Torres, McManaman, Coutinho and Jones in the next 5)

20.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 12:34:23
Aurelio - i love left footed players.
Riera - he's left footed too
Thierry Henry - well, he's a left footed too, right?
Giggs- he's definitely left-footed
Hitzlsperger - well, u know why.

21.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 12:39:14
Torres - loved him, hated him, don't care about him anymore :)
Le Tissier - audacious
Suarez - consistently brilliant ON the pitch
Fowler - a real footballer
Shearer - put his beautiful calves behind every shot on goal.

22.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 12:46:10
Premier league only?


23.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 12:46:39
Haizan you killed me with that left foot stuff 😂 no Djimi Traore, Emiliano Insua, Andrea Dossena, Paul Konchesky or Jose Enrique though? Booo!

On a side note, i really liked Hitzlesperger. His left foot was a cannon! A lot of my mates support West Ham and he was their favourite player for his time at the club. Whilst we're discussing him, huge respect for him having the courage to come out as openly homosexual. That was brave and I hope he inspires others to openly be themselves in our game.

24.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 13:02:39
Lol. I didn't read the post! 🤔.

25.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 13:11:42
Well I for one loved two players.

1. John Arne Riise
2. Harry Kewell.

26.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 13:43:01
in no particular order

1. Kolo Toure
2. Steven Gerrard
3. Xabi
4. Diego Costa
5. Luis Suarez.

27.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 13:48:59
Bergkamp (my fave non liverpool ever in prem)
Rob Jones

28.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 13:49:37
Bergkamp: straight up genius with or without the ball and made the most ridiculous turn on a defender I’ve ever seen.
Le tissier: one club man (at a relegation riddled period for Southampton, had most the big guns after him but showed his talent where it mattered most to him (home) .
Steven Gerrard: in my opinion the most all rounded footballer the premier league has seen and above all who could forget Istanbul?
Thierry Henry: made the rugged English game look beautiful most weeks, footballing brain and elegance second to none.
Luis Suarez: the man had everything, was never in the treatment despite being kicked left right and centre, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more determined player, he would run through brick walls if he could and the quality the man showed through his short time in the prem had me on the edge of my seat whenever he received the ball.
Could of done with a bigger list than 5 but never the less that’s my 5 who I would pick.

29.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 14:03:57
Henry has to me my non lfc player pick, he was just a master at the game and made it look easy, very intelligent man on the pitch, all round top player.

30.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 14:31:25
On a purely emotional level, Fowler, Camara, Hyppia, Kuyt and Studge.

31.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 14:34:10
SpionKlopp, but of trivia regarding Suarez; he is one of only two players in premier league history to score over 30 premier league goals in a single season without taking a single penalty in that 13/ 14 season, and some of you may remember that he didn't even start playing until about 5 games in due to suspension.

If anybody can give me the other player, I'm impressed as until recently i thought Suarez was the only player who did it. Hint: They scored 34 goals for Newcastle, without a single one being a penalty.

32.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 14:54:56
Michael Essien
Papa Bouba Diop
Didier Drogba
Patrick Viera
Jay Jay Okocha for an outside 5 I loved.

33.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 15:08:01
Fully agree MK but like most great strikers past and present the aggression needed to make it to the top is what caused his trivia. I will concede though that he had a bit too much aggression or couldn’t control it.

34.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 15:10:18
Sorry MK miss read your post, it wasn’t and Cole was it?

35.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 15:11:44
Asprilla, MK?

36.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 15:19:36
Mk was it Andy Cole.

37.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 15:26:25
Owen - explosive exciting kid
Suarez - the meg master, always looked like he'd score
Stevie G - the greatest prem player
Bergkamp - sheer class
Scholes - best passer the prem has seen.

38.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 15:42:01
Owen (loved him as a kid)

39.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 15:45:46
In no particular order

Agger. Love for the club
Riise. One of my first memories of lfc was him sliding around like a mad man
Lucas. Great guy, great player, Unlucky.
Gerrard. Nuff said
Suarez. Magic/ Numpty

Shoutout to Owen for making me fall in love with the club, even though I've since found out he's maybe not the best Idol, without him who knows who I would support.

40.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 15:57:20
Steven Gerrard
John Barnes
Steve Mcmanaman
Robbie Fowler
Luis Garcia.

41.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 16:01:33
1. Bergkamp - for his intelligence and vision, he was the sort of player that, if I could choose to be like one, it would've been him.

2. Gerrard - for his seemingly endless heroics and the fact he was our captain.

3. Torres - for basically being a beast and giving me the feeling for the first time in many a season that we were on an upward trajectory in terms of our transfer business.

4. Hasselbaink - don't know why but always liked watching him, had an excellent scoring rate and an insanely hard shot that had virtually no backlift.

5. Crouch - always looked like he was enjoying himself, had excellent technique and ability to bring others into play and when he scores he always looks like he is buzzing.

Know a few of these aren't the best players but they are ones I liked watching the most, if its BEST then of course the names change but in terms of favourites? This would be it for me.

42.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 16:02:18
Fowler- He is God afterall
Henry- Exuded class on the pitch, one of the few players I always dreamed might one day come to us.
Alonso- One of the best midfielders I have ever seen.
Bergkamp- Like Henry was just awesome to watch him play
Torres- Man crush when he first arrived lol.

If we are talking about football that existed prior to 1992 (I know hard to believe it did) then it would be much much harder as a lot of my all time favs played at their peak before the prem.

43.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 16:14:39
Thierry Henry
Okocha/ Vieira

Big shout for momo sissoko as well, on his day he bosses the midfield against anyone. As a limited footballer I tried to play the 'hard lad' role in school lol.

44.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 16:14:46
Bergkamp - favorite player ever. Highly intelligent
Henry - there was a period where he was simply unplayable
Agger - composed, brilliant timing when defending, scored some nice goals
Okocha - I'm a Nigerian, being patriotic. But he was fun to watch
P. Schmeichel - one of the best keepers ever. For me, the best of the premier league era.

45.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 16:49:27
alonso: very good midfielders obviously, no need to decide who is better;)
luis garcia;
they love liverpool just as much as i do.

46.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 19:40:44
In no particular order
Rush- legend
Fowler- god
Scholes- would have loved him at LFC
Aguero- would love him at LFC
Gerrard- “what a hit, son, what a hit”.

47.) 01 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 20:56:21
You could go with Liverpool only prem era

Best keeper


Best three defenders.


(Both Finnan and Jones wry hard to leave out)

Best three midfielders.

(Hardest pick was picking last one)

Best three strikers.


(Easily the hardest section we’ve been blessed with some truly great attakers)

48.) 02 Mar 2018
02 Mar 2018 00:37:41
I only started following this wonderful game and club in 2005/ 2006, so my memories are very recent:

1 - Torres, by a mile - he was the first footballer that I actually was excited to watch.

2 - Gerrard - had it all, and could do something out of nothing. FA Cup v West Ham my earliest memory of his magic.

3 - Firmino - if I played, he is who I would want to play like.

4 - Drogba - I thought he was immense. Always feared him when we played Chelsea.

5 - Adebayor - for his full length of the field run to celebrate in front of the Arsenal fans. Funniest moment I have seen on the field. Brilliant.

49.) 02 Mar 2018
02 Mar 2018 03:12:46
1. Torres - Literally wanted a Torres haircut when i was about 13.

2. Gerrard - Mr Liverpool. loved watching him and Torres together.

3. Carragher - Oh how i wish that 30 yarder against QPR had gone in. I also believe we would have won the title in 13/ 14 if he had stayed for that last year.

4. Alonso - It just all fell apart when he left. plus he probably had the best beard of the premier league era for Liverpool (Unless Alisson does end up in Liverpool)

5. Juninho Paulista - being from Middlesbrough i watched my fair share of Boro games, cracking little player, i think he might even have been linked to Liverpool in the nineties after his first spell on Teesside.

50.) 04 Mar 2018
04 Mar 2018 09:17:33
MK was it Les Ferdinand?