13 Jun 2018 11:55:04
For a bit of fun and away from transfers, it would be interested to hear what people top Liverpool XI would be based on players they have actually seen play. I’m still quite young so I’m only thinking back as far back as early 2000s when i really started watching football a lot.
It doesn’t matter how long they player was with us either, just on form and how much u like / liked them

Gk - Reina
Not really a tough decision considering we haven’t had many greats and for a few seasons with us he was top class!

Right back - was tempted to go for finnan as I always thought of him as reliable but I’m going to go with Trent out of loyalty to the current squad and the fact that he’s a local lad and has had one of the best debut seasons for us that I can remember!

Cb - again a few tough ones, obviously loved Carra and Agger but I’m going to go for hyypia and Van Dijk as I think they’d be a killer pairing!

Left back - again was a big fan of Aurelio when fit, and am loving the start Robertson has had and think he could be our long term fix there but I’m going for riise for that rocket of a left foot and always remember him as sound enough defensively

Midfield - going for a trio of Gerrard, Alonso and Coutinho
I think that midfield picks itself for me and the players I’ve seen live and seen enough of.

Up front - salah, Torres, Suarez
Again for the timeframe that I’ve been a proper fan no one has come close to these three and with all them on their best form in a red shirt that would be a serious amount of goals

So team in full
Trent hyypia Van Dijk Riise
Gerrard Alonso Coutinho
Salah Torres Suarez

Interesting to hear some others thoughts on players I haven’t seen live so don’t feel like I can add in and how they compare to our current squad or who you would include!

1.) 13 Jun 2018
13 Jun 2018 12:11:23
for me can't have suarez or coutinho in any team I just cant
call me childish but I just cant
swap mane for Suarez and coutinho for gary mac or Maxi Rodriguez
also Babbel has to get in at right back for me.

2.) 13 Jun 2018
13 Jun 2018 12:18:03
Nice post Jak.

I'm a bit older than you, started supporting around 84, and remember the teams from 86 onwards.

I'd have Brucie in goal, one of the most natural and charismatic keepers I have ever seen. Clemence was probably better, but he left before I started following the team, so to stick to the criteria, it has to be Bruce.

RB has to be Rob Jones - he would have slashed the number of caps Neville (*spit*) got for England if he had stayed fit.

CB - I've always loved the way Hansen glided around the pitch, so he's in, and I would also pick Phil Neal - no nonsense.

LB - tricky one. Always had a soft spot for Bjornebye, but its a toss up between Nicol and Riise. I'll go for Nicol as being a bit more rounded.

CMs - Gerrard and Alonso, but I was to late for Souness as I never saw him play in red. I loved Ronnie Whelan, and Digger could play back here, but I'm going to pick the Danish scouser - Jan Molby!

Forwards - Rushie and SKK, obvs, and I'll throw Salah into the mix above Suarez and Fowler, although its a close run thing!


Nicol Hansen Neal Jones
Alonso Gerrard Molby
SKK Rush Salah

With a very strong subs bench!

3.) 13 Jun 2018
13 Jun 2018 12:29:33
Have done this a few times but I always enjoy it. For me:


4.) 13 Jun 2018
13 Jun 2018 12:30:17
Oops, got my left and right mixed up, but you get the gist :)

5.) 13 Jun 2018
13 Jun 2018 12:34:55
Dudek, Hyppia, Finnan, Traore, Riise, Carra, Garcia, Gerrard, Alonso, Smicer and Baros. Maybe ignoring Harry Kewell this time 😉.

6.) 13 Jun 2018
13 Jun 2018 12:44:58
like Zeddicus I’ve been supporting since 86 I’d have to have John Barnes in my team, awesome player. Post 86 I’m not sure I’d go for Sir Kenny but certainly would pre ‘86:
Brucie - other than Reina no other competitor after 86
Rob Jones - what a player he could have been
Hansen - nuff said
Carragher - tough call to leave out Hyypia
Staunton - my only “problem” position to fill with quality

Gerrard and Alonso - again too late for Souness

Suarez Beardsley Barnes
Fowler - tough call leaving out Rush

Some true Liverpool legends not in there.

7.) 13 Jun 2018
13 Jun 2018 12:46:40
Finnan, Carragher, Agger, Riise
Alonso, Henderson
Gerrard, Firmino, Mane

Found it really hard to pick between Gerrard/ Salah, Mane/ Coutinho, and Suarez/ Torres. In the end I went with my favourites.

8.) 13 Jun 2018
13 Jun 2018 13:02:20
For me Barnes has to be in any team - ridiculous talent!

9.) 13 Jun 2018
13 Jun 2018 13:16:44
Babbel, Carra, VVD, Riise
Alonso, Stevie G
Salah, Rush, Barnes

Wow what a team!

10.) 13 Jun 2018
13 Jun 2018 13:24:09
I've supported since 98 but only really remember since 01 so for me:

Finnan, Hypia, Agger, Aurelio
Mascherano, Gerrard, Alonso
Salah, Suarez, Mane

A few players like RIise, Carra, Hendo, Coutinho and Firmino very unlucky to miss out (and if i was building an actual team reather than my favourites, they would probably make it in)

11.) 13 Jun 2018
13 Jun 2018 13:38:35

Finnan hypia agger riise
salah gerrard alonso mane
Torres Suarez


clyne Matip coates Konchesky
Jovanovic Poulsen Aqualani Downing
ngog vornin.

12.) 13 Jun 2018
13 Jun 2018 13:53:06
Nicol Hansen Hyypia Staunton
Gerrard Alonso Coutinho
Kenny Rush Barnes.

13.) 13 Jun 2018
13 Jun 2018 13:54:22
For me it’s.
Alan Kennedy
Alan Hansen
Mark Lawrenson
Rob Jones
Graeme Souness
Xabi Alonso
Jan Molby
John Barnes
Luis Suarez
Kenny Dalglish

Joe Cole
Paul Stewart

14.) 13 Jun 2018
13 Jun 2018 14:21:39

Jones Hyppia Hansen Kennedy

Salah Souness Gerrard Barnes

Rush Dalglish

Subs: Grobs / Riise / Neal / Beardsley / Suarez

Now there's a team - wow do I feel old all of a sudden!

15.) 13 Jun 2018
13 Jun 2018 15:15:03
Supporting since '73 so, my list is:


16.) 13 Jun 2018
13 Jun 2018 15:54:06
Babbel Hyypia VVD Carragher
Alonso Gerrard Barnes
Rush Suarez Salah.

17.) 13 Jun 2018
13 Jun 2018 16:17:06




18.) 13 Jun 2018
13 Jun 2018 16:30:05
First post so ill keep it brief. I can NOT believe we ever had Konchesky in our squad. The days of seeing him Poulsen and Downing are almost odd to reflect on today.

19.) 13 Jun 2018
13 Jun 2018 16:40:57
Been supporting since 1970!
Jones Lawrenson Hansen Nicol

Gerrard Souness Alonso Barnes

Dalglish Rush
So hard to leave suarez and torres out Beardsley too.

20.) 13 Jun 2018
13 Jun 2018 21:00:08
It has to be Rob Jones at right back. What a fantastic full back he was. Such a shame about his injuries.

{Ed025's Note - i dont think you understood the question mate..