28 Nov 2018 11:19:10
I was a massive fan of Riise. But at the age of 27, am I witnessing Liverpool's best left back of my time?
Who would you rate as our top left backs since 91?
Aurelio/ Flanagan ( for the 13/ 14 season, he was a beast )

1.) 28 Nov 2018
28 Nov 2018 12:21:09
easily robbo but I can't lie I did love stig as well.

2.) 28 Nov 2018
28 Nov 2018 12:39:42
Riise will always be my favourite left back, but I agree that Robbo is probably a better player overall. Riise's left peg though, a beast.

3.) 28 Nov 2018
28 Nov 2018 13:47:49
Robbo is up there but I must choose Riise. Ask me in a year that may well change because Robbo is proving to be excellent.

4.) 28 Nov 2018
28 Nov 2018 14:11:47
Ronnie Moran is Liverpool’s greatest left back, not because of his footballing abilities, but for the 46 years he put in at the club

True legend.

{Ed001's Note - I am surprised people rate Riise so highly, he was not a particularly good left back and an awful left midfielder.}

5.) 28 Nov 2018
28 Nov 2018 14:25:29
Aurelio when fit was the best left back I've seen play for Liverpool. What a wand of a left foot he had!

6.) 28 Nov 2018
28 Nov 2018 14:30:00
Aurelio for me was by far the best left back but clearly hardly ever fit. Riise was ok for me, not great.

7.) 28 Nov 2018
28 Nov 2018 14:41:18
I agree ed - Risse was never quite good enough.

8.) 28 Nov 2018
28 Nov 2018 14:46:21
I think he’s just one of those iconic cult heroes Ed001, probably for his left foot alone. I find it hard to answer this question because i can barely remember Riise in his prime, only the odd game of Aurelio and then the rest of my time has been the likes of Insua, Dossena, Enrique and Moreno. From my perspective the better question would be who has been the most hopless left back in my time!

{Ed001's Note - he scored some good goals that seems to have clouded the judgement of some.}

9.) 28 Nov 2018
28 Nov 2018 15:26:51
I think for a lot of us Ed001, given we had some left back problems for a very long time after Riise appeared to be very good. Very happy the days of Dossena and Konchesky have come to an end.

On a seperate note what did you think of Emiliano Insua? If i recall correctly he started quite well but then it all went a bit pear shaped.

{Ed001's Note - he had discipline problems off the pitch, in particular with his eating habits as he had a love of fast food and ate huge amounts of it. It made him overweight and sluggish all the time. Shame as he had a genuine natural talent.}

10.) 28 Nov 2018
28 Nov 2018 15:39:11
Remember thinking Insua was going to be a big talent, always wondered what went wrong.

{Ed001's Note - unfortunately the club did not take care of him away from the pitch in the way it is doing with players now. We were so far behind the times in that regard back then.}

11.) 28 Nov 2018
28 Nov 2018 15:59:41
Paul Koncheskey. hands down the best I've seen 😉.

12.) 28 Nov 2018
28 Nov 2018 16:01:36
I think kennedy was the best I have seen then a close second would be staunton. Burrow wasn't bad but Riise he wasn't very good at defending was always trying to get forward as much as possible. Robbie is the best I have seen in the last 10/ 15 years.

13.) 28 Nov 2018
28 Nov 2018 16:06:57
Depends on what is meant by best! The best natural LB iv seen in my lifetime at LFC is Aurelio. That fella had real talent and was good in defence as well. However the most 'effective' in terms of keeping conceded goals down for me was when Carragher was playing left back when we had Henchoz and Hyypia in the middle and before Rafa moved him into the centre. We havnt had many good LB's in the last 20 years!

14.) 28 Nov 2018
28 Nov 2018 17:24:21
AS much as I love Robbo and he’s work rate I would love to see him block a cross. He’s great going forward but I would love to see him work on the defending simple crosses.
Riise for me best left back. What a leg peg he had.

15.) 28 Nov 2018
28 Nov 2018 17:32:27
I love Riise's left peg and Robbo's tenacity but Aurelio was on a different level. He was so technically gifted and a very intelligent player. It's shame he was so injury prone and never really got going for us.

I remember him being compared to Roberto Carlos. And who can forget that glorious free kick against United. Van der Sar was rooted to the spot.

16.) 28 Nov 2018
28 Nov 2018 17:33:31
Everyone’s forgetting that Gomez played left back for a time.

17.) 28 Nov 2018
28 Nov 2018 17:35:46
I would say that Riise was a fairly average left back and left midfielder but he did score some fantastic goals. For me the best left back I can remember is Aurelio, unfortunately injuries meant we never consistently saw the best of him. Robertson has the potential to surpass Aurelio over the next few years.

18.) 28 Nov 2018
28 Nov 2018 17:43:38
Jesus wept i forgot about Konchesky. Have to feel sorry for some players, never going to be good enough and are always going to accept the chance to play for a club like liverpool, they only join to become the whipping boys of the hopeless managers that sign then.

19.) 28 Nov 2018
28 Nov 2018 18:06:19
How about Milner? Had a really good season at left back.

That being said I’d have to go with Jim Beglin in my lifetime.

20.) 28 Nov 2018
28 Nov 2018 18:38:26
Id say Aurelio or Christian Ziege.

21.) 28 Nov 2018
28 Nov 2018 18:41:56
Riise must've spent too much time in the weights room, imo. He was never of slight build, but by around 2003/ 2004ish he looked quite a bit heftier than when he arrived. Made him kinda slow over short distances, I remember Pennant breezing past him repeatedly for Leeds the season before we bought him.

I'd agree that the best left back we've had in the Premier League era was Aurelio. Not overly spectacular in terms of pace or ground covering, but a great passer and an intelligent player with his positioning and use of the ball. Shame about injuries. Robbo's not far off that and if he keeps going the way he's going, I might put him ahead.

22.) 28 Nov 2018
28 Nov 2018 19:23:21
Only one left back who has made a goal line clearance in a massive game; Djimi Traore.

23.) 28 Nov 2018
28 Nov 2018 20:11:54
Only one left back to Cruyff turn into his own net and knock us out of the FA cup also MK! I’m surprised it took that long for Djimi to be mentioned, though. What a player.

24.) 28 Nov 2018
28 Nov 2018 21:41:59
Aurelio was top quality, just made of wet paper. Such a massive shame.

{Ed025's Note - thats just a tissue of lies hsf.. :)

25.) 29 Nov 2018
28 Nov 2018 23:44:29
Haha MK, I remember him scoring a back heel own goal in the cup, against Burnley was it? Also, if I remember correctly, didn't Riise break Smiths leg with a free kick? Think Ed001 summed up Robertson well, needs to fine tune his crossing and timing.

26.) 29 Nov 2018
29 Nov 2018 09:41:08
Too early to determine that. I love Robbo but Risse was awesome. I think thw best left back we had im prem would be Marcus Babel ( may be he was a right back) . I am getting old.

27.) 29 Nov 2018
29 Nov 2018 09:42:29
Also the only left back who has cruyff turned an own goal MK.

28.) 30 Nov 2018
29 Nov 2018 23:42:21
Horse - Babel was a right back.

Finan occasionally played left back, but was predominantly a right back.
I don’t think we’ve had a great left back in the “premier league” era. Riise was not good at defending.