With the big match at Anfield coming up between these two sides on Saturday, here’s a comprehensive look at their best players.
Perhaps the most highly anticipated match of the Premier League weekend is the clash between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield.
Over the years these two sides have played some thrilling encounters with each other and fanatix has decided to pit the two clubs’ best ever XIs against each other, to see which is the greatest.
Goalkeeper – Ray Clemence, 1967 to 1981: Won five league titles, the FA Cup and three European Cups after joining as a 19-year-old.
Right-back – Phil Neal, 1974 to 1985: A stalwart for the Reds for 11 years, Neal played in all four of the club’s European Cup triumphs during that time and scored in two.
Centre-back – Jamie Carragher, 1996 to 2013: Played 700 times for the club after progressing from the academy and won the FA Cup twice, the UEFA Cup, the League Cup three times and the Champions League.
Centre-back – Alan Hansen, 1877 to 1991: Younger readers may only know the dour Scot as a Match of the Day pundit, but Hansen helped lead the club to three European Cups.
Left-back – Emlyn Hughes, 1967 to 1979: A slight cheat here as Hughes was more of a midfielder, but did operate in defence as well and skippered the club to two European Cup wins.
Right wing – Billy Liddell, 1938 to 1961: During 23 years at the club the classy winger came to symbolise what it meant to play for Liverpool and helped them to the league title in 1947.
Central midfield – Steven Gerrard, 1997 to present: The only player in the team still playing and a captain who dragged the club to their famous Champions League triumph in 2005.
Central midfield – Graeme Souness, 1978 to 1984: In six whirlwind years at Anfield Souness guided the club to five league titles and three European Cups – not bad.
Left wing – John Barnes, 1987 to 1997: To see Barnes’ somewhat rotund figure now it would be hard to believe he was in fact one of the best wingers England has ever produced, winning two league titles and two FA Cups with the Reds.
Striker – Ian Rush, 1980 to 1987: An absolute goal machine who broke records for fun, with more strikes for Liverpool (346), in FA Cup finals (five) and in Merseyside derbies (25) than anyone else – as well as winning five league titles and two European Cups.
Striker – Kenny Dalglish, 1977 to 1990: Recent managerial spell aside, Dalglish just reaped success as both a player and boss at Anfield, with six league titles and three European Cups.
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