Liverpool’s team of the decade, the 2010s

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The 2019 Champions League winners, Liverpool assembled one of the best Premier League teams England has ever seen. It’s no surprise that most of the players on this list were part of that championship team.

Alisson Becker

Signed to Liverpool in 2018 for a £67m fee, the Brazilian goalie Alisson has played a vital role in bringing Liverpool its first Champions League trophy since 2005.

A candidate for the 2019 Ballon d’Or, Alisson won the Golden Glove last year for accomplishing a club record 21 lean sheets. Alisson leads the Premier League in clean sheets again this season, even after missing 8 matches.

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Trent Alexander-Arnold

Shortlisted for the 2019 the Ballon d’Or, named to the PFA Team of the Year, winner of the 2019 Champions League, Trent Alexander-Arnold has accomplished a lot at just 21-years-old.

Already considered the best right-back in football, Arnold continues to demonstrate his excellence as a comprehensive defender and key assist man — he earned the most assists from a defender in the Premier League last season.

Where would today’s Liverpool be without him?

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Jamie Carragher

A one-club man and vice-captain for a decade, Mr. Liverpool Jamie Carragher recorded the team’s second-highest appearances with 508 appearances, including 150 times in Europe. Carragher won the Champions League in 2005 having shifted from defense to center-half. He also won 2 FA Cups, 3 League Cups, and a UEFA Cup.

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Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool broke the world defensive fee to sign defender Virgil van Dijk for £75 million from Southampton. He has since transformed into the backbone of the defense for the Reds. The Dutchman played a pivotal role in Liverpool’s Champions League title in 2019 after before losing the finals to Real Madrid the year before.

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Andy Robertson

Released by Celtic as a teenager and demoted to amateur leagues, left-back Andy Robertson has come a long way to superstar stardom.

The Scotsman served a linchpin of the Liverpool side that won the Champions League last season and is pushing for its long-awaited Premier League trophy this year. The 26-year-old can defend, trackback, and send in dynamite crosses like his counterpart on the right flank, Trent Alexander-Arnold.

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Steven Gerrard

The Liverpool stalwart Steven Gerrard made over 500 appearances for his boyhood club. He will forever be enshrined in The Reds folklore for sparking the remarkable comeback to beat AC Milan 4-3 in the 2005 Champions League final. The only trophy to elude ‘Captain Fantastic’ was the Premier League title.

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Fabinho

The Brazilian defensive midfielder Fabinho played a key role in Liverpool’s 2019 Champions League title. The successor to Javier Mascherano, Fabinho excels at winning back the ball, making plays, and is a swift passer.

He will forever be remembered for his stellar game against Manchester City that boosted the Reds 8 points clear to the top of the Premier League table.

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Mohamed Salah

The so-called “one-season wonder” became the first Liverpool player ever to score 20+ goals in three consecutive seasons since Michael Owen. His 70 goals and 27 assists in his first 100 Premier League are also numbers to marvel at.

Injured in the 2018 Champions League final, the Egyptian King got his second chance and made it count, scoring the game’s first goal against Tottenham in the 2019 Champions League final.

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Roberto Firmino

With 56 goals in 165 appearances, the world-class Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino easily makes the list. Now in his fourth season at Anfield and runners-up in last year’s Champions League, he looks to add some silverware to his trophy bin.

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Sadio Mane

Possibly Klopp’s best-signing, the Senegalese winger Sadio Mane keeps Liverpool opponents on edge with his attacking style and pace.

With 77 goals in 161 matches for the Reds and a Champions League title to boot, Mane looks to help the Reds win the club’s first Premier League title this century.

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Luis Suarez

Luis Suárez had a slow start to his Premiership career, only netting 11 league goals in his first full season with the Reds. However, the striker came to be an incredible force up top the following two seasons where he scored a combined 54 league goals.

The Uruguayan won the 2013-14 PFA Player of the Year award. He was also mired in controversy for his racist taunts against Patrice Evra in 2011 and for his second biting incident against Chelsea’s Ivanovic in a 2012 Premier League match.

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