Still one of the world’s biggest and best clubs, Liverpool stills develops from of the best English talent. Here are our top eleven British players to wear red.
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 fantastic comeback to beat AC Milan 4-3 in the 2005 Champions League final. Earning the nickname Captain Fantastic, the only trophy to elude the versatile midfielder was a Premier League title.
The speedy technician and creative goal-scorer Michael Owen is recognized as one of the greatest English strikers of all-time. He made 89 appearances with England, notching 40 goals. He scored his first goal in the 1998 World Cup, making him the youngest player ever to do so. His third and final World Cup in 2006 saw him tear his ACL which seemed to have slowed him down and ended his international career prematurely.
Considered one of the best players to wear the Liverpool shirt, the quick-thinking Kevin Keegan made 290 appearances for The Reds and netted 89 times. Winner of three League titles, an FA Cup, a European Cup, and two UEFA Cup he’s also one of the most decorated Liverpool players of all time.
John Barnes transferred to Liverpool in 1987 where he appeared 314 times and scored 84 goals as a left-winger. He helped the Reds achieve 2 League titles, two FA Cups, a League Cup, and is a 4-time Super cup winner, but also became a victim of racist abuse from his own fans.
In his third season with the club, the versatile and tough midfielder James Milner has already earned 143 caps and scored 17 times for Liverpool. Milner counties to keep battling for his trophy as a Red, already turning up as runner-ups in Champions League, the UEFA Europe League, and the Football League Cup.
Once setting the Liverpool transfer record with his £11 million move to Anfield, the English striker scored 60 goals in 223 games as a Red. His trophy case includes an FA Cup, two Football League Cups, a UEFA Cup, and a UEFA Super Cup.
The legendary Liverpool defender Emlyn Hughes made 655 appearances with the Reds, captaining the side to its first of two European Cups in 1977 and 1978. He also won four league titles and an FA Cup during the 1973/74 season.
The industrious English midfielder played two years for Liverpool, earning 81 caps and scoring 14 goals. While he went trophyless at Liverpool, he scored a crucial equalizer in front of the home fans at Anfield against his former club, Manchester United.
Signed to Liverpool in 1967, the goalkeeper Ray Clemence went on to enjoy fourteen seasons with the Reds where he picked up a plethora of silverware including five League titles, an FA Cup, a League Cup, three European Cups, and a UEFA Cup.
In his four years and 175 matches at Liverpool, the forward Peter Beardsley entertained the Kop with a crafty 59 goals. His silverware includes two League titles in 1988 and 1990, an FA Cup, and three FA Charity Shields.
Nicknamed Zico for his goal-scoring abilities as a full back, Phil Neal netted 59 times for Liverpool in 650 fixtures. He’s also one of Liverpool’s most decorated players, earning eight league Titles, four Football League Cups, four European Cups, and a UEFA Cup and UEFA Super Cup.