Top 10: Liverpool legends
Steven Gerrard, Robbie Fowler & Kenny Dalglish all are idolised at Liverpool
Many fantastic Liverpool players have graced Anfield over the years.
Therefore, it is a very difficult task to select the top ten Kop favourites. But here are the players I believe deserve their place on this esteemed list.
10. Steve Heighway
A man so popular, he is mentioned in a song sung by the Kop to this day called 'The Fields of Anfield Road'. "…All round the fields of Anfield Road, Where once we watched the King Kenny play, Stevie Heighway on the wing, We had dreams and songs to sing…"
9. Bruce Grobbelaar
The first of two goalkeepers on this list, Grobbelaar was never the most consistent 'keeper, but who can forget his jelly legs routine in the 1984 European Cup final against AS Roma.
8. Kevin Keegan
In my opinion the most passionate player on this list, as he was often seen with a tear in his eye after the completion of "You'll Never Walk Alone". One half of the most lethal striker-force of his generation, alongside John Toshack.
7. Sami Hyypia
Big Sami, as he is better known, lacked any real pace but his ability to read the play and be in the right place at the right time meant it didn't matter. I don't believe there was a dry eye on Merseyside in 2009 when Sami announced his exit.
6. Ray Clemence
The second of two goalkeepers on the list, simply put, Clemence is the bar that other keepers that appear at Anfield are measured up to. Arguably the best 'keeper to ever grace Liverpool.
5. Jamie Carragher
What on earth could I possibly say about Carragher that we don't already know? Nothing, so I'll say it anyway. Jamie is a dying breed, one of the last few people to be so loyal to a single club.
The Kop are often heard singing a parody of the Beatles "Yellow Submarine" called "We all dream of a team of Carraghers". As we know Jamie will be retiring at the end of this season, but I certainly see him being involved with Liverpool until the day he dies. A true Liverpool legend.
4. Robbie Fowler
The height of clinical finishing with just the right amount of cheek to keep us all entertained, The first player to score 20 or more goals in a single Premier League season for Liverpool, and he did it three times. Robbie is often referred to as "God" by the Kop.
3. Ian Rush
Rush is simple enough to sum up in one word: goals. His 346 goals in 360 appearances is an Anfield ratio record with almost a goal a game - average that no one will ever surpass. Ian new the key to supporters hearts: scoring goals, and plenty of them.
2. Steven Gerrard
Captain fantastic Steven Gerrard, one of the best goalscoring midfielders of all time. When you think of Liverpool, you think of Gerrard, and he will never stop running until he gets a title with the Reds.
Kenny Daglish even agreed with a statement that read "He is also probably the best player to have ever worn red." And its hard to argue with that, what a player!
1. Kenny Dalglish
When Keegan left the Reds, not many predicted that Kenny would surpass his achievements. In my opinion, when Kenny's famous words "Nobody is bigger than the club" were heard, the Kop knew that Kenny understood what being a true red is all about.
Not to mention the fact he would probably sell a vital organ to watch Liverpool lift the title again. That would usually get you some brownie points with the locals
This list was incredibly hard to make, after all Liverpool fans are so supportive that it is difficult to figure out who we all like best when it comes to some of the all-time greats.
Leave a comment with your favourite player to ever lace his boots up for Liverpool.
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