Steven Gerrard’s near three-decade association with Liverpool comes to an end this summer…
One of the most popular talking points among Liverpool supporters this month has been the upcoming Anfield charity game, which has also become known as Steven Gerrard’s second testimonial.
So we’ve decided that now is an apt as time as any to put together a team of the best players our legendary captain has ever played with.
Do you think our No. 8 would agree with this selection of stars? Check our our selection below…
GK) Pepe Reina
Liverpool have not been blessed with many world class goalkeepers in the Premier League era, but the Spaniard was definitely an exception. He played almost 400 games for the Reds before leaving for Munich last year.
RB) Steve Finnan
Not a big name, but a joyfully consistent full-back that Liverpool have struggled to replace. The now retired Republic of Ireland international played 217 games for the Reds after making his way up from non-league.
LB) John Arne Riise
When the Norwegian hit one, it stayed hit – as former Manchester United forward Alan Smith can no doubt confirm. The full-back scored 30 goals during his 339 games for the Reds, with whom he stayed for seven years.
CB) Jamie Carragher
One of, if not the greatest defender Liverpool have ever produced. The former academy graduate went on to play 737 games for us in all competitions, before calling it a day after 17 seasons with the first-team.
CB) Sami Hyypia
One of the Reds’ best buys of all time. The Finnish star arrived in 1999 for just £2.6m from Willem II, and went on to play over 400 times in all competitions, scoring 35 goals – including the memorable one against Juventus on route to the 2005 Champions League title.