Revealed : The Best Liverpool Keeper Ever (So Far)

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Thanks to the great site LFCHistory I was able to find stats of all the goal keepers that played for Liverpool.

To come up with this chart I only took those who played at least 100 games, this left me with 16.
Here are how they rank up on goals conceded for the games that they have played.

I consider myself blessed to remember the top 6 play,  it is really interesting to see how the modern keepers all rank so high. Is it the training? The ball, gloves or any other clothing? The pitch? Videos?

As the chart shows Clem & Reina are pretty much neck and neck, it will be interesting to see if Pepe will beat Clem’s record. However to know for sure we will have to wait until Pepe retires or leaves us so I am not in a hurry to find out :-)

Games Goals Average
Ray Clemence 1967-1981 665 488 0.75
Jose “Pepe” Reina 2005- 259 200 0.77
Bruce Grobbelaar 1981-1994 628 534 0.85
Sander Westerveld 1999-2001 103 93 0.9
Jerzy Dudek 2001-2007 186 176 0.95
David James 1992-1999 277 273 0.99
Tommy Lawrence 1959-1971 390 404 1.04
Cyril Sidlow 1946-1952 165 181 1.1
Harry Storer 1896-1901 121 137 1.13
William Perkins 1899-1903 117 138 1.18
Bert Slater 1959-1962 111 146 1.32
Tommy Younger 1956-1959 127 176 1.39
Sam Hardy 1905-1912 240 341 1.42
Kenneth Campbell 1911-1920 142 210 1.48
Elisha Scott 1913-1934 468 645 1.38
Arthur Riley 1925-1940 338 608 1.8

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  1. One reason it’s the more modern keepers at the top is that the defenders are better tactically nowadays. Actually, just knowing which defenders were in front of which keepers makes a difference. Westerveld is hardly the 4th best keeper in our history purely based on his ability, but having Sami & Stephane in front of him must have helped a lot!

  2. That average is going to reflect the quality of the team as much as the keeper and not sure I would attach much value to it as a GK rating. Actually as far as Pepe’s average is going to be concerned the next couple years it’s likely to be a better indication of owner finances than anything.

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