51-year-old ex-Liverpool defender retweets appeal to return to the club

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One emotional Liverpool fan has sent out an appeal to former Reds star Mark Wright. The defender, now 51, retired from football in 1998, but that hasn’t stopped this bizarre request for him to return to our ranks next season.

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Wright, who began his professional career with Oxford United, before playing for Southampton and Derby County, joined Liverpool in 1991 and made more than 200 appearances in all competitions. His best moment in a Reds shirt came in 1992, when he helped us with the FA Cup, captaining us at Wembley for a 2-0 win over Sunderland.

As romantic as his return to Anfield would be, this particular individual would do well to remember that – a 6-1 defeat at the hands of Stoke City on the last day of the season aside – our defence has been pretty decent this year.

Dejan Lovren and Alberto Moreno initially struggled to make the desired impact but improved as the season went on, while Emre Can proved a revelation as an emergency centre-half, playing alongside Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho and inspiring a 13 game unbeaten Premier League run at the start of 2015.

It was up front where we struggled. With the loss of Luis Suarez to Barcelona and Daniel Sturridge ultimately proving decisive in our failure to secure a spot in the top four.

So Wrighty, you can keep your feet up and enjoy your retirement for now!