Rumour has it that James Milner is going to be the next player to wear Liverpool’s famous number seven shirt. While we wouldn’t normally trust the Daily Star, the England international wore the number at Manchester City and has also done so on international duty – it seems a logical choice.
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Of course, he’s got some pretty incredible standards to live up to. In the list below, we count down the last fourteen players to be handed the responsibility of the number seven, including our newest acquisition.
We’ve given each player a ‘Number Seven Rating’ and subsequently picked out our best and worst from Liverpool history. Take the trip down memory lane and let us know if you agree…
The iconic forward scored 68 goals in 230 league games for Liverpool and won nine major honours during his time at the club, including the European Cup in 1977. He eventually joined Hamburg and it was there he became a two-time Ballon d’Or winner. Despite his success on the continent, he’s still fondly remembered on Merseyside.
Number Seven Rating: 9/10
Arguably the greatest man to ever be associated with Liverpool, having been a player, player-manager and a manager, when he returned for a second spell with us in 2011. In total, he won 22 honours as a player – including three European Cups – and a further six as boss. He scored 118 goals in 355 league matches for the club.
Number Seven Rating: 10/10
The midfielder was signed from Chelsea in 1987. He only managed 51 appearances before joining Queens Park Rangers two years later. He always worked hard and despite being outshone by his teammates was still part of some extremely successful sides.
Number Seven Rating: 6/10