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I just thought I would write an article on some of the players that have been favourites of mine over the years. There has been so many since I started supporting this great club since about 1982. Everybody has their own favourites and I hope you can relate to some of mine. This is my list of players in no particular order.

Kenny Dalglish – Well I think he is most supporters’ favourite, and he is the reason I started supporting Liverpool. He was just an amazing player, I loved the way he shielded the ball from defenders and his vision and passing was just the best. For not being the quickest he certainly made up for it with his brain thinking quicker than anybody else. A great finisher too, where he never seemed to blast a shot, he always placed his shot, usually in spectacular fashion.

Ian Rush – Probably the greatest finisher our club has seen, amazing goal scoring record. Rush and Dalglish formed a lethal partnership in the 80’s. Rush had great speed which took him into goal scoring positions, but his work rate was unbelievable as he complimented Liverpool’s style of play by defending from the front.

Graeme Souness – A great player and captain of the club who had so much ability with an arrogance about him as he strutted about the midfield like a general marshalling his troops. A terrific passer of the ball and not frightened to put the boot in if things got tough. Nobody got the better of Souness if things got physical. A true Liverpool great.

Mark Lawrenson – I honestly thought he was the best defender in the world at the time when he played with us. He was such a great defender who read the game so well and was a superb tackler. Lawrenson had tremendous speed which helped him retrieve so many situations. He was also very good at springing an attack and venturing forward. I would put Lawrenson as my favourite defender.

Alan Hansen – A terrific defender and servant to the club eventually captaining the team to glory. Hansen always looked so casual and under control of the situation. A brilliant reader of the game and the best defender I have seen at bringing the ball out from defence, he started so many attacks for Liverpool with his great ability. Another Liverpool legend.

Phil Neal – A great servant who won more trophies than any other player in our history. But I thought he was such an under rated defender and was so good at going forward. Hardly ever missed a game, holds the record for most consecutive games for the Reds, Mr. Consistency.

Bruce Grobbelaar – A great keeper who could also entertain, sometimes ending up with an odd mistake. But loved by the Kop and he could save the unsavable with his amazing agility. The first keeper I noticed that could spring an attack with his quick release from hand or foot. Great memories highlighted by his antics in Rome.

John Barnes- Second only to Kenny as my favourite player of all time, in his prime he was amazing with his speed and control tying defenders in knots before scoring spectacular goals. Created so many chances with his creative play from the wing and also when he played more central. Had to change his game later in his career after injury reduced his speed, he enjoyed a new role in the centre of midfield in which he thrived on spraying passes around and rarely losing possession.

Steve McMahon – I know he played with Everton but he turned out to be a great player for us, I loved his energy and drive he showed in the midfield, he could weigh in with a few goals too. He was an important player for us in the engine room of that great side of the eighties.

John Aldridge – A great striker who lived out his dream by signing for Liverpool. Slotted into the side with ease with the likes of Barnes, Beardsley and Houghton signing around the same time. Aldridge thrived on the attacking style of the team and was a fans’ favourite.

Steve McManaman – A tremendously talented player with great dribbling ability. I loved it when he went on one of his dribbles. His goals always seemed spectacular. Sorry when he left us, but I was still pleased for him with the success he enjoyed at Madrid.

Robbie Fowler – I’m sure he is on every supporters list. One of the greatest finishers ever. He such an ability for scoring goals, he could score goals from anywhere. Should have won many more England caps. It was great to see him return to us for a second spell. He will always be remembered fondly at Liverpool.

Sami Hyypia – A classy defender who was a great servant. A great reader of the game, not the quickest but great positional sense. Sami was also dominant in the air and could weigh in with a few goals.

Gary McAllister – Came to the club in the twilight of his career, and what an impact he made. In my view he was the player of the season in our famous treble winning season of 2001. He was so instrumental and what about that goal against Everton . Wish we had him here longer.

Jamie Carragher – I just love him for his attitude and desire to win. Jamie has been a great servant to the club and long may he continue. He has been so important for us playing in various positions over the years, but always gives 100% and puts his body on the line for the team.

Steven Gerrard – A superb player, all time great. Has carried this team for years. Who can forget his rallying cry after scoring in Istanbul, then the amazing FA Cup final against West Ham which once again dragged us from the clutches of defeat. Gerrard showed his commitment to the club when Chelsea looked to sign him. I only put Kenny and John Barnes ahead of him.

Luis Suarez – I have to put him on my list already, such an impact he has made in such a short space of time. Such ability and his work rate is unbelievable. Suarez is loved already by the Kop. Such an exciting player.

These are the players that have stood out for me over the years. I’m sure I’ll add to this list in the future as the future is looking bright.

Written by Jamie McLaughlin, who blogs at The Liverword

Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler will extend his playing career with a move to play for Thailand league side Muang Thong United.

Fowler, 36, parted company with Australian A-League side Perth Glory last month and has now signed up to move to the Thai Premier League.

Muang Thong general manager Ronnarit Suewaja said: 'He agreed to play with Muang Thong United as a forward.

Source: Liverpool FC Official, Daily Mail

Video source: WongchaumPanu

Robbie Fowler today displayed his dismay at Fernando Torres' departure from Liverpool as he and his Perth Glory teammates fronted up for the Queensland flood victims.

Robbie Fowler Former Reds striker Fowler said there was "something not quite right" about Torres' $A80 million move to Chelsea earlier this week.

And the 35-year-old Scouser sported a Liverpool top with the Spaniard's name on as part of 'The Shirts That Hurt' fundraiser for victims of the recent floods.

"There is nothing wrong with the front of the shirt, it is the name on the back," Fowler said.

"I think it is quite apt to wear it for a worthy cause as it is something myself or any other Liverpool fan wouldn't be seen in."

In a quirk of the fixture list Torres is set to make his Chelsea debut this Sunday against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge - with his former fans ready to give the World Cup winner a rough ride.

"There's something not quite right about the Spaniard's last-minute transfer to Chelsea and the Liverpool fans have been up in arms," Fowler wrote in his column in The West Australian today.

"Only a couple of weeks ago Torres was talking about how much he loved the fans and the club. He won't be getting a warm welcome next time he plays at Anfield.

"As a Liverpool fan it was disappointing to see Torres leave because on his day he's a world-class player and I want the best players at the club. But if I was a manager and a player said he didn't want to be at the club I'd try to get the best deal I could."

The Shirts That Hurt fundraiser Although they lost Torres Liverpool did splash out around $A95m on Newcastle's Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez from Ajax.

Suarez scored on his Liverpool debut in the 2-0 midweek win over Stoke but Carroll is currently sidelined through injury and Fowler says it is uncertain whether he can prove a suitable replacement for Torres.

"Liverpool have probably ended up paying over the odds for Carroll, who cost £35 million," Fowler wrote.

"He is 22 and has been outstanding this season but he doesn't have a lot of experience at this level. It's hard to know whether he can keep that up year after year."

- Fowler was joined today by Glory colleagues Naum Sekulovski, Steven McGarry, Josh Mitchell and Adriano Pellegrino in 'The Shirts That Hurt' fundraiser.

Collingwood supporter Sekulovski donned the colours of Hawthorn, while Port Adelaide follower Pellegrino wore a Crows Guernsey.

Mitchell, a Manchester United supporter, sported a Chelsea kit, Scotland rugby fan McGarry was an All Black for the day, while NBA nut Scott Neville dropped the Chicago Bulls for the LA Lakers.

Source: The West Australian

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ROBBIE Fowler says he expects Liverpool owner John W Henry to afford Roy Hodgson more time, but believes "three or four" additions will be needed during the January transfer window if the club are to compete in the Premier League's top six.

Henry last night called for patience from the club's supporters, stating that there would be no "quick decisions" despite an inconsistent league campaign so far, and Fowler says the club's tradition of backing its managers would continue.

Speaking to Talksport, the former Reds hero - who now plies his trade with Perth Glory in the Australian A-League.

   "Liverpool are better than they were at the start of the season, which gives us a bit of hope.

"I think in January you are looking at maybe three or four good players to come in, and then we will see where it takes us.

"I think they [the owners] will stick with Roy. It is a bit of a transitional period; Roy is new in the job, and Liverpool are renowned throughout their history for sticking by their managers, and I think they will do so again."

"At the start of the season you would probably have taken fifth place if I'm honest," he said. "Obviously Liverpool's standards over the years mean they will be looking to compete in the top four, so they can attract better players and go onto bigger and better things.

"They did turn the corner recently after a bad start, though they have had a few indifferent results of late. But I think the league table is not as bad as people are making out."

Source: Liverpool Echo UK

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Michael Owen is back on Merseyside after leaving Liverpool six years ago. He will be wearing a Liverpool shirt again.

 

Michael Owen He will be featured in Jamie Carragher’s testimonial match against Everton XI at Anfield next weekend. Owen, reviled by some Liverpool fans after crossing one of the game's oldest divides, is said to be uncertain of the reaction he will get from the Anfield crowd but does not have great expectations considering the abuse when he returned last season for the first time since joining their rivals at Old Trafford.

Sir Alex Ferguson, the United manager, has given him permission to play for 45 minutes. Besides Owen, Carragher has also persuaded Jamie Redknapp, Danny Murphy, Jason McAteer, Robbie Fowler, Steve McManaman, Dietmar Hamann and Emile Heskey to play for Liverpool XI.

The Anfield match on Saturday, September 4 will celebrate Carragher's illustrious career to date and raise cash for Merseyside children's charities. Current Blues boss David Moyes is set to manage the Everton XI.

Welcome home, Michael. We will go easy on you. Enjoy your day at Anfield.

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"GOD", our beloved player, Robbie Fowler has been offered an opportunity to join Blackburn Rovers. Don't believe me? It's not official yet, but Cardiff City has confirmed that Fowler being contacted by Blackburn.

Stay tune for more update.

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