Is this our best-ever team?

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This has always been closest to mine. Usually I'd go for a 4-2-3-1, but can't put Keegan on the right so there you go. Van Dijk is the new addition instead of Carra. Left back (a natural one like Alan Kennedy or an overall bigger/more versatile player like Emlyn) and right side/forward is always up for debate. The rest isn't as much.

 

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I'd put Neal and Hansen in the indisputables. Van Dijk will be there, perhaps not already, but give it a few more years of the same and he will be. Hansen could remain our no.1 CB even by that time. Trent might be there one day, but it's still way too early in comparison with Neal.
 

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@Dane, no Stevie? Is there a particular reason for that? Obviously, I'm too young to remember vast majority of these players but from video clips and interviews with former players and fans, I never got the impression that anyone other than Souness came close to him in terms of quality and "completeness" in central midfield. In fact, I never got the impression that Liverpool have ever had a better player bar Kenny!
Molby was a genius, very intelligent football brain.
Souness is our best central midfielder ever.
Barnes on the left is a default pick.

Blame the BBC for only allowing 3 picks
 

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My forwards don’t fit into the BBC’s 4-2-3-1 formation; for some reason, it classifies the “3” as midfielders. :unsure:

Scott
Lawler Hansen Virgil Byrne
Gerrard Souness
Salah Dalglish Liddell
Rush

Subs: Clemence; Smith, Hughes; Molby; Barnes, Beardsley; Suarez
 

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I think it is impossible to compare across time. Todays team has more money, the whole club is far more scientific in its approach. The abiloity to find every kind of statistic and videos on all players and opposition.
I would argue that the 77 team that first won the European cup is one of the greatest simply because the team hardly cost anything, most of the players taken from relative obscurity to become European champions, arguably a bigger feat than a team of big stars.
Dalglish`s team played football never seen before and years ahead of its time. And the 80s domination of Paisleys team was incredible although the team slowly changed over time, the trophies kept coming.

I think this team has written its own chapter in the history, but to match Paisley, they need to repeat it for a few years. But then again, I think its difficult to compare and contrast.
 

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Knowing how only 1-2 players from the last two decades feature in most teams itself shows how much someone like me following us post 2005 might have missed. There are compilations I have seen of Dalglish, Barnes, Fowler and goals during those times, but the defenders feature way more than our current back 5. How mean was our defense back then? o_O Somewhere without watching the games you don't get to see the defense quality the way you get to see for attackers.

Also wondering if putting a worst 11 as difficult across time or it is Hodgson's team as it is? :unsure:
 

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Barnes should be their as a forward, not in midfield. Molby was a fine player, but has easily been surpassed by a number of players
 

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@Dane, no Stevie? Is there a particular reason for that? Obviously, I'm too young to remember vast majority of these players but from video clips and interviews with former players and fans, I never got the impression that anyone other than Souness came close to him in terms of quality and "completeness" in central midfield. In fact, I never got the impression that Liverpool have ever had a better player bar Kenny!
I would think there are several, but may need to go back to 70's. Never saw him play, but Jimmy Case for example was meant to be really good.
 

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Molby is going to have to do some serious work in the gym to fit in Klopp’s 433
True story this.
When I was in the Army, I was sent on an FA coaches course.
Part of the course content was to analyse a match between a football league select and a combined forces select.

The best player on the pitch that day, by a country mile, was 34 year old Jimmy Case.
And he literally never left the centre circle.

Quick brain more than makes up for slow legs
 

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For me, only VVD makes it in there from the current lot. But there are several of them on the subs bench, and if they continue to rack up the trophies, then everything might change in a year or two. But for now, those who won so many championships and cups during their careers are still ahead.

Alonso, Gerrard and Suarez would have deserved to play in better teams, but they all were world-class in terms of skill. On the other hand, that's probably me being biased, as I never saw the likes of Hughes, Molby, McDermott, Case play live. Having to leave out Barnes is also terrible to be fair, but here we go...



I think that this team would wipe out any opposition, both in terms of skill and mentality.
 

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True story this.
When I was in the Army, I was sent on an FA coaches course.
Part of the course content was to analyse a match between a football league select and a combined forces select.

The best player on the pitch that day, by a country mile, was 34 year old Jimmy Case.
And he literally never left the centre circle.

Quick brain more than makes up for slow legs
Same with Molby. He said that when coming through at Ajax, Cruyff had him stay in the centre circle and hit passes all around the pitch, and that was how he developed his fantastic passing range. Only time I remember Molby looking slim was when he came out of prison.
 

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Alonso over Gerrard or Henderson? Crazy
Nah, Skippy to be the grafter and do the hard work, Alonso has the technique and passing to rip any midfield apart, and Souness to had the defensive steel and bite .
 

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For me, only VVD makes it in there from the current lot. But there are several of them on the subs bench, and if they continue to rack up the trophies, then everything might change in a year or two. But for now, those who won so many championships and cups during their careers are still ahead.

Alonso, Gerrard and Suarez would have deserved to play in better teams, but they all were world-class in terms of skill. On the other hand, that's probably me being biased, as I never saw the likes of Hughes, Molby, McDermott, Case play live. Having to leave out Barnes is also terrible to be fair, but here we go...



I think that this team would wipe out any opposition, both in terms of skill and mentality.
I would take Barnes over Rush there, particularly if you are thinking of playing Rush on the left.
 

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I would take Barnes over Rush there, particularly if you are thinking of playing Rush on the left.
I rather thought about Dalglish slightly in-behind of Suarez and Rush playing centrally. That would be some sight to behold... but if you need more width coming in from the left, then Barnes is your man indeed. :giggle:
 

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Nah, Skippy to be the grafter and do the hard work, Alonso has the technique and passing to rip any midfield apart, and Souness to had the defensive steel and bite .
Maybe it's just me but Alonso gets elevated way above what he actually did during his time. 1 world class season after Rafa tried to sell him, otherwise he was good, but to replace Gerrard in a starting 11.. No way.
 

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The four players that we currently have on contract that could have a long enough and sufficiently well-decorated LFC career to get into my all-time XI in about 5 years time will hopefully be Hendo, Virg, Alli and Mo. The first three I see staying (and finishing their career) with the club. Mo is going to need to stay three years at least and perform as well as he has done so far to displace Keegan from my team. I hope by the time Trent is 30 he'll be in there too.
Clemence
Neal
Lawler
Hansen
Hughes
Alonso
Gerrard
Dalglish
Keegan
Rush
Barnes

In 2025?:

Becker
Neal
Lawler
Hansen
Van Dijk
Henderson
Gerrard
Dalglish
Salah
Rush
Barnes
 
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