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Heroes Of Liverpool FC
Nikhil19 (Liverpool) 5 years ago
Well frankly.... There is no other way of putting this....  Dalglish is simply the king....
JestaYNWA (Liverpool) 4 years ago
This is a bit delayed but for some reason it didn't cross my mind until this morning. Here is one of my all time favourite players and a celebration of his 50 goal milestone in the Premier League:

Thanks to Khaimet who I think initially posted the link to that vid in the Liverpool forum.
ScouserDan (Liverpool) 4 years ago
I sure do miss Dirky Loved all the goals he scored against the scum!
LesRouges (Liverpool) 4 years ago
Jamie Redknapp

Maybe the only player who could teach our captain marvel a trick or two. Surely one of the best midfielder to ever wear this kit, and if we look at the players we have had in midfield over the years that's a huge statement. But injuries took him away at a young age...Makes you wonder how good he could have become...

A midfielder, Redknapp played for England 17 times between 1995 and 1999. At club level, he scored 34 goals from 314 appearances in the domestic leagues.[2] He won one major trophy during his career – the 1995 League Cup with Liverpool. He also picked up winner's medals in the FA Community Shield and the UEFA Super Cup in 2001 (though he was an unused substitute in both games).

Just close your eyes and think of the pair playing for us ...Gerard and jamie in midfield would rival xavi and iniesta without a doubt....

Redknapp was the last player to be signed by manager Kenny Dalglish before his surprising resignation on 22 February 1991 and later became the youngest Liverpool player[citation needed] to appear in European competition, at 18 years 120 days when making his Liverpool debut against Auxerre in the UEFA Cup on 23 October 1991, by which time Liverpool were being managed by Graeme Souness.

Redknapp's first goal for Liverpool came in his league debut on 7 December 1991 when he featured as a 63rd minute substitute for Jan Mølby in a 1–1 draw with Southampton at the Dell.

The last player who the king signed....Lol just shows you how good the king is at picking talent!

Redknapp's first goal for Liverpool came in his league debut on 7 December 1991 when he featured as a 63rd minute substitute for Jan Mølby in a 1–1 draw with Southampton at the Dell.

Following Dalglish's departure, Redknapp was part of a transitional Liverpool team under Graeme Souness. He spent most of his first two-and-a-half years as a substitute or in the reserves, missing the 1992 FA Cup Final triumph and only becoming a regular first-team player in the 1993–94 season, at the expense of Mark Walters. At this time, Redknapp had also become one of the mass-marketed poster boy icons of the newly developing FA Premier League where, alongside other photogenic young players like Manchester United players Ryan Giggs and Lee Sharpe, he was used ceaselessly in commercials, advertising spots and for the league's promotional purposes in merchandising and sales, with the result being that football stars had become idols on par with rock stars and pop stars,[3] by and around the mid to late 1990s.

On the pitch, Redknapp established himself as a key midfielder during the time Roy Evans managed at Anfield.[citation needed] He was one of a number of young players coming through the team, such as Steve McManaman and Robbie Fowler, but was criticised together with them and others like Stan Collymore and Jason McAteer as "Spice Boys" – a derogatory term that implied that the team were epitomising the lad culture in the game.[citation needed] Redknapp, in particular, came to be the face of the team and was singled out because of his off-field lifestyle; often being described along with David James as a player more concerned with the catwalk and modelling shoots for fashion labels like Top Man and Armani than his football prowess.[citation needed] Many[who?] felt he was failing to achieve, considering his talents – his sole career winners' medal was from the 1995 League Cup Final.

Redknapp's game revolved around being a central midfielder with a high level of ability to create space in tight situations and accurately pass his way out of them, a player who distributed the ball around the pitch with a dazzling range of passing skills, as well as having a keen eye for set pieces and long-range shooting abilities.[citation needed] Redknapp scored several spectacular goals in his time at Anfield[citation needed] and his contributions peaked during the 1998–99 season as he created numerous chances and scored 10 goals under new boss Gérard Houllier. Redknapp became vice- and then full club captain by 1999–2000 following the departures of John Barnes, Steve McManaman and Paul Ince.

His contributions helped the club back into the top three of the FA Premiership but a knee injury curtailed his involvement in the 2000–01 season and in a bid to cure long-standing injury troubles he underwent knee surgery under renowned knee specialist Dr Richard Steadman in the United States. As a result, Redknapp was unable to participate in the club's cup treble campaign which yielded the FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Cup. Although injured, as the club captain he was called up by his team-mates to receive the FA Cup with vice-captain Robbie Fowler at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. He made his comeback from injury during the pre-season tour before the 2001–02 season.

Redknapp's return did not last long as he was again struck by injury. On 27 October 2001 he played and scored in a 2–0 win over Charlton Athletic at The Valley,[4] and then 3 days later he played what would prove to be his last game for the Merseyside club against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.[5] He had played 308 times for the Reds and scored 41 goals, becoming a favourite amongst Liverpool fans, who included him at number 40 in the 2006 poll 100 Players Who Shook The Kop.[6]

A player who did not win enough silverwear to what his talents deserve. Just like gerard he did not win the league and should have won heaps more...Let's hope that when our captain turns around and look at his career he has more medals to reflect his talent and his time at our beloved club...Having said that a big thank YOU for the joy you brought to us jamie!
JestaYNWA (Liverpool) 4 years ago
Jamie was awesome and you're right, if we had had him partnered with Stevie in the middle with both at their peaks we would be almost unstoppable.
That being said, he remains one of those tragic figures. Injuries denied him his full potential and he never got the team success his talent deserved
Teja7 4 years ago
JestaYNWA (Liverpool) 4 years ago
Credit to Montpellieraine for this link, but a great photo tribute to some of the players and icons that have helped establish the proud history and culture of Liverpool Football Club:


(Apologies to Teja who may not be happy with this being posted here )
Fernandez (Liverpool) 4 years ago
Wow unbelievable, one person talked about Fernando Torres....
Hate all you want but you must admit what he did to this club when he was still here was amazing!

And I can't believe how ignorant you guys are towards Fernando Torres.
LumpOfCelery (Chelsea) 4 years ago
Legends don't leave their club when they need them. Legends spend every living minute of their lives on the the training ground or at home perfecting their technique, and becoming a better player.

Torres is not a legend at Liverpool, He was there for 3 years. And scored a few goals and was likeable. When he does what Fowler did in proportion to Torres's career, Then you can talk. He very well could have been a god at Anfield, But he tore hearts. And legend shouldn't leave his club in their hour of need.

Peace, Rentboy out
JestaYNWA (Liverpool) 4 years ago
I don't think anyone is being deliberately "ignorant" of Torres. I mean, this thread is relatively new and only a few players have been mentioned, there are plenty of heroes that don't appear here yet.

You're right Fernandez, he did amazing things for our club and you obviously admire him a lot. Therefore, feel free to post your own thoughts and tributes to him. After all, that's why I started this thread so that everyone can honour the players that they have admired and supported.
Fernandez (Liverpool) 4 years ago

Torres is not a legend? He is.... But I hated the fact that he was here in Liverpool to win cups. I just hated that. But you can't say that his not a legend. He is the best striker Liverpool had, period. And I'm sure lots of people will agree, If they have the balls to admit that is.

Torres is flat out the best striker in Premier League if he is on form. If he ever gets back to his form, well Chelsea is in luck

WEll 50m is a huge amount of money+ He "thought" by going to Chelsea he'd get trophies faster

His no longer playing for us but what he did to Liverpool FC will never be forgotten
LumpOfCelery (Chelsea) 4 years ago
It seems you admire him, so I guess you consider him a legend, and I can't change your mind however much effort I put in
Sam6194 (Liverpool) 4 years ago
Well its upto everyone's personal opinion but I won't consider him a legend rather a good servant whatever time he spent here was quality and left when nothing went our way....

He left a deep hole in our heart and I was the one who wasn't ready to believe that he is leaving even when official site stated that he is leaving I thought its some kinda drama like rooney saga went on to happen a year back....

Anyway there is no way back and improve his image in front of us he was heroic he has potential and will always bring in the quality but you can't rely on him during the hard times like lampard and terry IN your CASE stevie and carra IN OUR CASE....

And the question that is debatable "would pool fans like have him back" in my case answer would be yes use him and throw no emotional attachments at all, he is just a player we are playing and he is delivering whatever he is asked to that's it.

In some corner of my heart I still like him but what he did to the club was unacceptable.... I mean he had opportunity to go on goal scoring spree and he left after suarez arrived that implies he was completely aware of the situation that players are going to come, for which he had been crying for ages.... But when his wishes went on to became reality he left the club, being impatient....
Jatin666 (Liverpool) 4 years ago
A Suarez / Torres partnership would have been incredible.... Would have, should have, but wasn't to be
JestaYNWA (Liverpool) 4 years ago
Markus Babbel

Appearances 73 Goals 6

Just a brief word on one of the key members of the famous 2000-01 treble winning season, which is actually quite fitting considering how brief his time at the club was.

Babbel joined Liverpool in 2000 from Bayern Munich after an initial 5 million pound move to Manchester United fell through. He slotted straight into the first team at right back and established himself alongside the lacks of Stephane Henchoz and Sami Hyypia as Liverpool's starting back line.

Aside from being a solid defender, he provided an extra dimension in attack with his strong runs down the right flank. In his debut season, this attacking style produced 3 goals for Babbel personally as well as several assists. He even scored in the incredible 5-4 UEFA Cup Final victory against Alaves. It was the first time he returned to his native Germany since joining the club (the final was played in Dortmund).

Unfortunately, he was unable to continue on with the brilliant form of his debut season. He missed a year of football after being diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome. He returned briefly to the reserves and had a loan spell at Blackburn Rovers but returned home to Germany in 2004 with Stuttgart.

It was a real shame that Babbel's career was ravaged by illness because he was a well liked and well respected player. Had he continued on in the same vein as his debut Liverpool season he would surely be remembered as one of the clubs great defenders. That being said, he did manage to achieve a lot in his brief time in the Reds first team. He claimed winners medals for the League Cup, FA Cup, UEFA Cup, Community Shield and the UEFA Super Cup. All well deserved for a great contribution, but I will always wonder what could've been.

Having retired from playing in 2007, Babbel has had a few managerial roles but has just recently taken over at Hoffenheim. Personally, I wish him all the best.

JestaYNWA (Liverpool) 4 years ago
Dirk Kuyt

286 appearances, 71 goals

"Dirk is a great player, a great person and was a great servant to Liverpool.

"From the first day he came to the club, he was someone you could trust and knew that he would never let you down on the pitch.

"I know how much scoring against Cardiff in the Carling Cup Final meant to him but he was already assured a part of the club's history even before helping win that trophy.

"I will miss him around the place and I wish him and his family all the best in Turkey." [‘b]
- Steven Gerrard

In August 2006 Liverpool subbed on their newest signing in a Premier League match against West Ham. He was a golden-haired Dutchman with a name that even six years later I’m not entirely sure how to pronounce. To be honest I knew little about this striker from Feyenoord but the impact he made was astonishing. He didn’t score but he was everywhere. He chased down every ball, came close with a header and made the other 21 players on the pitch look as if they were moving in slow motion. I distinctly remember the final whistle and the camera focusing on our new number 18. I cannot for the life of me remember if we even won that match but I will never forget that debut. I turned to the others who were watching the game with me and all I could say was, “I think I’m going to like this guy....”

The following six years succeeded in proving my prediction inaccurate. I did not start liking Dirk. I loved him. He was never prolific in front of goal but he was a workhorse and his effort was unmatched. The greatest insult to the football supporter is when highly payed ‘professionals’ produce lazy, half hearted performances. Not once in six years was Kuyt guilty of that, professional to the core.
He is one of the few players who, when played out of their natural position, never complained but adapted instead. His work rate never dropped regardless of what part of the pitch he found himself starting on. Aside from his superhuman stamina and incredible desire, he impressed many with his football intelligence. He always read the game well, a talent that led to many poached goals. His hattrick against Manchester United is testament to that. He was never the type of player to score Gerrard-esque screamers from forty yards but he was almost always the first to react to a loose ball in the penalty area.
Furthermore, his performances in the big games like the 2007 Champions League Final, numerous Merseyside Derbies and a couple of classics against United proved he had the mental strength and character that is reserved for the greats of the sport. Dirk had an uncanny knack of following quiet patches in front of goal and repelling criticism by stepping up when needed most. Just ask Everton.

There is only one regret to be had regarding Dirk Kuyt. His six year stint at Anfield unfortunately coincided with one of the clubs leanest periods ever in terms of success and silverware. Club failures can never be attributed to him though. He poured blood, sweat, tears along with his heart and soul in to the club, trying to bring out the best possible results. I discussed the topic of Dirk leaving with my Dad and I found it quite fitting that the conversation was expanded to the history of the club and the likes of Keegan, Shankly, Paisley and Dalglish. These were all men who were honest, hardworking and gave their all for the club. It was nice to see that a man who had witnessed all of these legends was able to see some kind of comparison in the ‘working class hero’ Kuyt. I don’t think Dirk would have been out of place either if he had played under Shanks back in the day. He has more in common with that era of footballer than the egotistic primadonas that currently grace pitches the world over. He certainly would have been worthy of all those medals as well.

Now in the most recent season, Dirk’s last with the club, a lot has been made about Liverpool’s Carling Cup victory being a relatively minor success in the grand scheme of things. There is merit to this argument, no doubt. The League Cup has always been the ‘little brother’ to the much more prestigious FA Cup and pales even further in significance compared to both the league title and the Champions League. However, I will always treasure the victory more than a normal League Cup win because of what it means to Dirk Kuyt’s Liverpool career. Kuyt got to play a final at Wembley for us. He scored at Wembley for us. He won a trophy at Wembley for us. It is literally the least that he deserved for six years of incredible service.

It was a match that summed up everything that is great about him. His arrival off the bench sparked the team with renewed energy, just like that debut appearance against West Ham. He scored the important big game goal, something that had become habitual for him. He then showed just as much determination in defence, clearing a goal bound effort off the line. And to cap it off, he remained composed and scored in the shootout. Liverpool broke a six year trophy drought that night and it would not have been possible without Dirk Kuyt.

When I was a kid I dreamed of one day becoming a player like Michael Owen. A combination of speed and skill that would allow me to fly past my opponents with supreme style. It was the typical, glamorous future where people stood in awe of my brilliant, dynamic play. Now however, if I ever find myself pulled through a wormhole into a parallel universe where I possess the co-ordination to stop walking into doorways and tripping over things (the two banes of my current existence) and become a professional footballer I would prefer to one day be compared with Dirk Kuyt. That truly would be an honour because the Dutchman represents the good in the sport. Not the melodrama and controversy. Not the embarrassingly decreasing levels of sportsmanship. Not the inflated egos and mercenary style pursuit of a bigger pay day. No. Dirk represents hard work. He represents determination, intelligence and the unwavering desire to always put your best foot forward regardless of the situation or the adversity being faced. If only the football landscape contained more people like Dirk Kuyt.

“I wish @Dirk_18_Kuyt all the best for his future. He was a top team mate and a top player for LFC. Good luck my friend. Thanks amigo"
- Lucas Leiva via Twitter.

Liverpool Football Club has been fortunate enough to be represented by some of the best footballing talents in history but there aren’t many who are more deserving of the title of club hero. And one thing is absolutely certain in all of this....After six years I never stopped liking that guy.

All the best at Fenerbahce Dirk. There is no way you will ever walk alone.

Kop4Ever (Liverpool) 4 years ago
Good bye Dirk Kuyt and god bless, you were one hell of a man on and off the pitch.    You will never walk alone.
DIEROTEN (Liverpool) 4 years ago
He says he came to liverpool because he wanted to win trophies and he played in only wto finals with liverpool.... He scored in both
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Sami Sami, Sami Sami Sami Sami Hyypiä!
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