Ferencvaros goalkeeper Adam Bogdan

7 former Liverpool players we can’t believe are still playing in 2023

Liverpool have had hundreds of different players turning out for them over the years and we can’t believe that some of these former stars are still active in 2023.

Of course, players like Pepe Reina and Adam Lallana are still going strong these days, but we wanted to dig a little deeper and find the former Liverpool stars who may have gone under the radar of late.

You’d be surprised to learn just how many former Liverpool players are still active to this day. We’ve picked out seven names who you probably didn’t realise were still playing in 2023.

David N’Gog

This one is a throwback. It’s been over 12 years since N’Gog donned the Liverpool shirt and you might be surprised to learn that he is still active in Europe today.

The former Liverpool forward hung up his boots in 2020, before deciding to reverse his decision last year. N’Gog returned to action in October 2022, signing for Greek third-division side Panionios. You can’t fault that.

Emiliano Insua

The Argentine full-back spent four years at Anfield and racked up 62 appearances in that time. Like many South Americans who come over to Europe at a young age, Insua has returned to his native Argentina to see out the final years of his career.

After enjoying short stints with LA Galaxy and Aldosivi, he now plays for Racing Club aged 34. The full-back only scored one goal during his Liverpool career, but what a hit it was.

Andy Carroll

Carroll’s Liverpool career was fairly short-lived. Following his £35million move from Newcastle, it was only a year and a half until he was shipped out on loan to West Ham.

His move to the Hammers was then made permanent and after that he’s had short stints with Newcastle, Reading and West Brom. Aged 34, he’s still kicking and is now in talks with Ligue 2 club Amiens SC after terminating his contract with the Royals.

Fabio Borini

The Italian forward became Brendan Rogers’ first signing as Liverpool boss back in July 2012, but he never really found any form at Anfield. With a mere three goals in 38 appearances, Borini is firmly on the list of Liverpool flops.

After spending three years with Turkish side Fatih Karagumruk, Borini made his return to Italian football this summer penning a two-year deal with Andrea Pirlo’s Sampdoria, who were recently relegated to Serie B.

Ragnar Klavan

Liverpool spent £4.2million on Klavan back in 2016 and thus made him the most expensive Estonian footballer ever. The defender was often used as a utility player during his two-year stay at Anfield.

“I honestly did not intend to leave Liverpool,” Klavan told GOAL. “But then Cagliari’s offer came and I had little doubt. I could measure myself in an important league like Serie A, which is a bit like the university of tactics.”

Aged 37, he now plays back in his native country of Estonia where he turns out for JK Tallinna Kalev. He even made an appearance on Eurovision earlier this year too.

Adam Bogdan

For the most part, being a backup goalkeeper can be a thankless task. You have to keep your standards up while sometimes waiting several months between appearances.

After some eye-catching years with Bolton Wanderers, Bogdan became Liverpool’s backup goalkeeper in 2015. He only went on to make six appearances for the Reds as he often looked on from the bench.

The 35-year-old most recently played for Hungarian club Ferencvaros and is now a free agent on the hunt for his next challenge.

Lee Peltier

The Liverpool academy graduate made just four first team appearances before pursuing a career elsewhere. Peltier has since become a household name in the Championship along with enjoying the odd season or two in the Premier League.

Still going strong at 36 years old, he now plays for Rotherham United in the English second tier. We reckon he’s still got a handful of years left in him too.

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