Liverpool’s most-used XI of the Premier League era: Only one current player

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Liverpool has been home to some incredible players throughout the Premier League era – but which players make up their most-used XI since the competition’s inception in 1992?

The team includes a few club legends and cult heroes, while only one current Liverpool player makes the cut.

Thanks to the help of Transfermarkt, we’ve compiled an XI of Liverpool’s most-used players in the Premier League, arranged in a 4-4-f*cking-2.

Pepe Reina 

Reina made 285 Premier League appearances for Liverpool, but we’re more bothered about the time when he played in midfield during a pre-season friendly.

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READ: Remembering when Pepe Reina played as a midfielder for Liverpool

Glen Johnson 

Johnson is something a surprise inclusion – Rob Jones (155 appearances) and Steve Finnan (145 appearances) both closely follow – but the right-back did make 160 appearances during his six years at the club.

Alexander-Arnold is already on 84 appearances and will surely take Johnson’s place in this team in the near future.

Jamie Carragher 

Just the 508 Premier League appearances for Liverpool – nudging him ahead of Gabriel Paletta.

Sami Hyypia 

Liverpool spent just £2.6million on Hyypia in 1999, which proved to be a bargain as the defender made 318 appearances over the next 10 years.

READ: A tribute to Sami Hyypia and one of Liverpool’s best ever bargain buys

John Arne Riise 

Paul Konchesky was just 219 appearances off making this spot his own.

Dirk Kuyt 

Just think of how much distance Kuyt must have covered during his 208 Premier League appearances.

Mohamed Salah is in second place with 100.

Jordan Henderson 

With 264 appearances to his name at the time of writing, the current Liverpool captain edges out former team-mate Lucas Leiva.

Steven Gerrard

Gerrard made 504 appearances for Liverpool, but none were shorter than his 38-second cameo against Manchester United in 2015.

READ: A forensic analysis of Steven Gerrard’s 38-second red card vs Man Utd

Steve McManaman 

McManaman was a key figure for Liverpool throughout the 1990s before deciding to join Real Madrid with 240 Premier League appearances to his name.

Robbie Fowler 

Fowler scored 128 goals in 266 appearances during his two spells at Anfield. He continues to cure our hangovers to this day.

READ: Watching Robbie Fowler’s YouTube goal compilation can cure illness

Michael Owen 

Unlike Fowler, Owen isn’t the most popular figure at Anfield, but it’s easy to forget just how good the striker was.

He managed 118 goals in 216 appearances before leaving for Real Madrid in 2004.


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