Date: 21st June 2011 at 10:46am
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There have been some real famous names that have donned the Red shirt at Liverpool over the years. The Reds have been blessed with some of the finest British talent the game has ever seen with Kenny Dalglish, Alan Hansen, Kevin Keegan and Ian Rush to name but a few. The Mersey giants have also been blessed with some of the best foreign players and this article is devoted to find out who is in Liverpool’s Greatest Foreign XI of all time.

Feel free to add any glaring omissions in the comments below.

Jose Manuel Reina (Goalkeeper)

LFC Career: 2005 – Present
Apps/goals: 259/0
Honours: 1 FA Cup
Current Liverpool custodian Jose Manuel ‘Pepe’ Reina, son of former Spanish international Miguel Reina, has proven himself to be one of the world’s finest goalkeepers since moving to Anfield in the summer of 2005. Labelled “the best goalkeeper in Spain” by former manager Rafael Benitez upon his arrival at the club, Reina has managed to bring a level of calm and assuredness to the Reds’ rearguard not seen since the days of Ray Clemence. Blessed with unrivalled shot-stopping and distribution abilities, the charismatic Spaniard has claimed four Golden Glove awards in five of his seasons on Merseyside, as well as becoming the fastest goalkeeper to achieve 100 clean sheets in the club’s history. The goalkeeper has been touted by many as a future captain of the club; such is his love and affection for Liverpool.

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15 responses to “Liverpool’s Best Ever Foreign XI”

  1. Dave says:

    Don’t recognize the Striker you have chosen as the best foreigner in that role…


  2. Sarkie says:

    Agreed, Ian Rush was miles better, he is a legend, both times.

  3. Nathan Pardoe says:

    Obviously Ian Rush is much better, however this is the best foreign team – despite Wales being full of sheep-shagging in-breads they are still part of the UK! You numpty!!

  4. lau says:

    Thought Rush is Welsh and Welsh is British.

  5. überdrue says:

    How come Fernando Torres is listed as currently playing for LFC?!??

  6. James says:

    Eh, where the hell is Steve Heighway??? Patrick Berger was a very good player but in no way, shape or form was he anywhere near as good as this gifted winger. Had more pace, quality and vision. Ridiculous!

  7. Acer says:

    Are we not missing a Spanish midfield genius? As good as Didi was Xabi was one of the best midfielders on the modern era and should be a shoo in. Good call on Heighway

  8. TPC says:

    I disagree with some. My team would be:
    Keeper Reine
    RB Babel
    LB Reisse
    CB Lawrenson
    CB Hypia
    LM Heighway
    RM Houghton
    CM Alonso
    CM Molby
    CF Aldridge
    CF Torres

    Not sure if Torres and Aldo could play together though, but it would not be long before Aldo gave the lazy shit Fernando a kick up the backside and maybe get the best out of him

  9. matt says:

    heighway and alonso were glaring omissions…but otherwise a good one.

  10. The Duke says:

    Steve Finnan instead of markus babel and i,d take anyone bar that striker even ronnie rosenthal.

  11. Prajwol says:

    Can’t believe there is no John Barnes.

  12. IJH says:

    John Aldridge as striker?

  13. IJH says:

    Barnes isn’t foreign

  14. lfc92 says:

    xabi alonso for cm

  15. Tom Campbell says:

    John Barnes? Did you even read the title of the article to start with?
    As much as Torres should be despised for leaving, he can’t be totally blamed. That falls with Rafa and even more so, Hicks and Gillett. His performances and records blatently show that he deserves to be in this XI.
    Alonso should definitely be there too.