Liverpool’s Best Ever Foreign XI
John Arne Riise (Left-back)
LFC Career: 2001-2008
Honours: 1 FA Cup, 1 League Cup, 1 European Cup
Armed with arguably the most explosive left-foot in the modern game, Norwegian left-back (and sometime left-midfielder) John Arne Riise enthralled Reds fans during his seven-year stint at Anfield. Signed from French side Monaco, Riise swiftly became a fan favourite after a thunderous free-kick against fierce rivals Manchester United three months after his arrival. The flame-haired full-back played his part in Liverpool’s thrilling Champions League Final comeback of 2005, providing the cross from which Steven Gerrard headed Liverpool’s first goal. In addition to scoring the fast goal in League Cup Final history (after 45 seconds against Chelsea in 2005), Riise managed to convert a successful penalty in the side’s FA Cup Final shootout with West Ham United in 2006.
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Don’t recognize the Striker you have chosen as the best foreigner in that role…
WHERE IS IAN RUSH!!!!
Agreed, Ian Rush was miles better, he is a legend, both times.
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!!
Thought Rush is Welsh and Welsh is British.
How come Fernando Torres is listed as currently playing for LFC?!??
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!
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
I disagree with some. My team would be:
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
heighway and alonso were glaring omissions…but otherwise a good one.
Steve Finnan instead of markus babel and i,d take anyone bar that striker even ronnie rosenthal.
Can’t believe there is no John Barnes.
John Aldridge as striker?
Barnes isn’t foreign
xabi alonso for cm
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.