Liverpool’s Best Ever Foreign XI
Markus Babbel (Right-back)
LFC Career: 2000-2004
Honours: 1 FA Cup, 1 League Cup, 1 UEFA Cup
Despite featuring less than 100 times for Liverpool, German full-back Markus Babbel retains a special place amongst the hearts of Reds fans. A classy, cultured, attacking right-back, Babbel performed with great distinction during Liverpool’s treble-winning season of 2001, with the German scoring the opening goal in the UEFA Cup final of that year against Alaves. Babbel also managed to score against arch-rivals Everton during that season, cementing his reputation in Anfield folklore. Despite fighting his way back from a crippling virus that saw him sidelined for an entire season, Babbel was unable to recapture his previous form and left Anfield for Stuttgart in the summer of 2004.
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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.