Alexis Mac Allister is coming to Liverpool. So will this midfielder be as successful as the South American players who have played for The Kop before?
10. Fabio Aurelio
Having won two La Liga titles under Rafa Benitez at Valencia, Aurelio reunited with his former mentor and joined Liverpool on a free transfer in 2006. The Brazilian is a left-back. number one at Anfield at the time, but injury problems plagued him for six years with the Red Devils.
Aurelio will be much remembered for his goal against Man United.
9. Maxi Rodriguez
Rodriguez arrived at Anfield on a free transfer from Atletico Madrid in January 2010 and became an instant favourite at Anfield. The winger came to prominence towards the end of the 2010-11 season, scoring two Premier League hat-tricks in the span of two weeks, against Birmingham City and Fulham.
After that, Rodriguez fell out of favor under Kenny Dalglish and had to return to his native Argentina to sign for Newell’s Old Boys in 2012.
8. Philippe Coutinho
Liverpool signed Coutinho from Inter Milan for just £8.5m in 2013 and it was a wise move. The Brazilian has developed into one of the best midfielders in the world during his five years at Anfield, scoring 41 goals in 152 Premier League appearances.
Coutinho was eventually sold for £142m in January 2018 and The Kop used that money to sign Virgil van Dijk and Allison.
7. Darwin Nunez
Nunez has impressed a lot in the Premier League since he left Benfica for Liverpool in the summer of 2022. And the time for him to assert himself is still very long.
6. Lucas Leiva
Lucas made 247 Premier League appearances in 10 years at Liverpool. The midfielder had a rough start to his career at Liverpool but eventually won over the fans, winning the club’s Player of the Year award for the 2010-11 season.
After failing under Jurgen Klopp, Lucas decided to join Serie A giants Lazio in 2017.
5. Javier Mascherano
Mascherano initially joined Liverpool on loan from West Ham in January 2007 and was bought permanently in 2008.
The Argentine, along with Steven Gerrard and Xabi Alonso, formed the perfect midfield trio at Anfield and helped The Kop finish second in the 2008-09 season. However, he moved to Barcelona in 2010 after refusing to play for the club.
After a slow start at Liverpool, Fabinho has become one of the best defensive midfielders in the world. He also proved himself to be one of the perfect pieces for Jurgen Klopp’s side and helped them win the Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League, League Cup, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup in four years. first in the UK. .
Liverpool spent £67m on Alisson in 2018 and Brazil’s No. 1 goalkeeper has proven his worth.
He kept 64 clean sheets in 136 Premier League appearances and has won two Golden Glove awards. In particular, Alisson is one of only six goalkeepers to have scored in the top English league.
2. Roberto Firmino
Firmino arrived at Liverpool in 2015, and excelled when he worked with coach Jurgen Klopp. The striker is the perfect embodiment of the kind of football Klopp wants to build. It is a pity that Firmino left Anfield this summer on a free transfer.
1. Luis Suárez
Number 1 is undisputed. Suarez spent only three and a half seasons at Anfield, but scored 69 goals in 110 Premier League appearances and was the soul of the team. The Uruguayan striker then signed for Barcelona in 2014 and went on to win numerous trophies in Spain.