Liverpool FC Top 10 left-footed players – From Barnes to Salah
Who are the top 10 left-footed players in Liverpool history? From John Barnes to Mohamed Salah, we’re spoilt for choice!
There’s something unique about watching a player with a deadly left foot.
For whatever reason, seeing a player fire the ball into the net with his left peg hits differently.
Some of the game’s most majestic, mesmeric players have been left-footed, and Liverpool have had their fair share.
But who are the 10 best left-footed players in the Reds’ history?
10. Patrik Berger
Attacking midfielder Berger made a great impact after joining Liverpool in 1996, and his long-range left-footed efforts were something else.
His debut goal was a sign of things to come. A half-time substitute in a scoreless game against Leicester, Berger was sprung from the bench. Ten minutes later, he opened his account with an excellent left-footed strike in front of the Kop. One touch and bang.
“Patrick Berger could thunder a left-footed shot, loved him.”
Sturridge was a top class goalscorer, but had he avoided injuries, he really could have become one of Liverpool’s and England’s all-time great strikers.
He could score all sorts of goals with his left foot, and was able to generate impressive power on his shots with very little back-lift. His long-range chipped effort against West Brom in October 2013 epitomised the classy striker he was.
“Sturridge no doubt could arguably be one of the best strikers in Premier League history without all the injuries.”
For a lot of Liverpool fans, when they think left feet, they think Riise.
A left-back who was also able to operate further forward, the power the Norwegian could generate in his shots was simply unique. Put it this way, when Riise was lining up a free-kick, you didn’t want to be in the wall.