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Liverpool Football Club - team of 1989


Bruce Grobbelaar

Bruce Grobbelaar

Born 6th October 1957. Grobbelar arrived at Anfield in March 1981 a 250,000 signing from Vancouver Whitecaps as a replacement for Ray Clemence. A unknown quantity producing stunning saves and domination of his penalty area coupled with an eccentricity never seen before. He finally lost his place to David James in 1994 and was given a free transfer to Southampton.

Games: 609 Goals: 0 Honours:
European Cup: 1983/84
League Championship: 1981/82, 1982/83, 1983/84, 1985/86, 1987/88, 1989/90
FA Cup: 1985/86, 1988/89, 1991/92
League Cup: 1981/82, 1982/83, 1983/84


Gary Ablett

Gary Ablett

Born 19th November 1965. Made his league debut at Charlton in December 1986. He missed only 3 league games of 1988/89 season but was relegated in the pecking order following the arrival of Glenn Hysen and the progress of Steve Staunton and David Burrows. He joined Everton in January 1992 for 750,000.

Games: 135 Goals: 1
Honours:
League Championship: 1987/88, 1989/90
FA Cup: 1988/89


Steve Staunton

Steve Staunton

Born 19th January 1969. As the nineties began Staunton broke into the senior side only to be sold in August 1991 to Aston Villa for 1.1 million. Souness, then manager, adjudged David Burrows a more than adequate left back and coupled with the restriction of non-english players, Staunton was gone only to return to Anfield under Roy Evans.

Games: 75 Goals: 5
Honours:
League Championship: 1989/90
FA Cup: 1988/89


Steve Nicol

Steve Nicol

Born 11th December 1961. Signed from Ayr United for 300,000 in October 1981. Nicol found himself in the shadow of Phil Neal. His breakthrough came in 1983 when he slotted into midfield following an injury to Craig Johnston. He went on to play in the European Cup final as a substitute against Roma - missing a penalty but still taking home a winners medal.

Games: 437 Goals: 45
Honours:
European Cup: 1983/84
League Championship: 1983/84, 1985/86, 1987/88, 1989/90
FA Cup: 1985/86, 1988/89, 1991/92


Ronnie Whelan

Ronnie Whelan

Born 29th May 1961. Whelan marked his debut with a goal against Stoke City in front of the Kop in 1981. He occupied all the midfield positions and filled in a left back when Jim Beglin broke his leg in 1987. He was to take over as captain when Alan Hansen was injured during the 19988/89 season. In September 1994 he was given a free transfer to Southend United where he later become manager.

Games: 459 Goals: 73
Honours:
European Cup: 1983/84
League Championship: 1981/82, 1982/83, 1983/84, 1985/86, 1987/88, 1989/90
FA Cup: 1985/86, 1988/89
League Cup: 1981/82, 1982/83, 1983/84


Alan Hansen

Alan Hansen

Born in Alloa on 13th June 1955, Hansen joined Liverpool for 100,000 in May 1977 from Partick Thistle. Hansen's Anfield career saw him thrive in successive partnerships with Phil Thompson, Mark Lawrenson, Gary Gillespie and Glen Hysen which in turn led to 16 major honours. Persistent knee trouble brought his career to end an end at the age of 35 in 1990.

Games: 604 Goals: 13
Honours:
European Cup: 1977/78, 1980/81, 1983/84
League Championships: 1978/79, 1979/80, 1981/82, 1982/83, 1983/84, 1985/86, 1987/88, 1989/90
FA Cup: 1985/86, 1988/89
League Cup: 1980/81, 1982/83, 1983/84


Peter Beardsley

Peter Beardsley

Born 18th January 1961. Signed from Newcastle United for 1.9 million in 1987 - then Britain's most expensive footballer. With the arrival of John Barnes for a fee less than half of his own, he was given time to settle in without the media pressure surrounding his price tag. Sold to Everton in August 1991.

Games: 155 Goals: 58
Honours:
League Championship: 1987/88, 1989/90
FA Cup: 1988/89


Ray Houghton

Ray Houghton

Born 9th January 1962. Signed by Kenny Dalglish in 1987 for 825,000. Dalglish believed Houghton to be an improvement on Craig Johnston. He provided a balance on the right with John Barnes on the left. Another victim of the Souness clear-out in July 1992 when he was sold to Aston Villa for 825,000.

Games: 197 Goals: 37
Honours:
League Championship: 1987/88, 1989/90
FA Cup: 1988/89, 1991/92


John Aldridge

John Aldridge

Born 18th September 1958. Signed by Kenny Dalglish from Oxford United for 700,000 in January 1987 fulfilling a life long ambition. A replacement for Ian Rush, he kept Rush out of the starting line up following his return from Italy. He was sold, unwillingly, to Real Sociedad for 1 million in 1989.

Games: 88 Goals: 61
Honours:
League Championship: 1987/88
FA Cup: 1988/89


John Barnes

John Barnes

Born 7th November 1963. Signed for 900,000 from Watford in 1987. During his first season at Anfield he won a title medal and a Footballer of the Year award. Barnes suffered a turbulent England career, the highlight being 'that goal in the Maracana!'

Games: 353 Goals: 99
Honours:
League Championship: 1987/88, 1989/90
FA Cup: 1988/89
League Cup: 1994/95


Steve McMahon

Steve McMahon

Born 20th August 1961. Arrived from Aston Villa in May 1983 for 350,000. McMahon was Kenny Dalglish's first signing. He proved the perfect provider for Barnes and Beardsley giving him authority in midfield helped by his fierce tackling. Sold to Manchester City in December 1991 for 900,000 where he made little impact. He went on to become player/manager at Swindon.

Games: 264 Goals: 49
Honours:
League Championship: 1985/86, 1987/88, 1989/90
FA Cup: 1988/89


Ian Rush

Ian Rush

Born 20th October 1961. Signed from Chester in April 1980 for 300,000. Known as the best goal poacher in the game, he averaged 2 goals every 3 games between 1981/82 and 1986/87. Sold to Juventus in June 1987 for 3.2 million, he later returned to Anfield for 2.8 million after a disappointing spell in Italy. He earned the captaincy and played alongside Fowler when he broke into the senior side. Given a free transfer to Leeds in May 1996.

Games: 616 Goals: 337
Honours:
European Cup: 1983/84
League Championship: 1981/82, 1982/83, 1983/84, 1985/86, 1989/90
FA Cup: 1985/86, 1988/89, 1991/92
League Cup: 1980/81, 1981/82, 1982/83, 1983/84, 1994/95


David Burrow

David Burrows

Born 25th October 1968. Signed by Dalglish in October 1988 from West Bromwich Albion for 500,000. He went straight into the team and played both left back and left midfield. Transferred to West Ham United as part of the deal that brought Julian Dicks to Anfield.

Games: 178 Goals: 3
Honours:
League Championship: 1989/90
FA Cup: 1988/89, 1991/92


Kenny Dalglish

KENNY DALGLISH (manager)

Born 4th March 1951. Signed in August 1977 for 440,000 from Celtic, which was then a record fee between British clubs. He scored on his league debut against Middlesbrough. In 1985 he took over as manager and his managerial achievements were to rival his playing triumphs. Arguably, the greatest player to have played for the club - ever.

Games: 481 Goals: 168
Honours (as a player):
European Cup: 1977/78, 1980/81, 1983/84
League Championship: 1978/79, 1979/80, 1981/82, 1982/83, 1983/84, 1985/86
FA Cup: 1985/86
League Cup: 1980/81, 1981/82, 1982/83, 1983/84