THE ANFIELD NOISE

Your favourite non-LFC XI

Seeing that it’s aaaaaaaaaages until our next game, I thought it might be fun to kill the time by creating our favourite team of players who have never represented the Tricky Reds.

Bear in mind that I’m not looking for the BEST players but for players you liked, for whatever reason.

I’ve limited it to players I have seen play (either in the flesh or on TV) in my own lifetime, so no Yashin, Puskas, etc.

Zubizarreta
Amoros Ayala Goikoetxea Maldini
Zidane Platini
Joaquín Riquelme Džajić
Zico

Subs: Taffarel, Ivanov, Lizarazu, Makélélé, Giresse, M.Laudrup, Ibrahimović

What’s yours?

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Aww, but I love Yashin :pleading_face:

Southall

Thuram Desailly Baresi Carlos

Gascoigne Matthaus Redondo

Maradona

Messi Ronaldo (Br)

First thoughts.

Subs: Chilavert, Maldini, Sammer, Seedorf, Pirlo, Kaka, Henry

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Now, that’s a surprise for me, I thought he wasn’t that appreciated outside of former Yugoslavia. My father supports Partizan Belgrade, yet he grudgingly acknowledges that Džajić is the best player he has ever seen.

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Higuita

Lahm – Puyol – Kompany – Baines

Viera – Keane

Del Piro

Zidane – Ronaldo (BR) – Nedved

Based on players I’ve watched and not always on ability,

Hate him for a lot of things but Keane was an utterly immense player.

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Couldn’t agree more. Fantastic player.

@Nikola - I saw Džajić play in the 70s and no left winger since has even come close, in my opinion. Absolutely brilliant player- if he had played for one of the big Spanish or English clubs, he’d be more widely acknowledged as one of the best of all time.

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great question.

baresi, Maldini, and especially Ronaldinho…they all walk right in.

Vialli at Samp…well in the mix…not becuase he was the greatest, but because thats proper nostalgic Serie A

Buffon

Maldini Baresi …Carlos

… … … …

Ronaldinho Vialli

ill be back.

Puh, difficult because there have been so many great players.

Neuer
Lahm Puyol Canavaro Lizarazu
Xavi Matthäus Iniesta
Messi Ronaldo Ronaldo

I‘m sure I can do better.

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Bonner
Cafu Klopp Southgate Maldini
Ronaldinho Socrates Zidane
Zola Amoroso Henry

I’m probably missing someone obvious, but this’ll do.

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I think if you’ve managed to pick Southgate then that’s a certainty :wink:

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Not my all time best but players I’ve always liked since I started following football:

-----------------Buffon-------------------
Cafu Hierro Cannavaro Maldini
-----Xavi Redondo Zidane--------
-----------Ronaldinho-----------------
---------Romario Raul---------------

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im back…ish…hard to pick a line up, especially in the centre and final third as alot of these guys can mostly play anywhere

keepers
Zenga, Buffon, Zoff

Fullbacks (both sides)
Carlos, Zambrotta, Pearce, Dixon, Cafu, Yankos, Maldini, Alves

Centre backs
Baresi, Baresi, Baresi, Baresi, Baresi, Baresi, cannavaro

Midfielders-defensive/box to box phase
redondo, Makelele, Cante, Sunday Elisah, Viera, batty(yes. i know), Vinny Jones,

more to follow

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Neuer; Dani Alves, Desailly, Maldini, Alaba; Redondo, Zidane, Michael Laudrup; Messi, van Basten, Henry

Subs may be a bit of a cheat…but 11 isn’t enough:

Buffon, Thuram, Iniesta, Sneijder, Riquelme, Totti, Ibrahimovic

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Jennings

Thuram
Desailly
Beckenbaur
Breitner

Brady
Platini
Zidane
Socrates

Ronaldinho
Scifo

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:grin: I dunno, I just always found him endearing as a person. He’s obviously not anywhere near the best player but I respect him and that goes a long way.

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Buffon
Puyol Maldini
Vieira
Zidane Iniesta
Ronaldinho Kaka Messi
R9 Henry

Make a formation out of that somehow, because who’s really arsed about defenders.

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Buffon
Alves
Baresi
Maldini
Carlos
Ronaldinho
Zico
Falcao
Messi
Stoichkov
Romario

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