Liverpool team of the decade: Class of 2010 – 2019
From losing away at Ewood Park to European glory at the Wanda Metropolitano, the Reds have a long way the last decade.
A majority of the team will be dominated by the current crop, which is our best of the Premier League era and in time could go down as one of our all-time best.
In order to accommodate the players, we have decided to go with a 3-3-3-1 formation.
Here is the Liverpool team of the decade, class of 2010 – 2019.
The goalkeeping department has been a fairly unreliable position for Liverpool in the last decade.
With Pepe Reina regressing and the likes of Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius unable to consistently perform, Liverpool were always a blunder away from throwing away a game.
Enter Alisson Becker, the Brazilian number one has just been at the club for a season and a half, but the difference is telling.
Alisson’s ability to make goalkeeping seem simple downplays his excellence in-game reading and positioning.
the 27-year-old has been a rock at the back in a plethora of must-win games, with his stoppage-time save against Napoli laying the foundation for Liverpool’s 6th European Cup victory.
The Brazilian became the first player to ever win three golden gloves in a single season and capped off his debut season by also claiming the Yashin trophy and coming 7th in the Balon Dor.
At 27, he is relatively young for a goalkeeper and can go down as one of Liverpool’s greatest.
Right Back: Trent Alexander-Arnold
A generational talent, he is also a scouser who knows what it means to put on the Red shirt.
In a decade where Liverpool have fielded England internationals such as Glen Johnson and Nathaniel Clyne, Alexander-Arnold has redefined the role with his ability to run the game from right-back.
initially bursting onto the scene as a marauding full-back with can also take set pieces, he has added the defensive element to his game making him dominate the right flank more often.
at just 21, the sky is the limit for this prodigious talent with him set to dominate the coming decade as well.
Center-back: Virgil van Dijk
A Rolls-Royce defender, Van Dijk isn’t just the best Liverpool center-back of the decade but also one of the best to grace the Premiership.
The colossal Dutchman single-handedly revitalized a porous Reds defense and has been instrumental in Liverpool’s upturn in defensive prowess.
His ability on the ball is an added plus with the Dutchman is able to spray the ball around and initiate attacks.
Add to it his dominance in the air, he also provides an offensive threat for the Reds on set pieces.
A complete defender, he has been one of the final pieces of the puzzle that have made a good Liverpool team into a great one.
Left Back: Andrew Robertson
Liverpool have always had a Scotsman in their dominant sides of the past. Robertson doesn’t just add to the ‘omens quota’ but brings a truly elite talent in at left-back.
A no-nonsense defender, he loves riling up his rivals as much as delivering assists.
Left-back was another problematic spot for Liverpool entering the decade, but in Robertson, the Reds have found a world-class player who can stand up to the best in the business.
With Alexander-Arnold and Robertson, Liverpool have re-invented the role of the modern fullback.
Center Midfield: Steven Gerrard
Gerrard needs no introduction and is arguably the club’s greatest ever player.
An inspirational leader, Gerrard came close to finally lifting the League drought in a memorable 2013-14 campaign where he ended up with figures of 13 goals and 13 assists.
The scouser carried his local team on his back and often alone as Liverpool failed to replicate his quality in other areas of the pitch.
Now a successful manager at Rangers, he could someday continue his affiliation with the club he loves.
Defensive Midfield: Jordan Henderson
Taking over as captain from Gerrard was always going to be a tough job, but in Jordan Henderson, Liverpool have chosen well.
A dependable player, his ability to step up and his mental fortitude to deal with adversity has epitomized the club in a nutshell.
Henderson has made more appearances for Liverpool than any other player in the decade and added his name to Reds folklore when he led Liverpool to our 6th European cup.
With him central to Liverpool’s title charge in 2019-20, immortality awaits.
Center Midfield: Phillipe Coutinho
Just another player at Barcelona and Bayern, Coutinho was the star at Liverpool.
The little magician was the numero uno for a number of years during his spell and quite often was the go-to player when the Reds needed inspiration.
The best number 10 Liverpool had since Micheal Owen, the Brazilian at his best was a sight to behold and scored important goals against Arsenal, Manchester City, Everton, Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund.
He may have left under a cloud, but there is no doubt regarding his quality and what he brought to the Liverpool team.
Right-Wing: Mohamed Salah
The Egyptian superstar has been a revelation since his move to Liverpool and in his very first year broke the Premier League record for most goals in a season.
Salah scored 44 goals that season and has gone on to prove his detractors wrong by consistently producing impressive numbers.
Now in his third season with the Reds, Salah has an impressive 77 goals in 116 games.
He has also stepped up in big games such as the Champions League semifinals against Roma, The ‘knockout’ tie against Napoli and the final against Tottenham.
The fastest Reds player to 50 goals, Salah has won the golden boot in both his seasons with Liverpool.
Central Attacking Midfielder: Roberto Firmino
A false nine who turned into a true hero.
A player who epitomizes Klopp’s Liverpool with his ability to not only step up his game but also of those around him.
The ultimate pressing machine, His ability to create space for his teammates and close down that for his opponents is a singular talent that Liverpool use to the fullest effect.
An extremely intelligent and selfless footballer, he has written his name into Liverpool folklore with the winner against Flamengo in the World Club Cup.
Also deserves a mention in the team by virtue of being the Liverpool player with the best teeth
Left-Wing: Sadio Mane
Mane’s signing in 2016 began Klopp’s rebuild as the Senegalese winger brought sheer pace, dynamism and directness that the Reds have lacked since Luis Suarez.
Mane won the Liverpool player of the season in his very first season and has improved every season, with him sharing the Premier League golden shoe with Salah in 2018-19.
A popular figure among both players and supporters, Mane is a player for the big occasion and has won us some crucial games such as the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park and the European Super Cup.
He also took advantage of Moussa Sissoko to win Liverpool the penalty at Madrid against Tottenham.
Along with Firmino and Salah, has formed one of the most terrifying forward lines in Europe if not the world.
Striker: Luis Suarez
Only stayed at the club for a few seasons, but his time with us was memorable, to say the least.
A player you would love to have on your side, but one you’d loathe to play against. Suarez was a serial winner who went to any lengths to get that extra advantage.
Brought in to fill the gap left by Fernando Torres, the Urugyuan went one better and almost led an average Liverpool side to an unlikely league title in 2013-14.
One of the most talented players to have worn the Reds shirt in recent memory. A testament to hsi ability that he is one of the few additions that can actually make the current Liverpool team better.
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Taking into account the players we have selected, we have decided to go with a 3-3-3-1 formation.