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SirBalon

Greatest Liverpool Striker Of All Time

LIVERPOOL'S GREATEST STRIKERS  

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  1. 1. Who for you was the greatest Liverpool striker of them all and why?

    • John Aldridge
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    • Kenny Dalglish
    • David Fairclough
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    • Robbie Fowler
    • Gordon Hodgson
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    • Roger Hunt
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    • Kevin Keegan
    • Michael Owen
    • Michael Robinson
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    • Ian Rush
    • Luis Suárez
    • Fernando Torres
    • John Toshack
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Liverpool Football Club won their 6th European Cup (Champions League) this season and it's no mistake in saying they're one of the greatest football clubs in the history of the game.

They've had some incredible players in every position throughout their history but overall where they've made their mark has been up front with some iconic names.

The stats are there for all of them and some may be left out in this poll and hopefully a debate.

I only hope that people don't resort to "I'll only comment on what I've seen" because that's not a football fan in my opinion. You HAVE to know your history and you HAVE to have learned what was aside from what's been seen.

I leave you those names and let's have a great debate...

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In terms of the last 20 years, it's Luis Suarez. Overall, I'm sure most will say it's Dalglish but I'm not old enough to know how good he was.

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Feared Torres more than Suarez tbh 

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That I've seen, Suarez. Dalglish overall though.

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Posted (edited)

As a pure striker, surely Rush? The amount of goals he scored was incredible. From what I hear Dalglish was far more of a creative player and not just a pure striker and is Liverpool's greatest ever player.

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Ian Rush. Reasoning: goals.

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37 minutes ago, LFCMike said:

That I've seen, Suarez. Dalglish overall though.

Fowler in his absolute prime I think remains the best I've seen in my life. What a fucking player.

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Absolute fox in the box = Ian Rush

Most natural finisher = Robbie Fowler

Biggest menace = Suarez

Best all round player = Dalglish 

 

Big shout out to Torres, Keegan and Aldridge who were all fantastic players for us in their own right. 

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Rush by a bloody mile, they didn't call him 'The Ghost' for nothing, he had the speed and would just ghost in from nowhere, a supreme Welsh Wizard, a bloody shame Wales never was in a World Cup when he was around...sigh  :x

 

 

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That I've seen, Suarez.

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7 hours ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

Fowler in his absolute prime I think remains the best I've seen in my life. What a fucking player.

Yeah Fowler was my first proper football hero, bigger legend than Suarez but on ability I think Suarez is the best I've seen. I don't remember Fowler's first couple of years properly though.

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25 minutes ago, LFCMike said:

Yeah Fowler was my first proper football hero, bigger legend than Suarez but on ability I think Suarez is the best I've seen. I don't remember Fowler's first couple of years properly though.

Remember this? ...

 

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Just now, LFCMadLad said:

Remember this? ...

 

Don't remember it but obviously seen it loads of times. I remember Fowler from about 96 onwards

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If I can’t comment on what I have seen in my life, I’ll just pick Ian Rush because he has the biggest number next to his name.

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2 hours ago, Spike said:

If I can’t comment on what I have seen in my life, I’ll just pick Ian Rush because he has the biggest number next to his name.

You can also comment on what you've seen mate.

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I always liked Ian St. John, but Rush was probably their greatest striker.

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Posted (edited)

Kenny. But I'm taking it as first name I'd pick from your list rather than being all which one was more of an out and out.

Part of being greatest all time for me is also having a longstanding relationship with the club into your post playing career and being a figurehead and something players rally around into the future.

Plenty of players tick that box but as great as he was Suarez could never hold that label realistically. Liverpool will only ever be a nice memory for Suarez, never a way of life.

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Owen for me, for club he shat on everyone in the league, all the top clubs. He was also the main main when they won them 5 trophies in 2 years, he was also very good in Europe. For me the reason he stands out when compared to the others on the list, he was much better for his country, he did it at international level, he scared the shit out of the giants at international football. Was brilliant at World Cups and Euros. At international level he has scored and performed against Germany, Argentina, Brazil and other top international countries. Is a real shame about his injuries, if he didn't have a dodgy hammy, he would have smashed Charltons record at the time way before he was 30.

WAs his style a factor in his injuries? His acceleration and sudden quick darts from a standing position.

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I think in the modern game, Dalglish would not be counted as a striker, but he is the best player on that list. 

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23 hours ago, LFCMadLad said:

Absolute fox in the box = Ian Rush

Most natural finisher = Robbie Fowler

Biggest menace = Suarez

Best all round player = Dalglish 

 

Big shout out to Torres, Keegan and Aldridge who were all fantastic players for us in their own right. 

I remember that thing the other month on tele where Harry Redknapp was managing a bunch of ex-England players and Robbie Fowler showed that even now he has that natural finishing ability. It has never gone away.

 

 

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9 minutes ago, The Rebel CRS said:

I remember that thing the other month on tele where Harry Redknapp was managing a bunch of ex-England players and Robbie Fowler showed that even now he has that natural finishing ability. It has never gone away.

 

 

Yeah he was quality mate, one of my favourite players ever. 

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I think it's time for my say...

I voted for Ian Rush simply because during that period Liverpool were probably the best team on the planet and when you played them you were only watching what Rush was doing. I remember the countless occasions being at Highbury and those around me not even looking at what was going on and just watching where Rushy would be because you were just so scared he'd ghost in without the defence noticing.

I've witnessed almost every single one of those players and by far the best footballer of them all was Dalglish... Today indeed he wouldn't be seen as a striker and more an attacking midfielder due to the fact there was so much to his game that could finish you off either with goals or by playing in his partner in crime.

Robbie Folwer and Owen in the more modern game were serious threats although I have to say Owen was the more complete man up front in that sense and his move to Real Madrid although a train he couldn't let pass, was a mistake.  He should've been one of the greatest ever and not a bench warmer.

As for Toshack, Robinson, Torres and Keegan... They had concentrated special moments that had the world of football sitting up. Keegan went onto make Hamburg kings of Europe which tells you something.

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5 minutes ago, SirBalon said:

Keegan went onto make Hamburg kings of Europe which tells you something.

And the Ballon d'Or two years on the trot at Hamburg 1978, 1979.

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Mighty Mouse as they called him at Hamburg.

 

 

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As a personal preference I always like thinking of strike partnerships not a single person and its for that reason that its King Kenny for me. Dalglish's ability to read the game and leave his opponents flat-footed is what you often notice when you watch his videos or even read about the man. Couple that with someone like Rush and you've got a lethal combination where you've got one hunting for the next pass and the other who has the ability to be in the right place at the right time to take advantage of that pass. It also shows how non-reliant a team is on one individual to be at their peak when you've got a complimentary player up front as well with a different style to adapt to your opponents. Probably the best pairing the club has ever had.

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1 minute ago, Dr Boris Gobshite said:

Instead I voted for God.

But...but...that's Rush in disguise. xD

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3 minutes ago, Dr Boris Gobshite said:

I think without question Kenny Dalglish is the best player, let alone striker, that has ever worn the Liverpool shirt. That doesn't even begin to touch on what he achieved off the pitch as a manager. However, like the vast majority of the players on that list, his achievements came at a time when Liverpool were the dominant footballing force in England and Europe.

For me it's the players that came along after we were knocked off our perch that should be in the running for greatest striker. This is a point in time where we weren't blessed with World Class talents and our top players would drag the club along kicking and screaming. Obviously Steven Gerrard is the stand out candidate overall, but in terms of strikers it has to be between Suarez and Owen.

Owen on his day must have been absolutely terrifying to defend against with electric pace paired with unnatural finishing ability. At times he almost single handedly dragged Houllier's Liverpool side to an impressive haul of trophies with the FA Cup final against Arsenal being a particular highlight. Whilst Suarez didn't win any trophies his tenacity, work rate, footballing talent and supreme pain-in-the-assedness very nearly inspired Liverpool to a League title. However, they are both cunts so they can get fucked.

Instead I voted for God.

 

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