Liverpool FC: Ex Premier League Players

Where are these ex Liverpool FC Premier League players now?

Welcome to the Liverpool FC legends page – the gateway to information on ex Reds who have played in the Premier League.

In addition to information on ex players we have also added statistics which include the top scorers, most appearances and also their final league position for each year that they have featured in the EPL.






David James – Premier League Appearances: 572 | Clean Sheets: 170

David James was playing as goalkeeper for Bristol City in the Championship at the age of 41 before being released at the end of the 2011-12 season. Read More..

Jerzy Dudek – Premier League Appearances: 127 | Clean Sheets: 51

Jerzy Dudek, a fan’s favourite at Liverpool called time on his career in 2011 whilst at his last club, Real Madrid where he was a back up keeper to Iker Casillas. Read More..

Brad Friedel – Premier League Appearances: 450 | Clean Sheets: 132

Legendary Premier League goalkeeper Brad Friedel finally called time on his long career in 2015 after a four year spell with Tottenham Hotspur. Read More..

Bruce Grobbelaar – Premier League Appearances: 66 | Clean Sheets: 0

Arguably the most flamboyant and eccentric goalkeeper to have played in the English leagues, Bruce Grobbelaar finally retired from playing in 1999 after two years playing in the lower leagues for teams such as Bury and Lincoln City. Read More..

Jason McAteer – Premier League Appearances: 156 | Goals Scored: 7

After being released in 2007 by Tranmere Rovers, former Liverpool player Jason McAteer finally hung up his boots at the age of 36. Read More..

Steve Staunton – Premier League Appearances: 288 | Goals Scored: 13

A 20 year career played mostly at the top level with Liverpool and Aston Villa was finally over in 2005 when Steve Staunton played his last game for Walsall whilst simultaneously holding the assistant manager’s role. Read More..

John Arne Riise – Premier League Appearances: 321 | Goals Scored: 21

Former Liverpool FC and Fulham legend John Arne Riise finally hung his boots up on a distinguished club career in 2016 after a two-month spell playing in the Indian Super League with Chennaiyin FC. Read More..

Jamie Redknapp – Premier League Appearances: 295 | Goals Scored: 33

Former Liverpool captain Jamie Redknapp’s football career ended at the age of 32 after a succession of injuries and on the advice of medical specialists. Read More..

Jamie Carragher – Premier League Appearances: 508 | Goals Scored: 3

A one man club, Jamie Carragher spent his entire 17 year career with Liverpool, 10 of which as vice-captain. Read More..

Kolo Toure – Premier League Appearances: 353 | Goals Scored: 12

A member of the Arsenal ‘Invincibles’ side of 2003-04, Kolo Toure retired from playing in 2017 after a successful season playing in Celtic’s treble-winning side. Read More..

Sander Westerveld – Premier League Appearances: 83 | Clean Sheets: 29

A vital part of the treble winning Liverpool side of 2000-01, Sander Westerveld finally retired from the game in 2013 after two seasons with South African side Ajax Cape Town. Read More..

Ronnie Rosenthal – Premier League Appearances: 118 | Goals Scored: 10

“Rocket” Ronnie Rosenthal finally hung up his boots in 1999 after a spell with Watford where he helped them gain promotion from the old second division. Read More..

Phil Babb – Premier League Appearances: 231 | Goals Scored: 4

At one point the most expensive defender in Britain when he moved from Coventry to Liverpool, Babb retired from playing in 2004 after two years at Sunderland. Read More..

Stan Collymore – Premier League Appearances: 163 | Goals Scored: 62

Prolific at every club he played for, legendary Premier League striker Stan Collymore retired from playing professionally in 2001 at just 30 years old. Read More..

Mark Wright – Premier League Appearances: 137 | Goals Scored: 5

Mark Wright retired from playing after a seven year spell at Liverpool in 1998 and embarked on a new career in management the following year with Southport. Read More..

Steven Gerrard – Premier League Appearances: 504 | Goals Scored: 120

An Anfield legend, Steven Gerrard or ‘Stevie G’ as the Liverpool fans affectionally know him, retired from playing professional football in 2016 after a year spent playing in the MLS with LA Galaxy alongside fellow ex Premier League stars Robbie Keane and Ashley Cole. Read More..

Daniel Agger – Premier League Appearances: 175 | Goals Scored: 9

A classy ball-playing centre back, Daniel Agger retired from playing professionally in 2016 after his contract with Danish side Brondby expired. Read More..

Oyvind Leonhardsen – Premier League Appearances: 186 | Goals Scored: 30

After a nine year career in English football with LiverpoolAston Villa and Spurs, Oyvind Leonhardsen returned back to Norway and retired at the age of 37 in 2007 whilst playing for Stromsgodset. Read More..

Stephane Henchoz – Premier League Appearances: 243 | Goals Scored: 0

It’s very rare to see a Swiss player in the English Premier League but Stephane Henchoz was a fan’s favourite at every club he played for, especially Liverpool where he formed a strong defensive partnership with Sami Hyypia. Read More..

Stig Inge Bjornebye – Premier League Appearances: 162 | Goals Scored: 2

Noted for his precise crossing from the flanks, former Liverpool star Stig Inge Bjornebye had to retire in 2003 at the age of 33 whilst playing for Blackburn Rovers due to a succession of injuries, one of which nearly resulted in the amputation of one of his feet. Read More..

Gary McAllister – Premier League Appearances: 325 | Goals Scored: 49

Gary McAllister finished his playing career at Coventry City in 2003 and also managed the club until 2004 before resigning so that he could spend more time with his family. Read More..

Paul Ince – Premier League Appearances: 306 | Goals Scored: 42

Paul Ince, the self proclaimed “Guvnor” retired from playing after a short spell as player-coach at Swindon Town in 2006. Read More..

John Barnes – Premier League Appearances: 201 | Goals Scored: 28

After a fantastic career spanning 20 years, 10 of them at Liverpool, John Barnes retired in 1999 after turning out for Charlton Athletic in his last professional game. Read More..

Patrik Berger – Premier League Appearances: 229 | Goals Scored: 38

Patrik Berger was beset with injuries throughout his career whilst at LiverpoolAston Villa and Portsmouth and ended up receiving specialist treatment in the United States. Read More..

Danny Murphy – Premier League Appearances: 417 | Goals Scored: 50

After a distinguished career with four Premier League clubs winning six major trophies, Danny Murphy retired from playing at the end of the 2012-13 season after dropping into the Championship with Blackburn RoversRead More..

Ian Rush – Premier League Appearances: 176 | Goals Scored: 48

Arguably one of the top strikers in the English game during the 80’s and 90’s, Ian Rush finally called time on his career at the age of 39 after a brief spell playing in Australia. Read More..

Steve Nicol – Premier League Appearances: 116 | Goals Scored: 1

Steve Nicol achieved cult status at Liverpool where he spent 13 years before moving to Notts County, Sheffield Wednesday and then finishing his career in the USA where he took up a player coach role with the Boston Bulldogs. Read More..

Neil Ruddock – Premier League Appearances: 195 | Goals Scored: 16

An often controversial character within the game Neil “Razor” Ruddock retired from playing in 2003 after spells at West Ham UnitedLiverpool and Tottenham Hotspur. Read More..

Markus Babbel – Premier League Appearances: 67 | Goals Scored: 6

An integral member of the Liverpool treble winning side of 2000-01, Markus Babbel retired in 2007 after a spell in his native Germany with Vfb Stuttgart. Read More..

Dominic Matteo – Premier League Appearances: 276 | Goals Scored: 3

Having spent a large part of his career at Liverpool and Leeds United, Dominic Matteo retired from playing whilst at Stoke City in 2009. Read More..

Sami Hyypia – Premier League Appearances: 318 | Goals Scored: 22

After a distinguished career at Liverpool where he won 10 trophies in 10 years Sami Hyypia moved to Bayer Leverkeusen in 2009 where he stayed for two seasons before retiring from playing. Read More..

Nick Barmby – Premier League Appearances: 343 | Goals Scored: 53

One of only six players to have scored for six Premier League clubs, Nick Barmby finally decided to hang up his boots at the age of 37 in 2012 when he was offered the manager’s job at his hometown club Hull City. Read More..

Dietmar Hamann – Premier League Appearances: 268 | Goals Scored: 12

Ever reliable and very consistent, Liverpool legend Didi Hamann finally retired from playing in 2011 after a short spell as player-coach with MK Dons moving to Leicester City as first team coach. Read More..

Steve Finnan – Premier League Appearances: 236 | Goals Scored: 1

An integral part of the Liverpool team which won numerous trophies between 2004 and 2006, Steve Finnan retired from football whilst playing for Portsmouth in 2010. Read More..

Harry Kewell – Premier League Appearances: 274 | Goals Scored: 57

A naturally gifted player, Harry Kewell finished his playing career in early 2014 after returning to his native Australia to play for Melbourne Heart (now known as Melbourne City after the club’s acquisition by Manchester City). Read More..

Steve McManaman – Premier League Appearances: 275 | Goals Scored: 41

After a glittering career both in England and Spain, Steve McManaman called time on his career whilst playing for Manchester City in 2005. Read More..

Rob Jones – Premier League Appearances: 155 | Goals Scored: 0

Rob Jones, regarded by many Liverpool fans as the best outfield player who never scored a goal for the club unfortunately had to retire from the game at the age of 27 after a succession of knee injuries. Read More..

Xabi Alonso – Premier League Appearances: 143 | Goals Scored: 14

Regarded as one of the best midfielders of his generation, Liverpool FC legend Xabi Alonso called time on his distinguished career in 2017 after spending three seasons at Bayern Munich. Read More..

Robbie Fowler – Premier League Appearances: 379 | Goals Scored: 163

One of the most natural finishers in Premier League history, Robbie Fowler called time on his distinguished career in 2012 after a three year spell playing abroad in Thailand and Australia. Read More..

Don Hutchison – Premier League Appearances: 220 | Goals Scored: 37

The much travelled Don Hutchison finally hung up his boots in 2008 whilst playing for Luton Town where he will be always be appreciated after donating his final pay packet to sponsor two youth players when the club was experiencing financial problems. Read More..

Michael Owen – Premier League Appearances: 326 | Goals Scored: 150

One of only seven players to score 150 Premier League goals and also the youngest player to score 100 Premier League goals, Michael Owen retired at the end of the 2012-13 season. Read More..

Luis Garcia – Premier League Appearances: 77 | Goals Scored: 18

An important part of the successful Liverpool team of the mid-2000’s, Luis Garcia hung up his boots in 2014 at the age of 35 after two seasons at Mexican sides Puebla and Pumas UNAM. Read More..

Emile Heskey – Premier League Appearances: 516 | Goals Scored: 110

Highly regarded at every club he played for and one of the few players who have scored over 100 goals in the Premier League, Emile Heskey retired from playing in 2016 after two seasons playing in the Championship with Bolton Wanderers. Read More..

Craig Bellamy – Premier League Appearances: 294 | Goals Scored: 81

The first player to score for seven Premier League clubs, Craig Bellamy hung up his boots after playing in the Premier League with his home town club Cardiff City. Read More..

David Burrows – Premier League Appearances: 192 | Goals Scored: 3

Former Liverpool defender David Burrows retired from the game in 2003 whilst playing for Sheffield Wednesday due to persistent injuries. Read More..

John Scales – Premier League Appearances: 172 | Goals Scored: 3

Part of the “Crazy Gang” at Wimbledon, John Scales retired from playing in 2001 after a brief spell at Ipswich Town. Read More..

Vladimir Smicer – Premier League Appearances: 121 | Goals Scored: 10

An important member of Liverpool’s Champion’s League winning team who scored a goal and converted a penalty in the final, Vladimir Smicer retired from playing in 2009 after returning to his first club Slavia Prague. Read More..

Djibril Cisse – Premier League Appearances: 110 | Goals Scored: 32

The enigmatic and sometimes colourful French striker Djibril Cisse retired from playing in February 2017 after attempting to make a comeback from his original retirement in 2015. Read More..

Peter CrouchPremier League Appearances: 468 | Goals Scored: 108

Former Premier League player Peter Crouch finally hung up his boots in July 2019 after spending eight seasons with Stoke City. Read More..

Premier League Statistics

This table shows the players who have made the most Premier League appearances for Liverpool and who has scored the most goals in the EPL (info correct as of 08/01/20).

Top EPL GoalscorersGoalsMost EPL AppearancesGames
Robbie Fowler126Jamie Carragher508
Steven Gerrard120Steven Gerrard504
Michael Owen118Sami Hyypia318
Luis Suarez69Pepe Reina285
Mohamed Salah64Robbie Fowler266
Sadio Mane56Jordan Henderson258
Fernando Torres56Lucas Leiva247
Roberto Firmino54Martin Skrtel242
Dirk Kuyt51Steve McManaman240
Daniel Sturridge51John Arne Riise234

Statistics provided by Statbunker