Jamie Carragher, who the club’s official website refer to as ‘Mr Liverpool’, has named his all time XI, rating Roy Keane ahead of Steven Gerrard.

“Talking of Roy Keane, I’d have him alongside Souey at the heart of midfield,” said Carragher. “The Man United skipper may be a little short of Souness in the passing department but he has so much drive, he can get forward into the box to score vital goals, and he can also put his foot in. And let’s be perfectly honest, the opposition would have trouble imposing their game on Souey and Keano! Obviously Steven Gerrard is a great player and maybe in years to come he can compare to Souness, but I’ve seen videos of Graeme and he was probably more like Roy Keane and Glenn Hoddle rolled into one.”

Neville Southall, Cafu, Paolo Maldini, Franco Baresi, Marcel Desailly, Zinedine Zidane, Graeme Souness, Roy Keane, John Barnes, Marco Van Basten and Kenny Dalglish.