Hall Of Fame's have been a prestigious staple in many of sports in the past and now the Premier League have joined in the celebration of accomplishments. Those with the power have set parameters for entry into the metaphoric hall which state that only player's performance in the Premier League will be looked at. Taking that into consideration, here are 10 Liverpool players that may find themselves in the Hall Of Fame.
Some disclaimers before we start: These are not players who should be inducted into the hall of fame in the current day, these are players who have a chance to enter the hall of fame by the end of their career. This is not a list exclusive to current Liverpool players, any player who has played a good chunk of their career for the Reds.
10.) Andy Robertson
Andy Robertson went from being relegated with Hull City to winning the Premier League with Liverpool, but has he done enough to enter the Hall Of Fame? The Scottish spark-plug has impressed the masses since joining Liverpool in 2017 from the sinking ship that was the tigers from Hull. With expectations low joining from a relegated team, Robertson fought his way into the team and impressed quickly with his five assists in short amount of time.
By the 2018 season, the Glaswegian cemented his role in the starting XI and rewarded the managers trust with 11 assists and playing his part in 19 clean sheets. The next season, Robertson amassed 12 assists and was a vital part in Liverpool winning the league title. The Scotland captain was named in the PFA team of the season in both the prior mentioned seasons cementing his status as being the best left-back in the league.
Robertson is currently 27 years of age and is showing no signs of slowing down; if he keeps up his form as he hits his prime years, there is no reason why Andy Robertson can't join the Hall Of Fame after he retires.
9.) Luis Suarez
This entry is going to be controversial depending on what your personal idea of the Hall Of Fame should be. When just looking at Suarez's performance in the Premier League, the three seasons he played, he was the best striker in Europe due to his insane goal-scoring form. El Pistolero had accumulated 69 goals and 23 assist in his 110 appearances which is a goal or an assist every 103 minuets of football.
In the 2013/14 season, the Uruguayan broke the record for most League goals in a 38 game season whilst only playing 32 games. Scoring 31 goals and getting 12 assists in 32 games may be the best individual season in Premier League history which ended in Suarez being awarded the PFA Player of the Year. However, Suarez's greatest achievement that season may have been dragging a team starting Aly Cissokho and Jon Flanagan at the full back positions into a title race that we had no right being in.
8.) Raheem Sterling
Raheem Sterling is not a name that most Liverpool fans will associate with positivity. However, there is no doubt that by the time his career winds down, Sterling will be considered a Premier League great. When Raheem the Dream started his top flight career, he was playing in Liverpool red and was just finding his footing as a small fish in a big pond.
Joining Liverpool at 16 years of age and playing with the likes Suarez and Steven Gerrard helped make Sterling into the player he is today. Stats wise, the wingers numbers for Liverpool were inconsistent at best; his best season in red was his last bagging seven goals and seven assists. Since leaving for a record fee of £44million to Manchester City, the Jamaican born has came on leaps and bounds by scoring 77 goals and assisting on 36 occasions.
Sterling has won the PFA young player of the year award and two league titles in his nine years in the league. In no way am I calling Sterling a Liverpool legend but he is a legend because of Liverpool and he will one day be in the Hall of Fame.
7.) James Milner
The versatile veteran has been around the Premier League for longer than some of his teammates have been able to walk. Milner has recently picked up the record of most substitute appearances in league history but don't let that fool you into thinking his career has been played off of the bench. The Swiss army knife of a man has worn the strip of five Premier League giants since 2002 and has made an impact wherever he lays his hat.
Throughout his 562 appearances, Milner has scored 55 goals and amassed 85 assists whilst playing every position on the pitch that doesn't involve standing between the goalposts. The Picasso of the penalty achieved the PFA Young Player of the Year award in the 09/10 season and has won the Premier League title on three occasions. With the medals in his back pocket and the all time appearances record in his sight, Milner is a likely candidate for the Hall Of Fame...if he ever retires.
6.) Alisson Becker
Alisson Becker is Liverpool's greatest goalkeeper in the Premier League era and may have been the most decisive transfer that lead to championship glory. Coming into the league for a record price tag of £66.88million, the Brazilian shot stopper had a lot of expectations weighing on his shoulders. Alisson answered the critics in his first season with 21 clean sheets, only conceding 22 goals and winning the Premier League Golden Glove.
Injuries disrupted any chance of Becker going back to back with the golden glove but Liverpool's number one kept 13 clean sheets, conceded 23 goals in 29 appearances and made one spectacular assist; having a 'keeper of this stature was pivotal to Liverpool's run to the title. The 2020/21 season has not been great for any individual but Brazil's number one has been one of the bright sparks even when playing behind 18 different centre-back pairings. Alisson is only going to get better as he enters his prime years and if he can stay fit, there is no doubt that more golden gloves are coming his way and a Hall Of Fame induction could follow suit.
5.) Sadio Mane
Sadio Mané has been lighting up the Premier League for the past seven seasons with the past five playing in Liverpool red. The winger had a two year stint at Southampton before moving North and scored double digits in both seasons, showing early glimpses of greatness. In 2016, the Senegalese native joined Liverpool for a then record fee of £34million which many have claimed was the transfer that helped usher in the Jurgen Klopp era.
Mané earned his place into the PFA team of the year by carrying an average Liverpool side to a top four position. Over the next few seasons, Naby Keita's best friend would continue his goal scoring form which would see him win a Golden Boot in the 18/19 season. Mané's goals would help Liverpool win the title in the following season and would bag Liverpool's number 10 the PFA Fans' Player of the Year award.
The man with the most interesting hair in modern day football would rack up three total appearances in the PFA Team of the Year and is nearing 100 Premier League goals. Sadio Mané has a decent case for entry into the Hall Of Fame as of now but there is still time to make his already impressive résumé even more convincing.
4.) Jordan Henderson
In 2012, Jordan Henderson was once offered in a swap deal by Liverpool to bring in Clint Dempsey. In 2020, Jordan Henderson lifted the Premier League trophy as captain of Liverpool. This rise from mediocre midfielder to Liverpool legend is truly an inspiring story that cannot be overlooked. No statistic will impress you when looking at Henderson due to the role he plays in the side, but that role is seen as vital to Liverpool's success.
It has taken a while but the Sunderland native earned the plaudits that many believe he deserves in the 19/20 season as he was apart of the PFA Team of the Season and was looked at as a contender for the Player of the Season. Jordan Brain Henderson's longevity and skills he displays as a captain will be the reasons he is likely to make it into the Hall Of Fame.
3.) Virgil van Dijk
I am not sure if there has been a centre-back in Premier League history that has been more impressive than this man. This man is a colossus among mortals when he steps onto this pitch. Virgil van Dijk is so spectacular that even rival fans celebrated and rejoiced in the fact that he was dribbled past after 50 games of stopping all attacks coming his way. This man is Virgil Van Dijk and he could end his career as THE best centre-back in Premier League history.
Van Dijk had an impressive stay at Southampton for two and a half seasons before joining Liverpool for £75million. This fee was gawked at by onlookers who claimed this was far too much to spend on a defender. Since this transfer, the defender transformed a shaky Liverpool defence into the best in the league and lead the Reds to the league title. The mountain in the backline proved he was worth every penny when he won the Premier League Player of the Season award and featured in back-to-back Team of the Seasons.
The Dutchman will turn 30 years old this year which means he is still living through his prime as he looks to return from injury to start the 2021/22 campaign. If he comes back the same player, there is no doubt that more accolades will be waiting for him come the end of the season. Virgil van Dijk has to be considered for the Hall Of Fame once his career ends just because he is that good.
2.) Trent Alexander-Arnold
Trent Alexander-Arnold has ranked so highly on this list due to the fullback being 22 years old meaning he has at least 10 more years to extend his already impressive accomplishment list. The Scouser in our team has already became comfortable in his role of being one of the best right-backs in English football and has been a consistent mainstay in the Reds' side over the past four seasons.
Over the course of Trent Alexander-Arnold's young career, he has broke the record for most assists (12) by a defender in one season and then went on to break his own record the next season by getting 13 assists. The generational talent also featured in the PFA Team of The Year on two occasions and was the recipient of the inaugural Premier League Young Player of the Year award in 2020. It seems Alexander-Arnold is happy at his boyhood club and it would surprise nobody if he ended his career as a one club man. If this is the case, Trent is likely to win many more awards to add to his Premier League winners medal. The Scouser in our team is likely to be our Scouser in the Hall Of Fame.
1.) Mohamed Salah
Popular musician Will.I.Am once said, "You can be the greatest, you can be the best" in his hit song 'Hall Of Fame' and I wholeheartedly believe this was aimed at future Hall Of Famer, Mohamed Salah. Salah has an individual accolade list longer than his two arms combined which includes PFA Player of the Year, Premier League Player of the Season, one PFA Team Of The Year appearance and back to back Golden Boots. This is without mentioning the fact Salah broke the record of most goals in an individual season (32) in his first season for Liverpool whilst also racking up 10 assists.
The 'one season wonder' has impressed consistently for the Reds with his never ending goals leading Liverpool to the Premier League title. The Egyptian is on the cusp of scoring 100 Premier League goals and has a chance of winning his third Golden Boot by the end of the current season. The winger currently has the fourth best minute to goal ratio in Premier League history at 126 minutes per goal and has shown no signs of slowing down.
Mohamed Salah could be in the Hall Of Fame off of his current career alone but if he decides to stay for a couple more seasons, there should be no doubt that Salah is a first ballot Hall Of Famer.