Top 25 Liverpool players of the Premier League era

To celebrate 25 years of the Premier League, Sports Mole counts down Liverpool's 25 best players since the division began in 1992.

A general view showing the Liverpool club badge at The Kop end prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on March 22, 2015© Getty Images

Liverpool's Premier League story is one of underachievement and near-misses, with one of Europe's greatest clubs yet to lift the trophy 25 years after its inception.

The most successful team prior to the advent of the Premier League in 1992, the Reds have failed to add to their haul of 18 top-flight titles since 1990 and have now been knocked off their perch by fierce rivals Manchester United.

The closest Liverpool have come to ending that long wait for number 19 has been runner-up finishes in 2001-02, 2008-09 and, most recently, 2013-14.

Having finished inside the top two in 18 of the 19 seasons prior to the Premier League, it represents a remarkable tail-off in form since the new era began, but Liverpool fans will be hoping that Jurgen Klopp is the man to bring the top-flight trophy back to Anfield.

To celebrate 25 years of the competition, here is Sports Mole's countdown of Liverpool's 25 greatest Premier League players.

A general shot of the new Main Stand at Anfield ahead of Liverpool's Premier League clash with Watford on November 6, 2016
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City17161052114149
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd17122337112638
3Chelsea18122432141838
4Arsenal18103531201133
5Burnley189541612432
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs1794430141631
7Liverpool1787234201431
8Leicester CityLeicester187562726126
9Watford186482733-622
10Everton176472129-822
11Huddersfield TownHuddersfield186391630-1421
12Southampton184681724-718
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton184681423-918
14Crystal Palace184591528-1317
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham184591532-1717
16Bournemouth174491520-516
17Stoke CityStoke1844101937-1816
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle1843111627-1115
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom172871222-1014
20Swansea CitySwansea173311922-1312
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