Liverpool Top 10: African Players

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Steve Gerrard recently said that Mohammed Salah could be the best African player to ever play in the Premier League, but is he the best African ever to play for Liverpool?

We count down the top 10 African players who have represented Liverpool.

10. Victor Moses (Nigeria)

Victor Moses Nigeria

Joined from Chelsea on loan during the 2013/14 season, scored on his debut against Swansea and looked like Liverpool may have got a bargain, unfortunately that was as good as it got for Moses who went back to Chelsea the following season without making much of an impact.

Was a ever starter for the Chelsea side who won the league last season playing in the right wing back role.


9. Titi Camara (Guinea)

One of the Anfield cult heroes, Camara was an unconventional striker, you never knew what he was going to do next, probably because he did not know himself.

While his Liverpool career was a short one he did manage to grab 9 goals in 33 games, before moving to WestHam where he did not manage a single goal in his three seasons with the Hammers.

He went on to become the minister of Sport for Guinea but can now be found winding up Everton fans on Twitter.


8. Salif Diao (Senegal)

salif diao senegal

It is hard to think of Salif Diao without thinking of a player you won’t find on this list, El Hadji Diouf whom he signed with after a successful World Cup in 2002 with Senegal.

However Diao, unlike his Senegalese team mate always treated the club with respect, he was even worried how fans would feel if he moved to Everton.

Salif went on to have a decent Premier League career playing for Stoke City, Birmingham City & Portsmouth.



7. Djimi Traore (Mali)

Djimi Traore MaliThe definition of a Liverpool cult hero, Traore spent 7 seasons at Anfield and was only the ninth African player to pick up a Champions League winners medal when he helped the Reds to a famous victory in 2005.

He finished his playing career in the MLS and is now a coach at Seattle Sounders where is is highly thought of.



6. Joel Matip (Cameroon)

Joel Matip CameroonBeen a ever present at the heart of Liverpool’s defence since his free transfer from Schalke 04 in 2016.

Matip is a stylish centre back who likes to bring the ball out of defence to quickly turn defence into attack.

Now retired from the Cameroon national team after falling out with the manager.


5. Kolo Toure (Ivory Coast)

The player who was brought in to replace Jamie Carragher.

Toure, was a free transfer from Manchester City and played his part in the title challenge of 2013-14 and started in the Europa League Final against Seville during Klopp’s 1st season in charge.

Currently assistant coach with Celtic & The Ivory Coast.


4. Mommo Sissoko (Mali)

Momo Sissoko Was once part of the best midfield in the world, Sissoko was a tough tackling midfielder who was signed from Valencia by Rafa Benitez.

Spent three seasons at Anfield during what was then a difficult time for the club, he was probably let go a little too early as went on to have a decent career with Juventus & PSG.

Is now plying his trade in Mexico after stints in Indonesia, India & China.

3. Sadio Mane (Senegal)

mane senegalPart of the scintillating front three, signed from Southampton for £32m which at the time was viewed as a lot of money for a player who only had a couple of seasons in the Premier League under his belt, albeit two good seasons.

He is now viewed as bargain averaging nearly a goal every two games with Liverpool already looking to reward him with a new contract.

2. Mo Salah (Egypt)

Mo Salah Egypt world cup

The Egyptian Messi has been nothing short of a revelation since he joined from AS Roma for a paltry £39m, scoring over 32 goals in his first season and still going, he also helped Egypt to their first World Cup since 1990 and picked up African player of the year along the way.

The only reason why he did not get the number 1 spot is he has not been at the club as long as the other and has yet to pick up winners medal, however that all could change if Liverpool get to the Champions League final in Kiev.

1.Bruce Grobbelaar (Zimbabwe) 

Bruce Grobbelaar Rhodesia Had a 13 year career with Liverpool and along the way helped the club to 6 league titles, 3 FA Cups, 3 League Cups and was instrumental in their European Cup victory in Rome.

The original sweeper keeper who was way ahead of his time, Grobbelaar goes down in history as one of Liverpool’s best goal-keepers.

Can now be found in Canada where he is a goalkeeper coach for Ottawa Fury who are managed by Paul Dalglish.


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