Born in 1963, John Barnes became a true Liverpool legend. Barnes signed for Liverpool from Watford for a fee of £ 900,000 in 1987 after playing 292 appearances for Watford and scoring 83 goals.

Barnes was an instant success at Liverpool, joining forces with attacking players.

John Aldridge and Peter Beardsley and later Ian Rush to form the most formidable attacking force of the era.

With the ball at his feet, Barnes was always clear, always breathtaking, he combined a mix of strength and skill, and his play was often described as fantastic.

Goal scoring aside, John Barnes made a big impact on the Liverpool team, and during his first season at the club, he helped them to a record-breaking 29 unbeaten run and ultimately a 17th league title for Liverpool. Barnes was awarded the Player of the Year award 1987-88, the only downside to a fantastic season was defeat to Wimbledon in a dramatic FA Cup final that refused Liverpool to win doubles.

Many say that Barnes' first season in Liverpool was his best, but he always performed well in the nine years he spent in Liverpool,

In 1989, Liverpool won the FA Cup final against local rivals Everton, but this victory was overshadowed by the tragic events at Hillsborough in the semi-finals.

During the 1989-90 season, Liverpool again won the league, while Barnes was Liverpool's top scorer with 22 league goals, and he was again named Player of the Year.

Barnes became the club captain in the mid-1990s, and he also had a huge influence on the youngsters on the team at a time when Robbie Fowler, Jamie Redknapp and Steve McManaman all had the benefit of playing and training with Barnes.

Age began to catch up with Barnes and a serious injury meant he lost some of his effectiveness as a 'winger' and he then took over a central midfield role, one which he performed excellently, with great passing and vision for the game he was capable of. to keep the ball well and his short, sharp passing play meant Liverpool midfield rarely conceded possession.

Barnes led the Liverpool team to the FA Cup final defeat in 1996 against Manchester United, which was to be his last high-profile game for the club. A year later, the midfielder finally ended his career at Liver pool when he signed for Newcastle United. https://www.footballinside168.com/%e0%b8%95%e0%b8%b3%e0%b8%99%e0%b8%b2%e...

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Many say that Barnes' first season in Liverpool was his best, but he always performed well in the nine years he spent in Liverpool,