The Premier League provides us with some of the best football viewing in the world. However, with the quality players it has showcased and brought to our attention over the years not all have won English footballs top prize but my question would be who is the best player never to win the league?
Well I am going to get the Liverpool connection out of the way first; they are all valid additions to the list, it is just coincidence that they have all played for The Reds. The obvious choice for most people would be Steven Gerrard; captain fantastic, a true servant and carrier of the club a lot of the time. What hasn’t this man got in his locker? Fantastic passing ability, proven goalscorer, a leader of men and an ambassador for the club he loves.
Like Gerrard another leader at Anfield is Jamie Carragher, an old fashioned defender who plays with his heart on his sleeve and protects the goal like his life depends on it! Another one who has spent his entire career at one club which could be both his and Gerrard’s downfall where winning the league is concerned!
Nevertheless, the Liverpool captain is not the only midfield dynamo that is deserved of a place on this list: who can forget Xavi Alonso? A player with extraordinary talent who has now been snapped up by one of Spain’s top clubs! Before his move to Madrid, Alonso produced some fine performances; a holding midfielder who could pull a spectacular pass and mind blowing goals out of his locker; as well as rarely wasting the ball and conceding possession, all while making it look oh so effortless!
Finally on the Liverpool front ( and I do realise there is a theme but it is purely down to the drought at Anfield regarding the title!) Fernando Torres, with his current woes it is easy to forget that in his Reds days he was one of the most potent strikers the league has ever seen! He was lethal in front of goal and left defenders dreading playing against him; just ask Nemanja Vidic. Lets’ just hope we get to witness his brilliance once more.
Sticking with a Spanish flavour we have Cesc Fabregas: it is so much of a shame he was not part of the Arsenal Invincible team of years gone by because he is a fantastic player and was a great servant for the club before his departure, however, unfortunately for him he was in the team after the glory days had gone. Whereas, now, Barcelona have managed to get themselves an amazing talent that can pass, create and score goals!