With both Liverpool and Manchester City going head to head for the Premier League title, it will be an interesting match when both these teams clash for a 6 pointer game at the top of the table. Liverpool have ex Citizens in their team in the form of Milner and Sturridge, while City also have an ex-Red as Sterling. They will provide the extra spice for this special affair. However, they are not the only players who played for both Liverpool and Manchester City in their career. In fact, there are more than 20 players who played for both these clubs. In this article ,we will have a look at some of those players.
Here are the top 10 players who played for both Liverpool and Manchester City –
3. Matt Busby
It may come as a surprise to some that the man responsible for so much success at Old Trafford actually played out his entire league career at their two biggest rivals. An inside forward who joined Manchester City in 1928, he played at Maine Road for eight years before moving to Liverpool in an £8000 deal towards the end of the 1935 – 36 season. He played out the rest of his playing career at Anfield, before the Second World War interrupted the league programme. In 1945, after rejecting a coaching role at Liverpool, he went on to become a Manchester United legend, managing them for almost 25 years.
2. Robbie Fowler
Fowler burst onto the scene in the early ’90s, becoming the latest Anfield striking sensation, and was PFA Young Player of the Year in consecutive seasons during the middle of the decade. The Toxteth-born striker, known affectionately as ‘God’ by those of a Reds persuasion, scored 171 goals in 330 appearances in the first of two spells at Liverpool and won two League Cups, one FA Cup and the Uefa Cup before moving to City in 2003, via 18 months at Leeds.
Just over two years after his Anfield departure, Fowler scored a last-minute equaliser against his former employers at the then-named City of Manchester Stadium, a game in which ex-Red Nicolas Anelka and future Citizen Dietmar Hamann also found the net. One of Fowler’s final acts as a City player was to score in a 3-1 win against Manchester United in January 2006, the month of his return to Liverpool.
1. Raheem Sterling
Liverpool signed Sterling as a 15-year-old in 2010, with the winger going on to make his senior debut at the age of 17 two years later. The former QPR youngster excelled alongside Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge in 2013/14, earning a nomination for the PFA Player of the Year award as the Reds finished second under Brendan Rodgers.
Sterling signed for City in summer 2014, with Liverpool pocketing £49m from his sale. The England international initially struggled for form and consistency, but he’s made great strides under Pep Guardiola and has been one of the Premier League’s best players since last season.
Other Players – Peter Beardsley, Augustus Beeby, Nigel Clough, Patrick Finnerhan, Fred Howe, David James, William Jenkinson, David Johnson, Tommy Johnson, Mark Kennedy, George Livingstone, Jim McBride, Steve McMahon, Steve McManaman, Harry Race, Albert Riera, Michael Robinson, Jimmy Ross, Mark Seagreaves, Paul Stewart, Daniel Sturridge, Paul Walsh.