Liverpool fans have been looking back on social media at their squad from 2012, with many making comparisons to the side of 2020.
It was to be Brendan Rodgers’ first season in charge of the Reds since taking over from Kenny Dalglish, who was given his marching orders at the end of the 2011/12 season and despite winning the League Cup.
The squad only included one current player, captain Jordan Henderson played alongside Nuri Sahin and Stewart Downing in midfield.
Here is the full squad here:
— The Anfield Wrap (@TheAnfieldWrap) January 7, 2020
Club icon Jamie Carragher was captaining the side that beat West Bromwich Albion in the Capital One Cup 2-1 at the Hawthorns in 2012.
One fan posted a reference to where those players are playing their football in 2020:
Jones – Al-Nassr
Wisdom – Derby County
Coates – Sporting
Carragher – Retired
Robinson – Nottingham Forest
Henderson – Champion of Europe
Sahin – Werder Bremen
Downing – Blackburn Rovers
Pacheco – Malaga
Assaidi – free agent
Yesil – Ankara Demirspor, Turkish Div 3
— knock it off Buffy (@nathanbcork) January 7, 2020
Supporters were cringing at their side from eight years ago and made their feelings clear about it on Twitter. One fan said that looking at the names on the team sheet made his “shudder”.
Here you will find some of the best comments from Liverpool fans:
Really thought Robinson, was going to be a brilliant player, mad how things change so quickly .
— 🥊Toxteth Kopite 🇧🇧 ⚽🔴🇪🇺 (@unbearablekop) January 7, 2020
I so believed Samed Yesil was the next Mirosav Klose
— dec (@declansgonewild) January 7, 2020
Just made me shudder 😩
— Gary Hornby 🖐👍 (@GaryLFC84) January 7, 2020
Shame about Sahin, but like Jari never quite got the chance to show what he could do
— Lee Simmons (@Lee36Simmons) January 7, 2020
I just threw up in my mouth a little
— CrazyPoliticUS (@CrazyPoliticUS) January 7, 2020
What a year.
— Ohis (@Ogwogho_Ohis) January 7, 2020
— Neil Mac (@NeilMac13) January 7, 2020
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