John Barnes was one of Liverpool’s best ever left-wingers, where he played from 1987 to 1997. During his time at the club, Barnes won numerous accolades, including two First Division titles and the FA Cup. He also won 79 caps for for England, scoring 11 goals.
Barnes was known for his dribbling skills, pace, and ability to beat defenders. He was a key player in Liverpool’s success during the late 1980s and early 1990s, alongside Peter Beardsley and John Aldridge, and was widely regarded as one of the best left-wingers of his generation. Off the pitch, Barnes was known for his intelligence, musical talent, and cultural awareness. He was the first high-profile footballer of Caribbean descent and used his platform to raise awareness of issues surrounding racism in football, which he continues to this day.
After hanging up his boots, Barnes went on to have a successful career as a pundit and commentator and is often called upon to give his views on the current state of Liverpool Football Club.