Here are the five best players who have played for both Arsenal and Liverpool in the Premier League.
Liverpool and Arsenal are not rivals, but they have managed to manifest plenty of unerasable moments in the Premier League. Many players have demonstrated their individual quality in this fixture, including the famous four-fer from Andrey Arshavin in Anfield.
Through the fierce competition, the Reds and Gunners have always promised goals in this fixture. Over the last decade, 82 goals have been scored from just 21 games, which is a breathtaking stat as the defence of these two sides always goes to walk in this fixture, irrespective of the quality available at stake.
Since business between these two clubs has always been smooth, few players have switched allegiances since the Premier League kicked off in 1992. We shall look at the top five players, who have donned from one red to another in the Premier League.
#5 Nicolas Anelka:
Nicolas Anelka has featured for six Premier League teams, including Liverpool and Arsenal. The French striker began his career with Paris Saint Germain before managing to feature for the first team at the age of 16 in 1996.
The striker showed glimpses in his early days with the French side – enticing Arsene to table a bid for him. Anelka was signed a year later since he made his debut for PSG for a measly fee of £500,000 by the Gunners. He spent two years with the club, managing to clinch the Premier League and FA Cup under the management of Arsene Wenger.
He managed to find the back of the net 28 times in 90 appearances for the Gunners. During the summer of 1999, there was a total change of event in Highbury which saw Thierry Henry sign for Arsenal, while his compatriot Nicolas Anelka joined Real Madrid for £22.3 million.
Anelka was a flop in Santiago Bernabeu and signed for his old club PSG in 2000. Since the Frenchman developed issues with the head coach, he was loaned back to Liverpool during the latter part of the 2001/02 season. He appeared 20 times for the Reds, scoring four times in the process.
His goalscoring prowess kicked off with Manchester City in the successive season, before moving to Fenerbahce, Bolton Wanderers, Chelsea, and West Bromwich Albion. He also featured for Asian clubs Shanghai Shenhua and Mumbai City FC.