20 Best Liverpool Central Defenders

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20 Best Liverpool Central Defenders
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These days when talk about Liverpool isn't concerning their two in-form forwards, it usually centres on their defence.

In order to get the best out of both Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge, Reds manager Brendan Rodgers has restructured his team and opted to field a three-man central defence supported by two wing backs.

With the likes of Mamadou Sakho and Kolo Toure added to the squad's existing defenders this summer, such a move also allows Rodgers to field as many of his quality performers as possible, and so far the decision appears to be a successful one. The Reds are joint-top of the league, after all.

But what about those players that Sakho and Toure have to live up to? Who are the club's greatest central defenders of all time?

Here we've attempted to name the top 20, starting with a man who often lived up to his sharp nickname...

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