50 Men Who Made LFC: John Barnes

At his scintillating best in the late 1980s, there was no finer sight in football than that of John Barnes gliding down the left flank in a Liverpool shirt.

One of the most exciting wingers of all-time, Barnes enthralled the Anfield crowd and ensured 'full-house' signs became a permanent fixture outside the Kop gates during one of the most entertaining periods in this club's history.

As the first high-profile black player in Liverpool history, a unique niche in Anfield folklore was assured before he'd even kicked a ball on Merseyside, but the impact he made, on and off the pitch, was phenomenal.

An awesome blend of poise, pace, strength and skill, when the Jamaican-born wide-man was in full flow he was quite simply a joy to watch. League and FA Cup honours came his way, as did two Footballer of the Year accolades. 

With Barnes on the ball, anything seemed possible and the generation of Liverpudlians lucky enough to witness his sublime talent at close hand will forever cherish the memories.

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