The 14 Liverpool players who will start EVERY Premier League game this season – Liverpool FC

The 14 Liverpool players who will start EVERY Premier League game this season – Liverpool FC

Since the Premier League’s inception in 1992, only 14 Liverpool players have started every league game in a single season – which is quite an achievement!

In the 32 years since the First Division was transferred to the Premier League, we have seen a 42-game campaign shrink to 38.

And only a select few during that period managed to start every game in a single season.

Such ubiquitous players are hard to come by, and Liverpool have had 14 since the Premier League was created in 1992 – and that only takes into account starts, not appearances in every game.

So, without further ado, here are the 14 Reds who have achieved the feat – some even more than once!

Robbie Fowler

Season: 1994/95
Minutes: 3.731

Fowler scored 25 goals and provided eight assists in what was a 42-game season. Mighty impressive.

David James

Season: 1994/95, 1995/96, 1996/97
Minutes: 3,780, 3,420, 3,420

Three consecutive seasons playing every minute of every Premier League game, the first of which was a 42-game campaign before the change to 38 came into effect in 1995/96.

Steve McManaman

Season: 1995/96
Minutes: 3.409

Steve McManaman was substituted only once in 1995/96, and his durability ensured he managed to contribute six goals and 15 assists.

Stig Inge Bjornebye

Season: 1996/97
Minutes: 3.331

Stig Inge Bjornebye was another familiar face in 1996/97, it was the defender’s most prolific campaign in a Reds shirt in terms of total appearances.

Sami Hyypia

Season: 1999/00, 2003/04
Minutes: 3,375, 3,420

Reliable in more ways than one, Sami Hyypia managed to start every league match twice – remarkably, he did so in his first season with the club.

Sander Westerveld

Season: 2000/01
Minutes: 3,420

He is the second of the five goalkeepers on this list and one of the few to play every minute of every one of his games.

Marcos Babbel

Season: 2000/01
Minutes: 3,354

It’s been an impressive first season for Markus Babbel, with his 38 Premier League starts combined with his cup successes making for a total of 60 appearances for the season!

Jamie Carragher

Season: 2004/05, 2008/09
Minutes: 3,420, 3,401

In 2004/05, Jamie Carragher played every minute of the season and came very close to repeating the feat in 2008/09, but was substituted just once with 19 minutes remaining.

Pepe Queen

Season: 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11
Minutes: 3,420 x 4

Pepe Reina was omnipresent not once, not twice, but four times! His run was from 2007 to 2011, talk about impressive!

Martin Skrtel

Season: 2010/11
Minutes: 3,420

Fortunately, without serving the yellow card suspension limit, Martin Skrtel managed to make 38 consecutive appearances at centre-back, scoring two goals and providing one assist.

Simon Mignolet

Season: 2013/14
Minutes: 3,420

He wasted no time breaking into the starting line-up in his first season at the club, saving a penalty on his debut, in a campaign that saw the Reds come agonisingly close to the league title.

Virgil van Dijk

Season: 2018/19, 2019/20
Minutes: 3,385, 3,420

He has been a consistent and colossal presence since his arrival, but in 2019/20, he played every minute of the season as Liverpool won the Premier League title.


Season: 2018/19
Minutes: 3,420

There’s a theme with debut seasons returning to peak production, and it’s no different for the last goalkeeper on the list. And what a first campaign it was, he conceded just 22 goals and kept 21 clean sheets!

Andy Robertson

Season: 2020/21
Minutes: 3.386

Finally, Andy Robertson closes the list with a consistent campaign, in which he failed to complete 90 minutes only once – in a season to forget that the Scot was a reliable face when we needed him most.