Merseyside born footballers
In light of Tom Davies’ new Everton contract, FootyOn outline an all Merseyside-born Premier League era XI.
The highly-rated Toffees midfielder has risen to prominence in recent outings this season.
Everton’s 18-year-old has since put pen to paper on a new five-year deal at Goodison Park.
“It means everything to me to get a chance to be in the Everton first team and to try to stay there,” the Merseysider stated.
So, in light of the news we showcase other Merseyside born footballers with our Premier League era XI!
Goalkeeper: Paul Harrison
It’s hard to find a top shot stopper born in Merseyside from the Premier League era.
But we’ve included probably the most highest profile in Liverpool native Harrison.
The goalkeeper was previously on the books Liverpool, Leeds United and Wolves.
He’s currently with Welsh outfit The New Saints.
Right back: Tony Hibbert
Everton’s long-serving full back Hibbert takes up the right side of defence in our side.
The retired defender spent 10 years in the Toffees’ academy from 1990 to 2000.
He then graduated to the senior side and enjoyed a 16-year career before hanging up his boots last year.
Huyton-born Hibbert boasts over 300 appearances but never managed to bag a single goal during that time!
Centre back: Jamie Carragher
Moving on from an Everton cult hero to a Liverpool legend in centre back Carragher.
The Bootle-born defender turned TV pundit spent an impressive 17 years at Anfield.
He managed to lift two FA Cups, three League Cups and was part of that famous Champions League winning team in 2005.
Centre back: Scott Dann
Previously of Blackburn Rovers, Liverpool native Dann now features for Crystal Palace.
The 30-year-old defender is now the south London club’s captain too.
He was part of the Birmingham City outfit that stunned Arsenal to win the League Cup in 2011.
Left back: Leighton Baines
An obvious choice at left back in Everton’s reliable Baines.
The England international full back has been a stand-out servant for the Toffees since 2007.
Baines was born in Kirkby on Merseyside and was involved in both Everton and Wigan Athletic’s youth set-up.
He helped Everton reach the 2009 FA Cup final and has played at both Euro 2012 and the 2014 World Cup.
Defensive midfield: Joey Barton
Huyton-born midfielder Barton has become a controversial figure in football.
The Scouser spent time with Manchester City, Newcastle United, QPR and Burnley in the top-flight.
He currently resides with the Clarets during his second spell at Turf Moor.
This follows a disastrous stint with Rangers in Glasgow.
Centre midfield: Steven Gerrard
Next up on our team of Merseyside born footballers is arguably the most famous Scouser of all!
Liverpool icon Gerrard spent 11 years in the club’s academy before 17 seasons as a senior at Anfield.
He became one of their greatest ever skippers, winning eight major honours.
Gerrard was also a key player for his country during his playing days, captaining them too.
He arrived in the MLS with LA Galaxy in 2015 before calling time on his career last year.
Centre midfield: Ross Barkley
Everton playmaker Barkley also makes our midfield!
The young Three Lions international has shown great potential in recent seasons.
Liverpudlian Barkley is hailed as one of the uprising talents in the Premier League.
The 23-year-old spent loan spells with Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday beforehand.
Attacking midfield: Steve McManaman
Kirkdale-born McManaman was one of first high-profile Bosman transfers during his playing days.
The former Liverpool and England winger arrived at Real Madrid in 1999 for free.
He went on to claim two La Liga trophies and lift the Champions League twice.
Before that he won the FA Cup and League Cup with Liverpool during nine senior years on Merseyside.
McManaman also featured in our recent best ever free transfers piece, so check it out!
Striker: Robbie Fowler
Next up is the man previously dubbed as ‘God’ at Anfield.
Prolific poacher Fowler struck 120 league goals in his first eight years with the Reds.
He joined Leeds then Man City before making a return to Liverpool in 2006 under Rafael Benitez.
Fowler is ranked sixth in the all-time Premier League goal scorers and won an FA Cup and UEFA Cup crown.
Striker: Wayne Rooney
Once a blue on Merseyside, Rooney later became a red in Manchester.
The Red Devils skipper has been at Old Trafford for over a decade and is now the club’s all-time marksman.
He was born in Croxeth and featured for the Toffees two seasons before a big-money move to Man Utd as a teenager in 2004.
Rooney has won all there is to win in club football and is now linked with a switch away from Old Trafford.