Liverpool - Top 30 players - number 29

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Peter Beardsley spent three years with Liverpool.

Peter Beardsley was probably the more unsung hero of a formidable attacking force in the Liverpool side during the late 80's.

After the departure of Ian Rush to Juventus, he arrived at the club from Newcastle United in the summer of 1987 for £1.9 million to line up alongside John Barnes and John Aldridge as they spearheaded arguably the best ever and most exciting Liverpool side to have ever graced Anfield - though in his first season at the club, Beardsley did admit to his struggles in the early part of the season. 

His effect on the side was profound and he had many highlights, including a hat-trick against Manchester United, he also sparkled in the side's famous 4-4 draw with Everton in the FA Cup - which would prove to be Kenny Dalglish's last game in charge of the club in the Scot's first spell. Beardsley wasn't there for much longer as he left in the summer of 1991 - citing that newly appointed manager Graeme Souness wanted him to leave.

In terms of club honours - he won the League Championship in both 1988 and 1990, as well as the FA Cup in 1989.

Some Reds will probably have their memories of Beardsley a little soured give that he went on to play for Everton immediately after his stint with Liverpool before returning to Newcastle United and short spells with Bolton Wanderers, Manchester City, Fulham, Hartlepool United and Melbourne Knights before his retirement in 1999.

At international level, he managed received 59 caps over a 10 year period from 1986.

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