Where are they now? The last Liverpool XI to beat Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium

John Arne Riise scores Liverpool's second goal v Middlesbrough

Liverpool's last win at the Riverside Stadium was back in 2002.

Liverpool’s record at the Riverside Stadium is not a marvellous one. For most of their visits to Middlesbrough’s home they will have been odds-on favourites, but if you included a Liverpool win there as part of your regular accumulator then the chances are the Reds will have let you down.

They will aim to alter that trend when they take on Aitor Karanka’s side on Wednesday night as Jurgen Klopp will look for his side to keep up the pressure at the top of the table.

The last time the Reds came away with all three points there was back in March 2002, where Liverpool looked to keep up the pressure on Arsenal and Manchester United in the title race.

Goals from Emile Heskey and John Arne Riise gave the Reds all three points, with Gareth Southgate getting a late consolation for the home side.

Here are the 11 men that started that day – and explanations as to what has happened to them since:

Jerzy Dudek

This was Dudek’s first season with the Reds, but he is more famously known for his penalty shoot-out exploits in Liverpool’s memorable Champions League win in 2005. In the two years intermittent he had struggled for form and was in and out of the side, battling Chris Kirkland for the starting spot.

He would leave Liverpool in 2007 after playing second fiddle to Pepe Reina for a couple of seasons, and spent the final four years of his career as back-up keeper to Iker Casillas at Real Madrid.

Since then he was an ambassador for Poland when they hosted Euro 2012 jointly with Ukraine, and for Warsaw when they hosted the 2015 Europa League final.

Dudek has since pursued his passion for Motorsport with Empire of the Kop picking up an interview he gave to LFCTV about life after the game.

Abel Xavier

Xavier made the move across Stanley Park that season from Everton but his time with the Reds was brief as he was sent on loan in 2003 to Galatasaray. He would play for Hannover and Roma before ending up at Middlesbrough in 2006 for two seasons – though much of that time he spent out of action as he was banned for failing drugs test. After his spell on Teeside he spent the last of his playing years at LA Galaxy in the MLS.

The former Portugal international then moved into management, and had brief spells in the Portuguese league with Olhanense, Farense and C.D. Aves. He is now the head coach of the country of his birth Mozambique, a post he has held since January.

Stephane Henchoz

He would spend another two seasons at Liverpool – adding another League Cup winners’ medal to his collection in the process – before leaving for Celtic. From then on he would play for Wigan Athletic and then return to Blackburn Rovers before calling time on his career in 2008.

You might spot him covering various football matches for television in Europe – or if you want to see him in the UK, he will likely be part of the Liverpool legends side taking on Real Madrid at Anfield in May. In terms of the UK media, it’s not uncommon for him to give the odd interview to talkSPORT.

Martin Keown said that he saw him in Basel covering Arsenal's Champions League game – which one can only assume was part of Henchoz’s television work in his native Switzerland. 

Sami Hyypia

Hyypia remained with the Reds until 2009, which saw him captain the club on the day and then relinquish the armband to Steven Gerrard in 2003. He would add another League Cup, FA Cup and Champions League winners’ medal to his collection before leaving for Bayer Leverkusen on a free transfer in 2009.

He spent two years at the Bundesliga club as a player before taking over as manager. After leading them into the Champions League, an alarming run of form saw him sacked before the end of the 2013/14 season when it looked as if they’d slip out of the Champions League places.

He would have a brief spell in charge of Brighton but resigned before the halfway stage in the 2014/15 campaign, while a spell at FC Zurich didn’t provide much better fortune for him, as he was sacked just shy of a full season in charge of the Swiss club, who were ultimately relegated from the top flight.

After that, his latest notable public appearances involved Liverpool, when he was mobbed by fans ahead of the Europa League final, the club’s first home game of the season against Leicester City when the new Main Stand was unveiled, and was also at Anfield for the Reds' 2-2 draw with West Ham United.

Jamie Carragher

He may have played at left-back on this particular occasion but from 2004 onward he would operate at centre-back, and become one of the finest around. Carragher finished his career at Liverpool with two League Cups, an FA Cup and a Champions League winners’ medal to go along with his historic cup treble of 2001. Now you see him picking apart sides with analysis and punditry on Sky Sports.

John Arne Riise

John Arne Riise scores Liverpool's second goal v Middlesbrough

Riise stuck around at the club until 2008, and enjoyed all the silverware that went with it before he departed to Roma. He returned to the Premier League with Fulham before playing for clubs in Cyprus, India, his native Norway before retiring from professional football after a spell at Chennaiyin.

In November it was reported by the Daily Mirror he was set to head back to Liverpool to complete some coaching qualifications.

Vladimir Smicer

Smicer left Liverpool are their 2005 Champions League triumph. He went on to play for Bordeaux, his first club Slavia Prague and spent some time in the lower Czech leagues with Dolni Chabry. He is likely to play a part for the Liverpool legends when they face their Real Madrid counterparts in March and his latest notable job in football was part of the Czech Republic national setup, where he was team manager. 

Danny Murphy

Murphy would depart after Gerard Houllier’s reign came to end in 2004. He would end up playing for several clubs namely: Charlton Athletic, Tottenham Hotspur, Fulham and Blackburn Rovers before retiring from the game. Nowadays he’s a pundit on Match of the Day and other football related programmes on the BBC, as well as a newspaper columnist.

Didi Hamann

After leaving Liverpool in 2006, Hamann had agreed a move to Bolton Wanderers, before reneging on it and moving to Manchester City and then Milton Keynes Dons. He had a go at coaching at MK Dons, Stockport County and Leicester City but moved into television punditry. As part of his punditry, you can see Hamann doing plenty of pieces on betting sites too.

Emile Heskey

Emile Heskey celebrates after scoring for Liverpool v Middlesbrough

Heskey stuck around at Liverpool until 2004, before moving to Birmingham City, Wigan Athletic, Aston Villa, A-league's Newcastle Jets, before finishing his career at Bolton Wanderers.

The former forward - is now an ambassador for The Supercar Academy. He's not out of the football game completely, as he makes the odd appearance on television and radio stations. He was on Goals on Sunday just this weekend!

Nicolas Anelka

Some are still scratching their heads as to why Anelka wasn't signed on a permanent deal in the summer of 2002. The Frenchman went on to play for Manchester City, Bolton Wanderers, Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League, as well as other clubs across the world.

His last notable job in football was as player/manager of Mumbai City - a post he left just last year. 

Register for LIVERPOOL team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch