‘Where are they now?’ – Liverpool’s Uefa Cup winning side 2001

The 5-4 Uefa Cup win over Alaves will go down as a classic in terms of entertainment. I take a look back at the team and see where they are now…

Sander Westerveld

Since leaving Liverpool in 2001, Wevsterveld has played for 7 clubs including Everton and Portsmouth. The Dutchman is currently playing for Monza in the Italian third division.

Markus Babbel

The German defender stayed with Liverpool until 2004 before joining Blackburn on loan. He then moved to VFB Stuttgart where he played for 2 seasons. After retiring from football in 2007, Babbel was offered the opportunity to become Assistant Manager at Stuttgart. He was then appointed Manager in 2008 after the sacking of Armin Veh. He lasted just over a year before being sacked in December 2009.

Sami Hyypia

A legend at Anfield, Hyypia remained with the club until 2009 making a total of 317 appearances in 10 years at the club. He won the FA Cup, League Cup, Community Shield, Champions League and Uefa Super Cup. He received a standing ovation from the Anfield crowd in his last game, against Tottenham in 2009. He then joined Bayer Leverkusen and has made 20 appearances so far.

Stephane Henchoz

The arrival of Rafa Benitez saw Henchoz replace by Jamie Carragher and the defender decided to leave in 2005. He joined Celtic on a 6-month contract before signing for Wigan. After a year a Wigan he joined Blackburn where he spent just over a year before retiring. He is now reported to be concentrating on acquiring his coaching badges.

Jamie Carragher

A true red. Carragher is currently vice-captain and, in December, made his 600th appearance for Liverpool.

Gary McAllister

The Scot went onto join Coventry in 2002 where he also retired and became manager. He also had a managerial stint and former club Leeds United but, these days, is more commonly seen on Sky Sports.

Dietmar Hamann

The German midfielder was one of Liverpool’s most important players. He stayed with the reds before moving to Manchester City. He currently has no club. Will be remembered for scoring the last goal ever scored at the old Wembley Stadium.

Steven Gerrard

Needless to say but Gerrard has become one of the best midfielders in the World. His loyalty to Liverpool has been second to none and if anybody deserves to win a league title then it’s him. Might have to wait till next season mind you.

Danny Murphy

Moved his way around London in the form of Charlton, Tottenham and finally found a home at Fulham. Is current captain of Fulham and still has a knack of scoring important goals.

Emile Heskey

A certainty to go to the World Cup this summer despite his critics. Heskey left Liverpool to join Birmingham City before a move to Wigan. He is now back in Birmingham playing for Aston Villa.

Michael Owen

In 2002 the World was in his hands. A big money move to Real Madrid followed in 2004 but injuries and lack of opportunity hampered his form. He joined Newcastle and is currently at Manchester United hoping to fight for a place in the World Cup squad.

Robbie Fowler

The 4th highest goal-scorer in the Premier League. Fowler has become somewhat of a nomad. Since Liverpool he has played for Leeds United, Manchester City, Liverpool (again), Cardiff City and Blackburn. He has now gone down under, playing for Australian side North Queensland Fury.

Vladimir Smicer

Smicer remained at Liverpool until 2005. He scored a goal in the Champions League Final in what was to be his last game for the club. He moved to French side Bordeaux before returning home to Slavia Prague. He is now Sports Manager of the Czech national side alongside Michel Bilek.

Patrick Berger

Went on to play for Portsmouth, Aston Villa, and Stoke before returning to Prague to play for Sparta Prague. He retired in January 2010 after failing to recover from a knee ligament injury.

Manager – Gerard Houllier

Houllier remained at Liverpool before being replaced by Rafa Benitez. He went to Lyon and won consecutive league titles. He is currently without a club.