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Alberto Aquilani Charlie Adam Maxi Rodriguez
Nathan Eccleston David Amoo Stephen Darby
Fernando Torres Raul Meireles David Ngog
Paul Konchesky Christian Poulsen Emiliano Insua Philipp Degen
Thomas Ince Milan Jovanovic Sotirios Kyrgiakos
Javier Mascherano Yossi Benayoun Andriy Voronin Andrea Dossena
Charles Itandje Damien Plessis Lauri Dalla Valle
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Stephen Wright Jari Litmanen Pegguy Arphexad Bernard Diomede
Vegard Heggem Markus Babbel Emile Heskey Abel Xavier
Vladimir Smicer Mauricio Pellegrino El-Hadji Diouf Alou Diarra
Igor Biscan Gregory Vignal Richie Partridge Paul Harrison
Jon Otsemobor Mark Smyth Antonio Nunez Milan Baros
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Bruno Cheyrou Neil Mellor Robbie Fowler Jerzy Dudek
Daniele Padelli Craig Bellamy Mark Gonzalez
Chris Kirkland Paul Jones Gabriel Paletta Darren Potter
David Raven Djibril Cisse Bolo Zenden Stephen Warnock
Jan Kromkamp Momo Sissoko John Arne Riise Harry Kewell
Anthony Le Tallec Peter Crouch Danny Guthrie Robbie Keane
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Thursday, May 3, 2007


Stephen Wright : Defender
Date of Birth: 08/02/1980
Birthplace: Liverpool
Debut : 29 November 2000 v Stoke City (a) (Worthington Cup) won 8-0.
1st team games: 21
1st team goals: 1
Other clubs: Trainee
International caps while with Liverpool: 9 (England U-21)
International goals while with Liverpool: 1
Honours with Liverpool: -

Talented defender Stephen Wright worked his way through the ranks at Anfield and finally made his Liverpool debut in the 8-0 Worthington Cup record victory against Stoke City in November 2000. Wright came on as a half time replacement for Markus Babbel at right back and played his part in the Reds record away victory.

His desire to break into the Reds first team was whetted following a successful spell on loan to Division One side Crewe Alexandra during the 1999/2000 season. Although sidelined early on with damaged ankle ligaments, Wright returned to the Gresty Road outfit following a rehabilitation programme back at Liverpool's Melwood training complex, and went on to gain a valuable taste of first team experience.

Wright made his Premiership debut as a substitute for the injured Markus Babbel in the 3-0 win over West Ham United at Anfield in February 2001. He made a good impression too, helping set up the second goal for Robbie Fowler, and he is fast establishing himself as a regular member of the current first team squad.

He made his first start in the Premiership for Liverpool at Filbert Street in the 4-1 win at Leicester on October 20th, 2001. His first goal arrived for the Reds at Anfield in front of the Kop in the 2-0 Champions League win over Borussia Dortmund.

A bright future at Anfield seemingly beckoned for Wright but with no guarantee of first team football Gerard Houllier accepted a bid from Sunderland for him in August 2002.

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