Dirk Kuyt Craig Bellamy Ryan Babel Fabio Aurelio
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
Nicolas Anelka Gary McAllister Christian Ziege Nick Barmby
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
John Welsh Josemi Fernando Morientes Zak Whitbread
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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Monday, January 14, 2008


Bruno Cheyrou : Midfield (2002-2006)

Debut: v Southampton, August 2002. Won 3-0.
1st team games: 48
1st team goals: 5
Birthplace: Suresnes, France
Other clubs: Other clubs: Lens, Racing Club of Paris, Lille, Marseille, Bordeaux


Bruno Cheyrou left Liverpool in the summer of 2006 to return to France with Rennes bringing to an end a disappointing spell at Anfield.

He was signed by Gerard Houllier from Lille for a big fee of 4.5 million in June 2002 but was been a major disappointment at Anfield. When he signed him Houllier labelled him the 'next Zidane'. Cheyrou looked fantastic in a pre-season game against Lazio at Anfield in 2002 but then by his own admission struggled with the pace and physical presence of the English game.

The French central midfielder had many highs and lows in the 2003/2004 season. After starting the first game of the season against Chelsea he left the pitch after an hour with a foot injury. This was to keep him out of action for almost five months. Upon returning he scored twice in an FA Cup win over Newcastle and scored a few more vital goals including the winner at Chelsea. However, that was to be as good as it got for Cheyrou in a red shirt and he was played in a variety of positions by Houllier including left wing, right wing, central midfield and even up front.

After the departure of Houllier the France international found himself surplus to requirements under new boss Rafael Benitez. He spent the entire 2004/2005 season on loan at Marseille and the following season on loan at Bordeaux before moving to Rennes.

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