11 Players Who Have Turned Out For Both Liverpool And Newcastle United

There have been quite a few to play for both clubs over the years
07:00, 01 Jan 2024

When Liverpool host Newcastle United at Anfield on Monday, the clash won't just bring back memories of those wonderful 4-3s of the 1990s. While the likes of Sir Kenny Dalglish and Rafa Benitez have stood in both home dugouts, the long list of players to have wore both jerseys features some high-profile names.

Here, we take a look at some of the players who got to experience the roar of the Kop and the deafening sound of the Gallowgate End.

Ian Rush

One of the greatest players to ever pull on the famous red shirt of Liverpool, Rush remains the club’s all-time top goalscorer with 346. He had two spells with Liverpool across both the First Division and Premier League eras. During his time at Anfield, he won 20 trophies, including five league titles and two European Cups.

He joined Newcastle in 1997 after a spell with Leeds United. However, by this point, his best days were well behind him and he scored just twice in 14 appearances for the Magpies.

James Milner

One of English football’s greatest journeymen, Milner is still playing his trade for Liverpool where he has been for the last seven years, winning the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup. Earlier in his career, he spent four years with Newcastle between 2004 and 2008, helping the club to win the 2006 Uefa Intertoto Cup.


Michael Owen 

People still remember the exciting emergence of a 17-year-old Owen at Anfield after the striker excelled at youth level. His natural ability to score goals was remarkable and he won six pieces of silverware with the Reds. He also won the 2001 Ballon d’Or award and is one of Liverpool’s 19 players to score over 100 goals for the club.

Owen joined Newcastle in 2005 after a year with Real Madrid. In four injury-blighted years at St James’ Park, he made 79 appearances, scoring 30 goals in all competitions.

Kevin Keegan

Keegan was a magnificent player and is regarded as one of Liverpool’s greatest ever strikers. Like Owen, he is part of their 100 club, scoring exactly a century as he won three titles during his time at Anfield. He later ended up at Newcastle and his Midas touch in front of goal followed him as he became a firm fan favourite. He later managed the Magpies on two occasions before retiring.

Terry McDermott

After spending a season with Newcastle in 1973-74, the midfielder made the switch to Merseyside where he went on to win an impressive 16 trophies across eight years. He returned to Newcastle in 1982, spending another two years in the North East.

Dietmar Hamann

The German defensive midfielder moved to the Premier League in 1998 when joining Newcastle, but after just a year he was lured to Anfield, spending the next seven years of his career with Liverpool. In that time he won several trophies, most notably the 2005 Champions League, when he came on as a substitute in the final against AC Milan.

Georginio Wijnaldum

The Dutch midfielder joined Newcastle in 2015 from PSV Eindhoven and had an impressive debut campaign, scoring 11 goals. This saw Jurgen Klopp swoop to bring him to Merseyside, where he spent a further five years, winning the Champions League and the Premier League. His most notable moment for the Reds was when he came off the bench in the Champions League semi-final second leg against Barcelona. He scored twice in a matter of minutes as his side won 4-0 to turn around a 3-0 deficit.

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John Barnes

After scoring an abundance of goals and winning several pieces of silverware with Liverpool between 1987 and 1997, the World in Motion star moved to Newcastle. He failed to have the same goalscoring impact for the Magpies though, scoring just seven goals in two years.

Andy Carroll

Everyone remembers when towering forward Carroll signed for Liverpool for £35 million from Newcastle. He was brought in as Fernando Torres’ replacement but failed to have the required impact, despite helping his side to a League Cup win. His career brought him back to St James’ Park in 2019 after an impressive spell with West Ham United, but he struggled to hit the heights that he had reached during his first tenure.

Jose Enrique

The Spanish left-back was part of the Newcastle side that returned to the Premier League at the first time of asking in 2009-10 by winning the Championship title. He joined Liverpool from the Magpies in 2011 and over the course of his five years there, he won a League Cup. He still remains a big Reds advocate on social media.

Jonjo Shelvey

One of football’s more notorious hotheads, Shelvey failed to have the career he would have hoped for at Liverpool after rising through the academy. After a couple of years at Swansea City, Shelvey joined the Magpies in 2016. He helped the club return to the Premier League in 2016-17 as they won the Championship under former Reds boss Rafa Benitez.

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