The current Liverpool squad may have ruined their chances for taking home a league medal this season, but some former Reds have just gotten lucky. The EFL has changed the rule governing which players are allowed to earn a medal for a title winning team. The previous rule stated that a player had to make 14 appearances in a season to earn the privilege, but they’ve recently updated to be consistent with the Premier League’s rule of only five appearances. They have also confirmed that this rule will be applied retrospectively for any teams who want to ask written permission and pay the £300 per medal.
The Mirror reports that this means Liverpool potentially have nine former players who could take home some silverware in their golden years. These players were on Liverpool title winning teams of years past, mostly in the 70s and 80s, but they didn’t meet the 14 game appearance requirement at the time.
Eligible players include Chris Lawler, Terry McDermott, Alec Lindsay, Sammy Lee, John Wark, Paul Walsh and Jan Molby. These players all have at least one title medal with the club, but injuries or lack of playing time meant that they missed one opportunity.
I say let’s do it. In fact, let’s go big. Get the open air bus and let them ride around Liverpool in glory. We haven’t got anything better going for us at the moment.