Missing: Chelsea 1996 – Liverpool FC


The signing of the summer Marquee Patrik Berger scored twice in his debut as Liverpool beat Chelsea 5-1 at Anfield in September 1996, but can you remember the rest of the starting XI that day?

The protagonist of the Czech Republic race at the Euro 96 final, Berger was bought by Borussia Dortmund only 32 days after scoring his team's only goal in the German defeat at Wembley.

However, he would have to wait patiently for his opportunity to impress in the role of Roy Evans's Reds.

Having scored two goals on the bench in Liverpool's previous Premier League trip to Leicester City, the long-haired midfielder got his first start for Chelsea's visit and was instrumental in delivering their first defeat to Ruud Gullit's men seasonal.

Robbie Fowler opened the scoring after a quarter of an hour, when he passed Stig Inge Bjornebye with Kevin Hitchcock and, three minutes before the interval, Berger then rounded up the Blues goalkeeper and achieved a great result for double up.

Another cross from Bjornebye scored for the 3-0 at the end of the first half, but on this occasion it was Chelsea defender Andy Myers who buried the ball in the corner of his own net.

Berger beat 4-0 shortly after the second half, when he managed to attack an overtaking Dennis Wise, ran ahead from midfield and finished with a slight low shot past the advancing Hitchcock.

Liverpool's left-handed captain, who we will not reveal again, drew 5-0 with less than an hour and defender Frank Leboeuf took Chelsea's consolation goal with five minutes to go.

Berger received a standing ovation from his home crowd when he was replaced late, but who else invented the first XI that day? Can you fill in the missing men in a row?

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