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Ian Rush, Robbie Fowler highlight Liverpool-Leeds all-time XI

Robbie Fowler scored 183 goals for Liverpool but many forget he also played two seasons at Leeds beginning in 2001.

Liverpool and Leeds meet for the first time since 2009 as the two sides compete for a place in the semifinals of the EFL Cup.

ESPN FC has compiled a starting XI of players that have played for both clubs in years gone by.

GK: Scott Carson

The goalkeeper came up through the ranks at Leeds' academy before making his first-team debut in January 2004. He only made a further two appearances for Leeds as he was sold to Liverpool in the January transfer window of 2005. Carson served as understudy to No. 1 Jerzy Dudek but played a part in the Liverpool's Champions League triumph that year as he started in the quaterfinal first leg against Juventus. The shot-stopper played just nine games for Liverpool and is now at Derby County.

RB: Dominic Matteo

The defender was a product of Liverpool's star-studded academy in the 90s that saw many youngsters go on to establish themselves in the first team. Matteo made 155 appearances for Liverpool after making his debut in October 1993. He was transferred to Leeds prior to the start of the 2000-01 season and enjoyed success in the Yorkshire outfit's Champions League campaign. Matteo was made club captain following Rio Ferdinand's departure to Manchester United in 2002 and earned international recognition with Scotland during his time at Elland Road.

CB: John Scales

The Harrogate-born defender spent one season at Leeds, playing for the reserve side during the 1984-85 season. Scales worked his way up the ladder to earn a move to Liverpool. He started his professional career at Bristol Rovers and was then part of the Wimbledon side that reached the top flight and beat Liverpool in the 1988 FA Cup final. He moved to Anfield in 1994 and played 94 times before controversial joining Tottenham Hotspur in 1996 after having a medical with Leeds.

CB: Lee Peltier

Another product of Liverpool's academy, Peltier made four first-team appearances during the 2006-07 season before he permanently joined Yeovil Town following a loan spell. The versatile Cardiff City defender spent time at Huddersfield Town and Leicester City, joining Leeds in 2012 where he played 75 times.

LB: Jim Beglin

The Shamrock Rovers left-back was Bob Paisley's last-ever signing as Liverpool in May 1983. Beglin was part of Kenny Dalglish's side that won the famous league and FA Cup double in the 1985-86 season. He moved to Leeds in 1989 but struggled with injuries that forced him to retire early at the age of 27.

RM: Nicky Barmby

The midfielder moved to Liverpool from local rivals Everton and was part of Gerard Houllier's squad that won the three trophies throughout the 2000-01 season. Injuries and a lack of form saw him hook up with Terry Venables at Leeds in August 2002, but he went on to struggle, as did the team, in his two seasons there.

CM: James Milner

Liverpool's current makeshift left-back burst onto the scene as a 16-year-old with Leeds when in 2002 he became the youngster player to score in the Premier League at that time. Financial problems following the club's relegation forced Leeds to sell Milner to Newcastle in 2004. Milner joined Liverpool on a free transfer from Manchester City in the summer of 2015 and the vice-captain has gone onto establish himself as an integral member of Jurgen Klopp's side.

LEEDS, ENGLAND - APRIL 13:  James Milner of Leeds scores during the FA Barclaycard Premiership match between Leeds United and Everton at Elland Road on April 13, 2004 in Leeds, England.
Liverpool left back James Milner broke into professional football at the age of 16 with Leeds back in 2002.

CM: Gary McAllister

McAllister is considered a legend at both clubs following successful stints. The Scottish midfielder played a crucial role in Leeds' 1991-92 title-winning campaign -- the last time they were crowned champions of the top flight. McAllister made a surprise transfer to Liverpool at 35 years of age from Coventry City, with Reds boss Houllier believing the Scot would add some much-needed experience to his developing side. Such was the impact he made in his two seasons at Anfield, McAllister now works at global ambassador for Liverpool. McAllister also had an unsuccessful 11-month spell as manager of Leeds in 2008.

LM: Harry Kewell

Liverpool capitalised on Leeds' financial woes by signing the talented Kewell for £5m in July 2003. The Australian had been with Leeds since he was 15 and worked his way up through the youth ranks to the first team. He was named PFA Young Player of the year for the 1999-00 season and was part of the Leeds team that enjoyed success on the Champions League stage. He moved to Liverpool under acrimonious circumstances but his career at Anfield was largely ravished by injuries -- typified when he had to come off in the first half of the 2005 Champions League final.

ST: Robbie Fowler

The young emerging striker set the Premier League alight during his formative years, having progressed through the Liverpool academy. However, it soon halted when he found himself competing for a place with Michael Owen and Emile Heskey for a starting spot. After falling out with Houllier and his assistant Phil Thompson, the No. 9 moved to Leeds for £11m in November 2001. With everything that was going on at Elland Road throughout the turbulent years following, Fowler boasted a rather impressive scoring record of 14 goals in 33 games.

ST: Ian Rush

There is no doubt that the best part of Rush's illustrious career was spent at Anfield. The Welshman bid farewell to Liverpool for the second time when he joined Leeds on a free transfer at the end of the 1995-96 campaign. Rush then spent a solitary season at the Yorkshire club and only scored three times in 41 appearances.

Glenn is ESPN FC's Liverpool correspondent. You can follow him on Twitter: @GlennPrice94.


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