Bruce Grobbelaar v Alisson Becker: Grobbelaar was the team’s larger-than-life, eccentric character and that sometimes detracted from how good a goalkeeper he was.
However, in 1990 he kept just 12 clean sheets in 38 league appearances, compared to Alisson Becker’s 11 in 21.
Barry Venison v Trent Alexander-Arnold: Venison had been Liverpool’s first-choice right-back for three seasons — although he also filled in on the left when Jim Beglin broke his leg — and as a solid, tough-tackling defender was 25 when he won his second league title.
Alan Hansen v Virgil Van Dijk: Comparisons have already been made between the old and new.
Hansen was good at bringing the ball out from the back but Van Dijk probably edges him on that front, as does the Dutchman in his range of passing and his recovery speed. Hansen was good in the air defensively but did not score a goal in their league-winning season. Van Dijk has four goals.
Glenn Hysen v Joe Gomez: The often under-rated Hysen actually made the most league appearances of any defender in 1990.
David Burrows v Andy Robertson: Burrows was a whole-hearted, full-blooded left-back.
Not the most gifted but made up for it with his competitiveness. Robertson, a bargain £8m buy from Hull, has established himself as one of the best left-backs in world football.
Steve Nicol v Georginio Wijnaldum: Both team’s utility men. Nicol could play anywhere in defence plus also in midfield.
Steve McMahon v Fabinho: McMahon (below) was the archetypal midfield tough-tackling hardman.
He was the side’s enforcer in the centre of the park and was pivotal to the 1990 side and was the only outfield player to feature in every league match. Fabinho does a similar job, albeit with a slightly more cultured air.
Ronnie Whelan v Jordan Henderson: Liverpool’s Mr Consistency. Clever and composed on the ball, he was an important cog in the Liverpool machine.
Peter Beardsley v Roberto Firmino: Different types of players but both crucial fulcrums in their respective team’s game-plans.
Ian Rush v Mohamed Salah: Rush, Liverpool’s all-time leading goalscorer, was the main man up front with 18 league goals in the 1990 title-winning season.
Salah’s record in just under three seasons at the club is incredible, with 70 goals in 100 league appearances.
John Barnes v Sadio Mane: Barnes was brilliant in the 1990 season in a slightly more advanced position than his previous left-wing role, and was virtually unplayable in a number of matches.
Such was his huge influence in the title-winning season he outscored Rush 22 to 18.