Liverpool & Manchester United Legends XI at the Oval 2008

Former Player: Phil Babb

Phil Babb is most famous for his Liverpool and Republic of Ireland performances, and has a reputation as being something of an unlucky footballer. You’ll find some examples later in the profile.

Babb represented both Milwall and Newcastle at youth levels, before eventually making his senior debut at Bradford, where he impressed with 14 goals in 80 games from Defence. Phil was snapped up by Coventry and spent two years there before his big move to the club most people associate him with, Liverpool. His move to the club made him the most expensive Defender in premier league history.

Phil Babb went on to make over 100 performances for Liverpool over six seasons, scoring just one goal. He chose to represent the Republic of Ireland at international level and played for them 35 times. He scored an own goal in his final performance, perhaps enhancing his reputation as more of an unfortunate player.

Babb ended his career with Sunderland after brief spells at Tranmere on loan and Sporting CP. He was just 33 when he retired and has since worked as a pundit and invested in a golf magazine with some of his former Liverpool colleagues.

Phil Babb, The North Stand Salutes you!


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