Where are they now? Liverpool's 2011 squad that hammered Malaysia XI 6-3

Here's what happened to the Liverpool players (and manager) who took on Malaysia XI the last time they came to this part of the world...

PETER GULACSI

Now playing for RB Leipzig in the German 2. Bundesliga, Gulacsi saw only 23 minutes of action in the 2011 match before he came off for Hansen.

MARTIN HANSEN

Currently playing for ADO Den Haag in the Netherlands, Hansen was a second-half replacement for Gulacsi in the 2011 match.

BRAD JONES

Playing second fiddle to first Pepe Reina and then Simon Mignolet, Jones made only a few appearances for the club before he was released in June 2015. He started the match against Malaysia XI.

JACK ROBINSON

Robinson was hardly given a chance to impress at Liverpool in the ensuing years. He just finished the 2014/15 season playing for Huddersfield Town on loan from QPR.

JON FLANAGAN

Flanagan is the only player remaining from the 2011 match, going on to cement his position in the team. He unfortunately missed the whole of last season due to a knee injury.

JAMIE CARRAGHER

Now exchanging banters with Gary Neville as a football pundit on Sky Sports, Carra retired in 2013 after spending his entire career at the club.

EMILIANO INSUA

Insua left after the 2011 match to join Sporting Lisbon. He is now on VfB Stuttgart’s pay-roll after playing for Atletico Madrid and Rayo Vallecano.

MARTIN KELLY

Kelly played a key role in the 2012 League Cup success but suffered a few injuries, limiting his game time. He left to join Crystal Palace in 2014.

DANIEL AGGER

Agger stayed for three more seasons at Anfield and was also named vice-captain. He left in 2014 to re-join former club Brondby.

DANNY WILSON

Wilson went out on a few loan spells before leaving permanently for Heart of Midlothian in 2013. He just signed for his former club, Rangers.

SOTIRIOS KYRGIAKOS

He opted to leave the club for VfL Wolfsburg after the 2011 match. He is now retired, having also played for Sunderland and Sydney Olympic.

CONOR COADY

Now playing for Wolverhampton Wanderers, Coady only made two official appearances in all competitions for the club after debuting against Malaysia XI.

CHARLIE ADAM

Adam only lasted a season at the club after the 2011 match. He signed for Stoke City in 2012 and is still playing for them today.

RAUL MEIRELES

Meireles submitted a written transfer request and joined Chelsea a few weeks after the 2011 match. He is now playing for Fenerbache in Turkey.

JAY SPEARING

Spearing joined Bolton Wanderers on loan in 2012-13 to find game time, before making his Macron Stadium stay permanent at the end of that season.

JONJO SHELVEY

Despite being highly rated within the club and tipped for big things, Shelvey left to pursue first-team football at Swansea City in 2013.

CHRISTIAN POULSEN

Poulsen left Liverpool a month after the 2011 match for Ligue 1 side Evian. He is currently a free agent after leaving Copenhagen at the end of last season.

JOE COLE

Cole was sent out on a season-long loan to Lille after the 2011 match. He is now playing for Aston Villa after spending two years at West Ham.

ALBERTO AQUILANI

Aquilani never really settled at the club and was loaned out to AC Milan for a season following the 2011 match. He was sold to Fiorentina a year later.

MAXI RODRIGUEZ

Rodriguez, best remembered for scoring two goals including a header that ended any chance of a Malaysia XI comeback, returned to former club Newell’s Old Boys in 2012.

DAVID N’GOG

The French striker left the club for Bolton shortly after the 2011 match. He returned to France in 2014 after turning out temporarily for Swansea City.

DIRK KUYT

Kuyt played another year for Liverpool before joining Fenerbache in 2012, and has just re-joined former club Feyenoord for the upcoming season.

ANDY CARROLL

Carroll signed a season-long loan deal with West Ham United shortly after the 2011 match. The move was made permanent later by the Hammers.

KENNY DALGLISH

Dalglish is now serving as a non-executive director at the club after being sacked at the end of the 2011-12 season for Liverpool’s poor league showing.

This feature was first published as part of the Liverpool story in the July 2015 issue of FourFourTwo Malaysia/Singapore. Get the issue today to read more about it!