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7 November 1963
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1.82 m (5'11 1/2")
John Charles Bryan Barnes (born 7 November 1963) is a Jamaican-born English former Liverpool player. Barnes began his career at Watford, before being signed for Liverpool by Kenny Dalglish in 1987 for a fee of £900,000.
Barnes signed for Liverpool on 9 June 1987 from Watford for £900,000. His debut came against Arsenal on 15 August 1987. He didn't take long to find the back of the net, scoring in his fourth game for Liverpool - against Oxford on 12 September 1987 in a 2-0 victory. This match was also his Anfield debut, and manager Kenny Dalglish said "Barnes did what we expected him to do. He made a goal, scored one, and entertained. You remember that," regarding his performance. Barnes proved to be a revelation in his debut season, scoring 17 goals in 48 games, helping Liverpool to a league championship in the process. By far his most impressive season was the 1989-90 season, where he tallied 28 goals in 45 games.
Barnes primarily played on the left wing, and along with the likes of John Aldridge, Peter Beardsley and Ian Rush, was part of a formidable Liverpool front line that helped the club to 8 trophies, including 2 league titles. He ended his Liverpool career in 1997 - signing for Newcastle who were managed by Dalglish at the time - with stats of 84 goals in 314 league games.
Barnes also had success in the UK singles chart, reaching number 3 with his rendition of Anfield Rap.
- Football League First Division (2): 1987-88, 1989-90
- FA Cup (2): 1988-89, 1991-92
- League Cup (1): 1994-95
- Charity Shield (3): 1989, 1990
- Shared (1): 1991
- Appointed MBE: 1998
- Inducted into English Football Hall of Fame: 2005
- Member of the Liverpool F.C. Hall of Fame
- 5th in 100 Players Who Shook The Kop (2006)
- 7th in 100 Players Who Shook The Kop (2013)
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- Barnes is one of the players who are featured in the Anfield Rap.
- John Barnes career stats at Soccerbase