Patrik Berger: Liverpool’s Left-Footed Marksman

Major international tournaments often put little-known players into the spotlight, and in 1996, Patrik Berger was a perfect example. The Czech attacking midfielder was 22 years old at the time and had already played his part in a Bundesliga win with Borussia Dortmund, but it was at Euro 1996 that he really announced himself to the world and English football fans in general, playing a key role as his nation made it all the way to the final and even scoring the opening goal in that game.
He caught the eye of Liverpool and made a move for £3.25 million, later stating that the day he signed his contract was the happiest day of his life, having ad...
 

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