What. A. Team. | Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty ImagesSix years is a long time in football. These days, Liverpool are one of the best sides around with English, European and even world championships to their name.Back in 2014, they were a very different beast. After narrowly missing out on the Premier League title during the 2013/2014 campaign the Reds faltered badly the following season with Brendan Rodgers’ stuttering side eventually finishing sixth. Their European exploits we not much better. First they finished third in their Champions League group, before they were then knocked out of the Europa League by Beşiktaş at the very first hurdle. One of the real low points of this terrible campaign was Rodgers’ bizarre decision to shuffle the pack prior to his side’s trip to the Bernabeu to take on Real Madrid. For whatever reason, Rodgers left Steven Gerrard, Philippe Coutinho and Raheem Sterling on the bench, selecting some interesting replacements. Six years on from that fateful night – on which the Reds somehow only lost 1-0 – we take a look at what Liverpool’s starting XI is up to now.Mignolet only conceded once against Real | PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/Getty Images2. Javier Manquillo (RB) A fresh faced Manquillo challenges for the ball with Marcelo | PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/Getty ImagesToure looks very angry here for some reason | JAVIER SORIANO/Getty Images4. Martin Skrtel (CB) Martin Skrtel has hair now – and it’s really weird | DeFodi Images/Getty Images*makes ball sign with hands* | Shaun Botterill/Getty Images6. Lucas Leiva (DM) Lucas Leiva was eventually replaced by Steven Gerrard | Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty ImagesYou definitely look better with longer hair Joe | PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/Getty Images8. Emre Can (CM) That is a sheepish looking young man | PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/Getty ImagesPossibly the pinnacle of Markovic’s career | Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images10. Fabio Borini (ST) What a smile | Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty ImagesHarry Kane: my plans. Adam Lallana: 2020 | Pool/Getty Images
We remember the bizarre Liverpool XI that started against Real Madrid in the Champions League back in 2014.