Footballers sure do have a fantastic life. They don’t need to grow up and get a 9-5 job to earn a living, they just keep on playing the game they have loved over the years. They make a ton of money throughout their career, at least the players in the European leagues do. They all live in large, expensive houses and drive fast, shiny cars. To top it all off, they even get the hottest girlfriends to boot.
As part of a new series, here are the Top 10 WAGs (Wifes and Girlfriends) of Liverpool FC.
10: Sofia Balbi – Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez is one of the best strikers in the world currently and for every goal he scores, he celebrates it by kissing his wrist. His daughter’s name is tattooed on his wrist and it also signifies his love for his wife, Sofia Balbi.
Sofia and Luis even maintained a long distance relationship when he started playing in Europe for Groningen. They got married in 2009 and were blessed with a girl in 2010, who they named “Delfina”, an anagram of Anfield.
9: Yolanda Ruiz – Pepe Reina
The Spanish goalkeeper certainly has got his hands full at home, if not on the field. He married his long-time girlfriend Yolanda in 2006 and now has 4 children for company. Certainly one or two of them could become footballers and be part of the next generation of Spanish superstars.
8: Aine – Philippe Coutinho
The newest member of the Liverpool team and one of the youngest players in the starting XI, Coutinho is already married to his long-time girlfriend, (is this a trend in the LFC team?), Aine.
7: Sophie Nelson – Daniel Agger
Yet again, another Liverpool player married to his longtime girlfriend. The Danish centerback married his girlfriend Sofia Nelson in 2010 and has two children. The couple even wore matching white outfits during the wedding.
6: Barbora Lovasova - Martin Skrtel
The Terminator of the Liverpool squad and Daniel Agger’s partner in defense, Martin Skrtel also married his long-time girlfriend Barbora Lovasova in Slovakia in 2012. The couple look great and for some reason both have that steely Slovakian grit and no nonsense attitude etched on their faces. Surely a couple made for one another!
5: Laura Johnson – Glen Johnson
Johnson, the Liverpool rightback, sure does have a scorcher of a right foot and pace. He also has a scorcher of a wife, Laura.
4: Michaela Henderson Thynne – Stewart Downing
The England winger could not score for Liverpool for quite a while and was often the butt of many jokes, but he sure did score with this one. Michaela was a former contestant for an online reality show called WAG’s Boutique; I guess you can make out what the show was about. Alas, some stories don’t end well and while Stewart has started scoring goals for Liverpool, the couple have now broken up.
3: Shana Ann Rose Halliday – Raheem Sterling
Don’t worry, its just one girl’s name. Shana (let’s call her that) is the current girlfriend of Raheem Sterling. After the furore regarding Sterling having had two children from two different women, it’s nice to see what all the fuss was about. Shana won a beauty pageant and also won a modelling contract at an event held in the UK.
2: Dani Lawrence – Brad Jones
Brad Jones is Liverpool’s 2nd choice keeper and his wife comes in at number 2 in this list. Dani Lawrence is a trained physiotherapist and took part in the Great North Run (The 2nd largest half marathon in the world).All we can say is that she sure can take care of Brad whenever he is injured.
1: Alex Curran – Steven Gerrard
I don’t think there was any doubt who was going to be number one on the list. Wife of current LFC captain, Steven Gerrard, Alex Curran is a leading WAG along with Victoria Beckham and Coleen Rooney. Apart from doing modelling assignments, Alex has a fragrance in her name and has written columns for leading newspapers.
The couple were married in 2007 and have three daughters.