Ballack enjoyed a fine career with the likes of Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen and Chelsea.
Unfortunately he developed a habit for finishing as a runner up throughout his career, in the 2000 and 2008 Champions League finals, a World Cup final and European Championship final among others.
Nonetheless he will be remembered as one of the, if not the finest, German player of his generation.
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Liverpool have unveiled their new home kit for next season, sticking with the hugely popular retro styling of the current shirt.
The reputation of the Premier League means it is the most popular and one of the most watched leagues in the world.