Phil Neal is the most decorated player in Liverpool history. In fact, no Englishman can boast more medals.
The full-back helped bring 22 pieces of silverware to the Anfield trophy room and was the only player to feature in the Reds' first four European Cup triumphs.
Never has the term 'Mr Consistency' been more apt than when discussing the merits of Neal in a Liverpool shirt.
Plucked from Fourth Division obscurity for £66,000 in October 1974, the former Northampton Town man was Bob Paisley's first managerial acquisition and undoubtedly one of his most inspired.
A month after his low-key arrival, Neal was pitched into his senior debut at just a few hours' notice, but made a good early impression by coping admirably with the intense pressure of a high-octane goalless Merseyside derby at Goodison Park.
From there he became an almost permanent fixture in the legendary back four of the late Seventies, making a record 365 consecutive league appearances between December 1974 and September 1983.
Adept in both full-back berths, it was on the right side that he eventually settled. Dependable rather than spectacular, he set about his tasks with the minimum of fuss and was never one to seek the limelight.
Calm under pressure and a real team player, it was no surprise when an England call came his way. Neal went on to represent his country 50 times and later became assistant manager under Graham Taylor.
Not many opposition wingers got the better of Liverpool's No.2, while at the opposite end of the pitch he made an equally vital contribution to the club's ongoing success.
He was a prolific marksman by full-back standards, with his tally of 60 goals bettered only by Chris Lawler. Admittedly, most of these came from 12 yards, including a spot kick to seal the Reds' first European Cup against Borussia Moenchengladbach.
Seven years later, also at Rome's Olympic Stadium, he again found himself on the scoresheet in a European Cup final, prodding the ball home from close-range to open the scoring against hosts AS Roma. Later in the evening, he held his nerve from the spot once more as Liverpool upset the odds to clinch a fourth European crown.
Neal's loyalty and commitment was deservedly recognised in the summer of 1984 when he was selected to succeed Graeme Souness as captain.
Unfortunately, his one and only season in the role was to end in the tragedy with the events of Heysel. A change in management during the close-season that followed brought an end to his short-lived tenure as skipper.
With the emergence of Steve Nicol, Neal finally severed his Kop ties in December 1985 to take up a player-manager role at Bolton.
He left Anfield with a haul of medals which included four European Cups, eight league titles, four League Cups and a UEFA Cup.
This, as well as his sheer consistency, means no-one can begrudge Phil Neal his legendary status at Anfield.
English football's prototype 'super sub', renowned for his memorable scoring exploits after stepping off the bench. The label is one Fairclough never relished but has learned to live with as he reflects on his massive medal haul.
The flame-haired Liverpool-born raider joined the club during the Bill Shankly era but exploded onto the big stage during Bob Paisley's management reign. During his debut season of 1975-76 he hit seven goals in 14 League appearances - nine of them as substitute - to help land the title.
Fairclough's pace and shooting power, which brought him 55 goals, tested the finest defences. His most famous strike came in March 1977 when, with time running out, he went on and scored the winner against crack French side St Etienne in the European Cup quarter final second leg.
Fairclough's own favourite goal also came as a substitute at Anfield a year earlier when he beat six Everton defenders before firing past goalkeeper Dai Davies to win the Mersey derby. Yet despite his reputation Fairclough's 61 stints as a substitute were eclipsed by his 92 Liverpool starts. He joined Swiss club Lucerne in 1983, the first of a batch of clubs at home and abroad.
Toronto Blizzard (Canada), Lucerne (Switzerland), Norwich, Oldham, Beveren (Belgium), Rochdale, Tranmere, Wigan, Knowsley (amateur)
Alan Kennedy was a great attacking full-back who had a knack of scoring vital goals that helped the Reds clinch silverware.
Who can forget when he scored the winning goal in Paris against Real Madrid in the 1981 European Cup final? And no one can ever fail to remember the look on his face when he celebrated the deciding spot-kick in Rome 1984.
Kennedy had been a 19-year-old full-back for Newcastle United on the day that Liverpool destroyed his FA Cup final hopes in 1974 by beating the Geordies 3-0 at Wembley.
He didn't know it at the time but although he never would collect a winners' medal in the FA Cup, he would win more trophies than he could ever have dreamed possible after his transfer from the North-East to Merseyside just before the start of the 1978-79 season.
The left-back position had been a problem-area for Liverpool in 1977-78, with Joey Jones, Tommy Smith and Alan Hansen all wearing the No.3 shirt at some stage of that season.
But Alan stepped confidently into their shoes and played 37 league games in each of his first two seasons at Anfield, winning League Championship medals on both occasions.
Kennedy missed much of the 1980-81 season through injury but still contributed two priceless goals to keep the club's run of success going on into the 80s.
His extra-time goal narrowly failed to beat West Ham in the League Cup final at Wembley but he was a member of the team that beat the Hammers in the Villa Park replay 18 days later.
Then, on an unforgettable night in Paris eight weeks after, his blistering cross-shot fizzed past the Real Madrid 'keeper in a blur to bring the European cup to Anfield for the third time in five seasons.
His astonishing record of scoring in big games continued as he struck a second-half equaliser against Manchester United in the 1983 League Cup final.
A year later came the most dramatic moment of all, the decisive penalty-kick in the shoot-out that followed the 1-1 draw with the Italian champions from Rome, who had been given the advantage of playing the European Cup final at their own stadium.
Kennedy still played in most of the following season's First Division fixtures, but by the end of the season his place had been taken by Jim Beglin.
After leaving Anfield, Alan had brief spells in Belgium, Denmark and Sweden and also with Hartlepool and Wrexham in the lower divisions of the Football League before continuing to play non-league football until he had passed his 40th birthday.
Newcastle, Sunderland, Hartlepool, Husqvarna (SWE), Beerschot (BEL), Club 1903 (DEN), Northwich Victoria (amateur), Grantham (amateur), Wigan, Colne Dynamos, Wrexham; Morecambe, Netherfield (1+2), Radcliffe Borough, Barrow (all four amateur).
John Aldridge may have been at Anfield for only a short time, but it is a testament to his ability that he is considered one of the best goalscorers to wear a red jersey.
Aldridge, or 'Aldo' as he is affectionately known, was signed by Liverpool in January 1987 for £750 000 in order to fill the boots of the soon to be departed Ian Rush.
He grew up supporting the Reds and certainly became a crowd favourite during the two and a half years he spent at the club.
The born and bred Scouser began his career at amateur side South Liverpool before signing for Newport County, where his impressive goalscoring record attracted the attention of Oxford United, for whom he signed in March 1984.
The arrival of Aldridge coincided with a period of success for United as they enjoyed promotion from the Third Division to the First in the space of three years - and their top scorer certainly caught the eye of Kenny Dalglish.
The new boy got his Liverpool career off to a dream start by scoring the only goal of the game on his full debut against Southampton in February 1987.
It was the following season that the Republic of Ireland international truly left his mark as he scored nine goals in the first nine games of the season.
He was an integral part of Liverpool's 1987-88 Championship winning side - scoring 26 league goals as the team went 29 games without defeat.
The season ended on a sour note for the striker, though, as Liverpool lost out on claiming a league and Cup double. Aldo became the first player to miss a penalty in a FA Cup final at Wembley as the Reds were beaten by giant-killing Wimbledon.
Thankfully, Aldridge returned to Wembley for the Merseyside FA Cup final the following season and extinguished any bad memories by opening the scoring in a 3-2 win.
At the beginning of the 1989-90 season Real Sociedad made a £1.1 million offer for Liverpool's No.8 and he departed for Spain in September 1989 - but not before scoring a penalty against Crystal Palace in his last game for the club.
His goalscoring exploits continued in Spain and he became a fans' favourite at the Basque side.
After two years Aldridge returned to Merseyside when he signed for Tranmere Rovers and equalled the club's goalscoring record in his first season - netting 40 goals in total.
He became player-manager at Prenton Park and hung up his boots in 1998 with 474 goals in 882 games, overtaking Jimmy Greaves as British football's record goalscorer. He was honoured with a benefit match against the Liverpool side of 1987-88.
His Tranmere side got to the Worthington Cup final in 2000 but lost out narrowly to Leicester City.
The following season, with Tranmere struggling in the bottom half of Division One, Aldridge resigned as manager.
He now works in the media and is a regular pundit on LFC TV.
South Liverpool, Newport, Oxford, Real Sociedad, Tranmere
No one has played more games for Liverpool than Ian Callaghan. Chances are, no one ever will.
Cally wore a Liver bird on his chest a remarkable 857 times during 18 years at the club.
There can be no better role model for aspiring footballers than a midfielder who represented everything that's good about the game.
A true gentleman in every sense of the word, the Toxteth boy was the only player to survive Liverpool's fairy-tale journey from life as a mediocre Second Division outfit to the lofty summit of European football.
Along the way he won almost every honour possible, including the highest respect from his fellow professionals and the adulation of the fans, and was booked just once.
Cally initially joined the Reds as an apprentice and made his senior debut after just four outings for the reserves. The momentous occasion came in April 1960 at home to Bristol Rovers.
If that wasn't daunting enough, he also faced the added pressure of replacing Liverpool idol Billy Liddell. But while other youngsters may have buckled in such circumstances, the fresh-faced 17-year-old turned in a performance that belied his tender years and was deservedly applauded off at the end by both teams, the crowd and the referee!
It signalled the start of a remarkable career that can be divided into two distinct sections: the first as a winger, the second in the middle of the park.
Fast, direct and possessing incredible stamina, it was during the promotion winning campaign of 1961-62 that he became an established first-team regular and it was his pinpoint crossing that supplied many a goal for the prolific strike partnership of Hunt and St John.
Cally was one of the first names on Bill Shankly's teamsheets as League and FA Cup glory came Liverpool's way during the heady years of the mid to late Sixties.
However, a cartilage operation meant he missed a large chunk of the 1970-71 season and his long-term future at the club was considered to be in jeopardy.
Thankfully he came back fighting fit and the evergreen Callaghan was given a new lease of life in a central midfield role, confounding any doubters by raising his game to an even higher standard.
A tireless worker with bags of energy, he peaked in 1973-74 - a campaign in which he notched his one and only senior hat-trick, overtook Billy Liddell's record of 492 Liverpool appearances, helped the Reds to a second FA Cup success and became the first Anfield player to win the Football Writers' Player of the Year award.
If that was not enough, he was then recognised in the New Year Honours list with an MBE for services to the game.
Cally's remarkable longevity meant he was still an important part of the team when Europe was conquered for the first time in 1977, an emotional occasion for a man who'd played in the club's first game in continental competition 13 years earlier.
At 35, there was still one final chapter to the fairytale: a surprising recall to the England squad 11 years after last featuring during the early stages of the 1966 World Cup.
Despite all his success, the self-effacing Callaghan never changed and walked out of the Anfield dressing room for the final time in 1978 as the same affable individual who had joined the club for a £10 signing-on fee all those years before.
He left with an envious medal collection, a glowing reputation and a total number of appearances that is unlikely to ever be surpassed. Who said nice guys don't win?
Fort Lauderdale Strikers (USA - on loan) Swansea, Canberra City (on loan), Cork, Crewe
A tough tackling midfielder who took no prisoners Kop idol Jimmy Case was also renowned for his ferocious shooting ability, scoring more than a fair amount of goals in his career.
He arrived at Anfield after playing for the Merseyside club South Liverpool and was an instant success when he made his league debut at Anfield as a 20 year old on the final day of the 1974-75 season against Queen's Park Rangers, a fixture the Reds won 3-1.
He established himself the following season, making 39 appearances for the first-team in all competitions and scoring 12 times - three of which came on a foggy December night on Merseyside as the Poles from Wroclaw were defeated in the UEFA cup. Case also scored important goals in the quarter-final and the final of that competition and added a European winners' medal to the championship medal already secured at the end of his first full season as a first-teamer.
Although still only 22 when the 1976-77 season began, Jimmy had already built a reputation for himself as a tough-tackling, hard-working midfielder who packed a venomous shot. His long-range shooting became a feature of his game and many of the 45 goals he scored for the club came from distance, like the majestic turn and volley with which he scored in the 1977 FA cup final against Manchester United.
He added another championship medal in his second full season and was also a member of the team which finally won the greatest prize of all on that famous night in Rome when the European cup secured won for the first time. He would go on to win two more winners' medals in that tournament plus another two in the domestic championship.
Although an integral part of the team by now missing only the last five games of the 1979-80 league campaign, many of Case's appearances the following season were as substitute. Case lost his place to Sammy Lee in the 1980/81 season, but went on to play for a number of years after leaving Liverpool in a highly successful career.
In the summer of 1981 he was transferred to Brighton & Hove Albion, with whom he returned to Anfield two years later and scored the goal which knocked his former club out of the FA cup. He later joined Southampton in his early 30's and was to continue playing league football to a high standard for several more seasons and retired when he was 41 years old.
South Liverpool (amateur), Brighton, Southampton, Bournemouth, Halifax, Wrexham, Wanneroo British (amateur), Darlington, Sittingbourne (amateur), Brighton (2), Bashley (amateur)
When Phil Thompson proudly held aloft the European Cup in Paris in May 1981, it was the realisation of every young Liverpudlian's dream.
For here was a lifelong Red, born into a working-class family in Kirkby, who completed a meteoric rise through the ranks to the summit of continental football.
No-one could begrudge this hard-working professional his moment of fame. He initially joined his idols as a spindly-legged apprentice and skippered the youth team as a midfielder before catching the eye of manager Bill Shankly.
Thommo was thrust into the first team without hesitation at Old Trafford in April 1972. Despite his tall and skinny appearance, he was made of stern stuff and rose admirably to the challenge.
Shanks put him on a diet of steak and chips. The result? An extra three stones and a regular place in the first-team.
The rookie defender played 14 times as the title came back to Anfield in 1972-73, but it was in 1974, when Liverpool reached the FA Cup final, that he really came of age.
Thommo played in every game en route to Wembley and then famously silenced the pre-match taunts of Malcolm 'SuperMac' Macdonald as the Reds romped to an impressive 3-0 success.
A footballing centre-half of style and grace, his defensive partnership with Emlyn Hughes even prompted Liverpool to change their style of play. Instead of launching long balls up field to the centre-forwards, it became commonplace to play from the back.
The Scouser's undiluted passion for the club meant he never gave less than 100 per cent and a plethora of accolades came his way. When Hughes left for Wolves, Thompson was the natural candidate to succeed him as captain and the trophies continued to come.
In 1979 he was part of a record-breaking back-line that conceded only 16 league goals.
Two years later, in April 1981, Thommo became the first Reds skipper to lift the League Cup, but the triumph was overshadowed within a month as his beaming smile lit up the night sky in Paris as European Cup number three was captured.
Despite this, the defender's tenure as captain was about to reach an abrupt end. A poor start to the 1981-82 campaign prompted Bob Paisley to hand the armband to Graeme Souness.
Although the season was to end on another Championship-winning high, the arrival of Mark Lawrenson meant Thommo's days as a first choice centre-back were numbered.
The curtain was eventually brought down on an illustrious Anfield career in 1985 but he left with every boyhood dream fulfilled.
He's since been back to the scene of these dreams on two separate occasions as reserves manager under Kenny Dalglish and assistant to Gerard Houllier.
Although no longer involved with the club on a day-to-day basis, it's plain to see from his work in the media that LFC remains close to his heart.
Jan Molby, more commonly known to Liverpool fans as Big Jan or the Great Dane, is widely regarded as the finest passer of a football to ever pull on the red shirt.
Despite spending most of his Anfield career in the centre circle, his vision and technique more than made up for his lack of mobility and negligible turning circle. In his 12 years with Liverpool he split defences for fun on his way to making 292 appearances and notching 60 goals
The masterful midfielder was always quick to make his mark. Captain of his hometown club Kolding IF at the tender age of 19, he was soon snapped up by Ajax and helped a team featuring legends such as Johan Cruyff and Marco van Basten to the Dutch Championship in 1983.
Joe Fagan gave him a 10-day trial in August 1984 in the wake of Graeme Souness leaving Liverpool and a £225,000 deal was soon struck to make the move permanent. It only took minutes for Big Jan to make an impact on his debut. Lining up for the Reds against Norwich at Carrow Road on August 25, he lofted the ball into the opposition penalty area with his first touch of the game only for Steve Bruce - himself a Canaries debutant - to slot the ball into his own net.
Molby was so often the star of the show during the double-winning season of 1985-86, with 21 goals in 58 matches. In a tactical ploy devised by player-manager Kenny Dalglish, the Dane was often employed as a third central defender early on in a match before pushing further forward alongside Steve McMahon in midfield as the game progressed.
The campaign came to a glorious end with a victory over Everton in the FA Cup final. Molby was involved in the build up to all of Liverpool's goals in a famous 3-1 win.
In an untelevised League Cup match against Manchester United in November of that season, Molby scored a goal which occupies a special place in Anfield folklore. Dispossessing Norman Whiteside in United's half, 'Rambo' proceeded to waltz around several opposition players before drilling the ball into the top corner of Gary Bailey's net. He was later presented with one of the only recordings of the game by a friend of Ron Atkinson, then managing United.
As well as the odd wonder-strike, Molby was also a consummate scorer of penalties: 42 of his Liverpool goals were from the spot and he only missed three others for the club. The Great Dane has the rare record of scoring a penalty hat-trick, a feat achieved in November 1986 against Coventry in the League Cup.
Despite still being an integral figure of many Liverpool squads for the rest of his Anfield career, a spate of ill-timed injuries meant Big Jan would never again reach the dizzy heights of his second season. Each time he seemed to be gathering momentum in the first team, a knock would send him back to the sidelines. A pre-season foot injury put paid to most of the 1987-88 season and during his long lay-off, he was jailed for six weeks for driving offences. Dalglish backed Molby to the hilt, however, and restored him to the first team not long after his release.
Molby regained fitness in time for the 1989-90 season and was rotated in and out of the starting line-up as the Reds won the league for the 18th time. Not content with being a bit-part player at this stage of his career, Big Jan seemed destined for Barcelona to link up with Cruyff once again but negotiations between the clubs broke down after disagreements emerged over the terms of the deal.
The Souness and Evans years were less kind to Molby still. The Dane was dropped for the first half of the 1991-92 season and came close to a move across Stanley Park to Everton. After being reinstated in the first team he soon decided against this and went on to play a significant role in Liverpool's FA Cup triumph over Sunderland.
In 1994, Roy Evans took the reins at Liverpool and Big Jan became the first foreigner to spend a decade with an English club, but two injury-plagued years later a move to Swansea City as player-manager brought his long spell at Anfield to an end. He took the South Wales club to the Division Three play-off final later that season, but was unsuccessful. He was sacked in October 1997 after a poor start to his second year in charge.
Other managerial posts offered mixed fortunes for Molby. He took over at Kidderminster Harriers in April 1999, winning the Conference title and with it promotion to the Football League in his first season in charge. Two years later he was tempted by a move to Hull City which was brief and unrewarding. A return to Kidderminster in October 2003 ended in relegation and resignation after only one season. Molby has since indicated he is unlikely to try his hand at management again.
Big Jan is still often seen controlling games for Liverpool in his oversized red jersey in Masters football competition. His distinct Scouse accent, apparently the result of changing next to Sammy Lee for years, can also be heard on BBC Radio 5 Live match summaries and on LFC TV where he is a regular football pundit.
Kolding, Ajax, Barnsley (loan), Norwich (loan), Swansea
Terry McDermott was a spectacular midfield player who graced the Kop and scored arguably the best goal ever seen at Anfield during the 7-0 win over Tottenham at Anfield in 1978.
He needed two years to settle into the side, but he blossomed when he did. He scored some truly memorable goals and his wizadry in midfield with tough tackling Souness by his side was justly rewarded in 1980 when he became the first player to win the Football Writers' and PFA's Player of the year awards in the same season.
Kirkby-born Terry McDermott supported Liverpool as a boy but his first professional club was Bury, from where he moved to Newcastle United in February 1973. He played in 56 league matches for the Magpies and was one of two of their players, along with Alan Kennedy, who played against Liverpool in the 1974 FA Cup final and later moved to Anfield.
Terry returned to his native Merseyside in November 1974 when he was a few weeks short of his 23rd birthday as one of new manager Bob Paisley's earliest signings. Although Terry played in six successive First Division games soon after his arrival, it was a frustrating time for him to be in and out of the team as he settled in at his new club.
In 1975-76 he was selected in the starting 11 for the opening seven league games but after that was only called on twice more that year, both times as a substitute. It began to look as if a change of club would be the only way to resurrect his career but thankfully he stayed patient and his reward finally came in the memorable 1976-77 season when he was finally accepted not just as a good squad-player but an important member of the side itself.
He made 26 First Division appearances that year and picked up the first of 4 championship medals. He only scored once in the league but the goals would come as he became known not just as a creative midfield player whose passing was so accurate but also as a 'runner' from deep who would often end up in or around the opposition penalty box to finish what he or someone else had started.
The disappointment of again finishing on the losing side in an FA Cup final was soon forgotten as a typical run into space to collect Steve Heighway's pass saw him fire the Reds ahead in the 1977 European Cup final. Terry would add two more winners' medals to his collection in the world's most prestigious knock-out competition and many other team and individual honours would follow, including being named "Footballer of the Year" by the Sportswriters and his fellow footballers in 1980.
In four seasons when he was at his peak, he contributed nearly 50 league goals as well as many more vital strikes in cup competitions. He became a regular member of the England squad and was capped 25 times. Even in 1981-82 as he passed his 30th birthday and when his position in the side was being seriously challenged by younger men, he recorded his highest total of league goals in a single season for Liverpool, 14 from only 29 appearances.
His long-range shooting became a feature of his game to add to his vision and tactical awareness and his chip in the replayed FA Cup semi-final with Everton in 1977 was voted 'Goal of the Season' by the BBC. Another awesome strike dumped Spurs out of the FA Cup in 1980 but perhaps his most memorable goal had came against the same opposition at Anfield two years earlier when a sweeping move from one end of the pitch to the other saw him race 70 yards to powerfully head Steve Heighway's cross past Barry Daines, the final blow of Tottenham's 7-0 humiliation on that late-Summer's day. He also scored a stunning hat-trick in only 16 minutes when Kevin Keegan returned with Hamburg for the second leg of the Super Cup in 1977 and another European hat-trick when the Finns from Oulu were trounced 10-1 in the Champions' cup of 1980-81.
By the start of the 1982-83 season, it was clear that Terry would finally have to look elsewhere for first-team football and he returned to St. James' Park in September 1982. After two short spells in Ireland and Cyprus, he signed for Newcastle for a third time and linked up again with Kevin Keegan as his assistant. Keegan had returned to England after an eight-year exile in Spain to take up the demanding role of manager with the North-East club. Patience was the key to Terry's eventual success as a player. He wanted to play so badly for the club he had grown up supporting and when he finally left Liverpool after 329 games and 81 goals, he had probably surpassed his wildest dreams by achieving as much as he did during the eight years he was at Anfield.
Bury, Newcastle, Newcastle (2), Cork City, Apoel FC (Cyprus)
David Johnson served both Liverpool and Everton with great distinction as a predatory goalpoacher.
He was already a well-known striker scoring 46 goals in 187 league matches for the Blues and Ipswich Town before coming to Liverpool.
He actually scored as a 20 year old against Liverpool in the Goodison 'derby' on 13th November 1971, a feat he would also repeat for Liverpool at Goodison in 1980. Although picked from the start for the first eight First Division fixtures of 1976-77, many of David's 26 league appearances that year were from the substitute's bench but he still easily qualified for the first of his three league championship medals.
David scored in the final league match of the season, away to Bristol City, and that was enough to earn him a place in the FA cup final team to meet Manchester United. But he was substituted by Ian Callaghan during the final and 'Cally' kept his place for the European cup final in Rome four days later. Injured for much of the next season, Johnson again missed out on a European medal in 1978 but finally achieved his dream by being part of the side that lifted the trophy for the third time at the Parc des Princes, Paris in 1981.
Johnson finally managed to establish himself in the 1978-79 season, followed by his best season scoring 27 goals in 1979-80, forming a powerful partnership with Dalglish. That form earned him eight England caps and he scored twice in a 3-1 win against world champions Argentina at Wembley in 1980. Ian Rush's emergence in 1981 relegated Johnson to the bench and he resigned for his first club Everton in August 1982.
Everton, Ipswich, Everton (2), Barnsley (loan), Man City, Tulsa Roughnecks (USA), Preston, Barrow (amateur), Naxxar Lions (MAL)