The original ball-playing centre-half, Alan Hansen was at the heart of Liverpool's most dominant era.

The defender arrived from Partick Thistle in 1977 aged just 22, but wasted little time in establishing himself under Bob Paisley.

His class on the ball and ability to anticipate danger made him a key man as the Reds added trophy after trophy to the cabinet in subsequent years.

Eight league titles, two FA Cups, three League Cups and three European Cups - quite the haul for a player only deemed worthy of 26 Scotland caps.