John Arne Riise, what a legend.
Aside from having a simply awesome song dedicated to him (ooh, ahh), he’s also one of the most honour-laden left-backs in the club’s history.
We signed him in the aftermath of the famous 2001 treble season, and he went on to make 339 appearances and score 30 goals across seven seasons at Anfield.
During his time at the club, he won the Champions League (2005), the FA Cup (2006), the League Cup (2003), two Charity Shields (2001, 2006) and two European Super Cups (2001, 2005). He was also a runner-up in the 2007 Champions League, 2005 League Cup, and the 2002 Premier League.
Not bad for seven years.
In 2008, he eventually left for Roma for £4.5 million after losing his place to Fabio Aurelio. He recently announced his retirement, aged 35.
Today marks the 15th anniversary of his arrival in a £4 million move from Monaco.
Here’s how he celebrated it on Instagram:
“Best club in the world”? You know it, John. Thanks for the memories.