45) Jason McAteer (1995-1999)
An automatic starter under Roy Evans, McAteer, comfortable at right wing-back or central midfield, sacrificed himself for the team week in week out. The Irishman had a telling cross and very good work-rate, but was not the brightest spark, legend has it. Once, when he locked himself out his Porsche, the police told him to get a coat-hanger from his house to pick the lock. He came back with a wooden one!
44) Alvaro Arbeloa (2007-2009)
A tremendously underrated right-back, as proven by the fact he went on to win La Liga and the Champions League with Spanish giants Real Madrid. Arbeloa’s stint on Merseyside matched with one of our best top flight seasons – the 2008-09 title charge – and his exit, along with Xabi Alonso’s, saw us decline. Arguably, it eventually led to Rafa Benitez’s dismissal as well.
43) Momo Sissoko (2005-2008)
Had Sissoko not picked up a career ruining eye injury, he really could have been ‘The next Patrick Vieira’, as was so often mooted. The barnstorming Malian had the legendary Arsenal skipper’s physicality and rangy legs, and his breathless energy in the middle.
42) Craig Bellamy (2006-2007 & 2011-2012)
The feisty Welshman scored nine goals each in two separate seasons with us, but is perhaps best known for his golf club celebration after scoring at the Nou Camp. Bellamy never left anything on the pitch, and was infamous for his aggression and attitude, along with his never-ending verbal assault on match officials.
41) Milan Baros (2002-2005)
Many Liverpool fans thought the Czech striker was going to develop into something special when he finished Euro 2004 with the Golden Boot, but sadly, he never reached his potential and left the club a year later. He bagged 27 in total, but most importantly, left with a League Cup and Champions League medal – starting the European Cup final in Istanbul.