Rigobert Song arrived at Anfield in January 1999 from Italian Serie A side Salernitana. Having been frozen out by the Italians, Song impressed during a trial spell at Anfield and made his first team debut against Coventry City at Highfield Road.
Song made 38 appearances for the Reds but didn't manage a goal, and his last appearance for Liverpool was a 1-1 draw with Sunderland at Anfield on September 23. He played just four games in the 2000-2001 season.
The first Cameroon star to play for the Reds, Rigobert Song became an instant hit with the Liverpool supporters who appreciated his all action style and 110 per cent effort. Before he arrived at Anfield Song already had the distinction of playing in two World Cup Finals for his country.
His natural position is centre half but Song operated at right back during his time with the Reds and was a real cult figure amongst the Anfield faithful who used to affectionately sing "We've only got one Song"!
He had a mixed 1999-2000 campaign, missing three months of the season due to international commitments with Cameroon, captaining them to victory in the African Nations Cup and scoring the decisive penalty decider.
He certainly produced some performances of true grit for the Reds in the 1999-2000 season. None better than when he marked Australian winger Harry Kewell out of the game during the Reds 2-1 victory at Elland Road. A player who always gave his best and played with a smile on his face.
He left Anfield to sign for West Ham United on Tuesday, November 28, 2000, in a swap deal, which saw Liverpool capture Finnish under-21 striker Daniel Sjolund.
Metz, Salernitana, West Ham United, FC Cologne (loan), Lens, Galatasaray, Trabzonspor