One hundred years ago today, 20,000 supporters filed out of St James' Park, Newcastle, unaware they had witnessed the first chapter in one of the most distinguished playing careers in Liverpool history.

The Reds had just played out a fairly dour goalless draw with their hosts. By all accounts, it was definitely not a game that would live long in the memory. But chief among the very few highlights of this otherwise forgettable New Year's Day fixture was the performance of the visitors' debutant goalkeeper.

Little was known about him. He was a relatively unheard of teenager from Belfast; signed for just £250 from Irish junior club Broadway United only four months previously.

He had just a handful of reserve team games under his belt but, when called upon to replace the injured Kenny Campbell, seized his big chance with a series of fine saves to thwart the opposition.

Such was the impression he made, Newcastle offered £1,000 for his services immediately after the final whistle. Fortunately, it was an offer Liverpool wisely declined. Manager Tom Watson, a man renowned for his sound judgment when it came to spotting players, had high hopes for this young 'keeper and he was proved right.

Over the course of the next 22 years Elisha Scott became the most famous Liverpool footballer of the time. Some would even argue he was the club's greatest of all time, with his longevity at Anfield unsurpassed.

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In much the same way that fellow Anfield greats like Alex Raisbeck, Billy Liddell, Kenny Dalglish and now Steven Gerrard have come to symbolise the club during their respective eras, Scott, in the eyes of many, was Liverpool.

A two-time title-winner in the famous back-to-back triumphs of 1921-22 and 22-23, others certainly have more honours with the Reds but very few, if any at all, were idolised by the fans like the man known as 'Lisha' - the people's keeper whose mutual love affair with those who stood on the Kop knew no bounds.

But now, as we mark 100 years since his Liverpool debut, the wheel has turned full circle and you'll be hard pressed to find many supporters among the current fan base who know anything about him, other than the fact that he was a goalkeeper from a bygone age. In their eyes one of just many in a long, long, list of former LFC players.

To help redress the balance and to coincide with this milestone anniversary, work recently began on a new LFC TV documentary that aims to pay a long overdue tribute to the legend that is Elisha Scott and hopefully educate the modern generation of Liverpudlians about his immense importance to the club.

With first-hand eye-witness accounts from those who saw him play, interviews with family members, plus contributions from some of the most highly respected football writers, broadcasters and historians, the full story of his amazing career is now about to be told.

Illustrated with a unique collection of previously unseen photographs and including some very rare archive footage, 'Lisha - The First King Of The Kop' will be aired for the first time in the coming weeks and LFC TV Online subscribers can see a glimpse now in the trailer above.

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