Taking 23rd place in our 100 Players Who Shook the Kop countdown is a midfielder who can claim to be the greatest passer of a football that Anfield has ever seen…
Date of birth: July 4, 1963 Place of birth: Kolding Nationality: Danish Position: Midfield Years at the club: 1984-95 Signed from: Ajax Left for: Swansea City Position in 2006 poll: 16
Few, if any, midfielders in Liverpool history have possessed an armoury of skills to match those of Jan Molby; unerringly accurate short and long passing, a thunderous shot and graceful control.
After signing from Dutch giants Ajax during the summer of 1984 with a view to replacing the departed Graeme Souness, the playmaker - nicknamed the 'Great Dane' - became a genuine cult hero on the Kop.
An infamously stocky physique had no bearing on Molby's exquisite touch, pinpoint distribution and ability to fashion space. If that wasn't enough, Jan could play sweeper and rarely missed from the penalty spot.
Following a debut at home to Norwich in August 1984, the midfielder made 24 appearances for the Reds in his maiden campaign and notched a single goal. It proved to be the warm-up to a season he would never surpass.
Jan was a tour de force throughout the 1985-86 double-winning season, featuring in 58 matches and contributing a personal best of 21 goals. In the FA Cup final victory over Everton at Wembley, the Dane helped to create all three of Liverpool's goals.
That year also included an iconic moment in both Anfield history and Molby's career, which only a lucky few actually witnessed. In an untelevised cup match against Manchester United, the midfielder converted a spectacular solo strike from distance after dribbling from the halfway line.
Injuries prevented Molby from having as explosive an impact in the seasons that followed and he played just eight times during the glorious 1987-88 campaign. By the end of the decade, though, he had claimed a second championship and another FA Cup.
Big Jan reclaimed his place in the side in time for the Wembley triumph over Sunderland in 1992, further bolstering his medal collection with what was perhaps his final high at Liverpool.
His number of appearances continued to dwindle under Souness and later Roy Evans, and his relationship with the club eventually ended in February 1996 only after he had become the first foreign player to spend a decade with an English club.
Appearances: 292 Goals: 61 Honours with LFC: 2 First Division titles (1985-86, 1989-90), 3 FA Cups (1985-86, 1988-89, 1991-92), 1 League Cup (1994-95) Did you know? Molby has scored more penalties for the Reds than any other player, with 42 Where is he now? A pundit and co-commentator