Next to enter the 100 Players Who Shook the Kop list is a goalkeeper who made himself a hero in the 2005 Champions League final at Istanbul…
Date of birth: March 23, 1973 Place of birth: Rybnik Nationality: Polish Position: Goalkeeper Years at the club: 2001-07 Signed from: Feyenoord Left for: Real Madrid Position in 2006 poll: 36
Of all the contributions made to Liverpool's sensational comeback against AC Milan in the Champions League final of 2005, that of Jerzy Dudek is perhaps the most unbelievable.
In addition to making a stunning double save from Andriy Shevchenko in the closing moments of the clash in Istanbul, the Polish goalkeeper then punched away two penalties in the subsequent shoot-out to gift the Reds a fifth European Cup.
His Anfield journey had started four years earlier when Gerard Houllier swooped for two 'keepers, with Dudek and Chris Kirkland signing on the dotted line. The Pole took the No.1 spot and thrived throughout the 2001-02 season.
A lithe and agile stopper, Dudek was an excellent saver of shots and provided a level of assurance behind a stubborn Liverpool defence - the Reds conceded just 30 league goals in finishing second behind Arsenal.
After a promising, unbeaten opening to the next campaign, Jerzy made a number of high-profile mistakes which rocked his confidence. A superb performance in the 2003 League Cup final triumph over Manchester United redeemed the Pole, however.
With Kirkland and later Scott Carson as a constant threat to his position as first choice, Dudek nevertheless maintained his starting berth and produced a series of important performances on the road to Istanbul.
It was in Turkey where the 'keeper defied logic to keep out Shevchenko twice from mere yards away; encouraged by Jamie Carragher, Dudek then emulated Bruce Grobbelaar's 'wobbly legs' technique to thwart the Italians and ignite wild celebrations.
Pepe Reina was added to the club's ranks in the summer of 2005 with a view to replacing Jerzy between the posts, and the Poland international was restricted to just 12 appearances in the two years that followed.
Having served as a loyal No.2 until 2007, Dudek sought a new adventure upon the completion of his contract and departed Anfield amicably and guaranteed an immortal berth in Liverpool history.
Appearances: 186 Goals: 0 Honours with LFC: 1 Champions League (2004-05), 1 FA Cup (2005-06), 1 League Cup (2002-03) Did you know? Dudek is the only Polish player to ever represent Liverpool Where is he now? Retired