Entering our 100 Players Who Shook the Kop countdown in 30th position is a defender who has won more trophies with Liverpool than any other player…
Date of birth: February 20, 1951 Place of birth: Irchester Nationality: English Position: Full-back Years at the club: 1974-85 Signed from: Northampton Left for: Bolton Position in 2006 poll: 20
When you look up the word 'consistency' in the dictionary there should really be a picture of former Liverpool defender Phil Neal, who remains the most decorated player in the club's history with more than 20 pieces of silverware.
A right-back with seemingly unlimited reserves of energy and a hunger to attack the opposition penalty area, a Reds starting XI without the Englishman was extremely rare during his decade in the first team.
Neal's immediate adaptation to life at Liverpool was all the more remarkable for the fact that he was learning his trade in the Fourth Division before Bob Paisley swooped to make the defender his first signing as manager.
His made his debut in the heat of a Merseyside derby in November 1974 and made 25 appearances throughout the season. Phil's initial taste of top-flight football heralded a period of unprecedented success and longevity.
In the next 10 First Division campaigns, Neal remarkably missed just one league match and collected championship honours on seven occasions. Lethal from the penalty spot too, the full-back was a regular name on the scoresheet.
Two of his strikes for Liverpool were notched in European Cup finals; a penalty in the 1977 showpiece against Borussia Monchengladbach and the first goal seven years later in downing Roma in their own stadium.
Teammates nicknamed Neal 'Zico' after the brilliant Brazilian midfielder due to his penchant for attacking, and the England international endeared himself further with his reputation for being a team player.
Having already won the 1976 UEFA Cup, Phil played in each of the Reds' first five European Cup finals - four of which were victories. The right-back also claimed four League Cup winner's medals for good measure.
It took the emergence of Steve Nicol to finally challenge Neal's supremacy for the position and in December 1985, after 650 appearances in a Liverpool shirt, 'Mr Consistency' said goodbye to Anfield.
Appearances: 650 Goals: 59 Honours with LFC: 4 European Cups (1976-77, 1977-78, 1980-81, 1983-84), 8 First Division titles (1975-76, 1976-77, 1978-79, 1979-80, 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1985-86), 4 League Cups (1980-81, 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84), 1 UEFA Cup (1975-76) Did you know? Neal briefly took the role of England assistant manager after his playing career Where is he now? An occasional pundit and regularly at Anfield on matchdays