Entering our 100 Players Who Shook the Kop list in 37th position is a winger who thrilled supporters during the 1970s to the extent that his name is still sung today…
Date of birth: November 25, 1947 Place of birth: Dublin Nationality: Irish Position: Winger Years at the club: 1970-81 Signed from: Skelmersdale United Left for: Minnesota Kicks Position in 2006 poll: 23
Steve Heighway's unforgettable performances down Liverpool's left wing throughout the 1970s have immortalised him in Kop song: 'With Steve Heighway on the wing, we have dreams and songs to sing'.
The Irishman's path to Anfield was highly unorthodox for the time - he maintained primary focus on completing his academic studies while learning his football trade at non-league Skelmersdale United until 1970.
Making the jump to the top flight proved a breeze for Steve and, after being called upon following an injury to Bobby Graham, the wide-man played 49 matches in his debut campaign. It was the beginning of a decade of constant success for Heighway and Liverpool.
His style of wing play was phenomenally direct, attempting to find the shortest route to goal for either himself or a teammate; that Heighway was composed enough to strike 76 times for the club was an added bonus.
One of those goals was notched in the 1971 FA Cup final defeat by Arsenal. No matter, Steve collected his first major honours two years later with championship and UEFA Cup winner's medals.
The Reds returned to Wembley for the 1974 FA Cup showpiece and Heighway registered his name on the scoresheet once more - and on this occasion Bill Shankly's side were victorious, downing Newcastle 3-0.
Three more league titles before the end of the decade increased Steve's trophy haul and the Republic of Ireland international started both legs again as the Reds lifted the UEFA Cup a second time in 1976.
Having adapted into a more central position as the years passed, Heighway was in the starting XI in Rome when Bob Paisley masterminded the club's first taste of European Cup glory and appeared as a substitute when the trophy was retained 12 months on.
As the decade concluded, the midfielder's playing time steadily decreased - so, with almost 500 appearances in a Red shirt to his name, his days of running down the wing for the Anfield faithful were brought to an end.
Appearances: 475 Goals: 76 Honours with LFC: 3 European Cups (1976-77, 1977-78, 1980-81), 4 First Division titles (1972-73, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1978-79), 1 FA Cup (1973-74), 2 UEFA Cups (1972-73, 1975-76), 1 League Cup (1980-81) Did you know? Steve successfully studied for a degree in economics before joining Liverpool Where is he now? Retired after almost two decades with Liverpool's youth set-up