A hero of both Istanbul 2005 and the Reds' journey to FA Cup glory a year later has been voted into 43rd position on our 100 Players Who Shook the Kop countdown…
Date of birth: September 24, 1980 Place of birth: Molde Nationality: Norwegian Position: Left-back Years at the club: 2001-08 Signed from: Monaco Left for: Roma Position in 2006 poll: 43
Blasting an unstoppable free-kick beyond Manchester United and contributing to the club's fifth European Cup triumph in Istanbul was always going to cement John Arne Riise's place in Anfield folklore.
The Norwegian left-sider, who was equally comfortable at both full-back and on the wing, was a regular for Liverpool throughout the latter part of Gerard Houllier's reign and much of Rafael Benitez's tenure.
A consistent performer, alert in possession, with an eye for a cross and a thunderous shot packed into his left boot, Riise inspired the chant 'I want to know how you scored that goal' from the Kop.
The goal in question came during 2001-02 following John's summer arrival from Monaco - a rocket of a set-piece which helped the Reds on their way to a handsome home victory over rivals United.
Having scooped the Charity Shield and European Super Cup within weeks of jetting into Merseyside, Riise lifted his first major honour with Liverpool in 2003; United were again the victims in the League Cup final at the Millennium Stadium.
The Norway international scored within a minute when the showpiece was played two years later, although the Reds would ultimately lose on this occasion after extra time against Chelsea. Disappointment would not last long, however.
John featured in 15 European ties throughout 2004-05 and created the opening goal for Steven Gerrard as Benitez's side tasted the most unlikely success with a miraculous comeback in the Champions League final. His personal miss in the decisive shoot-out meant nothing.
Riise scored in three rounds of the Reds' winning FA Cup journey during 2006, including another strike past Chelsea in the semi-final at Old Trafford. The defender swept home a spot-kick in the subsequent penalties victory over West Ham.
Fabio Aurelio joined Liverpool in 2006 to provide competition for the left-back berth, although Riise nevertheless managed to clock up 92 appearances in the two seasons which followed. His Anfield career eventually concluded in 2008 when he switched to Serie A outfit Roma.
Appearances: 348 Goals: 31 Honours with LFC: 1 Champions League (2004-05), 1 FA Cup (2005-06),1 League Cup (2002-03) Did you know? Riise is Norway's most-capped international Where is he now? Fulham