Entering our 100 Players Who Shook the Kop countdown in 44th place is a player who inspired one of the greatest evenings in Anfield history…
Date of birth: January 5, 1957 Place of birth: Liverpool Nationality: English Position: Striker Years at the club: 1975-83 Signed from: Apprentice Left for: Lucerne Position in 2006 poll: 18
Of all the 100 players included in this countdown, David Fairclough perhaps most literally shook the foundations of the Kop when he scored his famous goal against Saint-Etienne at Anfield in 1977.
Labelled 'super sub' because of his penchant for scoring after being introduced from the bench, the Scouse striker was much more than that - as proved by the fact that 92 of his 154 Liverpool appearances were as a starter.
A truly sublime finisher, particularly in one-on-one situations, Fairclough was a forward who could be depended on to find the target at a crucial time; 35 of his 55 strikes for the Reds came during the final 30 minutes of the match.
David was signed during Bill Shankly's reign as manager but made his first appearance for the club under Bob Paisley, at Middlesbrough in November 1975. His maiden goal followed three days later, at home to Real Sociedad.
The addition of Fairclough to the squad coincided with Liverpool's remarkable resurgence during the second half of the 1975-76 campaign, which culminated with league and UEFA Cup glory for the youngster.
Fairclough had also provided evidence of his qualities at the perfect moment, notching the only strike in the Merseyside derby of April 1976 with an outrageous individual run and finish.
A second championship medal arrived a year later, and the Englishman's dramatic, late winner in the European Cup quarter-final, second leg with Saint-Etienne helped the Reds win the competition for the first time.
The forward played his part in two more victorious quests on the continental stage, in addition to another First Division title and a brace of League Cups to form an enviable collection of honours.
With opportunities for playing time increasingly hard to come by at the outset of the 1980s, though, Fairclough sought a new venture and left Anfield to experience Swiss football in the summer of 1983.
Appearances: 154 Goals: 55 Honours with LFC: 3 European Cups (1976-77, 1977-78, 1980-81), 3 First Division titles (1975-76, 1976-77, 1979-80), 2 League Cups (1980-81, 1982-83), 1 UEFA Cup (1975-76) Did you know? Fairclough played in four different countries during his career Where is he now? A pundit, occasionally for LFC TV