Now entering our 100 Players Who Shook the Kop list is the man who captained Liverpool to their first two championship titles in English football…
Date of birth: December 26, 1878 Place of birth: Polmont Nationality: Scottish Position: Defender Years at the club: 1898-1909 Signed from: Stoke Left for: Partick Thistle Position in 2006 poll: 49
Scottish defender Alex Raisbeck was the equivalent to a modern-day Steven Gerrard in Liverpool's fledgling years, electrifying the Anfield crowd and inspiring all of those who played alongside him.
Appointed Reds captain after just one season on Merseyside, the centre-half skippered the club to each of its first two league championships and gained promotion back from the Second Division in between times.
Manager Tom Watson pulled off a succession of transfer coups during his tenure, but the deal to bring Raisbeck to Anfield following a temporary spell with Stoke was perhaps his finest piece of business.
No footage exists of Alex's brilliance but contemporary reports describe the Scotland international in reverent tones, lauding Raisbeck for his defensive solidity, reading of the game and enthusiasm in prompting attacks.
The great Scot made his Liverpool debut in September 1898 - a 4-0 thrashing of The Wednesday - and missed only two league matches as the Reds narrowly lost out on their first title, finishing second behind Aston Villa.
Raisbeck and his Reds quickly made amends, though, by claiming the 1900-01 championship. As the first man to skipper Liverpool to a title triumph, Alex's place in the pantheon was already assured. But he wasn't finished.
Watson's team suffered surprise relegation in 1903-04 but responded in the ultimate manner, cruising to promotion at the first attempt and following up by achieving First Division honours the next year. Alex again missed only two matches during the latter campaign.
Similar success would evade Liverpool and Raisbeck in his final three years at Anfield, with the team - robbed of the defender's calming influence due to a serious injury - flirting with relegation in 1908-09.
His last appearance for the club he served with such discipline came at Newcastle United in April 1909, before Raisbeck opted for a return to his home country. Anfield said goodbye to one of its earliest heroes.
Appearances: 341 Goals: 19 Honours with LFC: 2 First Division titles (1900-01, 1905-06) Did you know? Raisbeck returned to Anfield as a scout when his playing career ended Where is he now? Passed away in 1949