Next up in our 100 Players Who Shook the Kop countdown is a battling midfielder who bossed the Liverpool centre during the second half of the 1980s…
Date of birth: August 20, 1961 Place of birth: Liverpool Nationality: English Position: Midfield Years at the club: 1985-91 Signed from: Aston Villa Left for: Manchester City Position in 2006 poll: 42
Steve McMahon actually rejected Liverpool's first approach for his services but later became Kenny Dalglish's first signing as Reds manager and a key component of the Scot's all-conquering team of the late 1980s.
The combative midfielder began his career with our neighbours, Everton, and opted for a switch to Aston Villa in 1983 rather than make the unpopular and difficult journey directly across Stanley Park.
Steve finally took the opportunity to pull on a Liverpool shirt two years later, however, and wasted no time in scoring his first goal for the club - against none other than Everton at Goodison Park.
Nine more strikes would follow that season, along with 36 appearances in total, as Dalglish's side swept to a glorious league and cup double. McMahon watched from the bench as his former club were beaten 3-1 at Wembley in the FA Cup showpiece.
McMahon spent little time as a substitute in the years that followed, though, drawing admiring glances from the Kop with his passing, running and pinpoint shooting. He bagged a massive 14 goals in 1986-87.
In the next campaign the midfielder thrived once more, missing only two league fixtures as Liverpool regained their coveted title with one of the most attractive and dominant teams ever assembled at Anfield.
The trophies kept coming and this time McMahon was selected from the start for another all-Merseyside FA Cup final in 1989. The Reds were triumphant over their rivals again, 3-2 at the home of English football.
Steve celebrated a third championship at the climax of 1989-90; Liverpool finished the season a massive nine points clear of their nearest rivals. It would prove to be the midfielder's last hurrah.
Injuries plagued him during the next season and he struggled for playing time under new boss Graeme Souness. With almost 300 appearances and a half-century of goals on his Anfield CV, McMahon departed for Manchester City in the final days of 1991.
Appearances: 277 Goals: 50 Honours with LFC: 3 First Division titles (1985-86, 1987-88, 1989-90), 2 FA Cups (1985-86, 1988-89) Did you know? McMahon once scored four goals in a single match for Liverpool, against Fulham in September 1986 Where is he now? A pundit for ESPN Star Sports