Next up on our 100 Players Who Shook the Kop countdown is a striker who blasted more than a century of goals for the Reds and won a league title…
Date of birth: February 6, 1916 Place of birth: Liverpool Nationality: English Position: Striker Years at the club: 1935-52 Signed from: Free transfer Left for: Retired Position in 2006 poll: 74
Despite arguably losing the best years of his football career to the Second World War, striker Jack Balmer achieved practically everything possible during an unprecedented spell with the Reds.
The prolific goal-getter initially pulled on a Liverpool jersey in September 1935 and notched the first of what would eventually become more than a century of strikes at home to Preston before the year was out.
He would continue to excel from his inside-forward role as the years progressed - Jack smashed home a total of 38 goals for the club before conflict forced a pause in competitive action.
But his landmark year was still to come; alongside the equally accurate marksman Albert Stubbins, the West Derby-born Balmer contributed 24 league goals to help fire George Kay's team to First Division honours.
Although the Kop greatly appreciated Jack's finishing art, in addition to his clever dribbling technique, supporters regularly criticised the striker for his refusal to involve himself in the physical aspects of the game.
It was during that victorious 1946-47 campaign, though, when Balmer achieved a record feat which no player has been able to accomplish ever since - scoring a hat-trick in three consecutive league fixtures.
The striker knocked three past Portsmouth in November 1946 and added another four at Derby a week later. The landmark was then completed back at Anfield with three more strikes against Arsenal.
Balmer was unstoppable during that period and actually notched 15 goals in seven matches; he was rewarded - and provided with an ego boost - for his form with the captain's armband during the season.
Remarkably, 17 years after making his debut for the club Jack was still featuring for Liverpool. He finally hung up his boots at the end of the 1951-52 campaign with supreme statistics of 111 goals in 312 appearances.
Appearances: 312 Goals: 111 Honours with LFC: 1 First Division title (1946-47) Did you know? Balmer played as an amateur at Everton for two seasons before joining Liverpool but was released by the Blues Where is he now? Passed away in 1984