A striker who fired 35 goals during a brief two-year spell at Anfield was voted into 77th position in the new edition of our 100 Players Who Shook the Kop poll…
Date of birth: January 22, 1971 Place of birth: Stone Nationality: English Position: Striker Years at the club: 1995-97 Signed from: Nottingham Forest Left for: Aston Villa Position in 2006 poll: 57
Stan Collymore's two whirlwind years at Anfield - featuring raw attacking talent and emotion - perhaps epitomised the Liverpool team moulded by Roy Evans during the mid-1990s.
The Reds defeated considerable competition from elsewhere to secure the England international's signature from Nottingham Forest with a club record transfer fee of £8.5million in the summer of 1995.
Evans had a dream, a dream filled with goals - partnering Collymore with the already lethal Robbie Fowler to fire Liverpool towards the title. The statistics prove the idea was right; the duo notched 102 goals between them in two seasons.
A scorer of fantastic goals, Collymore laid an early marker on his maiden appearance for the club by smashing home an inch-perfect strike with his left foot to down Sheffield Wednesday on the opening day of the season.
The forward often frustrated supporters - and indeed his manager - but few could argue with his scoring ratio. In total he found the back of the net 19 times in 44 games during 1995-96 and subsequently fired 16 more the following season.
Stan's defining moment certainly came with a stoppage-time winning goal - his second of the match - past Newcastle in the famous and dramatic 4-3 triumph over the Magpies at Anfield in April 1996.
Carried by the prowess of Collymore and particularly Fowler, Evans' Reds were in contention for the championship in each of the Englishman's two campaigns with the club. They had to settle for third and then fourth, though.
Michael Owen's emergence as a forward destined for a glittering future - added to Stan's perceived problematic attitude - left Collymore surplus to requirements in 1997 and he sealed a switch to boyhood club Aston Villa in May of that year.
Appearances: 81 Goals: 35 Honours with LFC: None Did you know? Stan featured in a Hollywood movie when his playing days were over Where is he now? Collymore is a leading commentator and pundit for radio station talkSPORT