Taking 78th position in our 100 Players Who Shook the Kop list is a left-winger who thrilled Liverpool supporters while the club endured a spell in the Second Division…
Date of birth: September 30, 1934 Place of birth: Rainhill Nationality: English Position: Left-winger Years at the club: 1953-64 Signed from: Prescot Cables Left for: Tranmere Position in 2006 poll: 81
Blessed with tremendous power and shooting ability, Alan A'Court provided the Kop faithful with consistent joy during a period which saw the club languish in the Second Division for eight seasons.
The English winger was a genuine tour de force at Anfield for more than a decade, producing performances from left wing which forced the Reds to move talisman Billy Liddell further forward to accommodate his junior teammate.
A'Court made his Liverpool debut aged 18 in a 3-2 victory at Middlesbrough in February 1953 and clocked up a further 11 appearances during his first season - including two goals for the Reds.
Alan remained a fixture in Don Welsh's squad for 1953-54 but fell victim to the poor form of the whole team - the club was relegated at the end of the campaign with only nine victories from 42 encounters.
The demotion would prove costly for Liverpool; it would take the club eight seasons and the arrival of charismatic boss Bill Shankly to clamber back into the top division of English football.
Unperturbed, A'Court set about establishing himself as indispensable for the Reds - the wide-man chipped in with 56 goals across those eight years with his precision finishing and bolt of a left boot.
Indeed, so impressive was the winger that he received a call-up for the England squad which travelled to the 1958 World Cup in Sweden. Alan featured on three occasions for the Three Lions.
A'Court was an ever-present and knocked home eight goals as Shankly finally masterminded the Reds' return to top-flight football in 1961-62. Liverpool finished eight points clear at the summit and Alan was back where his obvious talent belonged.
But the signing of Peter Thompson a year later diminished A'Court's importance for Liverpool to a degree and his final appearance came in the club's first-ever European tie - against KR Reykjavík in September 1964.
Appearances: 381 Goals: 63 Honours with LFC: 1 Second Division title (1961-62) Did you know? Alan remains the youngest player to reach 200 league appearances for the Reds Where is he now? Passed away in 2009