Taking 81st position in our 100 Players Who Shook the Kop list is a much-loved winger who won two league championships and an FA Cup at Anfield…
Date of birth: November 27, 1942 Place of birth: Carlisle Nationality: English Position: Left-wing Years at the club: 1963-72 Signed from: Preston Left for: Bolton Position in 2006 poll: 48
When Liverpool's FA Cup fifth round tie with Preston required two replays in February 1962, the battle was eventually settled by a winner from Peter Thompson. Unfortunately for the Reds, he was still wearing Preston colours.
Unfortunately for our opponents, Reds boss Bill Shankly had spotted Thompson's potential and clinched a deal to bring the dribbling and hard-working winger to Anfield 18 months later.
The Carlisle native was an identikit Liverpool player for the demanding Shankly - he could run, cross, shoot and provide the perfect balance to Ian Callaghan on the opposite side of the field.
Peter played every single match as the Reds beat Manchester United to the championship by four points in 1963-64, contributing six goals from his wide starting position along the way.
Having scored in the semi-final victory over Chelsea at Villa Park, Thompson completed the whole 120 minutes as the Reds finally tasted triumph in the FA Cup at Wembley in May 1965 - Leeds were beaten 2-1 after extra time.
Despite his obvious suitability to international football, Alf Ramsey's preference for a formation without genuine wingers meant Peter was a mere observer when England lifted the World Cup on home soil in 1966.
No matter; Shankly's side had cruised to a second league title in three years in 1965-66, with Thompson missing just two matches along the way. Indeed in his first seven seasons at Anfield, the wide-man played 284 of a possible 294 league fixtures.
The Englishman's influence eventually began to wither during 1970-71, although he created an ultimately futile goal for Steve Heighway after being introduced as a substitute in the 1971 FA Cup final defeat by Arsenal.
Thompson's last appearance for the Reds - his 416th - came at Wolves in January 1972 before a troublesome knee problem forced him to remain in the club's reserve team. He departed on loan to Bolton the following year and later joined Wanderers on a permanent deal.
Appearances: 416 Goals: 54 Honours with LFC: 2 First Division titles (1963-64, 1965-66), 1 FA Cup (1964-65) Did you know? Thompson was named in England's provisional World Cup squad in both 1966 and 1970 but was not selected for the tournament on either occasion Where is he now? Living in England after a period in Portugal