Taking 83rd position in our 100 Players Who Shook the Kop countdown is a classy Swedish defender who was a member of the last league-winning team at Anfield…
Date of birth: October 30, 1959 Place of birth: Gothenburg Nationality: Swedish Position: Defender Years at the club: 1989-92 Signed from: Fiorentina Left for: GAIS Position in 2006 poll: None
Glenn Hysen was already an experienced Swedish international when Liverpool pulled off an excellent coup to snatch him from Florence, amid interest from rivals Manchester United.
The defender was a three-time Swedish league champion and had two UEFA Cup and Swedish Cup medals each when the Reds secured his £600,000 signature from Fiorentina, following two spells at his local club IFK Göteborg and a stint with PSV Eindhoven.
Not only was he a regular for the Sweden national side, Hysen had been captaining his country for numerous years and his selection in the top 10 players in Europe when the 1987 Golden Ball winner was announced epitomised the importance of his addition to the Reds squad.
Hysen's transition from Italy to England was effortless as the defender put on a sterling debut performance in Liverpool's 1989 Charity Shield victory over Arsenal.
That was the start of a fairytale beginning with the Reds for the Swede, which included a first Liverpool goal for the defender in a resounding 9-0 win against Crystal Palace.
The centre-back retained such promising form throughout his entire first season at Anfield and was a key figure in the Reds' charge to their 18th league title as they beat Aston Villa to the top spot by nine points.
His partnership with club captain Alan Hansen at the heart of the Liverpool backline formed a sturdy foundation for Kenny Dalglish's side to build on.
Unfortunately for Hysen, he failed to replicate such a stunning streak in his second year with the club, before a combination of injuries and Dalglish's departure in 1991 saw him restricted to only a handful of games.
Despite a return to fitness during the 1991-92 season, just seven appearances in all competitions suggested the Swede's days at Anfield were numbered and he was allowed a free transfer from the club in May 1992.
Appearances: 93 Goals: 3 Honours with LFC: 1 First Division title (1989-90) Did you know? Hysen's grandfather, father, great-uncle and son also represented IFK Göteborg Where is he now? Glenn currently works as a commentator for TV2 in Norway