The next entrant in our 100 Players Who Shook the Kop poll changed position to thrive for the Reds during the 1970s...
Date of birth: February 27, 1948 Place of birth: Bury Nationality: English Position: Full-back Years at the club: 1969-77 Signed from: Bury Left for: Stoke City Position in 2006 poll: 85
Alec Lindsay started his career as a professional footballer in the wing-half role but took advantage of a problem position at Liverpool to establish himself as a flying full-back.
The Englishman was snapped up from Bury by Bill Shankly in March 1969 and must have thought Anfield life was straightforward as the Reds thrashed Dundalk 10-0 - with Lindsay among the scorers - on his debut.
But just a handful of First Division appearances left the wide-man frustrated and his transfer request was accepted at the close of the season. Fortunately for both parties, a move away from the club never materialised.
Lindsay won the competition for the vacant left-back spot and played in the 1971 FA Cup final defeat by Arsenal. Now firmly established, Alec was selected 104 times in the two seasons that followed, culminating in a league championship medal and UEFA Cup glory in 1973.
The Bury native was adept at overlapping in the channel - an attribute retained from his earlier days further forward - and possessed an accurate and powerful shot; he contributed five goals during 1972-73.
Lindsay's stamina was in evidence once more throughout 1973-74 - he played 54 times - and he concluded the campaign with an FA Cup winner's medal hanging around his neck.
Alec had a goal incorrectly ruled out with the score between the Reds and Newcastle still goalless at Wembley, but was elated when the final whistle blew - Liverpool had outclassed the Magpies 3-0.
The full-back retained his position in defence when Bob Paisley took the managerial reins during the summer of 1974 but the signing of Phil Neal in October proved bad news for Lindsay.
Neal's everlasting consistency meant his colleague's appearances in the Liverpool team dwindled, although Lindsay remained attached to the club until August 1977, when he left for Stoke City.
Appearances: 248 Goals: 18 Honours with LFC: 1 First Division title (1972-73), 1 FA Cup (1973-74), 2 UEFA Cups (1973, 1976) Did you know? Lindsay was apparently handed his first England call-up by Joe Mercer because he was 'always smiling' Where is he now? Alec opened a pub upon his retirement and now lives in Scotland