Taking 86th place on our 100 Players Who Shook the Kop countdown is a local midfielder who once played 67 matches in a single season…
Date of birth: February 7, 1959 Place of birth: Liverpool Nationality: English Position: Midfielder Years at the club: 1978-86 Signed from: Apprentice Left for: QPR Position in 2006 poll: 47
A youngster who rose through the ranks at Liverpool, Sammy Lee's undoubted potential saw him handed his Reds debut at the age of 19 in a league clash with Leicester.
The England international announced himself to the rest of the country in memorable fashion on his Liverpool bow when he found the net in a 3-2 victory; but despite his encouraging beginning to life at Anfield, Lee was made to wait for a consistent run in the senior side.
Injury to Terry McDermott was the catalyst for Lee being handed a more regular spot in the team towards the end of the 1979-80 season before his admirable enthusiasm and determination saw him dislodge Jimmy Case from the starting line-up during the following campaign.
Sammy became renowned for his powerful surging runs despite his small stature, along with his pinpoint passing, fierce shooting and a never-say-die attitude. He was also a strong presence in the dressing room and helped the team to gel.
The tenacious midfielder enjoyed a breakthrough campaign in 1980-81, helping the Reds claim the spoils in both the League Cup final against West Ham and the European Cup showpiece with Real Madrid.
His influence clearly growing as Bob Paisley's team dominated the domestic scene, Lee was an integral element of the Liverpool side which steamrollered its way to three consecutive championships between 1982 and 1984.
The last of those title triumphs occurred in 1983-84 - a truly remarkable campaign for the club and the Scouser himself. Lee played every single one of Liverpool's 67 fixtures and tasted glory in the league, League Cup and European Cup.
It would prove to be his peak. Injuries, added to the arrival of Jan Molby and progression by the likes of Craig Johnston, limited Lee's playing time in the two years that followed and the local lad switched to QPR in August 1986.
Appearances: 295 Goals: 19 Honours with LFC: 3 First Division titles (1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84), 2 European Cups (1980-81, 1983-84), 4 League Cups (1980-81, 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84) Did you know? Sammy's 67 games in 1983-84 is the joint-highest for a single season by any player in the club's history Where is he now? Head of academy coaching and development at Bolton Wanderers