Next up in our 100 Players Who Shook the Kop countdown is a goalkeeper who arrived at Anfield with a fine career seemingly ahead of him…
Date of birth: August 1, 1970 Place of birth: Welwyn Garden City Nationality: English Position: Goalkeeper Years at the club: 1992-99 Signed from: Watford Left for: Aston Villa Position in 2006 poll: None
Liverpool achieved a genuine coup when the club captured one of the brightest young goalkeepers in the country in 1992, agreeing a deal to bring David James to Anfield.
James would be the first to admit that his finest performances were not produced in a Liverpool jersey - he would go on to defend the goal for Manchester City and win a remarkable FA Cup with Portsmouth in later years.
But the custodian will be remembered by supporters for contributing at a time of fervent excitement around Anfield, when Roy Evans built a swashbuckling team which challenged for the championship with an appealing brand of football.
Aged just 21 when he joined the Reds, the stopper was already being labelled as an England No.1 for the future and quickly established himself as the first-choice under Graeme Souness.
The man who would later cruelly be nicknamed 'Calamity James' made 31 appearances during his debut season, 1992-93, but a tendency to make mistakes and struggle with crosses slowly affected the youngster's confidence as well as those in front of him.
Souness returned the gloves to Bruce Grobbelaar for the following campaign, but James was back between the posts when Evans was installed as manager as the 1993-94 season concluded.
Success would follow for the 'keeper, who played his part in the Reds claiming League Cup spoils for 1994-95 with a 2-1 victory over Bolton Wanderers in the final at Wembley.
Evans' men were back at the home of English football a year later, but there was a bitter defeat to swallow this time around - a late strike by Eric Cantona whistled beyond James' hands and the FA Cup was lost to Manchester United.
David completed a third consecutive ever-present league season at the end of 1996-97 but the signing of Brad Friedel provided greater competition than ever before and the American managed to oust his colleague.
When Gerard Houllier took the managerial reins solely and permanently from Evans, James' time as the Reds' No.1 was finishing and his last appearance came at home to Leicester in April 1999 before a switch to Aston Villa was finalised two months later.
Appearances: 277 Goals: 0 Honours with LFC: 1 League Cup (1994-95) Did you know? James now writes a semi-regular newspaper column for The Observer and holds a keen interest in art Where is he now? IBV Vestmannaeyja