In at No.90 on our 100 Players Who Shook the Kop list is a striker who Bill Shankly made British football's most expensive teenager…
Date of birth: April 30, 1949 Place of birth: Kidderminster Nationality: English Position: Striker Years at the club: 1968-72 Signed from: Wolves Left for: Aston Villa Position in 2006 poll: 87
Fondly admired by Bill Shankly, Alun Evans became the most expensive teenager in British football when Liverpool sealed a £100,000 deal with Wolverhampton Wanderers for the striker's services in 1968.
But the pressure of that price tag, along with the expectation of replacing World Cup winner and Anfield legend Roger Hunt, stunted the Englishman's progress with the Reds.
Shankly and his scouts had tracked Evans extensively before making a move for the goal-getter at the outset of the 1968-69 campaign. When Alun struck three times in his opening two matches, it seemed like superb business.
Only four more goals would follow, however, and the drought unfortunately continued into the following season for the young man - his name was added to the scoresheet on just three occasions in 1969-70 league football.
Six goals in eight First Division fixtures when the next season got underway suggested a renaissance for the quick and brave forward, but two incidents completely out of his control derailed his confidence.
Firstly, Evans suffered an attack at a nightclub which left the footballer requiring stitches to a facial wound; he then picked up a major injury in a Fairs Cup encounter at Dinamo Bucharest which forced a four-month spell on the sidelines.
To his credit, Alun recovered to score a crucial FA Cup semi-final goal past Everton at Old Trafford in 1971 and started the subsequent final against Arsenal - which ended in a 2-1 defeat.
The arrival of Kevin Keegan at Anfield restricted Evans' opportunities even further and the striker's final Liverpool appearance came at former club Wolves before a transfer to Aston Villa was completed in June 1972.
Appearances: 111 Goals: 33 Honours with LFC: None Did you know? 12 days after joining Liverpool from Wolves, Evans returned to Molineux and scored twice in a 6-0 win Where is he now? Living in Melbourne, Australia