Next up in our 100 Players Who Shook the Kop countdown is an outside-left from the 1930s who was famous for his thunderous left-footed shooting…
Date of birth: February 27, 1912 Place of birth: Bootle Nationality: English Position: Winger Years at the club: 1933-38 Signed from: Everton Left for: Chelsea Position in 2006 poll: None
His stay at Anfield lasted a relatively short five-and-a-half seasons, and he unfortunately won nothing during his spell with the Reds, but Alf Hanson's goalscoring from an outside left position earned a place in the club's history.
To continue a theme, the Bootle-born winger crossed Stanley Park to represent Liverpool following an unsuccessful period with Everton; and like many before and after him, the move proved beneficial for the Reds.
Indeed in just his fourth appearance for his new club, Hanson struck a second Liverpool goal - against the Blues at Anfield. The First Division fixture concluded with three points for the home side courtesy of a scarcely believable 7-4 scoreline.
Hanson was a consistent source of goals for Liverpool throughout the 1930s and in his first full season with the Reds - 1933-34 - he notched at a rate of exactly one-in-three - 13 times in 39 games.
His name was regularly etched on the scoresheet during the next season too, but injury restricted Hanson to just five appearances in 1935-36. Fortune would favour him soon, however.
Fully rehabilitated for the next campaign, Hanson added longevity to his well-known shooting prowess; the wide-man played every single league game and found the target a respectable 13 times. The feat was all the more impressive considering George Kay's team finished 18th in the standings.
Hanson's final year at Anfield - 1937-38 - was perhaps his finest; the sharp-shooter smashed home 15 goals, with all but one in the league, although the club could still only climb to 11th in the First Division.
Alf's form had not gone unnoticed by the league's leading teams and Liverpool negotiated a club record transfer fee of £7,500 with Chelsea for Hanson to move south in the summer of 1938.
Appearances: 177 Goals: 52 Honours with LFC: None Did you know? Alf always insisted his family surname was the Norwegian 'Hansen' not the 'Hanson' which was widely attributed to him by contemporary newspapers Where is he now? Passed away in 1993