Taking 94th place on our 100 Players Who Shook the Kop list is a gifted midfielder who helped the club secure back-to-back league championships during the 1920s…
Date of birth: September 24, 1889 Place of birth: Wexford Nationality: Irish Position: Midfield Years at the club: 1912-24 Signed from: Everton Left for: New Brighton Position in 2006 poll: None
His career may have been disrupted by the First World War, but midfielder Bill Lacey left an indelible mark on Liverpool history by helping the club claim back-to-back league championships in the 1920s.
Like many before him, the Irishman arrived at Anfield via Everton; manager Tom Watson recruited Lacey in a part-exchange deal with the Blues - the Liverpool Echo would later ask: 'Was there ever a transfer that turned out so profitable?'
After gradually finding his feet during the opening 18 months of his Reds career, the winger's impressive and tricky dribbling came to prominence during the 1913-14 campaign when he made a total of 43 appearances.
It proved to be Lacey's most productive season in a Red shirt - he notched 11 goals overall - although Watson's men slumped to 16th in the league and suffered FA Cup final heartbreak against Burnley.
When football resumed following the end of the war, Liverpool's fortunes changed dramatically on the pitch; two fourth-placed finishes preceded the Reds' third league title in 1921-22. Lacey missed just three matches.
The reigning champions improved even further during the next campaign, with Lacey and co amassing 60 points on their way to defending the championship with aplomb.
Approaching his 34th birthday, the right-sider found himself relegated to the substitutes' bench when 1923-24 kicked off and would only make nine appearances that season as the Reds fell to mid-table in the division.
With a new generation being introduced by recently installed boss Matt McQueen, Lacey amicably agreed a move to New Brighton during the summer of 1924 with his polished reputation intact.
Appearances: 259 Goals: 29 Honours with LFC: 2 First Division titles (1921-22, 1922-23) Did you know? Lacey continued playing professional football into his 40s, eventually retiring aged 42 Where is he now? Passed away in 1969