A dynamic tackler who formed part of 'the best midfield in the world' takes 95th place in our 100 Players Who Shook the Kop countdown…
Date of birth: January 22, 1985 Place of birth: Mont Saint Agnain Nationality: Malian Position: Midfield Years at the club: 2005-07 Signed from: Valencia Left for: Juventus Position in 2006 poll: 93
After joining the Reds in the summer of 2005 as part of Rafa Benitez's rebuilding programme, Momo Sissoko quickly won the appreciation of the Kop with his energetic and dynamic displays from midfield - as well as his decision to reject neighbours Everton and join Liverpool.
The leggy Malian midfielder had made an impression on Benitez during the pair's shared spell at Spanish side Valencia and further enhanced the centre of the Liverpool team upon his arrival with his pressing and tough tackling.
Even a concerning eye injury suffered during a Champions League tie with Benfica could not keep Sissoko out for long, with the international recovering within a month and discarding the protective goggles he had been instructed to wear.
Momo clocked up 45 appearances in his debut campaign at Anfield, including a performance worthy of the man of the match award during the thrilling 2006 FA Cup final against West Ham.
Steven Gerrard rightly took the plaudits with his two-goal salvo in Cardiff, but Sissoko could celebrate his second trophy with the club following success in the European Super Cup at the beginning of the 2005-06 season.
A shoulder injury affected the African in 2006-07 and the signing of Argentinian midfielder Javier Mascherano reduced the number of games Sissoko featured in as the Reds reached the Champions League final in Athens.
He played a pivotal role in the round-of-16 triumph over Barcelona, however, as Reds fans celebrated having 'the best midfield in the world' - with Sissoko cemented within that group.
When Lucas Leiva was added to the Liverpool ranks in 2007, Momo's first-team opportunities were restricted further - although the midfielder broke his Reds duck with a long-range strike against Sunderland in August 2007.
With just 14 appearances during the first half of the 2007-08 campaign, it appeared that the Malian's Anfield days were numbered and Sissoko said a fond farewell to the club as he completed a switch to Italian giants Juventus in January 2008.
Appearances: 87 Goals: 1 Honours with LFC: 1 European Super Cup (2005), 1 FA Cup (2006), 1 FA Community Shield (2006) Did you know? Sissoko's single goal for the Reds, a rasping drive against Sunderland in 2007, was the club's 7,000th in league football Where is he now? Paris Saint-Germain