He's a player who'll forever be synonymous with Graeme Souness's ill-fated managerial reign, but as Liverpoolfc.tv found out today, Istvan Kozma still looks back fondly on his time in Merseyside.
Kozma remains the only Hungarian ever to represent Liverpool in a competitive fixture following a shock transfer from Dunfermline in 1992.
The midfielder went on to feature just 10 times after a difficult adaptation to English football, though a classy performance against Chesterfield (where Liverpool trailed 3-0 but went on to draw 4-4 after Kozma was introduced at half-time) is still remembered with a smile by Kopites.
Now a coach at Budapest side Vasas SC, we met up with the 44-year-old to talk Debrecen, Souness and Liverpool's Hungarian starlets.
Before we look back on your time at Anfield, how difficult will tonight's game be for Liverpool?
If Liverpool play well or anything like they did against Manchester United, it won't be very hard to win. But Liverpool have to win - and that puts the players under pressure. Debrecen don't have pressure, so they can play freely. They do want a good result against Liverpool, though.
How do you look back on your Liverpool career?
Of course the Chesterfield game sticks in my mind, but there are others like the FA Cup game against Ipswich. We were losing 2-1 but I came on and we won 3-2.
Yes. Liverpool is a big club. Everyone wants to play for them. We won the FA Cup in 1992 when I was there, so I have very happy memories.
You were very popular at Dunfermline before Graeme Souness came in for you - were you surprised by Liverpool's interest?
Things were going very well for me in Scotland. The first I heard was from the newspaper, then the chairman told me about the possibility. I was thinking, 'Is this true?'
What happened next?
Well, the club invited me for a training session and after that they told me I was needed at Liverpool.
How did you get on with Souness?
I had normal contact with him, like every player. He wasn't my friend but I had good contact with him.
Do you stay in touch with anyone from Liverpool?
Well it's hard because everyone changes their numbers, so it's not easy to keep in touch. But I had a good relationship with all the players. I played with Ian Rush, John Barnes, Dean Saunders, Steve McManaman, Michael Thomas and many others. Maybe Ronny Rosenthal was my best friend at the club. We always roomed together. Bruce Grobbelaar taught me golf, too.
You're still remembered by the Liverpool fans - that must make you smile?
Well, it was very hard to play in the first 11 at Liverpool because there were many good players there. For me, my football was not great at Liverpool but it was a nice time in my career. I have many thanks for Liverpool.
Do you still keep an eye on our results?
Of course. My time in Liverpool was very nice and I'll always remember how it was there. Liverpool will always be in my heart.
What have you been up to since leaving?
Well, I had a year left on my contract but I had to come back to Hungary because of family reasons. I played in a few other countries and had clubs asking about me in England but because of the rules at the time, I would have had to have been in the national team and I wasn't at that point. After I finished playing I became a coach and I have a UEFA pro coaching licence. I'm now the second coach here with Vasas SC. I want to coach around Europe in the future.
And you remain the only Hungarian to play a competitive game for Liverpool...
I was the first Hungarian to play in England and for someone from my country this is a nice thing to remember.
Do you think the likes of Krisztian Nemeth, Andras Simon and Peter Gulacsi can follow in your footsteps by playing first-team football at Anfield?
I know a lot about them, they are talented players. I think Krisztian is the best hope.
And might we see you coaching back in England one day?
I think about whether I have a chance, so why not? I like English football a lot.
Will you be cheering on Liverpool tonight?
[Laughs] It's very difficult because I'm Hungarian. Maybe I'd like Debrecen to gain a point, but then Liverpool is in my heart, so it's a very difficult question. If Liverpool score, I'll enjoy it; if Debrecen score, I'll enjoy it as well.