Xherdan Shaqiri's decisive double strike after coming off the bench in Sunday's 3-1 win against Manchester United put Liverpool back on top of the Premier League and added the Swiss forward's name to an exclusive list of Reds goalscorers.

The summer signing had been on the Anfield pitch for just 144 seconds before smashing home a 73rd-minute goal to put the Reds 2-1 up.

Then, seven minutes later, he netted again to seal a valuable victory which kept the Reds one point ahead of defending champions Manchester City in the title race.

In doing so, Shaqiri became only the 20th player in Liverpool history to score a brace or more after coming off the bench.

To mark the occasion, we have picked out 10 of our favourite examples...

Roger Hunt - LFC 4-1 Southampton - Oct 25, 1969

In his final season at Liverpool, long-time servant 'Sir' Roger Hunt - the only player to have an honorary knighthood bestowed upon him by the adoring Anfield faithful - became the first man in the club's history to score two goals after coming on as a sub.

He was also only the fifth player to ever come off the bench and score for the Reds since the use of limited substitutions was first introduced into the English game for the 1965-66 season.

With Liverpool drawing 1-1 against Southampton, manager Bill Shankly turned to his prolific goalscorer to win the match. On for Alec Lindsay with a quarter of an hour to go, Hunt scored twice in the space of two minutes to set up a 4-1 win at Anfield.

The 31-year-old forward's second effort would prove to be the penultimate goal of his record-breaking 285 for the club across all competitions. It was a landmark that stood until 1992 when Ian Rush eventually beat it, but no-one has ever scored more for the Reds in the league.

David Fairclough - LFC 2-0 Burnley - Mar 27, 1976

Scouse striker David Fairclough gave Reds fans a glimpse of the 'Supersub' that would later go down in LFC folklore with a match-winning brace from the bench against Burnley in only his 11th senior match.

Having struck the winner against Norwich City a week earlier, the 19-year-old ensured his was still the name on everybody's lips after keeping Bob Paisley's star-studded team on track for the title once again.

On for the injured Steve Heighway, Fairclough headed in off the crossbar to give his side the lead before the break at Anfield and then finished from 12 yards after a clever dummy from John Toshack to secure the win.

He would go on to repeat his brace from the bench on three more occasions, en route to becoming the most prolific substitute in Liverpool's history, with 18 goals from the bench.

Ian Rush - LFC 3-2 Everton - May 20, 1989

Liverpool's greatest ever goalscorer, Rush rarely started on the bench but famously came on as a substitute in an emotionally-charged 1989 FA Cup final against Everton to score twice in extra-time and secure a memorable victory.

Following the Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 supporters tragically lost their lives, there were some doubts as to whether Kenny Dalglish's side would continue the 1988-89 season.

However, it was decided the Reds would carry on and, after beating Nottingham Forest in the replayed semi-final, the stage was set for another Merseyside cup final at Wembley.

After a particularly poignant rendition of You'll Never Walk Alone, John Aldridge scored four minutes into the match to put Liverpool in front.

It's a lead the Reds maintained until one minute from the final whistle when Everton substitute Stuart McCall smashed home a loose ball in the box to force extra-time.

Rush, on for Aldridge, hit back with a spin and finish past goalkeeper Neville Southall to make it 2-1 but McCall responded with a magnificent strike to level the score at 2-2.

Not to be outdone by his Everton counterpart, Rush headed a 103rd-minute winner following a left-wing cross from John Barnes.

Steve Staunton - LFC 3-0 Wigan Athletic - Oct 4, 1989 

When Republic of Ireland defender Steve Staunton was thrown on as a striker to replace an injured Rush at half-time in a League Cup tie against Wigan Athletic in October 1989 nobody foresaw what was about to happen.

With the match still goalless, the left-back connected with a David Burrows cross, rifled in from distance and capitalised on some good work from Ray Houghton to become the first ever Liverpool player to score a hat-trick after coming on as a substitute.

It took 21 years for anyone to match the feat, and you can read more about that particular moment a little further down the list.

Staunton's remarkable three strikes against Wigan remained his only goals that season.

Patrik Berger - Leicester City 0-3 LFC - Sep 15, 1996

"I've never seen a ball move so fast in my life. It's a good job I didn't get in the way of either shot or I'd have been back in the net with them."

Those were the words of Leicester City goalkeeper Kasey Keller after Patrik Berger had announced himself to the Liverpool fans with two left-footed piledrivers that would become his trademark.

Signed a month earlier from Borussia Dortmund, the Czech international replaced Stan Collymore at half-time at Filbert Street and took just 14 minutes to power home his debut goal for the Reds.

Then, in the 77th minute, after combining with Robbie Fowler, Berger blasted another blockbuster to sandwich a strike from Michael Thomas and make it 3-0 to Roy Evans' men.

"I can't remember a more dramatic introduction by anyone to the game," Evans commented after the match.

Djibril Cisse - LFC 3-1 CSKA Moscow - Aug 26, 2005

French striker Djibril Cisse twice scored a brace as a Liverpool substitute, but his first double from the bench, against CSKA Moscow in 2005, won the European Super Cup for Rafael Benitez's European champions.

Trailing 1-0 to Daniel Carvalho's opening strike at the Stade Louis II in Monaco, Cisse was thrown on to replace John Arne Riise with just over 10 minutes to go.

By the 82nd minute, the No.9 had made the required impact - latching on to Luis Garcia's chest-down to slot home and force extra-time.

Then, with 103 minutes on the clock, he struck again to give Liverpool the lead before setting up the third goal of the 3-1 win for Garcia.

Cisse had ensured the European Super Cup would be heading to Anfield to sit beside the European Cup he had helped win three months earlier.

Florent Sinama-Pongolle - Luton Town 3-5 LFC - Jan 7, 2006

With Liverpool trailing 3-1 to FA Cup underdogs Luton Town and staring down the barrel of a shock defeat, Reds boss Benitez turned to Florent Sinama-Pongolle to rescue the situation.

The young Frenchman had scored just six times in his two previous seasons at the Reds but on a wintry evening at Kenilworth Road he came off the bench and scored twice to turn the tide in the cup tie.

Five minutes after replacing Momo Sissoko, Sinama-Pongolle latched on to a through pass from Steven Gerrard to pull a goal back on 61 minutes and after Xabi Alonso had made it 3-3 with a forty-yard stunner, the 21-year-old powered a header into the top corner to send the travelling fans into rapture.

With Luton now throwing their goalkeeper forward as they pushed for a late leveller, Alonso scored the game's most famous finish when he netted from his own half. However, without Pongolle's impact, the Spanish midfielder's iconic effort would never have nestled in the back of an unguarded net.

Ryan Babel - LFC 8-0 Besiktas - Nov 6, 2007

Ryan Babel is another Red who has twice scored a brace off the bench. Both of the Dutchman's doubles came in high-scoring wins but his first for the club helped Liverpool set a new record for the biggest ever victory in Champions League history.

Benitez's side headed into their Anfield clash with Besiktas having lost to the Turkish side in Istanbul and having scored just two goals in their first three matches in Group A. But was all forgotten when they smashed eight unanswered goals past the visitors.

Babel entered the action on 63 minutes, with Liverpool 4-0 up thanks to Peter Crouch's opener and a hat-trick from Yossi Benayoun, and, after seeing Gerrard add another strike, scored two quickfire goals himself.

The forward flicked in a Benayoun cut-back on 78 minutes and bundled one into the roof of the net on 81 minutes before Crouch completed the scoring to beat the previous Champions League record of 7-0 held by both Juventus and Arsenal.

Spanish giants Real Madrid have since equalled Liverpool's 8-0 triumph, beating Swedish club Malmo by the same scoreline in 2015, but no club has yet surpassed it.

Steven Gerrard - LFC 3-1 Napoli - Nov 4, 2010

Talisman, captain, hero. Gerrard inspired Liverpool to victory on seemingly countless occasions but his 14-minute hat-trick after coming off the bench against Napoli has to be one of his most eye-catching rescue acts.

It may have been a Europa League fightback at Anfield rather than a Champions League final comeback in Istanbul, but his personal three-goal salvo in this group game against the Italians highlighted what an unstoppable force of nature Gerrard could be - even from the bench.

With the Reds trailing 1-0 to Ezequiel Lavezzi's strike, Reds boss Roy Hodgson decided he could no longer do without his skipper and brought him on at the break to replace summer signing Milan Jovanovic.

The added dynamism brought by the captain permeated through the Liverpool ranks and was quickly evident to the increasingly vocal supporters who sensed goals could soon follow.

Then, with a quarter of an hour to go, Gerrard seized upon a short back pass to Morgan de Sanctis and slotted past the goalkeeper to level the score.

On 88 minutes, the skipper converted from the penalty spot after Glen Johnson had been felled in the box and one minute later chipped De Sanctis to seal his hat-trick in style.

At full-time, Anfield showed its appreciation with raucous applause, while manager Hodgson hailed 'a real leader's performance' from his skipper.

Mohamed Salah - Stoke City 0-3 LFC - Nov 29, 2017

With Liverpool holding a 1-0 lead in a hard-fought battle with Mark Hughes' Potters, manager Jürgen Klopp turned to Mohamed Salah to close out the match and maintain his side's charge for the Champions League qualification places.

Ten minutes after coming on for Dominic Solanke, Salah netted his 16th goal of the season with a thunderous far-post volley from Sadio Mane's cross.

The Egyptian's 17th in all competitions arrived just six minutes later when he outmanoeuvred Stoke defender Erik Pieters and side-footed the ball past goalkeeper Lee Grant to secure all three points.

They remain the No.11's only two goals as a Liverpool substitute to date.