On this day in 2001, Liverpool swooped to complete the signing of Jari Litmanen.

The Finn, who had previously represented the likes of Ajax and Barcelona, was blessed with sublime skill – with his ability, control and vision offering another dynamic to Gerard Houllier’s team.

Reds fans were quickly wooed by Litmanen’s talents, but a lack of regular playing time proved frustrating for both supporters and the man himself.

Yet the forward still found the net nine times for the club, including a number of exquisite and important strikes – with five available to watch free below.