Songs Unsung: The Lesser-Known Heroes of Liverpool FC

Clive Mason

As the season closes, and a legend retires, we take a look at the lads who were staunch LFC players who never got as much recognition as they would've liked.

Steve Finnan

Stevie Finnan won a Champions League title with us, as well as an FA Cup, notching up 217 appearances for us, and played in every professional league in English Football, as well as playing Spain for Espanyol.

Despite all this, he was still under-rated. His best year was probably the 2005 year, when he won the CL with us. I remember him being a stalwart that season. However, it seemed like, although he spent probably his best years at Liverpool, he got the most praise during his career at Fulham than anywhere else. making his way into the PFA team of the season in the 2001-02 campaign as well as picking up Fulham's player of the season that year as well.

Stevie was one of my favorite players to have seen don a red shirt, as I come from an Irish family. He was replaced with Alvaro Arbeloa as time went by, much to my own dismay. I had hoped he would finish his career with us, but such is the game of football.

Igor Biscan

Widely known to have not lived up to expectations, Igor was still vital in our 2005 European Cup win, and is fondly remembered on Merseyside because of it. He signed for us in 2000, originally as a midfield player, but went on to play at Center back and on the wing. He played 72 times for us, scoring 2 goals. He also made an appearance in Goal!: The Dream Begins in Newcastle's last match against us. So, he was a big shot movie star, as well.

He left us after the '05 season to join Panathinaikos in Greece before joining his first side Dynamo Zagreb in 2008, finishing his career there in 2012.

Vladimir Smicer

Vladi won the treble with us, and scored a goal in Istanbul, and also scored our final penalty that night. It was his last goal for us. He was a great servant to the club, but was never really regarded that highly by the Kop until he wrote himself into Kopite lore with those 2 goals. Now he's remembered as a great. That being said, a lot of his career with us was blighted with injuries, which carried on into the rest of his career..

After spells with Bordeaux, and first club Slavia Prague, he retired in 2009, taking a post in the Czech Republic national team coaching staff just 2 days after retirement.

Rob Jones

After signing with us a month before his 19th birthday, Rob Jones made his debut at Old Trafford, successfully marking Ryan Giggs out of the game. He became a stalwart for us in a team of under-achievers under Greame Souness.

However, he did play in the League Cup final against Bolton in '95, in which we beat them 2-1. And also in the '96 FA Cup final which we lost 1-0. He also one the 1992 FA Cup with us.

Roy Evans made him a left back during his tenure as manager, but sadly, his career was blighted by back and knee injuries, and he retired early from the game.

These are just a few of the unsung heroes for the mighty Reds. There are many more, and will be many more in the future. Which unsung hero can you remember most? Don't be afraid to comment

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