XABI ALONSO (2004-2009)

Signed from Real Sociedad in August 2004, Alonso will surely go down as one of the best Reds buys in modern times. A regal passer of the ball, with a perfect attitude and wonderful positional awareness, Alonso was sold in 2009 for more than three times what Liverpool paid for him. And still the feeling was that the Reds had been robbed.

LUIS GARCIA (2004-2007)

A scorer of great goals, and a scorer of important ones too. Garcia's contribution to Liverpool's 2005 Champions League success secures him a place among the modern Reds legends. His song, still sung on the Kop to this day, ensures him cult hero status.

PEPE REINA (2005 - present)

If the Spaniard is to leave Anfield this summer, and it is by no means certain that he will, then he will do so with the best wishes of just about every supporter. Liverpool took a long time to find a keeper of Reina's class, presence and personality.


The hit who became a miss. Torres was the Reds' club-record signing when joining from Atletico Madrid, and for two and a half years he could do no wrong. Soured his reputation in many fans' eyes after joining Chelsea in January 2011, but left behind enough memories, and the best years of his career too.

ALBERT RIERA (2008-10)

An £8m signing from Espanyol, Riera was a steady performer for the Reds during the 2008/09 season, but failed to sustain that form. Left Anfield under a cloud after a training-ground attack on a young teammate, and a public swipe at Rafa Benitez.

JOSEMI (2004-06)

Rafa Benitez's first signing at Liverpool, Josemi was supposed to challenge Jamie Carragher for a place in the Reds side. He didn't. He made 15 appearances in his first season on Merseyside, rarely impressing, and six the following year, before being sold on to Villarreal. Most memorable moment at Anfield was his prominence in the Champions League final celebration pictures, despite him being an unused substitute that night.


Brought to Anfield as part of Michael Owen's transfer to Real Madrid, Nunez's time was doomed from the off. An ankle injury sustained in his first training session ruined his only season on Merseyside, though he did manage a goal in the Carling Cup final defeat to Chelsea.


Signed from Real Madrid for £6.3million Morientes scored 12 goals in 60 appearances and despite Spanish international came to Anfield with a big reputation and with hopes high, he never quite lived up to expectations.