A colourful and charismatic character, Bruce Grobbelaar spent 14 years in the Liverpool goal through the 1980s and 1990s and one of the most successful periods in the club’s illustrious history and made a grand total of 440 league appearances for the Merseysiders.
Born in Durban, South Africa, the goalkeeper joined the Reds in March 1981 for a fee of £250,000. He was initially signed as an understudy to Ray Clemence but when the Englishman was lured to London by Tottenham, Grobbelaar was elevated to the Anfield first team.
He seized his unexpected opportunity with both hands and with the eccentric but athletic keeper as Liverpool’s last line of defence, the team went on to dominate English football.
In total, Grobbelaar won six old First Division titles, three FA Cups, three League Cups and the 1984 European Cup as a Liverpool player and by the time he left the club, signing for Southampton in 1994, his place in Reds folklore was already assured.