On this day in 1964 Liverpool cult hero Gary McAllister was born.

Starting his career at Motherwell the Scotsman made his move to the English football league in 1985 when he joined Leicester City. After a five year spell with the Foxes he moved on to Leeds United in 1990 where he spent six seasons, winning the 1992 championship and charity shield in a side featuring Eric Cantona, Gary Speed and David Batty, among others. Six years after joining Leeds, the midfielder made a move to Coventry to play under former Leeds United teammate Gordon Strachan.

McAllister signed for Liverpool in 2000 at 34-years-old where he would spend a prosperous 2-year stint with the Reds, helping them to their famous treble win of the FA, League and UEFA cups in 2001. Gary Mac made 55 appearances for Liverpool over two years, scoring 5 goals, his most famous of which being an audacious 45 yard free kick to score a last minute winner in a 3-2 victory over Everton.

McAllister ended his brief spell at Liverpool in 2002 when he returned to Coventry where he would stay throughout the remainder of his playing career. He has since rejoined Liverpool as a club ambassador, working to promote the club.