On this day in 1959 scouse legend, Sammy Lee was born.
Joining Liverpool as an apprentice in September 1975, Lee made his debut for the Reds 7 months later, scoring in a 3-2 victory over Leicester City. Despite his small stature, Lee became a regular first team player for Liverpool from 1980 onwards. Featuring as an integral member of the midfield in the 1981 and 1984 European Cup winning campaigns, most notably scoring a decisive goal against Dinamo Bucuresti in the 1984 semi-final Lee’s pin-point accurate passing and stamina made him an engine in the Liverpool midfield.
Throughout his 11-year long career at Anfield, Lee made 295 first team appearances, scoring 19 goals in the process and helping Liverpool to four League titles as well as four League Cups and the aforementioned 2 European Cups. Off the pitch Lee continued to serve Liverpool, coaching the next generation of Reds under Rafa Benitez from 2008-2011.