Liverpool - Top 30 players - Number 26

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The man known as Barney Rubble.

Not many left-backs can claim to have had the crucial say in one European Cup final, never mind two, so Alan Kennedy's name is written permanently into Liverpool folklore. It wasn't just in Europe he had a habit of popping up with a goal in a cup final, either!

Kennedy was affectionately named Barney Rubble by the fans on the Kop as they likened him to the character from The Flinstones. Liverpool struggled to address that area of the field before his arrival.

Though he was in the side more for his defending, Kennedy made his mark in front of goal in no fewer than four cup finals. He scored in the 1981 League Cup final against West Ham - which ended up going to a replay - and the equaliser in the 1983 final against Manchester United as Liverpool came from behind to lift the trophy at Wembley.

It's those moments in Europe that are replayed most in the modern day. He scored the winning goal against Real Madrid in 1981 in Paris to ensure Liverpool were European Champions for a third time, and was the man who dispatched the winning penalty as the Reds won it for a fourth time in Roma's own back yard.

It's fair to say he had a big say in an honours list at Anfield which contains five League titles, four League Cups and two European Cups. If you are an away day follower of Liverpool, the chances are you will see Kennedy with the travelling Reds at least once or twice a season. 

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