Liverpool - Top 30 players - Number 24

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This man was a regular in the side for over a decade.

It's hard to fill the boots (and gloves) of the goalkeeper of the calibre of Ray Clemence, but Liverpool found someone in the form of Bruce Grobbelaar - although it is safe to say that his style was a little different to that of his predecessor.

Grobbelaar was signed for the Reds in March 1981 for £250,000 for Vancouver Whitecaps and he would make his debut the following August - holding down the number one shirt in the side for 12 and a half years.

The Zimbabwe international probably struck a little more panic into the supporters - he was a goalkeeper that came for everything - and in reality he probably wanted to have a go as an outfield player as well. There were some errors in the early stages of his career as he grew into the role of being Liverpool's last line of defence. 

He did have his memorable moments during his time with the Reds; The spaghetti legs in the penalty shootout of the 1984 European Cup final against Roma, and he wasn't afraid of giving his teammates a clip round the ear - just ask Jim Beglin and Steve McManaman!

But he does have a long list of honours with the Reds. His trophy cabinet boasts six League Championships, three League Cups, three FA Cups and one European Cup - making 628 appearances for the club in the process.

During the latter days of his Liverpool career, he was accused of participating in match fixing but was cleared of any wrongdoing. He left the Reds for Southampton in 1994 and went to several other English clubs after that including Plymouth Argyle, Oxford United, Sheffield Wednesday, Oldham Athletic and Lincoln City to name a few. 

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