It would be fair to say that, in his prime, very few could match the heights of Alan Hansen, a peerless defender who boasts one of the most impressive trophy hauls the club, if not football, has seen.
Signed from Partick Thistle for £100,000 in 1977 on Jock Stein's recommendation, it took over a year for "Jocky" to replace Emlyn Hughes in the team. As they say, the rest is history.
Bob Paisley's words describe his qualities much better than I possibly could when he said (per LFCHistory.net):
"Alan Hansen is the defender with the pedigree of an international striker.
He is quite simply the most skillful centre-half I have ever seen in the British game. He is a joy to watch. Alan has always been an excellent footballer, a beautifully balanced player who carries the ball with control and grace.
He has a very measured, long stride and is much faster than he looks. I can't think more than a couple of players who could beat him over 100 metres.
He has both the ability and the patience to launch attacks from deep positions."
In 620 appearances, he scored 14 times.