Exactly 15 years ago this week, Gerard Houllier took sole charge of Liverpool after Roy Evans ended his 33-year spell at Anfield and, in doing so, ended the short-lived joint managerial reign of the duo.
Houllier went on to manage Liverpool for six years, replaced by Rafa Benitez in the summer of 2004.
In the meantime, he lead Liverpool to an unprecedented domestic cup treble in 2001, guided the club to Champions League qualification and added another League Cup in 2003.
As with all managers, the Frenchman had some hit-and-miss signings during his tenure.
Houllier signed a host of excellent defensive-minded players, but his failings arrived when he attempted to add attacking talents. Essentially, he built some solid foundations but failed to put a roof on the house.
We take a look at five of Houllier's best and worst signings as Liverpool manager.