Boyhood Liverpool fan Harry Kewell fulfilled a dream when he joined the
Anfield club in July 2003 from Premiership rivals Leeds United.
Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier fought hard to secure the services of
the Australian international who will add more flair, width and
imagination to the Liverpool team.
Kewell turned down approaches and indeed big money offers from Manchester
United, Arsenal and Chelsea to join Liverpool.
Harry started his footballing life at the New South Wales Football Academy
in Australia in August 1994 before he was spotted by Leeds manager Howard
Wilkinson, and joined the Elland Road club in 1996. It was Wilkinson who
handed Kewell his debut at the age of 17 when he appeared as a substitute
Kewell went on to become a major star at Leeds and was widely regarded as
one of the best players in the Premiership. He is versatile, can score and
create goals, has pace in abundance and can beat defenders for fun.
His best spell at Leeds was under David O'Leary when Harry was named PFA
Young Footballer of the Year and Leeds Player of the Year for 1999/2000.
Now the new Anfield number seven looks set to become a Kop hero,
especially after scoring his first goal for the Reds in the 3-0 derby win