1978 his name was Robert 'bert' brady,, a class player
There have been a number of Italian soccer players that have worn the shirt number 8 both professionally and non professionally. There have been 6 soccer professional players with the number 8 on their shirt in the last year alone.
The last first team player transferred from Man Utd to Liverpool was Phil Chisnall. He was the centre forward in the first match on Match of the Day but only played a few games for Liverpool.
Jon Arne Riise
Albert Riera wears number 11 for Liverpool, the same number that he wore for RCD Espanyol, the club he last played for.
Apart from Steven Gerrard winning the award for 2008-09. The last Liverpool player to win it was John Barnes back in 1989/90.