Jari Olavi Litmanen (born 20 February 1971) is a retired Finnish footballer who played for Liverpool between 2001 to 2002. He joined Liverpool from Barcelona on a free transfer, and went on to play 43 games in all competitions for the Reds, scoring nine goals. Litmanen rejoined his former club Ajax at the end of the 2001-02 season.

After struggling to settle at Barcelona, in part due to injuries, Litmanen moved to Liverpool on 4 January 2001 on a free transfer. Manager Gerard Houllier was ecstatic over signing the Finn, saying "We have signed a world-class player. He comes with a massive reputation and I believe he's one of the most exciting signings we have made". Litmanen reciprocated the feeling, saying that it was his "dream to play for Liverpool" and, "I have supported them since I was a child and there has been talk about me joining them before." (more...)
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