Date of Birth: 18/05/1973
Debut : -
1st team games: 5
1st team goals: 0
Other clubs: Racing Club Lens, Leicester City
International caps while with Liverpool: 1 (France U-21)
International goals while with Liverpool: 0
Honours with Liverpool: -
Pegguy Arphexad was released by Liverpool in 2003 but proved something of a lucky charm for the Reds after picking up six medals during his time at Anfield, and he didn't play in any of the matches!
The classic phrase 'show us your medals' would certainly apply to Pegguy.
He was signed by Gerard Houllier from Leicester City in the summer of 2000 to provide back-up to Sander Westerveld, and was on the bench for all the club's five triumphs in 2001.
When the club signed Jerzy Dudek and Chris Kirkland the writing looked to be on the wall for Arphexad, but he remained at Anfield as third choice. When Kirkland was injured Arphexad was on the bench for the Worthington Cup Final in 2003 and won another medal to bring his total to six!
Arphexad played a significant role in Liverpool's failure to qualify for the Champions League in season 1999/2000. The one time French under-21 international produced an inspired performance for his former club Leicester City to deny the Reds a much needed three points at Anfield in May 2000. His heroics that night clearly impressed Gerard Houllier who moved swiftly to sign Arphexad on a free transfer under the Bosman ruling during the summer.
Pegguy began his career in the French League with Lens before making a dream move to the Premiership in August 1997. An excellent shot stopper, he gained a reputation as a spot kick saving expert.
He made his Reds debut at Anfield in the 3rd round victory over Chelsea on November 1st 2000. He also played in Liverpool's record 8-0 win at Stoke in the 4th round but was unable to play in the quarter-final and semi-final due to injury.