Born: Wandsworth, 9 July 1984
Position: Full back
Signed: 12 November 2003 from Bristol City (£55,000)
Fulham debut: Boston United 1-4 Fulham, 22 September 2004, League Cup
Fulham appearances: 92
Fulham goals: 0
Sold: Reading, 31 August 2007 (part-exchange with Seol Ki-Hyeon)
The son of Fulham cult hero Leroy Rosenior, Liam had made quite a name for himself in the west country before moving to Craven Cottage in November 2003 for £55,000. Operating as a midfielder, Rosenior scored the crucial second goal as City beat Carlisle United in the 2003 Football League Trophy final at the Millennium Stadium having already scored the winning penalty to knock out QPR in the first round.
Rosenior, regarded as a versatile and bright prospect, quickly forced his way into Chris Coleman’s first team squad. He was sent off on his debut in the League Cup victory at Bristol City, but bounced back to win the man of the match award on his Premier League bow having marked Cristiano Ronaldo in a 1-1 draw against Manchester United in December 2004. The youngster, able to play on either flank as a full back, became a popular with the Fulham fans, famously heading off the line to ensure the Whites secured their first away win of the season at Manchester City in April 2006. After Coleman’s departure, Rosenior fell out of favour and was sold to Reading in a deal that saw Seol Ki-Hyeon move the other way.
Rosenior went to play for Hull City and Brighton before moving into coaching. After taking over Brighton under 23 side, he became Wayne Rooney’s assistant at Derby and succeeded the England international in his first managerial role in June 2022. He is currently in charge at Hull City.