Birthdate: 17 January 1978
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Other clubs: Kolbotn (1996-97), Lillestrøm (1997-99), Stoke City (loan 1999-2000 + 2000-01), Lillestrøm (2 / 2002-)
Bought from: Lillestrøm
Signed for LFC: £700,000, 06.01.1999
International debut: 26.01.2003 vs. United Arab Emirates
International caps: 8/0 - 06.02.2008
Liverpool debut: 21.09.1999
Last appearance: 09.10.2001
Contract expiry: 01.03.2002
Win ratio: 50% W: 1 D: 0 L: 1
LFC league games/goals: 0 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 2 / 0
Houllier's second signing after Frenchman Jean Michel Ferri. Kippe was tall and athletic but lacked the necessary pace to succeed in the English top-flight. He was loaned out to Stoke in the 1999/00 and 2000/01 seasons where he did well in the Second Division. He was released to Lillestrøm in 2002 where Liverpool had originally bought him from. He was appointed captain of Lillestrøm and voted "Defender of the Year" in 2007 in the Norwegian top division and still features for the club.
Despite reaching his thirty-fifth birthday in January 2013, Kippe was still adding to an already-impressive total of appearances for Norwegian club Lillestrøm. Having appeared in twenty-six first-team matches in 2012, he continued to be selected as the 2013 season got under way and ended up with 29 first-team performances in that year. Plus he continued to be selected for Lillestrøm's first team in 2014, despite having passed his 36th birthday at the start of the calendar year.