So sad to hear that former Liverpool defender and captain, Tommy Smith MBE has died today at the age of 74. Born in Liverpool (1945) he played for the club as a youth from 1960 and as a senior player from 1962 until 1978. He was a key central defender when I first supported the club in the 1973/4 season.
Earlier today it was announced that former Liverpool FC player and manager Kenny Dalglish is to receive a knighthood in the Queen’s birthday honours list. For many, this will come as no surprise. He is, after all, a ‘legend’, both at the club and in the world of football. But when other club legends ….
I cannot recall a previous occasion when the UK media conducted such a post-mortem following a Champions League final and much has been made of goalkeeper Karius’ failings when any mistake will be very costly against a team of Real Madrid’s quality. But as a Liverpool supporter …..
Ronnie Moran ( 1934-2017) gave 49 years of service as player, captain, physio, coach, trainer, manager, kit man, mascot, tea person and member of the legendary ‘Boot Room’ at Liverpool Football Club ….