Xabi Alonso – Player Perfection

If there was ever a player moulded in ‘The Liverpool Way’, it was Xabi Alonso, as he was comfortable in possession, had excellent vision to spot passes, and the ability to execute them with pure presicion and class, and Rafa Benitez was the man to bring him to Anfield in 2004. Xavier (Xabi) Alonso Olanso was born in a small town of Tolosa, Gipuzkoa, Basque country in Spain. Born into a ...

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LFC Advent Calendar 23 – Jamie Carragher

When you think of number 23s who've worn the Red of Liverpool There's only one name that comes to most people's minds. Born a Blue, but became a Red legend. Jamie Carragher. He only ever played for one club, joining Liverpool, at the tender age of 9. Carra gave blood, sweat, and tears to the cause, going on to become the second most capped Liverpool player of all time. https://youtu.be/am4pVkRd3h4 Debut Season Carra, made ...

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Ian Rush: The Greatest Striker in LFC History

Simply the Greatest Goal Scorer Ever to Set Foot on Anfield's Turf Ian James Rush, MBE, was born on the 20th of May, 1961. He was raised with four sisters and five brothers in the town of Flint, St Asaph in North-East Wales. At just thirteen years of age, he began to show his incredible ability, and Ian’s only agenda in life was to become a professional footballer. He began playing schoolboy football ...

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Steven Gerrard – The Ultimate Hero

EARLY DAYS Steven Gerrard was born on May 30th, 1980, in Whiston, Merseyside, Liverpool. His passion for football from an early age was evident and he started playing for the local youth team Whiston Juniors. At just nine years of age his destiny was already mapped out as he was spotted by Liverpool scouts and went on to join the Liverpool Academy the same year. There was no other path for ...

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Bob Paisley and the LFC Revolution

Early Life Bob Paisley was born in 1919 in the mining village of Hetton-Le-Hole in Co.Durham. It was described as a close-knit community where “coal was king & football was religion”. Schooled in the local area along with his 3 siblings, Bob knew that football was for him from the off. During the mining strike in 1926 things weren't easy, and even though Bob admitted there was never any money left ...

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The “Legacy” of Bill Shankly

Bill Shankly was born in 1913 in the small mining village of Glenbuck, Ayreshire, in Scotland. Born with a natural football ability he knew from an early age that this was his career path. It was almost inbred into him coming from a family with 4 professional footballing brothers, & 2 professional footballing uncles aswel on his mothers side, who he adored & said she was kindest person he'd ever ...

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John Arne Riise, Liverpool “Legend”

Born in 1980 in Norway, John was born a gifted sportsman, with football at the forefront of his mind & started playing professional football for Aelesund in ‘94. After a single season with the senior team he made his move to Monaco in ‘98. He was a regular in the side & played as a left-back & left midfielder. He had a ferocious left foot, combined with super technique, pace, & ...

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