I played on the right wing for Lister Utd in the Tuebrook Junior League u12's,u14's then u16's..must've been 75-77
We were a top team and a great bunch of lads.
Year after year we'd be up there fighting for trophies.
In my final u16's game in the May we played in a final at Three Butt Lane,family and friends in attendance and none other than Sir Bill Shankly was to be honoury guest and would be not only watching the game but he would be presenting the trophy to the winning team..
We got beat
so you can imagine how gutted I was going up to collect my runner up medal from Sir Bill..
At full time I stood in line and in tears as we went up one by one..
Dressed in his immaculate tweed blazer with his windsor knot red tie he shook my hand and nearly crushed it!
looked me in the eye and said
"You were brilliant today son, I was watching you up and down that wing full of spirit ,your mum n dad must be proud of you"
Always remember that..
His attention to detail became the foundation of our legacy
Shankly's devotion and game knowledge mixed with the rest of the boot room boy's was and will always remain the envy of world football.
As a lifelong supporter of this great club of ours I'm indescribably proud to have had a tiny minuscule connection with this great man during my lifetime.