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      Liverpool player who reflects the heart and soul of the club through all era's

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      Re: Liverpool player who reflects the heart and soul of the club through all era's
      Reply #30: Dec 30, 2018 11:36:50 pm
      Lucas deserves a shout in here as well.
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      Reply #31: Dec 30, 2018 11:38:40 pm
      Definitely Steven Gerrard. will never forget the joy he put on my face so many times and the times he saved us from defeats.

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      Reply #32: Dec 30, 2018 11:51:13 pm
      For me it's Ronnie Moran. I was in bits the day I found out he'd passed away - more than I have been for any member of me own family going.

      He did every single job at the club. From a schoolboy right up to a stint as manager of the club. He was there throughout our most successful period. While others may have come and gone (mainly through retirement) there was Ronnie and Roy Evans under each and every manager. When Souness changed the staff in the early 90s, he kept Ronnie on such was his importance to the club. Close to half a century with the club he loved.

      Everybody who played under him tells the same stories as how he would be barking out instructions. How he would never let you rest on your laurels. How he made every single player who walked through the gates of Anfield realise that they are playing for the biggest and best club in the world.

      Even long after his retirement, he'd still make trips to Melwood to help out. And he'd still be explaining to the modern day players that this is the biggest club in the world such was his love for our club.

      He was everything you'd want a Liverpool man to be.
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      Reply #33: Dec 30, 2018 11:56:06 pm
      Lucas deserves a shout in here as well.
      Not sure about that. Very loyal, but ultimately his style of play didn't suit PL. He does suit the Italian league. Alonso on the other hand, I'd argue he's a step up from Lucas and got himself a CL medal here. In 20 years time people will remember Alonso, but Lucas I'm not sure. The only cup we won during his time here was league cup and he was injured during that.
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      Re: Liverpool player who reflects the heart and soul of the club through all era's
      Reply #34: Dec 30, 2018 11:58:50 pm
      There’s so many, where do you start ?
      And whoever I choose, I then think of another, or are reminded of someone else from other posts.
      Not the earliest, or probably of the longevity of Sir Bob or Ronnie, but solely as a player, I’m gonna agree with a previous post.
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      Reply #35: Dec 31, 2018 12:09:55 am
      Not sure about that. Very loyal, but ultimately his style of play didn't suit PL. He does suit the Italian league. Alonso on the other hand, I'd argue he's a step up from Lucas and got himself a CL medal here. In 20 years time people will remember Alonso, but Lucas I'm not sure. The only cup we won during his time here was league cup and he was injured during that.


      I think the idea is to select who you think made the biggest impact on YOU !

      Not to contradict others selections.

      You clearly have social issues mate.
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      Reply #36: Dec 31, 2018 12:55:18 am

      I think the idea is to select who you think made the biggest impact on YOU !

      Not to contradict others selections.

      You clearly have social issues mate.
      no, the idea is who best represents the club not who the biggest impact on a fan. Who made the biggest impact on you would need a new thread. In my opinion it's got to be an elite player, or at least a player who won an important trophy here. If Lucas Levia is somebody's opinion of Liverpool greatness, upto them. It's weird though. We might as well give wee Joe Allen a mention then.
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      Reply #37: Dec 31, 2018 12:59:32 am
      King Kenny! 
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      Reply #38: Dec 31, 2018 01:12:48 am
      Really fantastic topic to post
      Enjoying the trip down memory lane.
      So many great players and wonderful men who are all worthy of being considered. We have an embarrassment of riches in this area.
      It’s hard to not look beyond individuals who have given their entire professional lives to our club and in that regard, Paisley, Moran and Callaghan certainly fit the unique mold.
      I am 42 now so I will go with Paisley, Moran and Dalglish.
      Those three define to me my adoration and utter respect of what the club stands for.
      Hard work, humility and honor.
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      Reply #39: Dec 31, 2018 04:37:01 am
      Souness - embodies the arrogance of the mighty redmen when were on the f**king march.

      That sight of him marching out onto the Rome pitch - no f**king fear!!

      Here's one for you then:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJ5LM03Ctwk

      This may have been the first time I saw a Liverpool match on video - the replay that is (all I had back then). Before I became a fan, that didn't happen until I was able to go to Anfield 15 years later. But you might remember this one, hey?
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      Reply #40: Dec 31, 2018 12:49:16 pm


      Good shout.


      He also was a brick layer and painter - if a job needed doing, Bob did it. I'm certain about the bricklaying and painting, think he may also have done some plumbing.


      In a similar vein, Ronnie Moran was an incredible servant to the club.


      Excellent topic.



      Apart from people already mentioned, Billy Liddell & Craig Johnston stand out for me as people with that little extra heart and soul who represent Liverpool's values.


      Mr Wiki pedia explains that Bob like his dad and brothers were miners, however when the pit closed down Bob learnt bricklaying and done that until he signed for Bishop Auckland...

      ....Ronnie Moran has to be up there alongside Bob, of course,
       i was going to mention him in my original post...and should have done to be honest,  so I'm glad DLS  has  him as his choice,

      LFC would not be where we are today without these two Legends,
      You can include Reuben Bennett & Tom Saunders too, When Shank's came in in '59' Reuben was already here, as was Bob, Ronnie & Joe Fagan, not entirely sure when Tom arrived , though i think he worked with the ressies ?


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      Re: Liverpool player who reflects the heart and soul of the club through all era's
      Reply #41: Dec 31, 2018 04:55:55 pm

      Mr Wiki pedia explains that Bob like his dad and brothers were miners, however when the pit closed down Bob learnt bricklaying and done that until he signed for Bishop Auckland...

      ....Ronnie Moran has to be up there alongside Bob, of course,
       i was going to mention him in my original post...and should have done to be honest,  so I'm glad DLS  has  him as his choice,

      LFC would not be where we are today without these two Legends,
      You can include Reuben Bennett & Tom Saunders too, When Shank's came in in '59' Reuben was already here, as was Bob, Ronnie & Joe Fagan, not entirely sure when Tom arrived , though i think he worked with the ressies ?
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      Wiki says Shankly hired Saunders in 1968 as youth development officer (first position of its type in English football). He did this as well as scouting until 1986. Prior to that he has coached both Liverpool and England schoolboys. He had been a teacher and headmaster in Wavertree before that. I had read about this but I didn't know he later was a member of the club board.

      All this reminds me that while I have been reading LFC history since before I first visited Anfield 20 years ago, I still learn new things on a regular basis, such is its rich quality.

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      Reply #42: Dec 31, 2018 05:25:49 pm
      Phil Thompson should get a mention a local lad 6 stone wet through and Captain of a wonderful side.
      Talking of brick laying I think Bob helped or built the Dug outs at Anfield there talents knew no bounds.
      All these players had one thing in common .. a quiet self confidence and a strong belief in their team mates
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      Reply #43: Dec 31, 2018 08:37:27 pm
      Phil Thompson should get a mention a local lad 6 stone wet through and Captain of a wonderful side.
      Talking of brick laying I think Bob helped or built the Dug outs at Anfield there talents knew no bounds.
      All these players had one thing in common .. a quiet self confidence and a strong belief in their team mates



      Yes, that's what I remember reading - that Bob helped build the dug outs.



      There is a reference to him rebuilding the dugout at http://www.sixcrazyminutes.com/index.php?threads/bob-paisley.80107/


      Which also hosts this rather staged photo







      In 'The Real Bob Paisley' there's a quote from Tommy Smith about how a gateman was complaining to a groundsman about a girder sticking out at one of the turnstiles, Bob turning to Tommy & saying 'You're a strong lad, come with me,' and they sawed off the offending girder.

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      Re: Liverpool player who reflects the heart and soul of the club through all era's
      Reply #44: Jan 01, 2019 03:51:16 am
      Fourth Place Cally

      Third Place  Emlyn

      Second Place  Kenny

      First Place    Stevie
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      Reply #45: Jan 01, 2019 06:31:53 am
      Not sure about that. Very loyal, but ultimately his style of play didn't suit PL. He does suit the Italian league. Alonso on the other hand, I'd argue he's a step up from Lucas and got himself a CL medal here. In 20 years time people will remember Alonso, but Lucas I'm not sure. The only cup we won during his time here was league cup and he was injured during that.

      This is about heart and soul, not ability, not about what he won. Lucas's work, in the community and with the youth players, on and off the field, including those breaking into the first team is why he should be considered. His turning his injury into a learning experience that both helped him and benefitted this club is why he deserves a mention. Not the greatest player we've had, but underrated and undervalued during his time here, a player that utilised all his potential and used his knowledge to help others and those coming through. A player that got this club and one, if what I've heard about him are true, that has a chance to make a name for himself in coaching after he hangs up his boots.

      I gave up on heroes a long time ago and whilst Lucas didn't make me believe in them again,  he made me have similar feelings and when it comes to heart and soul, he gave and bared both for this club which is why he deserves a mention in this thread and the respect and appreciation of the fans of this great club.
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      Reply #46: Jan 01, 2019 02:25:30 pm
      This is about heart and soul, not ability, not about what he won. Lucas's work, in the community and with the youth players, on and off the field, including those breaking into the first team is why he should be considered. His turning his injury into a learning experience that both helped him and benefitted this club is why he deserves a mention. Not the greatest player we've had, but underrated and undervalued during his time here, a player that utilised all his potential and used his knowledge to help others and those coming through. A player that got this club and one, if what I've heard about him are true, that has a chance to make a name for himself in coaching after he hangs up his boots.

      I gave up on heroes a long time ago and whilst Lucas didn't make me believe in them again,  he made me have similar feelings and when it comes to heart and soul, he gave and bared both for this club which is why he deserves a mention in this thread and the respect and appreciation of the fans of this great club.



      Spot on.
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      Re: Liverpool player who reflects the heart and soul of the club through all era's
      Reply #47: Jan 01, 2019 04:23:49 pm
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      Reply #48: Jan 01, 2019 04:30:43 pm
      This is about heart and soul, not ability, not about what he won. Lucas's work, in the community and with the youth players, on and off the field, including those breaking into the first team is why he should be considered. His turning his injury into a learning experience that both helped him and benefitted this club is why he deserves a mention. Not the greatest player we've had, but underrated and undervalued during his time here, a player that utilised all his potential and used his knowledge to help others and those coming through. A player that got this club and one, if what I've heard about him are true, that has a chance to make a name for himself in coaching after he hangs up his boots.

      I gave up on heroes a long time ago and whilst Lucas didn't make me believe in them again,  he made me have similar feelings and when it comes to heart and soul, he gave and bared both for this club which is why he deserves a mention in this thread and the respect and appreciation of the fans of this great club.
      sounds more reasonable with an explanation.

      I'd personally think Kenny though.
      Great player, won stuff, gave to charities, done things for us off the field. He even got knighted for his stuff.
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      Reply #49: Jan 02, 2019 07:09:15 am
      Fourth Place Cally

      Third Place  Emlyn

      Second Place  Kenny

      First Place    Stevie


      Yes Skip, but i would suggest....

      1 Paisley
      2 Moran
      3 Cally
      4 Kenny
      5 Stevie
      6 Emlyn
      7 Souness
      8 T Smith
      9 Carra
      10 Liddle
      11 Thommo
      12 Neal
       
      Many names could be added but only one sub allowed  back in the day. 😉


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      Reply #50: Jan 02, 2019 07:20:22 am

      Yes Skip, but i would suggest....

      1 Paisley
      2 Moran
      3 Cally
      4 Kenny
      5 Stevie
      6 Emlyn
      7 Souness
      8 T Smith
      9 Carra
      10 Liddle
      11 Thommo
      12 Neal
       
      Many names could be added but only one sub allowed  back in the day. 😉


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      Sorry to correct you mate but you have spelt my Hero's name wrong,it is Billy Liddell.Also there was no subs when we won our first F.A.Cup,hence Gerry Byrne playing near the full match with a broken collarbone.
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      Reply #51: Jan 02, 2019 07:51:05 am
      Kenny - couldn’t be any simpler for me
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      Reply #52: Jan 02, 2019 09:57:08 am
      Phil Neal would be a worthy shout well more than worthy actually he played an incredible 9 years 365 games consecutively  and won the odd trophy
      Football League First Division (8): 1975–76, 1976–77, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1985–86
      Football League Cup (4): 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84
      FA Charity Shield (5): 1976, 1977 (shared), 1979, 1980, 1982
      European Cup (4): 1976–77, 1977–78, 1980–81, 1983–84
      UEFA Cup (1): 1975–76
      UEFA Super Cup (1): 1977
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      Reply #53: Jan 02, 2019 06:48:53 pm
      Sorry to correct you mate but you have spelt my Hero's name wrong,it is Billy Liddell.Also there was no subs when we won our first F.A.Cup,hence Gerry Byrne playing near the full match with a broken collarbone.


      I stand corrected Billy, appreciate you pointing it out.

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      Reply #54: Jan 02, 2019 06:51:36 pm
      Phil Neal would be a worthy shout well more than worthy actually he played an incredible 9 years 365 games consecutively  and won the odd trophy
      Football League First Division (8): 1975–76, 1976–77, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1985–86
      Football League Cup (4): 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84
      FA Charity Shield (5): 1976, 1977 (shared), 1979, 1980, 1982
      European Cup (4): 1976–77, 1977–78, 1980–81, 1983–84
      UEFA Cup (1): 1975–76
      UEFA Super Cup (1): 1977



      The most Decorated of all the players i believe Walton,  can't think of many who has won more ?


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      Reply #55: Jan 03, 2019 01:23:35 pm
      In my personal lifetime, it's gotta be Dalglish - as a player and manager, he gave his everything to the club and the city.

      Closely followed by Stevie, Jamie and Barnes.

      Throughout history, I think Ian Callaghan spring to mind as all time :)
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      Reply #56: Jan 11, 2019 01:39:07 pm
      Lots of great shouts here.  As a kid, I remember Emlyn Hughes as being the embodiment of what Liverpool football club was all about.  Gave 100% every time he took to the pitch.

      Also, his winding up of the blue-noses (Everton are tragic!) was pretty much the start of the bitterness that remains till this day.

      Met him at a function 14/15 years ago and he was red through & through.

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