Phil Thompson – Liverpool FC Legend

Born in Liverpool in 1954, Phil Thompson was a Liverpool supporter type childhood, he would watch his heroes from the terraces and he realised his personal dream when he signed for Liverpool in 1971 on the age of seventeen, below the administration of Invoice Shankly.

Thompson made his debut for the primary staff the next yr in opposition to rivals Manchester United, nevertheless it wasn’t till the next season, 1973 that Phil Thompson began to play extra commonly, making fourteen league appearances, a yr by which Liverpool gained each the First Division Title and the UEFA Cup,

By 1974 Thompson was turning into an everyday alternative within the first staff forming a terrific central defensive partnership with Emlyn Hughes, and he performed an vital function as Liverpool gained the FA Cup, beating Newcastle United Three-Zero within the ultimate.

Now not the thin seventeen yr outdated that had joined Liverpool, Thompson was now a extra strong participant, thanks it half, it’s rumoured, to Invoice Shankly’s weight-reduction plan of steak and chips. Forming a part of a formidable line of defense, he was a part of the staff that solely conceded a file breaking sixteen objectives in the course of the 1979 season.

1977 was in all probability Liverpool’s most prolific season of their historical past, after profitable the league title, they appeared set to realize an unprecedented ‘treble’ however misplaced out to Manchester United within the FA Cup ultimate, a couple of days later Liverpool performed in Rome and beat German aspect Borussia Monchengladbach to win the European Cup for the primary time, nevertheless resulting from damage that noticed him miss the top of the season, Thompson was to overlook out on that nice evening in Rome.

The next season he had recovered from damage and returned to the staff and he scored a objective in Liverpool’s victory in opposition to Hamburg within the UEFA Tremendous Cup Remaining.

Thompson did not have to attend lengthy for extra European success both, as Liverpool retained the European Cup in 1978 beating FC Bruges, a recreation by which this time he performed.

At all times passionate, Thompson by no means gave lower than 100% for the staff, and it appeared pure for him to succeed as captain when he was given the function as Emlyn Hughes departed for Wolves in 1979, he additionally fashioned a brand new defence partnership with Alan Hansen, that was equally efficient, as Liverpool went onto win the League title once more.

On a private stage 1981 was probably his finest season at Liverpool, as he grew to become the primary Liverpool captain to win the League Cup, and a month later win the European Cup for the third time, beating Actual Madrid within the ultimate.

In the course of the 1981-82 season, supervisor Bob Paisley relinquished Thompson of the captains arm band after a poor begin to the season, he was changed as captain by Graeme Souness, and though Liverpool once more went on to win the League his first staff place was not assured after the arrival of Mark Lawrenson.

Thompson continued to compete for a primary staff place and was a part of the staff that gained the league once more in 1983, however his first staff alternatives had been turning into much less and he lastly left Liverpool in 1985 after making 477 Appearances and scoring 13 objectives. He’ll all the time stay a Liverpool legend. ไฮไลท์ลิเวอร์

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