Bob Paisley

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 Tottenham Hotspur’s Jimmy Greaves has a shot blocked by a Burnley defender at White Hart Lane in 1963. Photograph: Roger Jackson/Central Press/Getty Images

Harry Gregg, for a couple of seconds, was back in goal. He was sitting on his settee miming a goalkeeper’s preparation as a striker readies to shoot. (...)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp: His team essentially updates the principles of Paisley’s best side.  Photograph: John Walton/PA Wire.

Statistically, this is likely to be Liverpool’s greatest league season, which for a club with 18 championships is no small achievement. The only seaso(...)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will be keen to pick up another trophy on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

The Community Shield is an octagon 58cm across, spun from 4.2kg of sterling silver. It is also whatever you want it to be. It is, as the cliche has it(...)

 Liverpool’s players with the Champions League trophy on board a parade bus   in Liverpool, England. Photograph:  Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

Jürgen Klopp predicted one title within four years on his first full day as Liverpool manager in October 2015. He never promised it would be pretty b(...)

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola respect each other despite a deepening rivalry. Photograph: Reuters

Ullet Road, south Liverpool, Wednesday morning: a grey sky, a red glow and a blue plaque. The night before at Anfield, Liverpool did what they did t(...)

A painted mural of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp on Jordan Street in the city’s Baltic Triangle. Photograph: Getty Images

Three weeks ago, amid a gripping Premier League title race, Phil Scraton and Margaret Aspinall walked into a room at Melwood, Liverpool’s training gro(...)

 Manchester City celebrate after the penalty shootout against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley Stadium on February 24th, 2019. Photograph: Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images

The history of the quadruple in England is a short one. No one has achieved it, indifference to the League Cup being a frequent and early stumbling bl(...)

Manchester City’s Catalan manager Pep Guardiola is aiming for a historic quadruple. Photograph: Getty Images

The history of the quadruple in England is a short one. No one has achieved it, indifference to the League Cup being a frequent and early stumbling bl(...)

Howard Gayle  of Liverpool (right) moves past Wolfgang Dremmler of Bayern Munich during the European Cup Semi-Final 2nd leg at the Olympic Stadium in Munich, 22nd April 1981. Photograph: Keith Hailey/Popperfoto/Getty Images

What he always remembers is the arm across the door. It was the barrier that said he was different, that he was excluded. It was a white arm. Until t(...)

 Bruce Grobbelaar was cleared of match-fixing while at Southampton but a libel trial left him peniless. Photograph: Phil Cole/Allsport

Before we reach the match-fixing trials which ruined his reputation, or remember the 13 major trophies he won as Liverpool’s goalkeeper in 14 staggeri(...)

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