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Tommy Smith: Liverpool great dies, aged 74

Tommy Smith: Liverpool great dies, aged 74

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Former Liverpool captain Tommy Smith, who helped the club to domestic and European success in the 1960s and 1970s, has died aged 74.Known as the "Anfield Iron", Smith had an 18-year career at Anfield, during which he won four league titles.He scored in the 1977 European Cup final as Liverpool beat Borussia Monchengladbach 3-1 to win the trophy for the first time. Liverpool said that they were "deeply saddened" by his death.Smith, who made 638 appearances for the Reds between 1960 and 1978, had struggled with dementia and other ailments during his later years.His daughter, Janette Simpson, told the club website on Friday: "Dad died very peacefully in his sleep shortly after 4.30pm today at his...
Sean Cox: Liverpool supporter to leave hospital for first time since suffering serious injury to attend legends match on Friday

Sean Cox: Liverpool supporter to leave hospital for first time since suffering serious injury to attend legends match on Friday

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fundraiser A Roma supporter was jailed earlier this year for his attack on Mr Cox that left the Dunboyne man with catastrophic head injuries Sean Cox, the Liverpool supporter who suffered catastrophic head injuries in an attack by Roma fans last April, will leave hospital for the first time to attend a charity match organised to raise funds for his treatment. Mr Cox was assaulted before Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final match at Anfield 12 months ago. Mr Cox has been under care since the assault last April The Dunboyne man suffered a bleed on his brain after impact injuries to his head, and he required emergency surgery. Mr Cox spent months receiving specialist neurological care at Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital, before being transferred to
Liverpool legend Steve Nicol urges club to sign Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld and pair him with Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool legend Steve Nicol urges club to sign Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld and pair him with Virgil van Dijk

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Get him The Belgium ace is set to enter the final year of his contract – and former Reds defender Steve Nicol wants his old club to snap him up Liverpool legend Steve Nicol has urged his old club to sign Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld. The 30-year-old is about to enter the final year of his contract after Spurs triggered an extension clause in his contract in January. Toby Alderweireld has been linked with a move to Manchester United in the past Reports suggest Alderweireld has a £25million release clause and its activation seems inevitable given his quality. And ex-Reds full-back Nicol, who made 473 appearances for the club between 1981 and 1994, reckons the Belgium international would thrive alongside Virgil van Dijk. He said: “One hu
Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Firmino header helps Reds reclaim top spot

Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Firmino header helps Reds reclaim top spot

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Toby Alderweireld's late own goal gave Liverpool a priceless victory and put them back on top of the Premier League.Visitors Tottenham looked on course to earn a point - and even wasted chances to go in front - after Lucas Moura deservedly equalised Roberto Firmino's first-half header for the home side.Liverpool were on the brink of losing ground to Manchester City - 2-0 winners at Fulham on Saturday - until the title race took another dramatic twist in the closing moments in front of the Kop. Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris failed to hold Mohamed Salah's routine far-post header and the ball ricocheted into the net off Alderweireld.It was sheer elation for Liverpool, who are now two points clear of ...
Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea fans laugh as Wolves ‘bully’ Manchester United with ‘ole’ chant

Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea fans laugh as Wolves ‘bully’ Manchester United with ‘ole’ chant

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IRONIC Nuno’s men knocked Solskjaer’s side out of the FA Cup Wolves fans chanted Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s name without even realising it as they sent Manchester United crashing out of the FA Cup on Saturday. The Wanderers beat United 2-1 to progress to the Wembley semi-final and were looking comfortable with the score at 2-0 as just ten minutes remained. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looked dejected on the sidelines During this period, they began to pass the ball around Solskjaer’s players and didn’t lose possession for an extended time. The home supporters began to chant ‘ole’ after every pass, much to the delight of Man United’s rivals who picked up on the irony. You can read a round-up of the social med...