Hodgson arrived as an England u-21 international, seemingly having a bright future ahead of him in the game. He was hardly a proven goalscorer, having only scored 20 times in 140 matches for Middlesbrough. He scored four goals in his first six games for Liverpool flourishing alongside Dalglish and Rush and played a total of 37 matches in his first season, scoring nine goals. His main attribute was his pace, but he lacked skill and composure. When fellow striker Michael Robinson arrived at the club, Hodgson's chances were few and far between…
"The lap of honour was fantastic. I am so pleased for them. Tonight was great and tomorrow for the homecoming will be tremendous. This was the perfect ending for me. I have played my last game for Liverpool. I have no regrets. It is a fantastic way to finish. I have only stayed on for this season because the club chairman asked me to stay to help to try to win the European Cup. I have kept my side of the bargain."
Anfield | Saturday 27 Nov 2021
Alleged Ballon d’Or votes have been leaked online, and if they are to be believed, Mohamed Salah is in with an excellent opportunity of becoming Egypt’s first-ever winner of the prestigious award. We know the Egyptian King will continue doing the business. His consistent stats highlight why he shouldn’t be doubted.
In the world of football, there is, at times, a tendency to take your manager for granted. Perhaps the use of the phrase 'for granted' isn’t quite the right one, given that a manager’s name is often sung during fixtures as supporters make their way through the usual matchday setlist over 90 minutes.
By Colin Rogers. LFC’s use of substitutes in First Division matches – Part 1, 1965/66 to 1986/87.