Liverpool-born outside-right Woan made a short trip from Bootle to Liverpool in October 1950. He was however mainly a reserve at Liverpool, featuring in 33 Central League games and scoring three goals. Woan's two league appearances for the Reds were in consecutive matches against Derby County and Everton in January 1951. He became part of an exchange deal with Leyton Orient in November 1951 when Liverpool transferred Woan and £6,500 for 18-year-old Brian Jackson. Woan changed clubs rapidly until ending in amateur…
"We had to get to Lytham St Anne's to complete the signing so I could play straight away in Liverpool's next match and Shanks drove us both down there. It's only about 10 minutes from Bloomfield Road, but he was the worst driver in the world. He had this old brown Corsair and just as we left the ground he half went through a set of lights and a woman shunted into the back of us and smashed all the lights in. Next thing, a police car flags us down and the young officer comes up to the car and Shanks winds down the window. 'What is it officer?', he asked, 'I'm sorry sir you can't continue the journey in that car as you've got no lights'. said the policeman. 'Do you know who's in this car ?', said Shanks, and I thought he was doing the old do you know who I am routine. 'No' said the officer, 'I don't recognise you.' 'No not me you fool', he said, 'I've got the future captain of England alongside me.'"
Craven Cottage | Saturday 06 Aug 2022
Build up continues to the big Premier League kick off on Friday evening as Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira welcomes Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta to Selhurst Park for the first game of the year, but of course, Liverpool fans will have their eyes on Saturdays early kick off against newly promoted Fulham at Craven Cottage.
It almost turned out to be the perfect season for manager Jurgen Klopp and his Liverpool first team squad in our 2021/22 campaign. It was a mixed domestic league campaign for a while, but the players kept on plugging away and proved Klopp's promise that we would push Pep Guardiola's Manchester City side all the way, by closing what was at one stage a 14 odd point gap between the teams down to a single point.
All eyes over the summer have been on making even more improvements to Liverpool so that narrowest of gaps with City could hopefully close in the coming 2022/23 campaign.