Local boy Fairclough exploded onto the football scene as a 19-year-old to add some fresh impetus to Liverpool's neck-and-neck challenge with QPR for the First Division Championship in 1976. In as much the same way as Ronnie Rosenthal's arrival gave an unpredictable boost to the crucial final leg of the 1989/90 season, Fairclough's seven goals from two starts and six substitute appearances were a big factor in Liverpool finally overhauling the Londoners in the final match of the season. The highlight was a mazy, fantastic run from the half-way…
"If you've got a good goalkeeper behind you, you can play with more confidence. If you have someone shouting things, you can be more confident. He shouts the right things. With his feet he is brilliant. His passes are amazing. You feel comfortable when you play with him."
Metropolitano Stadium | Saturday 01 Jun 2019
Klopp's message to Liverpool fans was simple enough in his first interview as boss: "We have to change from doubter to believer... now."
Why not highlight the amazing progress Liverpool has shown under Klopp by reminding us all of some of the painfully average players Reds fans have had to put up with in the past?
When Liverpool have sold key players in recent years, it has had a tendency to backfire on them but not so in this particular case.