Alfred Hobson was Liverpool's goalkeeper at the start of the 1936/37 season and played in the first 26 games of that campaign before being replaced by Arthur Riley after the club's worst run of the season, seven matches during December and January during which only a single League point was won and Hobson had to pick the ball out of his net 17 times! His final game in this terrible run was a 3-0 defeat to Norwich where he conceded a disastrous goal. He kicked the ball upfield where Scott, who was in the centre circle, returned it straight…
"He was an absolute legend. When I went to Liverpool he was the main man. He was a wonderful player and a fantastic example to everyone. He was the best person to learn from and a larger than life character."
St Mary's | Tuesday 17 May 2022
Old Liverpool By George Chilvers and Mark Platt.
Given that the PFA Player of the Year award was introduced in 1974, when Liverpool Football Club were at the peak of their powers as 11 league titles were secured over the course of 17 magical years, you would expect Anfield icons to figure prominently on a prestigious roll of honour.