When Scales was 19-years-old he moved on a free transfer after one season in Leeds' reserves joining Bristol Rovers in the Third Division. He impressed sufficiently in his two seasons there to join the Crazy Gang at Wimbledon enjoying a fairy tale ending to his debut campaign winning the FA Cup against all odds facing the all-conquering Liverpool. Scales came on as a substitute in the Wembley final for forward Terry Gibson in the middle of the second half. After plying his trade at top-level for seven years with Wimbledon he moved to Liverpool…
"Receiving the cup from the Queen was a big thing for me, particularily as I was the first Liverpool captain to get it. As I held it aloft I could think of nothing but our supporters and what a superb crowd we had. Before the final I’d received letters from elderly fans begging us to win it so that they could die in peace."
Anfield | Saturday 12 Nov 2022
Last season, the season before and the season before that even, it seemed that the Premier League was simply becoming a competition for the top spot between two clubs, whilst the others fought over the rest. Liverpool and Manchester City were the teams to beat… De Bruyne v Salah… Pep v Klopp - the Blues v the Reds.
Liverpool's 1-0 victory over Manchester City this past weekend has left the prospect wide open for an unpredictable title race for this year's Premier League. Only some of the most optimistic Arsenal supporters could possibly argue the suggestion that Manchester City could remain the favourites to win the title again this time round.
Liverpool has experienced a quite complicated start to the current season. So far, coach Jürgen Klopp's team has not been able to consistently fulfil its potential on the pitch. However, the quality of the squad is still there. No wonder that many players of the past Champions League finalists will represent their nations at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. A large number of them will even be playing for nations which are probably the biggest favourites for the prestigious World Cup title.