Arrowsmith was described as a born goalscorer by Shankly but was dreadfully unlucky with injuries. Arrowsmith arrived at Anfield as a fresh-faced 17-year-old in August 1960 having scored a massive 96 goals for Derbyshire club Tintwistle Villa in the 1959/60 season, a club record that has never been broken. He had just been four months at Ashton United and scored nine goals in seven matches when Liverpool made their move. A year after his arrival his name was on everybody's lips at Anfield because the lad scored no less than 81 goals…
"When you are playing at a high-profile club like Liverpool and also at international level, there are a lot of chances for people to see what you can do. I'm playing Champions League football, we're challenging for things at club level and I am playing international football. Sometimes, I do feel as though I need to do a little bit more than others but that's something I have to live with. As long as I'm doing well and scoring goals, I don't think people can criticise."
Stamford Bridge | Sunday 20 Sep 2020
Football is a funny old game. Three years ago, City were the best team in Europe and Champions League winners in waiting, Messi was going to finish his career in Barcelona, and Jordan Henderson was overrated.
Football is a truly global game now with most Premier League teams having a range of nationalities in their squad.
We can only be thankful that the “Lost Shankly Boy” was eventually found and encouraged to tell us all about his amazing journey.