Article archive

Paisley's opinion on Mark Lawrenson 10 October 2005

Paisley knew players better than anybody else. Here is his view on Mark Lawrenson.

Mark Lawrenson in Match's Star Spot 7 October 2005

Mark Lawrenson is featured in Match in 1984.

Ray Clemence - Liverpool's finest keeper 21 September 2005

LFChistory met Ray Clemence on his birthday for an exclusive interview about his Liverpool career and the obstacles that life puts in front of you.

Paisley's opinion on Paul Walsh 16 September 2005

Bob Paisley was a great judge of players and in the 1986/87 season he looked at the players of Liverpool FC and treated us to his point of view on them.

Detailed manager profiles with transfers, articles, quotes and the works 12 September 2005

Similar to player archive on LFChistory, we have opened a manager archive.

The early years of Bolo Zenden 25 July 2005

Thanks to PSV book "'Voor Rood Wit Gezongen'" and Dutch journalist Ramon Min at AD Sportswereld we publish the early history of one of Liverpool's latest recruits.

First picture of new Liverpool signing Barragan 5 July 2005

Liverpool has signed promising right back Antonio Barragan from Sevilla.

Reds' away fans teach pub guard dogs a lesson! 29 June 2005

Most Liverpool fans have a story to tell about one away game or another - mine comes from right at the very start of the 1983-84 season.

Paddy, Vladi and Blankety Blank! 23 June 2005

BB, the former editor of Teamtalk sent us a good story of Vladi and Paddy celebrating the Worthington Cup final win in unusual style in 2001!

Pimp my bride! - Cissé's wedding photo 21 June 2005

Djibril Cissé and Jude Littler got married on 18th June 2005 in Bodelwyddan Castle in north Wales. Cissé wore an outrageous red three-piece suit.

Look at Riise's new car! 20 June 2005

Silly season is upon us, transfer rumours rule the market. LFChistory decided to look at the lighthearted side of summer instead.

A fan who crashed his bo***cks on the Kop 18 June 2005

BB recounts his most painful memory of the Kop.

Unique Programmes: After the Lord Mayors Show 20 May 2005

With this season's F.A. Cup Final fast approaching it gives a good opportunity to look back at a time when Liverpool were involved in this event.

Arnie's pics from Dortmund 19 May 2005

The last time Liverpool celebrated victory in a European competition back in 2001 in Westfalen Stadion.

2001-2007: Into The New Millennium 23 March 2005

For the first time in 16 long years since the shame and tragedy that was Heysel, Liverpool took their place in European football's top club competition. Chris Wood documents Liverpool's European history.

1991-2001: The Resurgence Years 17 March 2005

In 1990, 5 years after Heysel, English clubs were re-admitted to the European fold. Liverpool, however, had to wait another year before their own exile was ended. LFC fan Chris Wood leads us through Liverpool's European story.

1973-1985: The Golden Years 10 March 2005

Shankly's parting gift to Liverpool was the F.A. cup so for the third time the club entered the Cup Winners' cup. LFC fan Chris Wood tells us Liverpool's European journey.

Shoot! Focus on Steve Nicol 7 March 2005

The versatile Chopsy speaks out in Shoot! in 1984.

Anfield personalities: Tommy Smith 6 March 2005

From Liverpool's match programme on 30th April 1962.

Big Waddy on a cigarette card 28 February 2005

Walter Wadsworth was a commanding centre-half who played in 74 out of a maximum 84 matches when Liverpool won and then retained the League championship in 1922 & 1923.

Exciting times ahead! 25 February 2005

An exciting final is ahead on Sunday. The League cup has been ridiculed the last few years, associating it with one of Disney's most beloved characters. However spectator interest has been greater than ever because the bigger teams seem more intent on winning it.

Tommy Lucas & a cigarette card 21 February 2005

John Player & Sons issued Football caricatures by "Mac" - a series of 50 on their cigarette cards. Tommy Lucas was one of the 50 that were featured.

Unique Programmes: Anfield's Record Crowd 7 February 2005

With plans for a new stadium and its capacity still ongoing, it remains to be seen whether a Liverpool home match will have an attendance greater than that which saw an FA Cup fourth round tie against Wolves in February 1952.

1964-1973: The Early Years 1 February 2005

Republishing of the first chapter of Liverpool's exploits in Europe now including a video of the dramatic Inter Milan - Liverpool clashes where a certain Spanish referee bumped LFC out of Europe.

Unique Programmes: The ball burst twice! 30 January 2005

Whenever one acquires an old programme it is always a bonus to discover that the issue holds extra historical significance.

Unique Programmes: A Non-League Team Visits 23 January 2005

It seems strange today with Southampton having been in the top flight of English football for so long, that when they first visited Anfield they were a non-league side.

Fernando Morientes in profile 14 January 2005

Morientes has made a name for himself as a great goalscorer with fantastic aerial ability. Benítez wants the best and who better than the player who was voted Europe's best forward by UEFA last season.

Site news: 617 friendlies and testimonials now online 12 January 2005

617 friendlies and testimonials are now online on LFChistory. Chris Wood has done an amazing job by going through the list to make it as complete as possible.

Phil Neal - Mr. 417 games in a row 4 January 2005

Phil Neal is a true gentleman and was a brilliant servant to Liverpool. He sat down with and talked about his fantastic career.

I am dreaming of white ... and red Christmas! 24 December 2004

Christmas is the time for peace and joy. Then people want to take it easy at home with their loved ones. But in Britain this is the busiest time of the year for the professional footballers.

Unique Programmes: The Beginning of the League Cup. 20 December 2004

Although Liverpool were late developers in the League Cup we have certainly made up for lost time – winning it a record seven times since its inception in the 1960-61 season.

Shoot! Focus on Craig Johnston 19 December 2004

The boy Down under is in the spotlight in Shoot! in 1982.

Chris Pile - Goalkeeper makes history 19 December 2004

Chris Pile could have been a more familiar name among the Liverpool faithful, had it not been for bad luck with injuries. He was the youngest player ever to be involved in a European cup final when he had just turned 18.

Paisley's opinion on Craig Johnston 17 December 2004

Craig Johnston is under Bob Paisley's microscope

Derek Dohren - author of Roy Evans' new book interviewed 17 December 2004

Author of a series of excellent articles on his various Boot Room related websites (, Derek Dohren has just written his first book that, appropriately, is the autobiography of the last boot-room boy Roy Evans.

Unique Programmes: FA Cup vs Fulham 13 December 2004

On the 13th January 1934 Liverpool played an FA Cup third round match against Fulham at Anfield.

Roy Evans is the youngest ever coach at only 25 12 December 2004

Roy Evans has been appointed reserve team trainer at Liverpool Football Club. Evans is the youngest ever coach in the Football League at only 25.

Focus on Paul Walsh 8 December 2004

Paul Anthony Walsh profiled in Shoot! in 1986.

Unique Programmes: A Rare Pre-war Friendly 6 December 2004

One of the most interesting areas to collect is the realm of the friendly issue.

Unique Programmes: Joint match programme 29 November 2004

As I have mentioned in previous articles, just a few seasons after their formation, Liverpool began to issue a joint match programme with Everton.