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Tom Watson's demise shocks Raisbeck - Chapter VI 15 June 2015

When Raisbeck was writing his articles for the Weekly News his former mentor, Tom Watson, died at only 56 years of age. He is still Liverpool's longest-serving manager, reigning for 19 years right until his death.

Alick leads Liverpool's glorious achievement! - Chapter V 8 June 2015

The Reds won the Second Division right away after their relegation and their rise was rapid under the guidance of their unique skipper Alex Raisbeck.

Portrait of a master 5 June 2015

Instead of saying goodbye to Steven Gerrard in traditional fashion, writing a lengthy eulogy (like so many others have done) we salute him with illustrator's Chris Watson fantastic graphic of Stevie G's Liverpool career.

From Rafa To Rodgers - Analysis 2004-2015 3 June 2015

"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." Benjamin Disraeli.

Alex Raisbeck wants to leave Liverpool! - Chapter IV 1 June 2015

Only two years had passed since Liverpool won the League Championship for the very first time, yet Raisbeck wanted to taste pastures new and ahead was a monumental struggle for the Reds.

The adventures of Liverpool's first superstar - Chapter III 25 May 2015

The terrible accident at Ibrox that rocked Raisbeck's world and the salary cap that ruined Liverpool's progress.

Alex Raisbeck talks - Chapter II 18 May 2015

"The very picture of a man was this. Beautifully made, possessing perfect movement when in action, and "golden topped" this flaxen-headed athlete at once became the cynosure of all eyes, both at home and abroad." Alex Raisbeck was no regular man!

Alex Raisbeck - The Silent man of football speaks! - Chapter I 11 May 2015

A first-hand account of Liverpool FC's daily life in the club's second decade virtually does not exist and importantly not a quote was on record from the club's first superstar; one Alexander Galloway Raisbeck. That is... until now.

John Barnes - A beauty to behold 6 May 2015

When John Barnes was at the top of his game there wasn't a more beautiful sight in football.You should never meet you heroes, the saying goes, but don't worry, John Barnes was a magnificent player and furthermore is a fantastic person.

Liverpool’s beautiful imperfections 27 April 2015

First published at A Numbers Game; a site that examines the "fascinating and often maddening world of football numbers."

Men In White Suits: Liverpool FC in the 1990s 24 April 2015

Artists usually try to follow up initial success with something similar or something better.

Reuben Bennett - my father and Shankly's corporal 9 April 2015

The tough Scotsman was Shankly‘s corporal, a man to his liking who kept the players on their toes. No one is more ideal to give a more intimate perspective of Reuben Bennett than Michael, his son.

Sir Roger loses a goal but gains a record 21 March 2015

LFChistory’s remit is to provide the most comprehensive coverage of the club’s long and illustrious life. We have a responsibility to record the facts accurately and to not be afraid to change them even though they are Roger Hunt's records.

From the Cape to the Kop 27 January 2015

"As a South African Liverpool supporter, I found myself searching for a list of my countrymen who have represented the club over the years," says Liam Bekker who sent this noteworthy article.

My LFCHistory by Chris Wood 14 January 2015

Chris Wood, who is an important part of, has reached the personal landmark of attending 1,000 Liverpool games!

Chris Lawler - The Silent Knight 8 January 2015

Lawler wasn’t an average footballer at Liverpool, but quite simply the greatest goalscoring defender in the club’s history. Arnie met Chris in Liverpool and the "quiet man" was quite talkative.

Kenneth Campbell's life story - Chapter 6 2 January 2015

Scottish keeper, Kenny Campbell, told his life story in the Weekly News. Chapter six was published on 18 June 1921.

Kenneth Campbell's great cup run - Chapter 4 2 January 2015

Scottish keeper, Kenny Campbell, told his life story in the Weekly News. Chapter four was published on 4 June 1921.

Kenneth Campbell's life story - Chapter 5 2 January 2015

Scottish keeper, Kenny Campbell, told his life story in the Weekly News. Chapter five was published on 11 June 1921.

Kenneth Campbell adapting to Liverpool's first team - Chapter 3 2 January 2015

Scottish keeper, Kenny Campbell, told his life story in the Weekly News in May and June of 1921. In the first two chapters he had just left Scotland for Liverpool and was adapting to Merseyside life.

Kenneth Campbell continues his life story – Chapter 2 2 January 2015

Scottish keeper, Kenny Campbell, told his life story in the Weekly News. Chapter two was published on 14 May 1921.

Kenneth Campbell’s unique life story - Chapter 1 2 January 2015

Scottish keeper, Kenny Campbell, told his life story in the Weekly News. Chapter one was published on 7 May 1921.

Liverpool Cult Heroes 3 December 2014

Chris Wood reviews Liverpool Cult Heroes

Got, Not Got: The Lost World of Liverpool 25 November 2014

Chris Wood reviews Got, Not Got : The Lost World of Liverpool

The Official Liverpool FC Illustrated History 17 November 2014

Chris Wood reviews The Official Liverpool FC Illustrated History

Luis Suarez: The World’s Most Controversial Footballer 14 November 2014

Chris Wood reviews Luis Suarez The Biography of the World’s most Controversial Footballer

Hard Case 4 November 2014

Chris Wood reviews Hard Case: The Autobiography of Jimmy Case

Places I Remember 2 October 2014

Chris Wood reviews Places I Remember - Liverpool F.C. European Adventures as told by the Fans

Robbie Fowler - The best natural goalscorer 18 September 2014

I first bumped into Robbie Fowler in 1998 outside Anfield in rather awkward circumstances.Now 16 years later we met again.

Ex-football star now mine host at Stoke Mandeville 16 September 2014

From the Bucks Herald on 30 January 1953.

Write your name in history in the brand new Complete Record! 8 September 2014

Now including every friendly match in Liverpool history - more than 850 matches! Pre-order your book to have your name listed in the Roll of Honour in the book’s appendix.

The Cannonball Kid 3 September 2014

Chris Wood reviews James Corbett's new book.

Make Us Dream: The Story of Liverpool's 2013/14 Season 27 August 2014

Chris Wood reviews Make Us Dream: The Story of Liverpool's 2013/14 Season

Super Mario has landed! 25 August 2014

Only the passing of time will reveal whether or not Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has pulled off an incredible coup by persuading Mario Balotelli to return to English football.

Celebrating Match of the Day 24 August 2014

With every Liverpool first-team match televised somewhere around the world, it is hard to imagine when supporters were starved of watching their club on the screen.

Moreno finally a Liverpool player! 16 August 2014

Alberto Moreno is the latest prosmising youngster to join Liverpool and the future certainly looks bright at Anfield.

Manquillo hopes to settle down at Liverpool 6 August 2014

Javier Manquillo has joined Liverpool in a temporary deal that reportedly could see his return to Atletico next summer if he is successful.

We Go Again - The Story of the 2013-14 Season 5 August 2014

Our very own, Chris Wood, reviews Dave Usher's new book

Divick Origi in profile 29 July 2014

Plenty of quality players have been signing for Liverpool this summer and this Belgian international of Kenyan descent is the latest arrival.

Chris Wood on Dejan Lovren 28 July 2014

Chris Wood profiles Liverpool's new leader in defence.