Chris Wood is one of the thousands of faces in the crowd who has been so fortunate to watch Liverpool regularily. His earliest recollection of Liverpool Football Club is watching the 1965 F.A. cup final on a black-and-white television recently acquired by his parents. He remembers running into the kitchen screaming “They’ve scored !” to tell his mother about the goals scored by Roger Hunt and Ian St. John that brought the famous trophy to Anfield for the very first time. His Christmas present the following year was being taken to watch Liverpool play Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Christmas Eve. Chris finally made it to Anfield in 1969 and since then has been fortunate enough to watch the Reds in live action almost 900 times, with over 50 of those matches being in other countries including the first 3 European cup victories and the 3 successes in the U.E.F.A. cup … as well as numerous domestic prizes.
Chris has always had a keen interest in the statistical side of soccer and recently gave himself the enormous task of compiling profiles on every player who has represented Liverpool’s first team from the start in 1892 until the late-1980’s, a project that took about 4 months to complete but which could not have been successful without the help of numerous reference books about Liverpool’s history and other books about the English game in general. He has been in close contact with the massive Scandinavian Supporters’ Club for many years and writes occasionally for their magazine, as he also does for “The Liverpool Way” fanzine (www.liverpoolway.co.uk).
Chris has graciously allowed LFChistory to publish his player profiles. LFChistory will feature a selection of those profiles in "The Red Corner" on our site. The player in question will be in the "Player in focus" feature on the front page at the same time. We will start with John Aldridge. Look out for Aldo's profile later today.