|14||West Ham United|
|300||04.05.1968||Leeds United||Elland Road||League|
Ryan Murray 5th April 2018. Published on friendsofliverpool.com.
The greatest Liverpool matches ever by Chris Wood.
Forty years ago Liverpool played their first European game at Anfield Road.
Forty years ago today Liverpool played their first European game in Iceland of all places.
"Shankly said: 'Right Tommy, you're not playing on the six yard line. When the ball's on the halfway line, you've got to be on the 18-yard line. If the ball shoots through, you've got to be out to kick it - a sort of stopper.'
At first I was frightened to death. We did it at Melwood a few times, then we tried at Anfield. Well, I'm standing there and the Kop is giving me some stick. 'Get back on your line!', they're all yelling. No goalkeeper did that in those days. I thought 'Oh my God'. But it worked. I'd come out and do like they do today. You didn't get sent off in those days either. So I used to bring them down. If they pushed it past me, I'd just hit them."
Liverpool keeper Tommy Lawrence recalling the good old days in the Matchday magazine
"He was a wonderful man and we got on very well. He was the best one-on-one keeper around, how he dealt with those situations was an education ad he was the first “sweeper-keeper”. It was frustrating, but I was playing in an excellent reserve side that had won the Central League six out of seven years."
Clemence on waiting for a place in the first team because of Tommy Lawrence
|Club||Season||Club rank||League apps||League goals||Total apps||Total goals|
|Tranmere Rovers||1971-1972||England Third Division||35||0||42||0|
|Tranmere Rovers||1972-1973||England Third Division||37||0||40||0|
|Tranmere Rovers||1973-1974||England Third Division||8||0||12||0|
|Chorley||1974-1975||Cheshire County League||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|