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Liverpool celebrate Bob Paisley’s 💯 th Birthday

Updated: Feb 8, 2019

This is from Liverpool Football Club directly:



Reds Celebrate 100th Birthday of Bob Paisley


Liverpool Football Club will host a range of activities to celebrate what would have been the 100th birthday of the Reds’ most successful manager – Bob Paisley.


The landmark occasion for the manager called the ‘Quiet Genius’ will see Saturday’s home game against Crystal Palace dedicated to the celebration.


Supporters in the Kop will reveal a commemorative mosaic ahead of kick off which will feature the words ‘Paisley 100’ to pay homage to the man who led the Reds to achieve three European Cups, six league titles, three League Cups and the UEFA Cup.


A special edition of the matchday programme featuring a rare photograph of the great man in his playing days has also been produced.


Supporters at the game will also be encouraged to take part in a period of applause to pay their respects to Paisley and the late Peter Thompson, the Wing Wizard who made 416 appearances in a red shirt and helped the Reds to victory in two league championships, who sadly passed away recently.


On the 23rd January – Paisley’s actual birthday, supporters will be able to enjoy a special tribute produced by LFC TV which sees a selection of players including Dalglish, Souness, Hansen and Rush who served under Bob, give first-hand accounts of what it was like to play for him and what made him successful.


A special commemorative animation has also been created - Bob Paisley Humble Genius tells the story of his life from growing up in a mining village, through his early football career, right through to his success as a manager and subsequent retirement all told using excerpts from archive interviews with the man himself.


Article by Amy Kate - @Amy Kate8LFC

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