Kenny Dalglish remembers Anfield debut, against Newcastle: “There was a boy called Tommy Craig, who was the first £100,000 teenager, who I had grown up with. He actually never grew up much…he was only about 3ft2!”
The irony of what he has to say is so sweet. Lecturing fans that they should be grateful when their team spends nothing on an under-sized squad, this coming from somebody who put Liverpool on its knees with a disastrous few months in the transfer market.
Excuse my French, but on Saturday I found myself experiencing an episode of Deja Vu. Only the location differed. This time the venue was St James’, not Anfield. It was the teamsheet that gave it away. I saw that we were fielding six defensive-minded players. I knew I had seen this before somewhere, Dabizas playing in midfield if I remember rightly.