Dirk Kuyt Craig Bellamy Ryan Babel Fabio Aurelio
Alberto Aquilani Charlie Adam Maxi Rodriguez
Nathan Eccleston David Amoo Stephen Darby
Fernando Torres Raul Meireles David Ngog
Paul Konchesky Christian Poulsen Emiliano Insua Philipp Degen
Thomas Ince Milan Jovanovic Sotirios Kyrgiakos
Javier Mascherano Yossi Benayoun Andriy Voronin Andrea Dossena
Charles Itandje Damien Plessis Lauri Dalla Valle
Nicolas Anelka Gary McAllister Christian Ziege Nick Barmby
Stephen Wright Jari Litmanen Pegguy Arphexad Bernard Diomede
Vegard Heggem Markus Babbel Emile Heskey Abel Xavier
Vladimir Smicer Mauricio Pellegrino El-Hadji Diouf Alou Diarra
Igor Biscan Gregory Vignal Richie Partridge Paul Harrison
Jon Otsemobor Mark Smyth Antonio Nunez Milan Baros
John Welsh Josemi Fernando Morientes Zak Whitbread
Bruno Cheyrou Neil Mellor Robbie Fowler Jerzy Dudek
Daniele Padelli Craig Bellamy Mark Gonzalez
Chris Kirkland Paul Jones Gabriel Paletta Darren Potter
David Raven Djibril Cisse Bolo Zenden Stephen Warnock
Jan Kromkamp Momo Sissoko John Arne Riise Harry Kewell
Anthony Le Tallec Peter Crouch Danny Guthrie Robbie Keane
Steve Finnan      

Sunday, February 25, 2007


George Patterson Secretary/Manager (1928-36)

George Patterson's playing career was an undistinguished one spent at Marine FC, where he gained his footballing experience netting seven goals in the 1907-08 season in the Zingari League playing the likes of Brombrough Pool and Halebank Athletic.

He came to Anfield in 1908 and worked first as an assistant to Tom Watson. On Watson's death he became club secretary and then combined this post with the job of manager between 1928 and 1936. His period as manager was undistinguished, despite some fine footballers in an attractive squad - 5th place in the league in 1928-29 being about as good as it got. He eventually resigned as manager because of the strain it was putting on his health although he continued as club secretary and regularly attended matches up to his death in 1955.


Whilst success eluded Patterson, who was lacking the level of experience that a Club like Liverpool deserved, he was a very shrewd dealer in the transfer market, bringing the likes of Matt Busby and Phil Taylor to Anfield.

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