Phil Thompson England & Liverpool
Thompson was a Big Liverpool supporter, who stood on The Kop as a boy. His dreams came true when he made his first team debut with the Reds 2–0 up in the 81st minute Shankly took off John Toshack, replacing him with the 18 year-old defender. The move was intended to tighten up the defence and keep a clean-sheet, but three minutes later, Emlyn Hughes popped up with a third for Liverpool, with the game ending this way. In 1973, Liverpool won a double haul of trophies—the League championship and UEFA Cup and Thompson played a limited but important role in both successes earning a league and UEFA Cup medals in the process. By the next season, his form had displaced Larry Lloyd from the side altogether and pushed Tommy Smith across to full back, and he settled into a strong defensive partnership with club captain Hughes.
Thompson marked Malcolm Macdonald out of the game as Liverpool comprehensively beat Newcastle United 3–0 in the 1974 FA Cup Final, this after MacDonald had boasted what he was going to do to the Reds in the game. He remained an integral part of the team which, again, won the League and UEFA Cup double in 1976.
Please note the picture you will receive is a full length action colours shot of Phil lifting the cup but slightly differnt from the one shown from the Autographed Editions 10 by 8 set