GARETH ROBERTS was joined by Kev Sampson, Karl Coppack and Andy Witcomb to talk three Liverpudlians who lived the dream and swapped standing on the Anfield terrace for playing on the famous pitch in the latest edition of ‘And Could He Play’.
How important is it to have a Scouse spine to a Liverpool squad?
Do fans demand more from a local lad? And is this talented trio underrated in the pantheon of Anfield greats? All this and more in the return of And Could He Play – a retrospective look at a legend, an unsung player and a cult hero who wore the Liverbird upon their chests.
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Great show, as ever.
Phil Thompson was an exceptional player, much better than those listed. He’s only forgotten because Hansen and Lawrenson were even better. He’s next in line though, better than anyone before or after him. Hansen maintained that Thompson was his best defensive partner. Captained England in the 1982 World Cup too, if memory serves (but I could be wrong about that).
Terry Mac was a legend, little more to add. My mate stole his garden gnomes when he was pissed. Terry didn’t mind.
John Aldridge was, for my money, better than post-Juve Rushie. More variety. I was at a few games where a direct comparison could be made. Aldo scored more goals. Should never have sold him. Pre-Juve Rushie was the better player, but he wasn’t the same when he came back.
Another typical scouser story about Aldo, I was home visiting with a friend from the U.S. for Barcelona away in 2007 and we decided to watch it in Aldo’s bar. Had a dodgy Arab stream on didn’t he?