Happy Birthday Phil Thompson

Happy Birthday Phil Thompson

Liverpool legend Phil Thompson turns 70 today.  LFC - Back On Our Perch takes a look back at one of the best players to grace the Anfield turf.

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Liverpool granted Phil Thompson the perfect Birthday present, cruising past AFC Bournemouth to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League.

The legendary defender, who turned 70 today, was born in Kirkby, and grew up supporting Liverpool.  The day after his 17th Bithday, Thompson signed a professional contract with the Reds, making his debut the following year against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Within two years Thompson had cemented his place in the Reds defence, where he remained for a further 11 years.

In total, Thompson spent 13 years at Anfield, making 477 appearances.  He played under legendary managers Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley.  After retiring at the age of just 31, Thompson was recruited by new Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish, joining the Liverpool coaching team, where he stayed for four years.  Thompson returned to Liverpool again in 1998, becoming assistant to Gerard Houllier, and spent another 6 years at the club.

Thompson also played 42 times for England.

Happy Birthday Phil Thompson from everyone at LFC - Back On Our Perch.

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Phil Thompson Appearances for Liverpool

League Appearances : 340
European Appearances : 50
FA Cup Appearances : 36
League Cup Appearances : 43
Other Appearances : 8

Playing Honours

First Division Title : 1972–73, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1981–82, 1982–83
FA Cup : 1973-74
Football League Cup : 1980-81, 1981-82, 1982-83
FA Charity Shield : 1974, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1982
European Cup : 1976-77, 1977-78, 1980-81
UEFA Cup : 1972-73, 1975-76
European Super Cup : 1977

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