Falling In Love With Liverpool No. 7s...

You never forget your first game and you never forget your first hero. For author Gareth R Roberts it was Kenny Dalglish and for his son it is Luis Suarez...

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stephenjwz (Liverpool) says...

First game I remember, 96 FA Cup final, we had no #7 (Clough just sold, McManaman still #17). We lost. First game I saw live, 06 vs Southampton, we had no #7 (Kewell perma-injured). We lost. Suarez in the shirt is a breath of fresh air.

Posted 1:03pm 17th January 2014

JacobBurns (Leeds United) says...

Oh, the thrill of seeing players in the flesh who only previously existed on football cards, Shoot magazine, and, back in the 70s, the occasional match on the telly! Hotshot Lorimer was my first hero and in typical Leeds fashion he had a penalty saved by Dickie Guy in my first game which was a fourth round FA Cup tie against non league Wimbledon.

Posted 10:19am 17th January 2014

redped (Liverpool) says...

I was too young for Keegan but I agree Gareth on Kenny. Only McManaman and Suarez have been worthy of comparison although Ian Callaghan was the original really and still holds the record appearances. The shirt has been tarnished a bit for me by the likes of Walsh, Keane, Smicer and the like but every club has a 'halo' number; I can understand why Utd fans want to retire the No.11 shirt for Giggs but the issue is: someone, somewhere will wear than number again and it will make you feel oddly bitter and the number will be debased somehow

Posted 8:33pm 16th January 2014

charley (Chelsea) says...

If we are talking no 7's then it is all about Pat Nevin.

Posted 5:08pm 16th January 2014

ajsr1982 (Liverpool) says...

Excellent article that I think most people who ever went to a football match can relate to.

Posted 4:37pm 16th January 2014

bobsy (Liverpool) says...

personally i just love watching suarez, he really has made supporting liverpool really exciting again. easily the most entertaining player in the league and thats what its about at the end of the day!

Posted 2:02pm 16th January 2014

highsociety (Liverpool) says...

IndianScouser 1-0 jd.quench. Hilarious stuff

Posted 1:37pm 16th January 2014

paul_f says...

My first game at Anfield was three days later and featured both Dalglish and his predeceesor in the number 7 shirt, Kevin Keegan, as we beat the ECWC holders Hamburg 6-0 in the European Super Cup.

Posted 12:05pm 16th January 2014

IndianScouser says...

@jd - your manchester united, in 1977, lost 4-2 away and then lost 2-0 at home on Nov. 27 against the same Westham. How crappy were Mancs back then ? The great days are back again eh!

Posted 11:50am 16th January 2014

jd.quench (Manchester United) says...

"...the Liverpool of McDermott, Clemence, Emlyn Hughes and Tommy Smith were playing the West Ham of Brooking, Bonds and Lampard. We won 2-0..." BFD...against a West Ham side featuring at best mediocre players like those mentioned, it probably should have been more than 2-0.

Posted 10:19am 16th January 2014

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