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    • ISBN:9781444743869
    • Publication date:30 Aug 2012

Emerald Anfield

By Keith Falkiner

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A homage to all those from the Emerald Isle who have helped write the glorious history of Anfield.

Liverpool FC is one of the world's leading football clubs - and a host of talented Irish players have played a significant part in its history.
Here, Keith Falkiner looks at the proud history of Liverpool F.C. through the eyes of its Irish players, managers and fans taking in the great highs and desperate lows of this inimitable club. From its successes at national and European level to its involvement in the one of the greatest tragedies in modern sport at Hillsborough Emerald Anfield traces the Irish experience throughout this history, revealing a history of a club that stands through its supporters. Emerald Anfield traces these stories from the very beginning, from Monaghan man John McKenna, the first Liverpool manager, who oversaw the club's progression to professionalism to fellow Ulsterman, Elisa Scott, goalkeeper with Liverpool for twenty-two years right through through to the success of John Aldridge, Ray Houghton and Steve Staunton, to the era of Phil Babb, Jason McAteer and Robbie Keane and Steve Finnan. Featuring a profile of every Irish player to don a Liverpool jersey since the foundation of the club, Emerald Anfield pays homage to all those from the Emerald Isle who have helped write the glorious history of Anfield.

Biographical Notes

Keith Falkiner is a sports reporter with the Irish Daily Star Sunday. He lives in Dublin. Emerald Anfield is his second book.

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  • ISBN: 9781444701012
  • Publication date: 09 Sep 2010
  • Page count: 320
  • Imprint: Hachette Books Ireland
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