Robert (Bob) Paisley (1919 – 96) was an english footballer and manager
who spent almost fifty years with Liverpool FC
as a wing half, physiotherapist, coach and manager.
Born in the northeast England between Sunderland and Newcastle on Tyne.
Signed with LFC in 1939, but didn’t played his first game until 1946.
– due military service during WW2, in fact he “conquered” Rome twice.
As part of the British Army in 1945, when the Allies liberated the city,
and as manager of the LFC becoming european champion team in 1977
– a finale played in the same city against german Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Bob Paisley stated that the Rome welcome was equally good both times.
In January 2020 an eight feet high statue was unveiled outside Anfield,
which translates into figure an iconic photo from 1968.
When Paisley carried the injured future team captain Emlyn Hughes off the field.
The plinth includes a quote from Paisley:
“This club has been my life; I’d go out and sweep the street
and be proud to do it for Liverpool FC if they asked me to“