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Applauding The Kop: The Story of Liverpool Football Club's Goalkeepers

Paul Wilkes

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From the publisher:

Applauding the Kop is the definitive story of Liverpool FC's goalkeepers. Through a series of remarkable interviews, it reveals the pressure and demands of playing in the prime position for one of the most successful sides in world football.

The book offers honest observer accounts of the greatest goalkeepers to ever pull on the number-one jersey at Anfield, and first-hand anecdotes from those who trained at the club. Get an insider's view on the likes of Bruce Grobbelaar, Jerzy Dudek and David James. The players share funny, emotional and alternative viewpoints of their more illustrious team-mates at Liverpool and elsewhere, offering a rare glimpse of life in the most extraordinary leagues and teams in Europe.

Applauding the Kop provides a unique insight into the personalities of many goalkeeping greats, and tells the tales of others who were less successful, detailing the events that dictate how they are perceived. Each player had a very different journey in their quest to reach the pinnacle of the game.

The author:

Paul Wilkes is a freelance football writer who has worked for some of the biggest brands in the industry. He has provided interviews and features for FourFourTwo, The Independent, The Sunday Times and Yahoo Sport.


Pitch Publishing
24 x 16 cm
288 pages
August 2020