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The Red Journey: An Oral History of Liverpool Football Club

Mark Platt

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From the publisher:

Winning eighteen league championships, four European Cups, a Champions League title, seven FA Cups and eight League Cups makes Liverpool Football Club one of the most successful football clubs in England.

This is the football club touched by the greatest managers, the club, indeed, where the cult of the manager began. Liverpool had been great before but not for some time until Bill Shankly arrived, ordaining it the original People’s Club because of the passion of its supporters.

Liverpool proceeded to dominate the European scene under Bob Paisley, the quietly ruthless genius. Kenny Dalglish – considered the club’s greatest player - later turned Liverpool into the country’s most stylish team when he took charge of the team.

Dalglish might stand in his own league but many other greats have touched the famous This is Anfield sign wearing Liverpool red: from Ian Callaghan, the club’s record appearance holder, to Phil Neal, the club’s most decorated player, to Graeme Souness and Steven Gerrard, arguably Liverpool’s most iconic captains.

It was often thought the beauty of Liverpool’s brilliance was the simplicity behind it and yet, few rivals were able to crack the Liverpool code.

As Liverpool enters its 125th year, The Red Journey tells the story of the club through the voices of the people who made the institution one of the most revered in football.

Curated by Mark Platt, and told in the words of the people who made it the world institution it is, The Red Journey offers an unparalleled insight into the club’s story, featuring more than 100 interviews with the club’s players, managers and other significant figures in the club's history.

The author:

Born and bred in Liverpool, Mark Platt has followed the Reds all his life and attended his first game in 1978. He started writing about the club in 1992, as a founding editor of XTRA Time Magazine and is a regular contributor to both the LFC matchday programme and official magazine. Platt has been employed by Liverpool Football Club since 2001, starting off as a journalist on the website before taking up a role as television producer when LFCTV launched six years later. He has penned eight previous books on Liverpool, including Cup Kings 1965 & 1977At the End of the Storm and Joe Fagan: Reluctant Champion.


25 x 20 cm
400 pages
October 2017