Liverpool’s European Cup triumph made Tommy Smith’s career complete


Rugged defender played 638 games for Liverpool and 1977 final in Rome meant he retired without regrets

Coincidentally, but pleasingly, Liverpool’s most recent match programme featured a photograph and short tribute to Tommy Smith, who has died at the age of 74.

The photograph captured the ‘Anfield Iron’ in his moment of glory, meeting Steve Heighway’s corner with an unstoppable near-post header to put Liverpool ahead in the 1977 European Cup final against Borussia Mönchengladbach. It was far from typical of Smith to score goals with his head, or to score goals at all, and there was a note of surprise in Barry Davies’s memorable commentary once the ball flew into the net so quickly it was hard for television viewers to keep up.

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Source: Football News
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