Tommy Smith (1945-12 April 2019)
never did it mean more to anyone to play for LFC than Tommy.
but he paid a huge price for his highly successful career.
making his debut in 1962's promotion winning season he saw Liverpool
transform from a second division club to European Champions.
he played 638 matches for Liverpool (1962-78) and winning one England cap.
after football he had huge physical problems - two knee replacements,
elbow replaced, hip replaced, arthritis and finally in 2014 Alzheimers
Smith was also a big ol' racist who made things very difficult for Howard Gayle, Liverpool's first ever black player, and back in a 1988 interview said some truly reprehensible things about the notion of his daughter being in a relationship with a black man or if a family moved in beside him.