As a Liverpool XI prepares to face Colchester United for the first time on Saturday, YNWA looks back at the career of some of those players who have featured for both clubs.
Between the sticks
Alec Chamberlain came to Anfield on loan as cover for David James, sitting on the bench at the Coca-Cola Cup Final in 1995, and five subsequent League games, without getting onto the pitch. He signed for Colchester United on a free transfer from Ipswich Town in August 1982, turning out 221 times before joining Everton for £80,000 in July 1987.
Fourth time lucky
Essex-born forward John Evans was signed at the fourth attempt from Charlton Athletic in December 1953, but we suffered relegation in his first season at Anfield. His greatest moment with the reds came when he netted all our goals in a 5-3 defeat of Bristol Rovers in September 1954. Overall, he struck 53 times in 107 reds games before joining Colchester United in November 1957, including a goal on his 28th birthday as we lost 3-2 in a Second Division fixture at Derby County, with Louis Bimpson also on target. While at Layer Road, he bagged 22 goals in 56 League outings.
Assistant Physiotherapist Mark Browes comes from Colchester. He played centre-forward for his hometown club for just one season. He started out as Dave Galley's number two, before working with new physio Víctor Salinas. He switched to Melwood five years ago after spells on the backroom staff for Aylesbury United and Queens Park Rangers.