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Nice piece here, I might read this book

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/sep/25/kevin-keegan-no-im-not-going-to-take-a-compliment-from-mike-ashley

 

I think it was johngiboYPC formerly of this parish who wrote a piece on The Anfield Wrap which suggested it might be nice to have KK (and Souness) involved in the club still. I agreed with it then, and I'm more convinced of it now.

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That's a pretty cool piece. He gave 110% all the time thats for sure. 

 

He's a bit of a conundrum. I remember how awesome he was against Newcastle when we won the FA Cup and even more so when when he ran Berti Vogts ragged when we won the EC in 1977. I couldn't stand him for leaving right after that but the more I think about it, the more I don't blame him. He'd done everything with us. And his replacement was quite a bit better anyway. 

 

Until his dying day, my old man wouldn't give him his due. He was absolutely convinced that Tosh was the making of KK. He could carry a grudge, the old man. It was more that he thought that Tosh was under-appreciated and KK got the blame for it. He was jumping all over the room when we won in 1977 though. KK was just fine then...

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Great player Keegan but never had much affection for him. Don't understand the call for him to be involved with the club. When he chose to leave it wasn't like Luis or McManaman, we were by far the biggest club in the world.

 

He's been working with Andy Grey and Richard Keys for the last few years, not sure if that says anything about his judgement.

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I've always suspected Keegan wasn't keen on post-Shankly Liverpool. I don't think he's ever said much to that effect, mind.

 

I read something years ago where he said something along the lines of 'There was stuff going on on the Kop I didn't like, and that was why I made the decision to move on.'

 

Always thought it was an odd thing to say, because it doesn't really say anything. Were they turning on him towards the end? I don't remember that far back, in fact I don't remember him in a Liverpool shirt. 

 

I always think he seems a simple soul on TV. Driven and determined, and that can go a long way in any field. 

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I thought a few of the players didn't get on with Souness (Jimmy Case, possibly Ray Kennedy) although didn't stop them playing brilliantly together (like Emlyn Hughes and Tommy Smith a few years earlier), but that was after Keegan had left.

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I feel absolutely no connection to Keegan whatsoever.

 

Mostly cos he was well gone before I was out of nappies, partly cos my old man never liked him cos he left.

 

I think of him as much more a Newcastle man than a Liverpool one.

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Probably because we became a much better side after (not because) he left. A lot of the greats are either before our time or they won 'just a league and a cup'. From 76-84 we were relentless

He was in our first European Cup winning side, arguably the best player on the night.

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I don't get your point?

He is one of the great Liverpool players, was here until 77, you say after 76 we became relentless but he was a huge part of what happened. People hated him because he was so good but chose to leave.

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I loved him as a player. He was my hero as a kid watching from the Kop. Right from his first game he gave 110% and absolutely made the best of his ability. I hated when he left to go to Hamburg but I think he just wanted to prove himself. Who would have known we would have brought in an even better player to replace him. Pity he became a distant memory for many fans. I would definately have him in the best 5 Liverpool players since I have been watching them.

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He is one of the great Liverpool players, was here until 77, you say after 76 we became relentless but he was a huge part of what happened. People hated him because he was so good but chose to leave.

 

Yeah, we were relentless after 76 & he was no small part in the start of it all. I mean he won the League in 73, 76 & 77, the UEFA in 73 & 76, the FAC in 74 & the EC in 77 but then the new guys around 77 - Souey, Hansen, Dalglish....

 

In fact we were really relentless from 73...

 

73 - League & UEFA

74 - Cup

75 - 

76 - League & UEFA

77 - League & EC

____________________________

78 - EC

79 - League

80 - League

81 - EC & LC

82 - League & LC

83 - League & LC

84 - League, EC & LC

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He was in our first European Cup winning side, arguably the best player on the night.

 

 

Arguably? No disrespect mate, but it wasn't even close. He was utterly awesome.

 

Moenchengladbach had four great players (in my opinion). Heynckes, Stieleke, Bonhof and Vogts. And Vogts was probably the best RB in the world, was the best of the four, and had clearly been assigned to dog Keegan all over the park. Keegan absolutely dusted him. 

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Arguably? No disrespect mate, but it wasn't even close. He was utterly awesome.

 

Moenchengladbach had four great players (in my opinion). Heynckes, Stieleke, Bonhof and Vogts. And Vogts was probably the best RB in the world, was the best of the four, and had clearly been assigned to dog Keegan all over the park. Keegan absolutely dusted him.

 

Terry Mac was great also, and Tommy Smith.

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He is one of the great Liverpool players, was here until 77, you say after 76 we became relentless but he was a huge part of what happened. People hated him because he was so good but chose to leave.

absolutely right

 

he was a massive part of what made Liverpool great right into the 80s because he helped create that platform for sustained success

Keegan was man of the match for sure. He was actually a bit unlucky not to win European Footballer of the Year in 1977 - which he won in 1978 and 1979

KK was man of the match in the 74 cup final as well

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I loved him as a player. He was my hero as a kid watching from the Kop. Right from his first game he gave 110% and absolutely made the best of his ability. I hated when he left to go to Hamburg but I think he just wanted to prove himself. Who would have known we would have brought in an even better player to replace him. Pity he became a distant memory for many fans. I would definately have him in the best 5 Liverpool players since I have been watching them.

I supported Hamburg when they played Forest because of Keegan.

 

I think he's similar to Hughes in that both should be held in higher regard.

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He was brilliant Macca

 

You're preaching to the choir. He was a bit before my time but I remember watching that series "Match of the 70s" which was an hour of each season, and really seeing how important ad brilliant he was. 

 

Kenny was better but KK was f***ing great. Him & Tosh...

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People hated him because he was so good but chose to leave.

 

And the fact that his replacement turned out to be even better.

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