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Peter Thompson dies

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One for the more mature fan, but Thompson was a Liverpool player for a decade or so during the 60’s.

 

A winger in the traditional sense, he was one of the first footballers that excited me with his direct style.

 

Another sad day for football’s older generation.

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I'm very sad to hear that news.

 

When I was a young lad playing football in the playground, back alley where I lived, or the green, open spaces of Tunstall Park, I used to pretend that I was one of two footballers - Greaves or Thompson. The first poster I had on my wall was of the great, underrated Peter Thompson, with his sleeves rolled up, dashing down the wing for his beloved Reds. I recall him scoring a screamer against Gordon Banks once and there weren't many who could do that.

 

What a player. What memories.

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Glad there’s a thread about his passing , sad as it is. A terrific player who could put the ball on your head , or your foot,every time.Strong , with great turn of pace. One of the best to ever play for Liverpool. RIP

 

Shankley put him up there with Best and (say it quietly) Matthews. You can’t have higher praise than that from an all time great manager.

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He broke my heart when he scored Liverpool 's winner to knock us out of the Cup. I lived in Carlisle for many years and Peter was a Carlisle lad. He was held in very high esteem in his home town. Farewell to a great player.

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A friend of mine at the time used to follow Bolton (although he came from Newcastle-under-Lyme) and I would occasionally go to Bolton games with him. Thompson could still play in later years, although I seem to remember he did struggle with injuries. A truly great player. Although Alf Ramsay never seemed convinced,

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A really under rated player of that team.....man he was quick and once he'd knocked it past the full back those spindly little legs got going and he was flying. A very important cog in Shankly's team. RIP Thommo!

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He broke my heart when he scored Liverpool 's winner to knock us out of the Cup. I lived in Carlisle for many years and Peter was a Carlisle lad. He was held in very high esteem in his home town. Farewell to a great player.

 

Broke my heart that night as well,never liked Liverpool from that night on but I have to say what a player Thompson was,seemed like greased lightening to an eleven year old.

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Fantastic skillful, traditional winger. Great cross and good shot on him and good pace. Surprised he didn't make the England 1966 World Cup squad.

 

He and Ian Callaghan on the other wing were a strong feature of Shankly's Liverpool team.

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