Discussing the history of a legendary club is always a challenge. What do you include? What do you leave out?
Deciding to show the legacy of a club through just ten matches is a rather novel and effective idea. Jonathan Wilson and Scott Murray do this to perfection in The Anatomy of Liverpool: A History in Ten Matches. We’re sure that it wasn’t an easy decision to pick out the ten matches. This duo did a perfect job with that, choosing games from a wide range of years , from 1899 to 2005.
Wilson is a great choice for this content, considering the number of popular titles, including the cult favorite Inverting the Pyramid, he has contributed to the football literary scene.
This is yet another gem, one that is an absolute must-have for Liverpool fans. It is also a must for English football fans from any side as Liverpool is one of those teams that have defined the game in England. Arguably English football would not be what it is today without the contributions of Liverpool, particularly in Europe.
As you would expect every match is told in pristine detail along with great photographs that complement the content. Wilson, with the help of Murray, is able to capture the true spirit of Liverpool FC in a single text. Not many have been able to do that even with a miniseries or a series of books.
The authors pay homage to the incredible players and managers that graced Liverpool over the years, sharing some from every era of the club.
This title does Liverpool FC justice, which is about the best compliment you give.