Liverpool’s official Twitter channel @LFC yesterday noted that it had been 45 years to the day since Terry McDermott signed for the club.
The midfielder came to Anfield from Newcastle on November 13th, 1974 and would go on to enjoy plenty of success for the Reds.
McDermott, who played for the Geordies against Liverpool in that year’s FA Cup final, was signed by Bob Paisley for £170,000 and, as noted by the club’s official website, he went on to become “a key figure” in the Reds’ midfield with “his penetrating runs from deep positions”.
He won four league titles, three European Cups and two League Cups during his time at Liverpool and was also named PFA Player of the Year in 1980. [archived from liverpoolfc.tv]
He scored in the Reds’ first European Cup final triumph in 1977, with other famous goals including a long-range effort against Everton in that year’s FA Cup semi-finals and the finishing touch to a pitch-length passage of play in a 7-0 thrashing of Tottenham in 1978. [archived from liverpoolfc.tv]
These Liverpool fans on Twitter fondly remembered McDermott on the 45-year anniversary of him becoming a Reds player:
So underrated. Top player.
— Stephen Bogle (@StephenBogle66) November 13, 2019
still my all time favourite Liverpool player, what would he be worth with todays prices ???
— Midge (@midgebay) November 14, 2019
When all my mates wanted to be Kenny, Souness and Ray Kennedy when we were growing up I always wanted to be Terry Mac. When I play with the kids I still am! #Legend
— Darren Cross (@cross_darren) November 13, 2019
Had some engine on him that lad…
— Lee coburn (@CoburnLee) November 13, 2019
— Odd Gunnar Rolvsvåg (@oddgrolvsvaag) November 13, 2019
What. A. Player 👍
— Me (@foran49) November 13, 2019
Can you recall McDermott’s days at Liverpool? Just how good a player was he during his time at the club? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
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