When Bill Shankly took over Second Division Liverpool in 1959, nobody could have imagined that the promotion he won three years later would set the club on a course to dominate English and European football in the 1970s and 80s. Two Titles and an FA Cup in the 60s were followed by a further eleven in the next two decades, along with three more FA Cups, four League Cups, two UEFA Cups and four European Cups. Although success since 1990 has been harder to achieve, Liverpool have added two more FA Cup wins, another League Cup, and a third UEFA Cup to their roll of honour. This adds up to 31 major trophies in the forty seasons since 1962. So how do you choose just eleven players from a club with so much success? It was, as Stan Hey admits, 'an almost impossible task'. But there can be no denying the quality of the players selected here; they were all involved in sides that won the First Division Title, and were all internationals. The in-depth collection of interviews featured in Liverpool's Dream Team spans three generations of players who took Liverpool to the very top, offering a unique insight in to the club's transition from small provincial outfit to international institution.
Author and journalist Stan Hey was born in Liverpool. Educated there and at Cambridge University, he has written for television (The Manageress and Auf Wiedersehen, Pet among others), radio and newspapers. Currently a sportswriter with the Independent on Sunday, he is also the author of two novels, Filling Spaces and Sudden Unprovided Death. He has been a Liverpool supporter since 1960.