Terry McDermott


Terry McDermott (SH4) was born in Kirkby in December 1951.

As a youngster he played for Bury for three seasons, turning professional in October 1969. He signed for Newcastle United in February 1973 for £22,000. It was while playing for Newcastle against Liverpool in the 1974 FA Cup Final, which Liverpool won 3:0, that he attracted attention. Six months later he was bought by the new Liverpool manager Bob Paisley for £170,000. He initially struggled to establish himself but was called in to strengthen the teams chase for the treble in 1977.

He played in the FA Cup final which they lost 2:1 to Manchester United but was one of the scorers a few days later when they beat Borussia Moenchengladbach to win the European Cup Final in Rome.

It was with the arrival of Graham Souness in 1978 that McDermott really developed as a player, a fact acknowledged in 1980 when he became the first player to win the Professional Footballers Association and Football Writers' Association awards in the same year. It was also during this period that he won most of his 25 England caps.

He won a total of four League Championship medals playing for Liverpool and twice won the Milk Cup. He won his third European Cup Final medal as a member of the 1981 side which beat Real Madrid in Paris.

Along with Kevin Keegan he briefly returned to Newcastle in 1982 hoping to inspire a revival at the club but with little success. It was a different story when he returned as assistant manager under Keegan a decade later restoring the club to its former glory.

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