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Phil Thompson (1954- ) - Part 2

His close marking of Malcolm McDonald in the 1974 FA Cup final was a major factor in the 3:0 victory against Newcastle United. His excellent partnerships, initially with Emlyn Hughes and subsequently Alan Hansen, always ensured that Liverpool was a hard team to breakdown.

Thompson was appointed captain in the 1978/79 season and went on to lead his team to further domestic and European trophies including the win against Real Madrid in 1981. He spent eighteen months with Sheffield United (between 1984-86) before returning to Anfield as a coach until 1992. He also won 42 caps for England.