Gerard Houllier with the FA Cup trophy after Liverpool beat Arsenal at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff in 2001. Photo: AFP Gerard Houllier with the FA Cup trophy after Liverpool beat Arsenal at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff in 2001. Photo: AFP
Gerard Houllier with the FA Cup trophy after Liverpool beat Arsenal at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff in 2001. Photo: AFP
Tony Evans
Opinion

Opinion

On The Ball by Tony Evans

Liverpool was more than just a job – a tribute to late manager Gerard Houllier

  • The Frenchman, who died on Monday aged 73, will forever be remembered as a Kopite despite some fans overlooking his glorious season 20 years ago
  • Liverpool’s weekend game against Palace becomes extra meaningful with coach Hodgson likely to reflect on 30-year friendship

Gerard Houllier with the FA Cup trophy after Liverpool beat Arsenal at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff in 2001. Photo: AFP Gerard Houllier with the FA Cup trophy after Liverpool beat Arsenal at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff in 2001. Photo: AFP
Gerard Houllier with the FA Cup trophy after Liverpool beat Arsenal at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff in 2001. Photo: AFP
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Tony Evans

Tony Evans

Tony Evans is a journalist and author. He began writing professionally in his late 20s. Before that he worked a variety of jobs to finance his efforts to follow Liverpool around Britain and Europe. He was Football Editor of The Times for eight years and is now a broadcaster and columnist