On this day in 1967 Liverpool signed Emlyn Hughes.
Signing from Blackpool for £65,000, Hughes was signed by Bill Shankly who touted him as the next England captain. It wasn’t long until the Anfield faithful took fondly to Hughes as he rugby tackled Newcastle forward Albert Bennett in only his fifth game for the club, earning him the nickname ‘Crazy Horse’. Playing predominantly as a midfielder, Hughes was a no-nonsense kind of player who loved the game dearly, and it showed in his performances.
Over the course of his 12 year Liverpool career Hughes made a total of 665 appearances for the Reds, scoring 49 goals in that time. Hughes revelled in a great deal of success at Anfield, winning 4 League Titles, an FA Cup, 2 European Cups, 2 UEFA Cups and a UEFA Super Cup.