On this day in 1934 Liverpool legend Ronnie Moran was born.
Signing for Liverpool at just 15 years old Moran was persuaded to join the Reds by then-Liverpool manager George Kay who visited his home with the club chairman after the Crosby-born lad was given a trial at local rivals Everton. When Bill Shankly arrived at Liverpool in 1959, Moran was club captain, helping lead the Reds to promotion in 1961/62, winning the second division, and eventually a league title in 1963/64.
During his playing days at Anfield, Moran made a total of 379 appearances, scoring 17 goals in that time, but it was his time as part of the fabled ‘boot room staff’ that earned Moran such a legendary status at the club. Between himself, Shankly, Paisley, Fagan, Dalglish et al Moran oversaw a massive amount of Liverpool’s success through the 70’s and 80’s. Throughout his time behind the scenes Ronnie filled in as caretaker manager twice, once after Dalglish’s resignation in 1991 and once more as Graeme Souness recovered from heart surgery in 1992, a brief spell that saw Moran lead Liverpool to an FA Cup win. After 49 years of service, from signing as a youth player in 1949 to his eventual retirement in 1998, Moran is to this day remembered as one of the clubs all time greatest servants.