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Name John Aldridge
Gender Male
Ethnic English
Job English Footballer
Desc John Aldridge is a member of the Liverpool team that dominated the 1980s


Club as Player Liverpool FC

2004 05 17 Retrieve

[When ask can the unbeaten record of Invicibles Arsenal ever be beaten?] I don’t think this will ever be done again. It’s a remarkable achievement. OK, they’ve been fortunate in some ways, to be knocked out of the cup competitions allowing them to concentrate on maintaining the record right to the end. You need a certain arrogance in your squad to achieve something like this. We had that at Liverpool, that inner belief that you simply are not going to be beaten

2018 01 15 Tweet

[John Aldridge has added his name to the list for former players paying tribute to Regis] So sad to hear the passing away of Cyrille Regis today.Met him a few times(lovely feller)What a great striker he was also.Respect,and Condolences to all his family

2020 05 05 Retrieve

[The former Reds striker hopes another attacker will be snapped up in the next window, allowing somebody to tread the same path that he once took] We are all hoping when the transfer market reopens Liverpool will be bringing in someone to bolster the front three.

It will be a big challenge for whoever it may be, whether that’s Timo Werner or someone else, and I can imagine how they will be feeling as I was in a similar situation when I arrived at Anfield.

Ian Rush had agreed to join Juventus in the summer of 1986 but was loaned back to the Reds for one more season so when I arrived the following January I already knew they were pretty big shoes to fill

I spent most of that first six months on the bench and only started two games … it was a frustrating time being limited to sub appearances.

I had to be patient and wait for the following season when it all came to fruition and whoever arrives in the summer will be faced with a similar situation as there’s no suggestion Salah, Mane or Firmino are going anywhere but we do very much need quality back-up.

The position Liverpool as a club are in now means whoever they bring in will be someone of top quality, with plenty of goals already under their belt and that should mean they’ve got plenty of confidence themselves.

They will be desperate to prove themselves on and off the pitch because the standards these days at Anfield have been set so high, as they were when I joined.

It is different now though in that it’s more of a squad game with rotation etc so there may not be as much pressure especially as the front three lads will most likely still be around.

Whoever Liverpool bring in will still have to deliver and will need that self-confidence but if it is Timo Werner, from what we have seen so far that is not something he’s short of!