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Death of former Liverpool goalkeeper Tommy Lawrence


FORMER Liverpool and Scotland goalkeeper Tommy Lawrence, who was brought up in Warrington, has died, aged 77.
Nicknamed “The Flying Pig” he made 390 appearances for The Reds including winning two league titles and the famous first FA Cup in 1965 under legendary manager Bill Shankly.
He had been ill for some time.
Tommy Lawrence was born in Scotland but moved to Warrington as a child and was brought up in Culcheth, attending Culcheth High School.
He started his soccer career with Stockton Heath – now Warrington Town and worked at Rylands wire factory.
But he was signed by Liverpool when he was 17.
He won three caps for Scotland.
After his playing career ended he return to Rylands as a quality controller – continuing to live in Culcheth.
He earned his nickname through his surprising agility despite weighing more than 14 stone.


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