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    DescriptionMuch of the acres of football news coverage these days has little to do with what actually occurs on the pitch. Jonathan Wilson has established himself as one of the sport's pre-eminent writers, focussing on the tactics (with the award-winning INVERTING THE PYRAMID) and how events on the pitch have shaped football history (THE ANATOMY OF ENGLAND). His new book is a compellingly forensic analysis of ten key Liverpool matches that have shaped the club's fortunes for more than a century - from the long-lost triumphs of manager Tom Watson, who arrived in 1896, to the 1977 European Cup triumph over Borussia Monchengladbach, to the astonishing Champions League Final comeback against AC Milan, 'The Miracle of Istanbul', in 2005. Legendary players and managers of the stature of Bill Shankly, Bob Paisley and Kenny Dalglish populate these pages, which highlight the genius and the flaws of individuals by examining them in practice. Certain games lie on the fault-lines of history. Perhaps they mark the end of one era or the beginning of another. Perhaps they encapsulate a summation of a manager's reign. Or perhaps they mark a crossroads, moments at which football looked one way, and then went the other. But this is not a virtual history of Liverpool FC. Jonathan Wilson's prime purpose is not to speculate on what might have been. Rather it will try to determine why what was, was. No game is won or lost, after all, in a single moment but by a million little things. THE ANATOMY OF LIVERPOOL tells the story of a great club through a detailed examination of ten key matches looking, as a football history must, first and foremost at the football.


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    Title
    The Anatomy of Liverpool
    Subtitle
    A History in Ten Matches
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jonathan Wilson, By (author) Scott Murray
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 560 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781409144410
    ISBN 10: 1409144410
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.1
    BIC E4L: SPO
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKENL
    BIC subject category V2: WSJA
    DC22: 796.334
    B&T General Subject: 760
    B&T Approval Code: A09302045
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-SR
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 14
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14450
    BISAC V2.8: SPO040000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKENL
    DC22: 796.3340942753
    DC23: 796.3340942753
    Thema V1.0: SFBC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU-GB-ENL
    LC classification: GV944.E54 W55 2013
    LC subject heading:
    Illustrations note
    black & white plates, colour plates
    Publisher
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
    Publication date
    01 October 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Jonathan Wilson's INVERTING THE PYRAMID won the NATIONAL SPORTING CLUB FOOTBALL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD and was shortlisted for the WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR. He is the author of BEHIND THE CURTAIN: TRAVELS IN EASTERN EUROPEAN FOOTBALL, THE ANATOMY OF ENGLAND: A HISTORY IN TEN MATCHES, SUNDERLAND: A CLUB TRANSFORMED, BRIAN CLOUGH: THE BIOGRAPHY and THE OUTSIDER: A HISTORY OF THE GOALKEEPER. He writes for the GUARDIAN, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and WORLD SOCCER. He is the editor of THE BLIZZARD. https://twitter.com/jonawils
    Review quote
    This insightful, highly readable book attempts to map the evolution of the club through ten specific matches... Above all, The Anatomy of Liverpool is an engrossing account of a sporting institution forging its identity through the post-war years. Some of the detail is priceless too... Highly recommended. -- Rob Hughes WHEN SATURDAY COMES
    Back cover copy
    A History in Ten Matches Sunderland v Liverpool, February 1901 Wolves v Liverpool, May 1947 Liverpool v Leeds (FA Cup Final), May 1965 Liverpool v Crvena Zvezda, November 1973 Liverpool v Borussia Mönchengladbach (European Cup Final), May 1977 Liverpool v Roma (European Cup Final), May 1984 Liverpool v Nottingham Forest, April 1988 Everton v Liverpool, February 1991 Roma v Liverpool, February 2001 Liverpool v AC Milan (Champions League Final), May 2005
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    Much of the acres of football news coverage these days has little to do with what actually occurs on the pitch. Jonathan Wilson has established himself as one of the sport's pre-eminent writers, focusing on the tactics (with the award-winning Inverting the Pyramid) and how events on the pitch have shaped football history (The Anatomy of England). His new book is a compellingly forensic analysis of ten key Liverpool matches that have shaped the club's fortunes for more than a century - from the long-lost triumphs of manager Tom Watson, who arrived in 1896, to the 1977 European Cup triumph over Borussia Mönchengladbach, to the astonishing Champions League Final comeback against AC Milan, 'The Miracle of Istanbul', in 2005. Legendary players and managers of the stature of Bill Shankly, Bob Paisley and Kenny Dalglish populate these pages, which highlight the genius and the flaws of individuals by examining them in practice. Certain games lie on the fault-lines of history. Perhaps they mark the end of one era or the beginning of another. Perhaps they encapsulate a summation of a manager's reign. Or perhaps they mark a crossroads, moments at which football looked one way, and then went the other. But this is not a virtual history of Liverpool FC. Jonathan Wilson's prime purpose is not to speculate on what might have been. Rather it will try to determine why what was, was. No game is won or lost, after all, in a single moment but by a million little things. The Anatomy of Liverpool tells the story of a great club through a detailed examination of ten key matches looking, as a football history must, first and foremost at the football.