Make the People Happy: An Intimate History of Liverpool Football Club by Evans, Tony

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ISBN 9781787631502 – BANTAM PRESS – RANDOM HOUSE UK: Hardback 304 pp – Sep 2019

Tony Evans is a former columnist and football editor for The Times. He is the author of Two Tribes, Far Foreign Land and I Don’t Know What It Is, But I Love It, and is now a writer and pundit. Before becoming a journalist, he spent his twenties following Liverpool FC and playing in bands, including a stint with The Farm. He lives in London with his wife and daughter.

A tremendous oral history of Liverpool, capturing the perspectives of both fans and managers to examine the ties that bind this great city with its football team.

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In his latest book Tony Evans once again turns his attention to Liverpool, the city and the football club, this time looking at both from an historical perspective and providing readers with a tremendous oral history which will perfectly capture this unique community, its passion and its pride.

Through characters such as Bill Shankly (who, when asked what his ambitions for the club had been, said quite simply ‘I just wanted to make the people happy.‘), as well as the super-sized personality that is J rgen Klopp, whose all-or-nothing style of football management has not only captured the hearts of the fans, but has also boosted all those associated with this great club, Tony Evans will capture the ties that bind this great city with its team.

Set against a backdrop of political turmoil and social and economic pressure, it will also capture the voices of fans, managers, those connected to the club and the city and those who have lived through the amazing highs and catastrophic lows – from Heysel to Hillsborough, from remarkable victories and cup glory to disastrous performances against the likes of Real Madrid in the recent UEFA Cup.