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Liverpool heroes Steve Heighway, Phil Thompson and Ian Callaghan who all scored in

Liverpool heroes Steve Heighway, Phil Thompson and Ian Callaghan who all scored in the UEFA Cup Second Round First Leg match against Real Sociedad in Spain, giving thumbs up on arrival at Speke Airport.
23rd October 1975

John Cooks
Liverpool Echo
Mirrorpix
Liverpool
Merseyside
England

Media ID 21793824

© Mirrorpix

Footballers Thumbs Up Travelling 1975


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In this print captured by John Cooks, we are transported back to the 1970s when football legends Steve Heighway, Phil Thompson, and Ian Callaghan made history in a thrilling UEFA Cup match against Real Sociedad. As they arrive at Speke Airport on October 23rd, 1975, their beaming smiles and thumbs up gestures express the triumphant spirit that engulfed Liverpool fans worldwide. These three remarkable players etched their names into football folklore as they each found the back of the net during the UEFA Cup Second Round First Leg match in Spain. Their exceptional skills and unwavering determination propelled Liverpool to an unforgettable victory that night. The airport scene captures not only their sporting prowess but also showcases their down-to-earth nature. Despite being hailed as heroes, Heighway, Thompson, and Callaghan remain humble and approachable figures as they interact with fans upon arrival. The thumbs-up gesture symbolizes gratitude towards supporters who have stood by them throughout their journey. John Cooks' photograph is a poignant reminder of a glorious era in Liverpool's football history. It encapsulates the excitement surrounding these iconic players' return home after an awe-inspiring performance abroad. This image serves as a timeless tribute to these legendary figures whose contributions continue to inspire generations of aspiring athletes today.

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