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Latics And Liverpool The Connections

Latics And Liverpool The Connections




The Latics face Liverpool on Saturday in a crucial Premier League fixture, aren't they all!

Anyway this is a sort of derby with the clubs being less than twenty miles apart, also it's not surprising that over the years there have been many connections between the two teams because of the closeness of the clubs.

Wigan has a large Scouse contingent living in its Borough and so it is only fitting that there have been players who have made the short journey from Anfield down the East Lanc's Road and settled at the Latics

Personnel that have been on the books of both clubs include:

Alan Kennedy, Alex Cribley, Allenby Chilton, Bill Shepherd, Billy Molyneux, Billy Stewart, Bobby Campbell (1961), Bobby Murdoch, Brian Kettle, Chris Kirkland, Chris Lawler, Colin Russell, David Collins, David Fairclough, David Thompson, Derek Brownbill, Emile Heskey, Gordon Milne, Jack Roberts, John Sealey, Kevin Lewis, Larry Lloyd, Louis Bimpson, Mike Newell, Neil Mellor, Paul Dalglish, Paul Jewell, Stéphane Henchoz, Steve Hollis, Tony Kelly.

Emile Heskey became something of a talisman in his time at the Latics following his signing from Birmingham in June 2006 for £5 million.

He almost single handily kept the Latics in the Premier league in the 2006/07 season with some superb displays, most notably the final game at Sheffield United where Heskey was absolutely magnificent both in attack and defence.

He left the Latics for Aston Villa in January 2009 for a fee of £3million, during his time at the DW Stadium Heskey played 82 games scoring 15 times, he also regained his place in the England team

Whilst at Liverpool Heskey hit sixty goals in 223 games, helping the Reds to win the UEFA Cup, FA Cup, two League Cups and the UEFA Super Cup.

He had joined Liverpool from Leicester City for a then club record £10.5m in March 2000.

He left for Birmingham City in a deal worth £6.25m in May 2004.

Alex Cribley was signed by then Latics manager Ian McNeill in November 1980 after being the regular captain of Liverpool reserves.

He spent eight years at the Latics playing centre back, right back and in midfield, he scored eighteen goals in 328 games before retiring due to an injury he sustained at Roker Park in a game against Sunderland.

He went on to become Latics physio. He remains in this role, and has now been employed by Wigan Athletic for over 33 years.

Alex Cribley

By permission of Bernard Platt/Wigan Athletic

Gordon Milne, Larry Lloyd and Paul Jewell have played for the reds and not only played for the Latics but also managed us as well.

These are quite possibly the three most successful managers in the clubs history.

Gordon Milne took non-league Latics to Maine Road in 1971 to face the country's top side of the day in Manchester City and almost pulled off a fantastic result. Jewells exploits as Latics manager are the stuff legends are made of, whilst Lloyd guided Latics to their first ever promotion as a league club.







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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Wednesday February 27 2013
Time: 6:00AM

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