John Aldridge


John William Aldridge is a former football player and manager who was born on 18 September 1958. The player was a prolific record-breaking striker best known for his time with English club Liverpool in the late 1980s.

His tally of 330 league goals is the 6th highest in the history of English football.

Born in England, he represented Ireland at international level.


John Aldridge may have been at Anfield for only a short time, but it is a testament to his ability that he is considered one of the best goalscorers to wear a red jersey.

Aldridge, or ‘Aldo’ as he is affectionately known, was signed by Liverpool in January 1987 for £750 000 to fill the boots of the soon to be departed Ian Rush.

He grew up supporting the Reds and indeed became a crowd favorite during the two and a half years he spent at the club.

The born and bred Scouser began his career at amateur side South Liverpool before signing for Newport County, where his impressive goalscoring record attracted the attention of Oxford United, for whom he signed in March 1984.

The arrival of Aldridge coincided with a period of success for United as they enjoyed promotion from the Third Division to the First in the space of three years - and their top scorer certainly caught the eye of Kenny Dalglish.

The new boy got his Liverpool career off to a dream start by scoring the only goal of the game on his full debut against Southampton in February 1987.

It was the following season that the Republic of Ireland international indeed left his mark as he scored nine goals in the first nine games of the season.

He played as an integral part of Liverpool’s 1987-88 Championship winning side - scoring 26 league goals as the team went 29 games without one defeat.

The season ended on a sour note for the striker, though, as Liverpool lost out on claiming a league and cup double. Aldo became the first player to miss a penalty in a FA Cup final at Wembley as Wimbledon beat the Reds.


Kenny Dalglish

Background Sir Kenneth Mathieson “Kenny” Dalglish MBE was born on 4 March 1951. He is a former Scottish football player and manager, who has played for Scotland’s national team. Liverpool Kenny Dalglish’s Liverpool love relationship first started in August 1966 when a 15-year-old Glaswegian went south of the border for a trial at Anfield in front of the legendary Bill Shankly. Even though the young forward’s first journey to Merseyside came to nothing, after 11 years and 167 Celtic goals, he was finally recruited by the Reds to replace a club legend - departing Kevin Keegan. Kenny slipped into Paisley’s all-conquering red machine, and the new king of the Kop completed his first season. The player topped the Liverpool’s goalscoring charts and netting the winner in a European Cup final. But that proved to be just the beginning of an incredible playing career that would make him an Anfield icon. With the ball at his feet, he was a pure genius backed up by footage of just about every of his 172 Liverpool goals. Everyone has their particular favorite, but the one common in all the above was the grand Kenny celebration. As Kenny neared the end of his playing days, it appeared impossible for the Scot to improve his standing among Kopites. But that he went on to do, just two spells as the manager says all you need to know about the man they still call King Kenny. His impact on the playing field had been nothing of sensational. However, in the aftermath of the Heysel Stadium tragedy, the


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