David Fairclough signed for Liverpool in 1974, and whereas he did not break any data for the variety of his appearances or targets for the membership, he was a part of the Liverpool crew through the ‘glory years’ and his nick-name of ‘Tremendous-Sub’ took place after a number of dramatic substitute appearances which in the end received many video games for Liverpool.
Fairclough made his first Liverpool look in November 1975, making a complete of fourteen appearances that season (9 as an alternative) and scoring seven essential targets, which helped Liverpool win the league title.
Many Liverpool followers will keep in mind a purpose Fairclough scored in opposition to French facet St Etienne within the 1977 European Cup quarter closing second leg, with time working out, he got here on as substitute to attain the successful purpose within the closing minutes, this took Liverpool in direction of the European cup closing and their well-known victory in Rome.
Liverpool followers from that period can even keep in mind Fairclough’s implausible purpose in opposition to native rivals Everton within the Merseyside derby match, once more showing as an alternative, he beat six Everton gamers earlier than scoring to win the match.
With gamers corresponding to Kevin Keegan and John Toshack at Liverpool, Fairclough would all the time discover a common beginning place tough, and regardless of his nice high quality, his appearances for the membership had been severely restricted. In whole Fairclough performed 153 video games for Liverpool, 61 of them had been as an alternative.
Throughout the 1977-78 season Fairclough performed 29 league matches, and scored ten targets, however whereas Liverpool didn’t win the League title, he began the European Cup closing in opposition to Brugge, and a 1-Zero victory noticed Liverpool retain the European Cup.
Throughout the 1978-79 season Liverpool had been once more topped League champions, sadly Fairclough didn’t play sufficient video games to say a title winners medal, taking part in simply 4 league video games and scoring twice.
With the signing of Kenny Dalglish and the emergence of prolific purpose scoring Ian Rush, David Fairclough’s appearances for Liverpool had been to stay restricted, however remained on the membership for a number of extra years.
In 1983 Fairclough left Liverpool and signed for Canadian facet Toronto Blizzard earlier than becoming a member of Swiss membership Lucerne, David ‘Tremendous-Sub’ Fairclough will all the time be remembered for his dramatic appearances and can all the time be a Liverpool followers legend.
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