Very sorry to hear former Liverpool goalkeeper Tommy Lawrence had died aged 77. He was a key member of Shankly's great 1960's team and his claim to fame was that he was the first sweeper-keeper. Shankly encouraged him to come out of his box to tidy up opposition attacks which made a lot of sense as that team played a very high defensive line and could sometimes be caught square. Not all fans rated him highly and Shankly was rumoured to want to replace him with Gordon Banks at one stage but that never happened. My memory is of a reliable if rarely spectacular keeper who never let us down in big matches. His best save that I remember was in the penultimate game of the 1963-4 season at home to Arsenal when we needed to win to claim the title. We raced into a 2-0 lead but then Ron Yeats handled in the box. George Eastham stepped up and hit his shot into the corner but Tommy dived to his right showing an agility some suspected he lacked and made a brilliant stop. Arsenal heads went down and we won the game 5-0. I was right behind the Anfield Road goal and it was an absolutely brilliant save. Most of the members of that great team are in their late 70's or early 80's now so a loss comes as little surprise but it is always sad to lose one of your own and Tommy was someone for whom fans from that era will look back with affection.