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Liverpool idols Antrim-bound for Paisley show

Anfield heroes: Bob Paisley with Ian Callaghan
Anfield heroes: Bob Paisley with Ian Callaghan

By Steven Beacom

Liverpool greats Ian Callaghan, Phil Neal, Alan Kennedy and Jimmy Case will be in Northern Ireland next month to feature in the acclaimed stage show that tells the remarkable story of the club's legendary manager Bob Paisley.

The four Kop idols, who all played for Liverpool's most successful boss, will join author and broadcaster John Keith and musician Gerry Murphy live on stage for a one-night only production of Bob Paisley: Reluctant Genius at the Omniplex, Antrim on Thursday, September 3.

The show will mark the 40th anniversary of the season that brought Paisley his first silverware as manager to launch the most intensive capture of honours in the history of English football which included guiding the Reds to THREE European Cups.

And this after initially refusing to take over from the iconic Bill Shankly in 1974.

To give an indication of Paisley's stunning record in charge of Liverpool, in his nine seasons as boss he won 19 trophies at an average of 2.1 per year compared to Sir Alex Ferguson's 1.4 in 27 years at Manchester United.

On the night of the show, the contributions of the four Anfield greats and John Keith's narration will be supported by audio clips and video images of Paisley and Gerry Murphy will perform his own composition The Ballad of Bob Paisley, which will be available on CD at the Omniplex in Antrim.

Writer and presenter Keith is a well respected journalist who has often worked in Northern Ireland.

Tickets at £25 are available by calling 028 9446 8283 or in person at Moes Grill, Junction One, Antrim.

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