One hundred years ago today, the most successful English football manager of all-time was born.
Bob Paisley led Liverpool to an incredible 20 trophies between 1974 and 1983 and is one of just two men to claim a trio of European Cups.
As a former Reds player, too, his association with the club spanned 44 years.
After hanging up his boots in 1954, the left-back joined the backroom staff and rose through the ranks to eventually succeed the legendary Bill Shankly, albeit reluctantly, as Liverpool boss.
Here are some key numbers from Paisley’s trophy-laden stint at Anfield…
900,000 – pound sterling paid for Paisley’s record signing, Mark Lawrenson, from Brighton in August 1981.
3,262 – number of days as Liverpool manager.
955 – the total number of goals scored under Paisley.
535 – games managed by the great man.
506 – appearances by Phil Neal under his management – the most by any player.
308 – victories recorded as LFC boss.
277 – appearances as a Liverpool player.
139 – goals scored by Kenny Dalglish under Paisley – the most of any player.
66 – the number of different players the defender appeared with in the Reds’ first team, from 1946 to 1954.
58 – his win per cent ratio as LFC manager across all competitions.
55 – Paisley’s age when appointed to the Liverpool hotseat in 1974.
44 – years of his association with Liverpool as player, coach and manager.
44 – players used by Paisley in league and cup competitions during his managerial tenure.
36 – goals were scored by his substitutes (David Fairclough netted 18 of those).
35 – the oldest player Paisley used in any of his sides was Ian Callaghan (35 years, 353 days) in 1978.
31 – the number of trophies won with Paisley at Anfield as player, coach and manager.
18 – hat-tricks scored by Liverpool players while he was in charge.
16 – goals conceded in the 1978-79 league season (42 games) – a club record.
13 – major trophies won as Liverpool manager.
11-0 – the biggest win in Liverpool’s history, against Strømsgodset in the 1974-75 European Cup Winners’ Cup first round.
9 – years in the Anfield hotseat.
6 – Manager of the Year awards collected.
6 – league championships won.
3 – European Cups lifted.