By Chris Wright
As dug up by the Daily Mail this morning, here’s what Liverpool’s weekly wage bill looked like circa 1960 – the last year the FA enforced their maximum wage cap.
We’ve got rugged right-back John Molyneux as the club’s top earner, taking home a stately £30-a-week (roughly £600 in today’s terms) before tax and insurance, etc.
Future World Cup-winner Roger Hunt is on £22-a-week (around £450) while manager Bill Shankly isn’t listed – though his understudies Joe Fagan and Bob Paisley are both included at the foot of the list.
By comparison, Liverpool’s annual wage bill these days is roughly £132million.
It’s perhaps worth mentioning that Liverpool were a Second Division club in 1960/61, with the average UK weekly wage hovering at about £10 at the time.
They’re weren’t doing too badly, these lads.