RIP Ronnie Moran: 15 Belting Vintage Photos Of ‘Mr Liverpool’ In His Pomp

Chris Wright

22nd, March 2017


The sad news doing the rounds this morning is that Ronnie Moran, bona fide Liverpool club legend, has passed away at the age of 83.

Moran joined the Reds as a 15-year-old in 1949 and duly spent his entire playing career at the club, making 379 appearances, many of which as captain.

He then moved into coaching at the behest of Bill Shankly, thus forming part of the iconic ‘Boot Room Boys’ alongside Shanks, Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan and Reuben Bennett.

Indeed, when Moran officially retired in 1998, he bowed out as Liverpool’s longest-serving employee, winning and/or overseeing 44 trophies in nigh-on 50 years at Anfield.

No wonder they call him Mr Liverpool.

The Boot Room Boys (l-r: Shankly, Paisley, Moran, Fagan, Bennett) at Anfield, circa 1960

Liverpool manager Bob Paisley is flanked by Ronnie Moran (left) as he makes his way to the dugout before Liverpool’s European Cup-Winner’s Cup tie against Ferencvaros in Budapest, Hungary, 1974

Ronnie Moran assists Liverpool forward Phil Boersma in finding the right pair of trainers, 1975

Ronnie Moran in all his Umbro-clad glory, 1975

Serving as a physio at the time, Ronnie Moran packs away his towels in the Anfield kit room, 1976

Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan and Ronnie Moran enjoy the sunshine ahead of Liverpool’s UEFA Cup semi-final against Barcelona, 1976

Ronnie Moran enjoys a beer in the spacious communal bath at the Camp Nou, 1976

Ronnie Moran puts Ray Clemence through his paces during a training session, 1977

Ronnie Moran examines John Toshack’s iffy ankle, 1977

Liverpool back-roomers Joe Fagan, Roy Evans and Ronnie Moran celebrate a win over Borussia Monchengladbach, 1977

“He’d bollock you whether you deserved it or not!” – Roy Evans

Ronnie Moran (alongside his beautiful Gola kit bag) roars instructions from the dugout, 1977

Chris Lawler, Roy Evans, Joe Fagan and Ronnie Moran (complete with lip fringe) celebrate Liverpool’s European Cup Final win over Roma, 1984

Ronnie Moran works on Bruce Grobbelaar’s reaction speed, 1987

Ronnie Moran gives Alan Hanson’s fleshy bits a massage at Anfield after a 4-0 win over Watford, 1987

Ronnie Moran celebrates with Kenny Dalglish and Roy Evans after beating Derby to secure the Division One title, 1990

He really was one of a kind. Here’s our favourite Moran anecdote, courtesy of Kelly Cates…

Top stuff.

Ronnie Moran RIP, 1934-2017