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Phil Thompson

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Full namePhilip Bernard Thompson
Playing positionCentre back

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Philip Bernard Thompson (born 21 January 1954 in Liverpool) is a retired English footballer, who played as a defender for Liverpool team of the 1970s and 1980s. During this time, he also represented the England national football team on 42 occasions. After retiring as a player, he later served Liverpool as assistant manager and, during the 2001 02 season, acted as caretaker for 6 months while manager Gérard Houllier was ill. He is currently a pundit on Soccer Saturday on Sky Sports and is a regular Visiting Fellow at the University of Liverpool where he teaches on their Football Industries MBA.


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