BBC interviewer asks Tommy Lawrence about 1967 Merseyside derby. His response is brilliant.

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Before yesterday's Merseyside derby between Liverpool and Everton the BBC thought they'd send a reporter out to gauge public opinion. And boy, did it backfire.

Tommy Lawrence, former Liverpool goalkeeper between 1957 and 1971, happened to be wandering by when he was asked by Beeb reporter Stuart Flinders about the game between the two big rivals in 1967. 


The oblivious reporter got the surprise of his life when Lawrence replied: "Remember it? I do. I played in it!"

'The Flying Pig', as he was known during his playing days, said of Everton's 1-0 win: "It was a great game. Alan Ball scored the winner."


Almost two million people have watched the viral hit on the BBC's North West Tonight Facebook page, while thousands have shared the link on Twitter too.

Tommy's son said of the unexpected attention afterwards: "You don't really hear many comments about him its usually the forwards like [Ian] St John or Roger [Hunt], sometimes you don't think he gets the recognition he deserved so to hear all the great words is amazing and he wont believe all these when I show him.

"Thank you for the great comments my old man will be made up."


Yesterday's game at Goodison Park ended in a 0-0 draw. The result means that Liverpool are now in seventh place in the Premier League, while Everton are in 12th, seven points above the drop zone.

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