From Shankly’s day to the modern era, the Reds have regularly broken transfer fee records and paid top wages to maintain their position at the summit of the English game.
During that time, trusted money man Arthur Lowe was closely involved in the handling of the club’s finances.
His early days learning the ropes saw him acting as a part-time chauffeur for Shankly before rising through the ranks to become Chief Accountant, a position he held for 27 years.
As part of the club’s inner circle, Arthur worked closely with the Anfield hierarchy, developing friendships and relationships with Bob Paisley, Kenny Dalglish, Gerard Houllier and Rafa Benitez among others.
From Bruce Grobbelaar in 1981 to Fernando Torres in 2007, he witnessed every new Kop signing put pen to paper, registering his name on some of the most important documents in the club’s history.
His autobiography provides a rare insight behind the scenes at Anfield during a period when the emergence of agents and foreign stars saw football turned into a multi-million pound business.
As the times changed, so did Arthur’s job. Weekly trips to the bank with the Chief Scout as a makeshift bodyguard made way for lengthy transfer deals, mind-boggling player contracts and ultimately a club takeover.
Then there are stories about a £40,000 fraud, how Liverpool signed two keepers on the same day and why Roy Evans had a pet... alligator!
If you’re a Liverpool fan wanting a glimpse of what makes the club tick, The Man With The Keys To The Bank Of Anfield will be money well spent.