Full name Philip Henry Taylor
Born September 18, 1917, Greenbank, Bristol
Died December 1, 2012, Bedfordshire (aged 95 years 74 days)
Major teams Gloucestershire
Playing role Middle-order batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
|First-class span||1938 - 1938|
Phil Taylor's flirtation with first-class cricket was brief, playing once for Gloucestershire as a batsman in 1938. It was in football he made his mark in sport. As a player he represented Bristol Rovers and then turned out 345 times for Liverpool either side of the War, helping them to the First Division Championship in 1946-47 and making the first of his three England appearances the following season. He retired in 1954 and within two years returned to Anfield as the club's manager with them languishing in Division Two. In four seasons he failed to restore them to the top flight and he resigned late in 1959. His legacy lived on as he recruited future managers Joe Fagan and Bob Paisley to the club's legendary backroom set-up. He moved away from the game and became a salesman. At the time of his death he was believed to be the oldest surviving England internationals and one of a handful to have played football - and cricket - before World War Two.
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