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2 brilliant new murals of 3 Liverpool legends unveiled near Anfield

Two new pieces of artwork have been added to the impressive collection of Liverpool-themed murals, unveiled on Thursday to commemorate three true legends of the club.

Phil Neal, the club’s most decorated player, Ian Callaghan, the Reds’ record appearance holder, and John Barnes, a true icon, are the latest players to be immortalised in paint by the brilliant Murwalls.

The word legend has become diluted in a football sense, but these three define the word.

Two separate works of art were commissioned for the players. Neal and Callaghan now adorn the end of one house on Randolph Street, while Barnes can be found just a hundred yards away, on Balfour Street, both near Anfield Stadium.

The murals, which took an impressive three days to paint, feature the players’ faces enlarged next to smaller action shots in the famous red shirt.

Neal, who won four European Cups – that’s more than Man United – and played an astonishing 417 consecutive games for Liverpool, came close to tears at the unveiling.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, April 20, 2023: A new street art mural featuring Liverpool FC legends Phil Neal and Ian Callaghan. Phil Neal won seven League titles, four League Cups, four European Cups and a UEFA Cup whilst also earning 50 caps for England. Ian Callaghan MBE is the all time record appearance holder for Liverpool, playing 857 times between 1960 and 1978. He won five League titles, and twice the FA Cup, European Cup and UEFA Cup. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, April 20, 2023: A new street art mural featuring Liverpool FC legends Phil Neal and Ian Callaghan. Phil Neal won seven League titles, four League Cups, four European Cups and a UEFA Cup whilst also earning 50 caps for England. Ian Callaghan MBE is the all time record appearance holder for Liverpool, playing 857 times between 1960 and 1978. He won five League titles, and twice the FA Cup, European Cup and UEFA Cup. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Phil Neal and Ian Callaghan holding European Cup in front of Ian Callaghan and Phil Neal mural, Randolph Street, April 20, 2023

“It means the world to me,” he said. “To be recognised alongside a man [Callaghan] who settled me in here because I sat next to him in the dressing room.

“To see action me and Cally, and then photos, me and Cally, wow. It’s probably the only one I could have picked in the dressing room who really influence me wholly.

“It’s staggering honestly.”

Barnes, who lit up Anfield and played in one of the Reds’ most entertaining sides after arriving in 1987, was similarly impressed by his artwork, signing his name alongside the mural.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, April 21, 2023: A street art mural featuring former Liverpool FC and England international John Barnes MBE. Barnes won two League titles and two FA Cups with Liverpool and was capped 79 times by England. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, April 21, 2023: A street art mural featuring former Liverpool FC and England international John Barnes MBE. Barnes won two League titles and two FA Cups with Liverpool and was capped 79 times by England. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

John Barnes stood in front of John Barnes mural, Balfour Street, April 20, 2023

We’ll have interviews with John, Phil and Ian here on This Is Anfield next week.

Get yourself along to view these before the game against Forest on Saturday!