When Liddell was dropped from the Liverpool side for the first time in October 1958, Everton and Arsenal legend Joe Mercer, then manager of Aston Villa, almost immediately bid for his services. "He'll get goals anytime. He's a goal-getter. He always was and will be", said Joe at the time. Liverpool had no intention of selling their prime asset. "Not for £100,000," said veteran president Tom Williams adding with foresight, "There will never be another like him."