Books

The Red Revolution

Conrad Mewton

Under Gerard Houllier, Liverpool FC are once more a force to be reckoned with, winning five coveted trophies in 2001 alone. Incredible success on the field has come at a price, though. The passionate, committed Houllier has survived a major heart operation and doubts persist as to whether he will ever manage to his former capacity again, fan's idol Robbie Fowler has been sold to bitter rivals Leeds United and a number of former Reds stars have been ruthlessly axed.The Red Revolution recounts a dramatic tale without shying away from the controversies that have accompanied Houllier's reign at Anfield. It examines in an entertaining but insightful way just how Houllier rebuilt the club, rid it of its 'Spice Boys' image, instilled in it new disciplines and tactics, and brought it renewed glory and silverware. The book also highlights the emergence of Michael Owen and Steven Gerrard as home-grown talent that has flourished under Houllier's brilliant coaching and man-management. It details the endless on- and off-field traumas of Robbie Fowler - culminating in his emotive transfer - and scrutinises Houllier's transfer dealings, his relationships with players and supporters and his heavily criticised tactics. Each of his four seasons in charge to date are comprehensively reviewed here - from the ill-fated alliance with Roy Evans to the climax of the triumphant 2001/2002 season. The book also highlights the emergence of Michael Owen and Steven Gerrard as home-grown talent that has flourished under Houllier's brilliant coaching and man-management. It details the endless on- and off-field traumas of Robbie Fowler - culminating in his emotive transfer - and scrutinises Houllier's transfer dealings.

Biography

Conrad Mewton is a media and sports lawyer and lifelong Liverpool supporter. He is the author of the well-received Music and the Internet Revolution and lives in London.