Phil Thompson:From A Field To Anfield

“Nick wasn’t scared of a bit of hard work – and that was apparent straightaway and made the most of every ounce of his ability, and, despite the injuries that would eventually end his career prematurely, he played nearly 60 first-team games for Liverpool. It didn’t last as long as he would have wanted, but anyone who has had a back injury in any walk of life – let alone top-flight football – will tell you how debilitating that can be. He tried to come back from it but had to concede defeat, but he can be proud of everything he achieved in his career”