Half-back Tom Bush was one of so many players who saw their careers disrupted by the Second World War.
He first played for Liverpool's first-team at the end of December 1933, and made a further 60 league and eight FA Cup appearances by the time hostilities broke out in September 1939.
He returned to Anfield when the war was over and the last of his 64 league appearances came against Preston North End on 7th April 1947 - over thirteen years after he had made his debut. His solitary goal for the club arrived at Sunderland on 17th December 1938.
After Tom retired as a player, he was in charge of bringing players through the youth system at Liverpool for several years, preparing them for the reserves and then hopefully the first team.
He also dealt with the administrative side of the A team, working out travel arrangements, booking meals and doing similar tasks in the daily running of a football club.
Much of his work was done away from Anfield, in close co-operation with chief scout Geoff Twentyman, by interviewing parents of youngsters who Liverpool had interest in bringing to the club.
His proudest day came when Liverpool won the FA Cup in 1965, with no less than five members of his junior team development team claiming medals: Roger Hunt, Ian Callaghan, Tommy Smith, Tommy Lawrence and Gerry Byrne.
He spent 37 years at the club apart from his war service.