Liverpool paid Chelsea a club record fee to secure the services of this powerful towering centre-forward.
Hateley had already scored over 150 league goals for Notts County, Aston Villa and Chelsea when he arrived at Anfield as a 26-year-old and looked to still have the best years of his career ahead of him. He scored a hat-trick in only his third league match for the Reds and missed only four First Division fixtures during his debut season, netting 16 times in all.
He added another eight goals as Liverpool reached the FA cup quarter-final stage, including four in one game as Walsall were thrashed 5-2 in a fourth round replay on Merseyside. His three goals in Europe meant he had scored 27 goals in his first season.
Hateley never managed to repeat the success of that first season and his career at Anfield was to be only a brief one. He was substituted at Leeds on the last day of October 1968 and was never to pull on the famous red shirt again. Liverpool's pass-and-move style did not seem to suit Hateley's game and only 15 months after his arrival he was on the move. Shankly bought Alun Evans and the youngster from the West Midlands took over the number nine shirt.
Tony, who is the father of England international, Mark, played for 11 clubs in his career and scored 210 goals in 429 league appearances.
Other clubs: Aston Villa, Chelsea, Coventry, Birmingham, Notts County, Oldham; Bromsgrove Rovers, Prescot, Keyworth United (all three amateur)