Phil Chisnall, last Man United-Liverpool transfer, dies at 78
MANCHESTER – Former Manchester United and Liverpool forward Phil Chisnall, the last player to be transferred directly between the bitter English rivals, has died aged 78, both teams said on Thursday.
Mancunian Chisnall graduated from United's youth academy and represented the Old Trafford club's senior team between 1961 and 1964, scoring 10 goals in 47 games, before joining Liverpool for a fee of £25,000 ($34,840) in April 1964.
Former Liverpool manager Bill Shankly had hailed the forward on his arrival at the club, saying: "Phil can do unusual things with the ball, he might be something special."
We are saddened by the passing of our former forward, Phil Chisnall.— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 4, 2021
Phil was a product of our famed youth system and represented the club during Sir Matt Busby's tenure.
Our deepest sympathies are with his loved ones.
Chisnall made his Liverpool debut in the Charity Shield four months after joining the Anfield side and opened his account in a European Cup victory at KR Reykjavik.
However, his time at the club was short-lived as he scored only two goals in nine appearances. His final game was the first leg of the 1965-66 Cup Winners' Cup semi-final against Celtic.
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Phil Chisnall.— Liverpool FC (@LFC) March 4, 2021
The thoughts of everyone at Liverpool Football Club are with Phil’s family and friends at this sad and difficult time.
Rest in peace, Phil Chisnall 1942-2021.
Chsinall then joined Southend United before ending his playing career at Stockport County.