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Ex-Red: Mike Hooper by lfctalk
September 2, 2008, 13:46
Filed under: Ex-Reds

Michael Hooper (10/2/64) will always be remembered by Reds fans as a reliable understudy to Bruce Grobbelaar through the late 80’s and early 90’s.

Born in Bristol, the big keeper played in the same school team as the likes of Gary Smart, Ian Holloway and Gary Penrice at the Lockleaze Comprehensive.

He joined Liverpool from Wrexham in 1985 and only made 51 appearances before leaving for Newcastle United in 1993, where he found himself as a backup yet again. This time it was Czech keeper Pavel Srnicek that blocked his path to first-team football. He went on loan to Sunderland briefly in 1995 before his contract ended in 1996. He then retired after failing to find a club in the Summer of 1996.

He is now a doorman for a bar in the City of Durham.

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