West Ham United take on Liverpool at Anfield live on Sky Sports on Monday night.
And the game marks 27 years to the day that West Ham and England legend Bobby Moore passed away aged just 51.
Moore led West Ham to FA Cup and European Cup Winners’ Cup success in 1964 and 1965 respectively, before captaining England to FIFA World Cup glory in 1966 – lifting all three trophies at Wembley Stadium.
Gone but never forgotten
Hailed the world’s greatest defender by the likes of Pele and Franz Beckenbauer, Moore made 647 appearances in Claret and Blue between 1958 and 1974.
Capped 108 times by England, Moore led West Ham to one of only four victories at Liverpool in their history, a 2-1 win in September 1963.
He passed away from bowel cancer on this day in 1993.
West Ham players to wear special shirts at Anfield
And to commemorate the Hammers legend, West Ham have confirmed the club’s players will warm-up in special shirts (whufc.com).
The Bobby Moore Fund charity set up in his memory will be emblazoned on the shirts which will be worn by the Hammers prior to kick-off at Anfield tonight.
West Ham fans will hope the anniversary will resonate with players to evoke the spirit of their legendary captain.
Ironically West Ham played Liverpool at Anfield on the same date two years ago for the 25th anniversary of Moore’s passing.
That day the club presented every away fan with a special Moore shirt which was placed on their seat before the game.
Memory of Moore should inspire Hammers
The East Londoners are desperate for inspiration from somewhere.
West Ham have won just once in eight Premier League games under David Moyes.
As a result they find themselves in the relegation zone with 12 games to play.
A point against Liverpool will lift West Ham out of the bottom three and above Aston Villa ahead of a crucial home game against Southampton on Saturday.