In Part 1 of The Interview with Mark Lawrenson, host Trev Downey explores the early days of Mark’s football career, when his mother had hoped he might find a very different vocation. The legendary centre-half describes his signing by Bobby Charlton at Preston, his move to Brighton and the eventual club record transfer which saw Bob Paisley bring him to Liverpool for almost a million pounds in 1981. There are some cracking stories, as you might expect from a seasoned television pundit, including the tales of how Arsenal had tried to lure him to Highbury with the wonders of under-floor heating and how Kenny Dalglish offered to act as his personal chauffeur.
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