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Everton FC reveals plans for ‘Holy Trinity’ statue outside Goodison

Everton Football Club (EFC) has revealed plans to build a statue of its famous ‘Holy Trinity’ outside Goodison Park.

Howard Kendall, Colin Harvey and Alan Ball were key elements of EFC’s title winning side of 1969/70 and are remembered by many fans as the best midfield of their generation.

According to plans submitted to Liverpool City Council, the three-figure sculpture will be located on a raised plinth in front of the Church of St Luke of the Evangelist on Goodison Road.

The existing Goodison Road, City Road and Gwladys Street geometry and paving will be adjusted and extended to accommodate the sculpture.

EFC has commissioned artist Tom Murphy to produce the piece. Tom is the man behind the nearby Dixie Dean sculpture and several other prominent works of art across Liverpool including statues of Bill Shankly and John Lennon.

Visual of sculpture © Condy and Lofthouse Ltd

A document included with the application reads: “Everton Football Club has for a long time wanted to honour three of the club’s greatest footballing legends. Howard Kendall, Colin Harvey and Alan Ball, affectionately known by Evertonians as the ‘Holy Trinity’.

“Although past tributes to the players, like the huge mural on the Goodison Park Main Stand gable, have been well received, the club wanted a more permanent reminder of the trio and their contribution to the club.”

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