Emlyn Hughes (England, 1969–1980, 62 caps, 1 goal) and (Liverpool FC, 1967–1979, 474 apps, 35 goals) has been immortalised in a bronze statue of Hughes in mid-kick and was unveiled on 18 April 2008 in his home town of Barrow, Cumbria. The former England and Reds captain died at the age of 57 on 9 November 2004. The defender was awarded an OBE in 1980, played 650 games for Liverpool, won 62 England caps and captained his country 23 times.
The Howgill Fells are hills in Northern England between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, lying roughly in between the vertices of a triangle made by the towns of Sedbergh, Kirkby Stephen and Tebay. The name Howgill derives from the Old Norse word haugr meaning a hill or barrow, plus gil meaning a narrow valley.