We’re Asking Troy Hawke: “Why Jan Molby?” How The New Mural Is Presented For “Scousest Dane”


Jan Molby became the last Liverpool legend immortalized in colors, thanks to a little help from MurWalls, who brought Troy Hawke and the former Red together for the first time.

When comedian Troy Hawke casually commented on a football player he remembered from his youth, he had no idea that one day he would meet his Danish “idol”.

Located on Sybil Road, next to the Trent Alexander-Arnold mural and just a stone’s throw from Anfield, the newest mural in the area depicts Liverpool legend Ian Molby on a Panini sticker reading “What would Ian Molby do?”

After the comedian went viral by asking Kevin De Bruyne a question for Man City’s Youtube channel, Merwalls brought Hawke together to create a mural depicting the great Dane.

The MurWalls are the team behind several murals around Anfield and they have arranged a meeting between an unlikely couple.

When Hawke and Molby, who played 292 games for Liverpool between 1985 and 1995, finally met at the unveiling of the artwork, they embraced.

Subsequently, the comedian, known for his eccentricity, joked that Molby was “the most Danish Scouse he had ever met in his entire life.”

When asked about the reason for choosing Molby as the “CEO of the Guild of Greetings without consent” — the Guild of Greetings is a series of funny videos in which Hawk humorously greets people in various stores and retail outlets — Hawk replied: “Why not Ian Molby?

“He is the most selfless player that has ever existed in any area of the football genre that you can think of. He never left the central circle and existed to make others look good.

“He was the obvious choice.”

The comedian, who studied at Liverpool University, explained that he started referring to Molby because he was not fond of football as a child, and the Dane was just a name that, as he remembered, constantly appeared on Ceefax.

Standing in the snow, seeing his enlarged face on the wall for the first time, Molby said This Is Anfield: “I like it.

“[The murals] have become very popular around Anfield Stadium. I come here on most game days and see the interest that is there. You know, people go around looking for them, they want to take pictures.”

The art form is a way to pay homage to idols, which has grown significantly over the past few years. Around Anfield and in the city center, many city walls are decorated with football heroes, as well as great musicians.

Only in the Anfield area there are paintings dedicated to Ray Clemens, Jordan Henderson, Alexander-Arnold, Mo Salah, Luis Diaz, Ian Rush, Steven Gerrard, Jurgen Klopp and Sir Kenny Dalglish, to name just a few.



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