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1938-39 season
General information
Manager

George Kay

Captain

Tom Cooper

Performance
Division 1

11th

FA Cup

5th round

Top scorers
League

Fagan (14)
Nieuwenhuys (14)

FA Cup

Balmer (4)

Overall

Nieuwenhuys (16)

Attendances
Average

32,160

The 1938-39 season was Liverpool's 47th season of football since they were established.

SquadEdit

LiverpoolSquad1938-1939

Note: Fixed squad numbers were not introduced until the 1993-94 season.

FriendliesEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
20 August 1938 Everton 1-2 Balmer

Other friendliesEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
24 May 1939 Swedish Combination 4-5  ?
26 May 1939 AIK Stockholm 0-2
31 May 1939 Swedish Combination 2-0  ?
2 June 1939 Swedish Combination 6-0  ?
6 June 1939 Elfsborg 2-5  ?

ResultsEdit

LeagueEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
27 August 1938 Chelsea 2-1 Taylor (35, 78)
3 September 1938 Preston 0-1
7 September 1938 Man Utd 1-0 Nieuwenhuys (15)
10 September 1938 Charlton 1-0 Busby (70)
14 September 1938 Middlesbrough 3-1 Fagan (55, 75), Nieuwenhuys (90)
17 September 1938 Bolton 1-3 Taylor (77)
24 September 1938 Leeds 3-0 Fagan (51), Balmer (61), Taylor (86)
1 October 1938 Everton 1-2 Fagan (pen 43)
8 October 1938 Leicester 2-2 Nieuwenhuys (73), Van Den Berg (89)
15 October 1938 Aston Villa 3-0 Van Den Berg (6), Balmer (34), Fagan (38)
22 October 1938 Wolves 2-2 Taylor (75), Nieuwenhuys (77)
29 October 1938 Huddersfield 3-3 Van Den Berg (1), Fagan (pen 63), Balmer (85)
5 November 1938 Portsmouth 1-1 Nieuwenhuys (10)
12 November 1938 Arsenal 2-2 Nieuwenhuys (41, 50)
19 November 1938 Brentford 1-2 Nieuwenhuys (40)
26 November 1938 Blackpool 1-0 Kinghorn (10)
3 December 1938 Derby 2-2 Taylor (34), Kinghorn (88)
10 December 1938 Grimsby 2-2 Nieuwenhuys (30), Fagan (33)
17 December 1938 Sunderland 3-2 Kinghorn, Bush, Taylor (78)
24 December 1938 Chelsea 1-4 Balmer (75)
26 December 1938 Stoke 1-3 Fagan (89)
27 December 1938 Stoke 1-0 Fagan (54)
31 December 1938 Preston 4-1 Taylor (33, 88), Fagan (pen 34), Balmer (85)
2 January 1939 Middlesbrough 0-3
14 January 1939 Charlton 3-1 Eastham (25), Balmer (39, 89)
25 January 1939 Bolton 1-2 Fagan (55)
28 January 1939 Leeds 1-1 Balmer (88)
4 February 1939 Everton 0-3
18 February 1939 Aston Villa 0-2
25 February 1939 Wolves 0-2
4 March 1939 Leicester 1-1 Taylor (82)
11 March 1939 Portsmouth 4-4 Fagan (16), Taylor (27, 51), Nieuwenhuys (62)
15 March 1939 Huddersfield 1-1 Nieuwenhuys (85)
18 March 1939 Arsenal 0-2
25 March 1939 Brentford 1-0 Fagan (pen 51)
1 April 1939 Blackpool 1-1 Fagan (20)
7 April 1939 Birmingham 4-0 Nieuwenhuys 2, Balmer 2
8 April 1939 Derby 2-1 Taylor (40, 63)
10 April 1939 Birmingham 0-0
15 April 1939 Grimsby 1-2 Nieuwenhuys (1)
22 April 1939 Sunderland 1-1 Kinghorn (75)
6 May 1939 Man Utd 0-2

FA CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
3 7 January 1939 Luton 3-0 Balmer (54, 89), Paterson (83)
4 21 January 1939 Stockport 5-1 Nieuwenhuys (6, 41), Eastham (29), Balmer (35, 51)
5 11 February 1939 Wolves 1-4 Fagan (pen 54)

TablesEdit

LeagueEdit

Pos Club Pld W D L F A G. Avg Pts
10Grimsby 4216111561690.8843
11Liverpool 4214141462630.9842
12Aston Villa 421691771601.1841

Player statsEdit

Pos. Name League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
FW Jack Balmer 42 10 3 4 45 14
DF John Browning 2 0 0 0 2 0
DF Matt Busby 42 1 3 0 45 1
DF Tom Bush 23 1 2 0 25 1
DF Tom Cooper 36 0 0 0 36 0
MF Harry Eastham 7 2 2 0 9 2
FW Willie Fagan 39 14 3 1 42 15
DF Matthew John Fitzsimmons 1 0 0 0 1 0
DF Jim Harley 31 0 3 0 34 0
DF Ron Jones 3 0 0 0 3 0
GK Dirk Kemp 7 0 3 0 10 0
MF Bill Kinghorn 19 4 0 0 19 4
DF Jimmy McInnes 34 0 3 0 37 0
MF Berry Nieuwenhuys 39 14 3 2 42 16
MF George L. Paterson 2 0 1 1 3 1
DF Keith Peters 1 0 0 0 1 0
DF Bernard Ramsden 10 0 3 0 13 0
GK Arthur Riley 35 0 0 0 35 0
DF Fred Rogers 30 0 1 0 31 0
FW John Shafto 4 0 0 0 4 0
FW Phil Taylor 39 0 3 0 42 0
MF Harman Van Den Berg 16 3 0 0 16 3

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Player From Fee Date
Billy Liddell Lochghelly Violet £200 27 July 1938
Bill Jones Hayfield St Matthews Free September 1938
Bob Paisley Bishop Auckland Free 8 May 1939

OutEdit

Player To Fee Date
William Hood Derry City Unknown 1938
Alexander Smith Crewe Unknown 1938
Benjamin Dabbs Watford Unknown June 1938
Fred Howe Man City Unknown 21 June 1938
Alf Hanson Chelsea Unknown July 1938
Tom Bradshaw Third Lanark Unknown September 1938
Alf Hobson Chester £700 October 1938
John Browning Cowdenbeath Unknown 1939
Matthew John Fitzsimmons Ipswich Unknown June 1939


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