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1945-46 season
General information
Manager

George Kay

Captain

Willie Fagan

Performance
Football League North (Unofficial)

11th

FA Cup

4th round

Top scorers
FA Cup

Fagan (3)

Overall

Fagan (3)

Attendances
Average

23,227

The 1945-46 season was Liverpool's 54th season of football since they were established.

SquadEdit

LiverpoolSquad1945-1946

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

FriendliesEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

No pre-season friendlies were played this season.

Other friendliesEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
28 July 1945 RAF XI 7-0 Fagan 4 (2 pens), Liddell 2, Balmer
29 July 1945 Army XI 3-3 Liddell 3
12 May 1946 New York All-Stars 3-1 Balmer (37, 61), Fagan (53)
15 May 1946 Baltimore All-Stars 9-0 Balmer 4, Done 3, Fagan 2
19 May 1946 American Select 5-0 Done 3 (18, 24, 76), Priday (21), Balmer (70)
22 May 1946 New England XI 3-2 Balmer, Priday 2
26 May 1946 Philadelphia XI 12-0 Done 4, Balmer 3, Taylor 2, Fagan 2, Priday
31 May 1946 St Louis All-Stars 5-1 Fagan 2, Priday, Balmer, Done
2 June 1946 Chicago Maroons 9-3 Balmer 4, Fagan 3, Taylor, Priday
5 June 1946 Ulster United 11-1 Fagan 3, Balmer 2, Priday 3, Taylor, Nieuwenhuys, Done
9 June 1946 Kearney Celtic 3-1 Fagan (3), Done (5, 36)
11 June 1946 American Select 10-1 Done 4, Fagan 3, Priday, Balmer, Eastham

ResultsEdit

LeagueEdit

Football League North matches are not counted as official matches, so statistics do not count towards player's career statistics.

Date Opponent Score Scorers
25 August 1945 Burnley 3-1 Liddell 2, Nieuwenhuys
29 August 1945 Bolton 2-2 Taylor (26), Kippax (?)
1 September 1945 Burnley 2-3 Balmer (13), Liddell (55)
8 September 1945 Bury 1-1 Balmer (pen 37)
12 September 1945 Everton 2-1 Liddell (41), Shannon (85)
15 September 1945 Bury 1-2 Nieuwenhuys (89)
22 September 1945 Blackburn 5-0 Jones (20), Balmer (25, 41), Fagan (30, 49)
29 September 1945 Blackburn 4-0 Paisley (25), Fagan (?), Kaye (?), Balmer (?)
6 October 1945 Bradford Park Avenue 4-1 Kaye (8, 75), Balmer (13), Liddell (83)
13 October 1945 Bradford Park Avenue 2-0 Liddell (3), Shannon (55)
20 October 1945 Man City 0-1
27 October 1945 Man City 0-5
3 November 1945 Newcastle 3-0 Fagan 3
10 November 1945 Newcastle 2-6 Nieuwenhuys, Fagan (pen)
17 November 1945 Sheffield Wednesday 3-2 Balmer 2, Liddell
24 November 1945 Sheffield Wednesday 0-2
1 December 1945 Huddersfield 4-1 Liddell 2, Fagan, Balmer
8 December 1945 Huddersfield 1-3 Balmer
15 December 1945 Chesterfield 1-1 Taylor
22 December 1945 Chesterfield 2-2 Liddell (7, 70)
25 December 1945 Barnsley 5-2 Liddell, Paisley, Priday, Fagan 2
26 December 1945 Barnsley 0-1
29 December 1945 Everton 2-2 Baron (81), Liddell (85)
12 January 1946 Preston 4-2 Liddell 2, Fagan, Priday (82)
19 January 1946 Preston 1-2 Fagan (14)
2 February 1946 Leeds 0-3
9 February 1946 Man Utd 1-2 Balmer (65)
16 February 1946 Man Utd 0-5
23 February 1946 Sunderland 2-2 Liddell, Balmer
2 March 1946 Sunderland 2-0 Fagan, Liddell
9 March 1946 Sheffield United 1-3 Balmer (pen 65)
16 March 1946 Sheffield United 0-3
23 March 1946 Middlesbrough 1-2 Nieuwenhuys (8)
30 March 1946 Middlesbrough 5-2 Done (4, 19, 31), Balmer (29), Fagan (90)
6 April 1946 Stoke 1-0 Done (24)
10 April 1946 Leeds 1-1 Fagan (3)
13 April 1946 Stoke 4-1 Priday (26, 35), Fagan (44), Balmer (46)
19 April 1946 Grimsby 2-0 Fagan, Nieuwenhuys
20 April 1946 Blackpool 1-1 Burke (13)
22 April 1946 Grimsby 1-1 Done
27 April 1946 Blackpool 4-0 OG (10), Jones (18), Balmer (55), Taylor (78)
29 April 1946 Bolton 0-1

FA CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
3 (1st leg) 5 January 1946 Chester 2-0 Liddell (30), Fagan (86)
3 (2nd leg) 9 January 1946 Chester 2-1 Fagan (3, 40)
4 (1st leg) 26 January 1946 Bolton 0-5
4 (2nd leg) 30 January 1946 Bolton 2-0 Balmer (5), Nieuwenhuys (75)

TablesEdit

LeagueEdit

Football League North statistics are unofficial.

Pos Club Pld W D L F A G. Avg Pts
11Man City 422041878751.0444
12Liverpool 421791680701.1443
13Middlesbrough 421791675870.8643

Player statsEdit

Pos. Name FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals
FW Jack Balmer 2 1 2 1
FW Kevin Baron 3 0 3 0
DF Tom Bush 1 0 1 0
FW Willie Fagan 4 3 4 3
MF Fred Finney 2 0 2 0
DF Jim Harley 3 0 3 0
GK Alf Hobson 1 0 1 0
DF Laurie Hughes 3 0 3 0
DF George Kaye 1 0 1 0
DF Ray Lambert 4 0 4 0
MF Billy Liddell 2 1 2 1
MF Berry Nieuwenhuys 4 1 4 1
GK Harry Wheeler Nickson 3 0 3 0
DF Bob Paisley 4 0 4 0
MF Robert Priday 4 0 4 0
DF Bernard Ramsden 1 0 1 0
DF Eddie Spicer 1 0 1 0
DF Phil Taylor 1 0 1 0

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Player From Fee Date
Robert Priday Cape Town City Unknown 1945
Bryan Williams South Liverpool Free August 1945
Bill Shepherd Elm Park Free December 1945
William Watkinson Prescot Cables Free February 1946
Cyril Sidlow Wolves £4,000 February 1946

OutEdit

Player To Fee Date
Alf Hobson South Liverpool Unknown 1946


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