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1948-49 season
General information
Manager

George Kay

Captain

Jack Balmer

Performance
Division 1

12th

FA Cup

5th round

Top scorers
League

Balmer (14)

FA Cup

Balmer (2)
Done (2)

Overall

Balmer (16)

Attendances
Average

45,125

The 1948-49 season was Liverpool's 57th season of football since they were established.

SquadEdit

LiverpoolSquad1948-1949

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
26 February 1949 Newcastle United 1-1 Jones

ResultsEdit

LeagueEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
21 August 1948 Aston Vill 1-2 Balmer (73)
25 August 1948 Sheffield United 3-3 Balmer 2, Liddell
28 August 1948 Sunderland 4-0 Liddell (44), Fagan (47), Watkinson, Balmer (80)
30 August 1948 Sheffield United 2-1 Shannon (22), Liddell (48)
4 September 1948 Wolves 0-0
8 September 1948 Arsenal 1-1 Liddell (50)
11 September 1948 Bolton 0-1
15 September 1948 Arsenal 0-1
18 September 1948 Everton 1-1 Fagan (80)
25 September 1948 Blackpool 0-1
2 October 1948 Derby 0-0
9 October 1948 Chelsea 1-1 Payne (87)
16 October 1948 Birmingham 1-0 Done (37)
23 October 1948 Middlesbrough 4-0 Balmer (25), Stubbins (75), Liddell (pen 77), Whitaker (og 89)
30 October 1948 Newcastle 0-1
6 November 1948 Portsmouth 3-1 Liddell (9), Balmer (18), Done (77)
13 November 1948 Man City 4-2 Payne (10), Done (12, 20), Taylor (30)
20 November 1948 Charlton 1-1 Done (21)
27 November 1948 Stoke 0-3
4 December 1948 Burnley 1-1 Done (79)
11 December 1948 Preston 2-3 Done (24, 54)
18 December 1948 Aston Villa 1-1 Done (10)
25 December 1948 Man Utd 0-0
27 December 1948 Man Utd 0-2
1 January 1949 Sunderland 2-0 Hall (og 11), Liddell (pen 86)
22 January 1949 Bolton 3-0 Balmer (14), Stubbins (70), Gillies (og 75)
5 February 1949 Everton 0-0
19 February 1949 Blackpool 1-1 Balmer (25)
5 March 1949 Chelsea 1-2 Payne (34)
12 March 1949 Birmingham 1-0 Done (59)
19 March 1949 Charlton 1-2 Balmer (35)
26 March 1949 Stoke 4-0 Stubbins (?, ?), Done (67), Balmer (88)
2 April 1949 Portsmouth 2-3 Stubbins (52), Paisley (54)
6 April 1949 Wolves 0-0
9 April 1949 Man City 0-1
15 April 1949 Huddersfield 0-1
16 April 1949 Middlesbrough 1-0 Balmer (6)
18 April 1949 Huddersfield 4-0 Balmer (18, 84), Baron (24), Liddell (40)
23 April 1949 Newcastle 1-1 Baron (55)
30 April 1949 Burnley 2-0 Balmer (85), Stubbins (88)
4 May 1949 Derby 0-3
7 May 1949 Preston 0-2

FA CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
3 8 January 1949 Nottingham Forest 2-2 Fagan (78), Done (90)
3 (R) 15 January 1949 Nottingham Forest 4-0 Payne (28), Balmer (68, 89), Stubbins (76)
4 29 January 1949 Notts County 1-0 Liddell (58)
5 12 February 1949 Wolves 1-3 Done (62)

TablesEdit

LeagueEdit

Pos Club Pld W D L F A G. Avg Pts
11Stoke 421691766680.9741
12Liverpool 4213141553431.2340
13Chelsea 4212141669681.0138

Player statsEdit

Pos. Name League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
FW Jack Balmer 42 14 4 2 46 16
FW Kevin Baron 6 2 0 0 6 2
MF Ken Brierley 13 0 1 0 14 0
FW Cyril Done 24 11 4 2 28 13
FW Willie Fagan 13 2 1 1 14 3
DF Laurie Hughes 12 0 0 0 12 0
DF Bill Jones 38 0 4 0 42 0
MF Peter Kippax 1 0 0 0 1 0
DF Ray Lambert 41 0 4 0 45 0
MF Billy Liddell 38 8 4 1 42 9
MF Doug McAvoy 1 0 0 0 1 0
MF Tommy McLeod 4 0 0 0 4 0
GK Ray Minshull 4 0 1 0 5 0
DF Bob Paisley 36 1 4 0 40 1
MF Jimmy Payne 35 3 3 1 38 4
MF Robert Priday 4 0 0 0 4 0
FW Les Shannon 10 1 0 0 10 1
DF Bill Shepherd 41 0 4 0 45 0
GK Cyril Sidlow 38 0 3 0 41 0
DF Eddie Spicer 4 0 0 0 4 0
FW Albert Stubbins 15 6 3 1 18 7
DF Phil Taylor 30 1 4 0 34 1
MF William Watkinson 6 1 0 0 6 1
MF Bryan Williams 6 0 0 0 6 0

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Player From Fee Date
Peter Kippax Burnley Free 1948
Roy Saunders Hull Free May 1948
Joe Cadden Brooklyn Wanderers Free 12 June 1948
John Heydon Everton Free 1 January 1949
Frank Christie Forfar Athletic Unknown March 1949

OutEdit

Player To Fee Date
John Easdale Stockport Unknown 1948
Harry Eastham Tranmere Free May 1948
Stan Palk Port Vale Unknown July 1948
Alex Muir South Liverpool Unknown 1949
Robert Priday Blackburn £10,000 March 1949


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