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1953-54 season
General information
Manager

Don Welsh

Captain

Bill Jones

Performance
Division 1

22nd - relegated

FA Cup

3rd round

Top scorers
League

Smyth (13)

FA Cup

None

Overall

Smyth (13)

Attendances
Average

40,979

The 1953-54 season was Liverpool's 62nd season of football since they were established.

SquadEdit

LiverpoolSquad1953-1954

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
7 October 1953 South Africa XI 3-2 Rowley, Bimpson, Baron
4 November 1953 Western Command TA XI 3-3 Lawton 2, Anderson
20 February 1954 St Mirren 4-2 Liddell (21, ?), Evans (?), A'Court (26)
16 March 1954 Carlisle 3-3[1] Melia (35), Pringle (pen 40), Taylor (69)

ResultsEdit

LeagueEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
19 August 1953 Portsmouth 3-1 B. Jones (26, 72), Liddell (84)
22 August 1953 Man Utd 4-4 Liddell (20), B. Jones (44), Bimpson (54, 58)
26 August 1953 Newcastle 2-2 Baron 2
29 August 1953 Bolton 0-2
2 September 1953 Newcastle 0-4
5 September 1953 Preston 1-5 B. Jones (55)
7 September 1953 Wolves 1-2 Jackson (87)
12 September 1953 Tottenham 1-2 B. Jones (58)
16 September 1953 Wolves 1-1 B. Jones (69)
19 September 1953 Burnley 4-0 Bimpson (2, 6, 22, 44)
26 September 1953 Charlton 0-6
3 October 1953 Sheffield Wednesday 2-2 Paisley (30), Bimpson (34)
10 October 1953 Aston Villa 6-1 Liddell (14), Smyth (69, 80), Paisley (30), Bimpson (72), Payne (80), Blanchflower (og 88)
17 October 1953 Huddersfield 0-2
24 October 1953 Sheffield United 3-0 Payne (19), Smyth (58, 60)
31 October 1953 Chelsea 2-5 Smyth (12, 84)
7 November 1953 Man City 2-2 Bimpson (43), Baron (58)
14 November 1953 Sunderland 2-3 Smyth (20, 40)
21 November 1953 Arsenal 1-2 Bimpson (40)
28 November 1953 Cardiff 1-3 Bimpson (38)
5 December 1953 Blackpool 5-2 Payne (45), A'Court (53, 57), Arnell (79), Smyth (88)
12 December 1953 Portsmouth 1-5 Smyth (31)
19 December 1953 Man Utd 1-5 Bimpson (58)
25 December 1953 West Brom 2-5 A'Court (?), Lambert (pen 71)
26 December 1953 West Brom 0-0
2 January 1954 Bolton 1-2 Evans (2)
16 January 1954 Preston 1-2 Baron (71)
23 January 1954 Tottenham 2-2 Liddell (53), Evans (75)
6 February 1954 Burnley 1-1 Anderson (81)
13 February 1954 Charlton 2-3 Evans (28), Anderson (41)
24 February 1954 Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Anderson (86)
27 February 1954 Aston Villa 1-2 Bimpson (70)
6 March 1954 Huddersfield 1-3 Evans (11)
13 March 1954 Sheffield United 1-3 Liddell (pen 18)
20 March 1954 Chelsea 1-1 Anderson (84)
3 April 1954 Sunderland 4-3 Jackson (45), Evans (48), Liddell (pen 67), Anderson (71)
7 April 1954 Man City 2-0 Jackson (44, 57)
10 April 1954 Arsenal 0-3
16 April 1954 Middlesbrough 1-0 Smyth (19)
17 April 1954 Cardiff 0-1
19 April 1954 Middlesbrough 4-1 Rowley (29), Smyth (37, 63), Liddell (68)
24 April 1954 Blackpool 0-3

FA CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
3 9 January 1954 Bolton 0-1

TablesEdit

LeagueEdit

Pos Club Pld W D L F A G. Avg Pts
20Sheffield United 4211112069900.7733
21Middlesbrough 4210102260910.6630
22Liverpool 429102368970.7028

Player statsEdit

Pos. Name League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
MF Alan A'Court 16 3 0 0 16 3
FW Eric Anderson 13 5 0 0 13 5
FW Alan Arnell 3 1 0 0 3 1
GK Charlie Ashcroft 6 0 0 0 6 0
FW Kevin Baron 17 4 0 0 17 4
FW Louis Bimpson 24 12 0 0 24 12
DF Don Campbell 2 0 0 0 2 0
FW Albert Childs 2 0 0 0 2 0
GK Russell Crossley 18 0 1 0 19 0
FW John Evans 16 5 1 0 17 5
DF Laurie Hughes 27 0 1 0 28 0
MF Brian Jackson 27 4 1 0 28 4
DF Bill Jones 25 6 1 0 26 6
FW Harold Jones 1 0 0 0 1 0
DF Ray Lambert 20 1 1 0 21 1
MF Billy Liddell 36 7 1 0 37 7
DF Frank Lock 18 0 1 0 19 0
MF Joseph Maloney 6 0 0 0 6 0
DF Tom McNulty 12 0 0 0 12 0
DF Ronnie Moran 1 0 0 0 1 0
DF Bob Paisley 19 2 0 0 19 2
MF Jimmy Payne 17 3 1 0 18 3
FW Tony Rowley 2 1 0 0 2 1
MF Roy Saunders 20 0 0 0 20 0
MF John Thomas Smith 3 0 0 0 3 0
FW Sammy Smyth 26 13 0 0 26 13
DF Eddie Spicer 23 0 0 0 23 0
DF Phil Taylor 6 0 1 0 7 0
DF Geoff Twentyman 20 0 0 0 20 0
GK Dave Underwood 18 0 0 0 18 0
MF Barry Wilkinson 18 0 1 0 19 0

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Player From Fee Date
Albert Childs Northern Nomads Free 1953
Fred Tomley Litherland Free September 1953
Tony Rowley Birmingham Unknown October 1953
Keith Burkinshaw Denaby United Unknown November 1953
Dave Underwood Watford £7,000 December 1953
Geoff Twentyman Carlisle £10,000 17 December 1953
Frank Lock Charlton £7,500 25 December 1953
John Evans Charlton £12,500 25 December 1953
Tom McNulty Man Utd £7,000 February 1954

OutEdit

Player To Fee Date
Hugh Gerhardi South African team Unknown 1953
John Heydon Millwall £3,000 May 1953
Mervyn Jones Scunthorpe Unknown July 1953
Bryan Williams South Liverpool Free July 1953
Albert Stubbins Ashington Free September 1953
Albert Childs Bishop Auckland Free 1954

NotesEdit

  1. Billy Hogan's testimonial.


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