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1954-55 season
General information
Manager

Don Welsh

Captain

Laurie Hughes

Performance
Division 2

11th

FA Cup

5th round

Top scorers
League

Liddell (30)

FA Cup

Evans (4)

Overall

Evans (33)

Attendances
Average

36,888

The 1954-55 season was Liverpool's 63rd season of football since they were established.

SquadEdit

LiverpoolSquad1954-1955

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
10 November 1954 Western Command TA XI 4-4 Arnell, Rowley, Melia, Parr
30 November1954 Watford 2-3 Liddell, Anderson

ResultsEdit

LeagueEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
21 August 1954 Doncaster 3-2 Rowley (61, 86, 89)
23 August 1954 Plymouth 0-1
28 August 1954 Derby 2-3 Evans (60), Bimpson (79)
1 September 1954 Plymouth 3-3 Evans (67), Arnell (81, 88)
4 September 1954 West Ham 1-2 Payne (76)
6 September 1954 Bristol 0-3
11 September 1954 Blackburn 3-4 Evans (5, 25), Liddell (87)
15 September 1954 Bristol Rovers 5-3 Evans (7, 39, 40, 70, 85)
18 September 1954 Fulham 4-1 Liddell (pen 24, 65, pen 89), Evans (81)
25 September 1954 Swansea 2-3 Liddell (24), Rowley (80)
2 October 1954 Notts County 3-1 Anderson (11, 69), Evans (30)
9 October 1954 Rotherham 3-1 A'Court (25), Liddell (62), Evans (85)
16 October 1954 Stoke 0-2
23 October 1954 Bury 1-1 Anderson (88)
30 October 1954 Lincoln 3-3 Anderson (24), Liddell (37, 66)
6 November 1954 Hull 2-1 Twentyman (29), Anderson (69)
13 November 1954 Luton 2-3 Liddell (pen 58), Evans (61)
20 November 1954 Nottingham Forest 1-0 Liddell (pen 49)
27 November 1954 Leeds 2-2 Liddell (4, 88)
4 December 1954 Middlesbrough 3-1 Liddell (pen 42, 54), Twentyman (57)
11 December 1954 Birmingham 1-9 Liddell (16)
18 December 1954 Doncaster 1-4 Evans (61)
25 December 1954 Ipswich 6-2 Liddell 4 (1 pen), Bimpson , Evans
27 December 1954 Ipswich 0-2
1 January 1955 Derby 2-0 Jackson (60), Liddell (88)
22 January 1955 Blackburn 4-1 Liddell (14 pen 54), Evans (60, 90)
5 February 1955 Fulham 2-1 Rowley (11), Evans (22)
12 February 1955 Swansea 1-1 Twentyman (78)
3 March 1955 Notts County 3-0 Arnell (12), A'Court (51), Rowley (?)
5 March 1955 Stoke 2-4 Evans (34, 87)
12 March 1955 Bury 4-3 Evans (16, 29, 47, 70)
19 March 1955 Lincoln 2-4 Liddell (pen 18, 84)
26 March 1955 Hull 2-2 Anderson (13), Evans (16)
2 April 1955 Luton 4-4 Evans (3, 22), Anderson (14), South (85)
8 April 1955 Port Vale 3-4 Anderson (32), Evans (40), Liddell (46)
9 April 1955 Nottingham Forest 1-3 Liddell (7)
11 April 1955 Port Vale 1-1 Jackson (67)
16 April 1955 Leeds 2-2 Payne (47), Rowley (58)
23 April 1955 Middlesbrough 2-1 Rowley (25), Liddell (64)
26 April 1955 West Ham 3-0 Evans (70), Anderson (73, 87)
30 April 1955 Birmingham 2-2 Liddell (pen 12, 75)
2 May1955 Rotherham 1-6 Liddell (90)

FA CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
3 8 January 1955 Lincoln 1-1 Evans (10)
3 (R) 12 January 1955 Lincoln 1-0[1] Evans (100)
4 29 January 1955 Everton 4-0 Liddell (18), A'Court (29), Evans (57, 75)
5 19 February 1955 Huddersfield 0-2

TablesEdit

LeagueEdit

Pos Club Pld W D L F A G. Avg Pts
10Swansea 421791686831.0443
11Liverpool 4216101692960.9642
12Middlesbrough 421861873820.8942

Player statsEdit

Pos. Name League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
MF Alan A'Court 30 2 3 1 33 3
FW Eric Anderson 32 10 3 0 35 10
FW Alan Arnell 7 3 1 0 8 3
GK Charlie Ashcroft 14 0 1 0 15 0
FW Louis Bimpson 8 2 1 0 9 2
DF Keith Burkinshaw 1 0 0 0 1 0
DF Don Campbell 12 0 0 0 12 0
FW John Evans 38 29 4 4 42 33
DF Laurie Hughes 26 0 3 0 29 0
MF Brian Jackson 23 2 3 0 26 2
DF Ray Lambert 28 0 4 0 32 0
FW Billy Liddell 40 30 4 1 44 31
DF Frank Lock 23 0 0 0 23 0
DF Tom McNulty 19 0 0 0 19 0
DF Ronnie Moran 17 0 4 0 21 0
MF Jimmy Payne 17 2 1 0 18 2
FW Tony Rowley 13 8 0 0 13 8
GK Doug Rudham 22 0 3 0 25 0
MF Roy Saunders 28 0 4 0 32 0
DF Alex South 6 1 1 0 7 1
DF Fred Tomley 2 0 0 0 2 0
DF Geoff Twentyman 35 3 4 0 39 3
GK Dave Underwood 6 0 0 0 6 0
MF Barry Wilkinson 15 0 0 0 15 0

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Player From Fee Date
Barry Wilkinson Bishop Auckland Free 1 June 1954
Fred Perry Worthing Free July 1954
Doug Rudham Johannesburg Free 18 August 1954
Alex South Brighton £5,000 December 1954

OutEdit

Player To Fee Date
Kevin Baron Southend Unknown May 1954
Bill Jones Ellesmere Port Town Free May 1954
John Smith Torquay Unknown May 1954
Joseph Maloney Shrewsbury Unknown July 1954
Russell Crossley Shrewsbury Unknown July 1954
Sammy Smyth Bangor City £2,000 January 1955

NotesEdit

  1. After extra time.


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