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1955-56 season
General information
Manager

Don Welsh

Captain

Billy Liddell

Performance
Division 2

3rd

FA Cup

5th round

Top scorers
League

Liddell (27)

FA Cup

Liddell (5)

Overall

Liddell (32)

Attendances
Average

39,295

The 1955-56 season was Liverpool's 64th season of football since they were established.

SquadEdit

LiverpoolSquad1955-1956

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
19 September 1955 Lancashire XI 2-2[1]  ?
3 May 1956 Blacburn 4-4 White (1), Twentyman (38), Bimpson (?), Arnell (?)
16 May 1956 Angers 0-0
23 May 1956 Contors 8-1 Court, Liddell 2, Melia, Bimpson, OG, Evans, Jackson
24 May 1956 Rouen 6-2 Liddell, Court, Evans 2, Arnell, Twentyman
27 May 1956 St Etienne 1-1 Liddell
30 May 1956 Toulouse 1-3 Melia

ResultsEdit

LeagueEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
20 August 1955 Nottingham Forest 3-1 A'Court (32, 67), Evans (85)
24 August 1955 Sheffield Wednesday 0-3
27 August 1955 Hull 3-0 Liddell (34, 36), Arnell (89)
31 August 1955 Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Liddell (60)
3 September 1955 Blackburn 3-3 Arnell (1, 5), Liddell (38)
7 September 1955 Bristol Rovers 0-2
10 September 1955 Lincoln 2-1 Arnell (15, 68)
17 September 1955 Leicester 1-3 Liddell (21)
24 September 1955 Middlesbrough 1-1 Liddell (2)
1 October 1955 Plymouth 4-1 Twentyman (9, 40), A'Court 2 (?, ?)
8 October 1955 Bristol City 1-2 Rowley (38)
15 October 1955 West Ham 3-1 A'Court (13), Payne (36), Liddell (82)
22 October 1955 Bury 4-1 Arnell (3, 85), Liddell (22, 82)
29 October 1955 Rotherham 2-0 Arnell (61), Liddell (?)
5 November 1955 Swansea 1-2 Arnell (28)
12 November 1955 Notts County 2-1 Liddell (36), Twentyman (81)
19 November 1955 Leeds 2-4 Liddell (pen 10), Arnell (17)
26 November 1955 Fulham 7-0 Evans (1), Arnell (35), Liddell (36, 51), Twentyman (55), A'Court (61), Payne (82)
3 December 1955 Port Vale 1-1 Liddell (40)
10 December 1955 Barnsley 1-1 Evans (17)
17 December 1955 Nottingham Forest 5-2 Evans (6), Melia (48), Liddell (51, 80, 89)
24 December 1955 Hull 2-1 Anderson (80), Evans (86)
26 December 1955 Stoke 2-2 Liddell (pen 55), Evans (77)
27 December 1955 Stoke 2-3 Twentyman (47), Rowley (50)
31 December 1955 Blackburn 1-2 Anderson (19)
21 January 1956 Leicester 3-1 Liddell (20, pen 60), Arnell (39)
4 February 1956 Middlesbrough 2-1 Evans (67), Liddell (82)
11 February 1956 Plymouth 0-4
25 February 1956 West Ham 0-2
29 February 1956 Leeds 1-0 Evans (80)
3 March 1956 Bury 4-2 Evans (pen 5, 74), Liddell (25), Dickson (89)
10 March 1956 Barnsley 5-0 Anderson (4, 84), Liddell (11, 75), Dickson (25)
17 March 1956 Swansea 4-1 Liddell (2), Dickson (59, 83), Anderson (88)
24 March 1956 Notts County 1-2 Anderson (84)
30 March 1956 Doncaster 0-1
31 March 1956 Bristol City 2-1 Arnell (74), Evans (pen 88)
2 April 1956 Doncaster 1-2 Evans (22)
7 April 1956 Fulham 1-3 Liddell (72)
14 April 1956 Port Vale 4-1 Rowley (29, 76, 89), Twentyman (82)
21 April 1956 Rotherham 1-0 Rowley (8)
28 April 1956 Bristol Rovers 2-1 Evans (7), Twentyman (80)
2 May 1956 Lincoln 0-2

FA CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
3 7 January 1956 Accrington 2-0 Liddell (31, 32)
4 28 January 1956 Scunthorpe 3-3 Liddell (32, 90), Payne (54)
4 (R) 6 February 1956 Scunthorpe 2-1[2] Liddell (19), Arnell (109)
5 18 February 1956 Man City 0-0
5 (R) 22 February 1956 Man City 1-2 Arnell (52)

TablesEdit

LeagueEdit

Pos Club Pld W D L F A G. Avg Pts
2Leeds 422361380601.3352
3Liverpool 422161585631.3548
4Blackburn 422161584651.2948

Player statsEdit

Pos. Name League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
MF Alan A'Court 40 6 5 0 45 6
FW Eric Anderson 20 6 0 0 20 6
FW Alan Arnell 23 13 4 2 27 15
FW Louis Bimpson 8 0 1 0 9 0
FW Joe Dickson 6 4 0 0 6 4
FW John Evans 31 13 5 0 36 13
DF Laurie Hughes 39 0 5 0 44 0
MF Brian Jackson 15 0 0 0 15 0
DF Ray Lambert 10 0 0 0 10 0
FW Billy Liddell 39 27 5 5 44 32
DF Tom McNulty 1 0 0 0 1 0
FW Jimmy Melia 4 1 0 0 4 1
DF John Molyneux 32 0 5 0 37 0
DF Ronnie Moran 39 0 5 0 44 0
MF Jimmy Payne 16 2 5 1 21 3
DF Fred Perry 1 0 0 0 1 0
DF John Price 1 0 0 0 1 0
FW Tony Rowley 7 6 0 0 7 6
GK Doug Rudham 21 0 0 0 21 0
MF Roy Saunders 37 0 5 0 42 0
DF Geoff Twentyman 42 7 5 0 47 7
GK Dave Underwood 21 0 5 0 26 0
DF Dick White 8 0 0 0 8 0
MF Barry Wilkinson 1 0 0 0 1 0

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Player From Fee Date
Bobby Murdoch Bolton Free 11 May 1955
John Molyneux Chester £4,500 23 June 1955
Dick White Scunthorpe Free 10 November 1955

OutEdit

Player To Fee Date
Frank Lock Watford Unknown June 1955
Charlie Ashcroft Torquay Unknown 6 June 1955
Fred Tomley Chester Unknown July 1955
Jimmy Payne Everton £5,000 April 1956

NotesEdit

  1. Eddie Spicer's testimonial.
  2. After extra time.


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