Liddell bursts the ball and misses a pen!

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This game came right at the end of Billy's career. He only went on to make 6 further appearances after this Huddersfield game on 19th March 1960. Liddell's kick burst the ball after only four minutes of play. He made a goal for Dave Hickson after 13 minutes. Tommy Leishman added another only three minutes later. Liverpool were 2-0 up, but allowed Huddersfield to equalize 2-2. Liddell could have scored Liverpool's third from the spot, but his thunderous shot rebounded off the upright and the ball ended up in the middle of field. Such was the power of Liddell's kick!

King Billy quote

"Bottles, it has been said have been poised, waiting mouths left high, dry and unslaked as men in their Spion Kop hundreds have halted in silent expectation as Liddell burst through the opposing defence. On such occasions, it has also been said, normally sensible men have greeted the resultant goal by hurling still nearly full bottles into the air and others have been too stunned by the glory of the goal to catch them. Liddell, lifelong teetotaller though he is, would appreciate the compliment. There could be none finer, nor none more deserved."

2nd of July 1967 News of the World

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