Liddell brings Liverpool closer to Wembley

Liddell knocked out Blackpool in the 6th round of the FA Cup on Liverpool's way to Wembley in 1950. Willie Fagan took the lead for Liverpool in the 19th minute, but Blackpool equalized four minutes later. As you can see on the cartoon, Phylllis had just given birth to twins David and Malcolm and they cheered on their dad Billy to score Liverpool's winner in the 81st minute.

Liverpool went on to beat Everton 2-0 in the semi-final, but sadly lost to Arsenal in the final, 0-2, where many complained Billy was literally kicked out of the game by the Arsenal players.

King Billy quote

"Billy was a great club player, so brave and such a strong runner. He did not know what fear was. He could go down the line, cut inside and give the ball a fearsome crack. I used to get into a bit of trouble when I ran into Bill in front of the Kop at Anfield. But what did those fans want me to do, get out of his way?"

Joe Mercer - Everton and Arsenal 1932-1955

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