Football career

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Billy proud with a Scottish cap from 1952-53

Billy proud with a Scottish cap from 1952-53.

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Billy warming up, stylish as ever!

Billy walks the ball into the net in the Lancashire Senior Cup on 24th October 1956

Billy walks the ball into the net in the Lancashire Senior Cup on 24th October 1956.

Liddell scores vs Portsmouth on the opening day of the 1953-54 season at Anfield. Liverpool recorded a 3-1 win which turned out only to be one of nine that season as Liverpool got relegated to the 2nd division.

Liddell scores vs Portsmouth on the opening day of the 1953-54 season at Anfield.

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Liddell scoring the famous cup equalizer against Manchester City which was disallowed, as the final whistle had already been blown. As a result City knocked out Liverpool of the 5th round of the FA Cup at Anfield 1-2 in 1956. You can see the referee raising his arm as he signals for full-time as the ball is on its way to the City net.

Liddell scoring the famous cup equalizer against Manchester City which was disallowed, as the final whistle had already been blown. As a result City knocked out Liverpool of the 5th round of the FA Cup at Anfield 1-2 in 1956. You can see the referee raising his arm as he signals for full-time as the ball is on its way to the City net.

Billy with Sir Stanley Matthews (left) and Roy Paul (right) in a practice game at Maine Road prior to the match between Great Britain and the Rest of Europe in Belfast in 1955.

Billy with Sir Stanley Matthews (left) and Roy Paul (right) in a practice game at Maine Road prior to the match between Great Britain and the Rest of Europe in Belfast in 1955.

Billy let's fly against Charlton Athletic at Anfield!

Billy lets fly against Charlton Athletic at Anfield!

Billy Liddell just misses the target in the 1947 FA Cup semi-final

Billy Liddell just misses the target in the 1947 FA Cup semi-final.

 

Trainer Albert Shelley showing Liverpool's players what to play with.
 

Panic at Lincoln City!

Panic at Lincoln City!

Billy shoots and scores vs Blackburn on 16th of February 1957

Billy shoots and scores vs Blackburn on 16th of February 1957.

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No such goalscoring luck this time around in April 1957.

No such goalscoring luck this time around in April 1957.

King Billy quote

"In 1950 an agent acting on behalf of clubs in Colombia, in South America, approached several English players and influenced them to go out to Bogota, the Colombian capital, to play for leading teams there. The Bogota clubs were supposed to be exceedingly lucrative, because Colombia had broken away from FIFA. Franklin and George Mountford, one of his Stoke City colleagues, were the first to go, and they were followed by several other English and Scottish players. As a matter of fact I was approached myself by the English agent with an offer of £2,000 to sign on, with top wages and hefty bonuses. It was enough to make anyone consider the matter seriously, and I certainly gave it a lot of thought. If my twin boys had been four or five years old, instead of only a few months, I would have had a still harder decision. The fact that they were so young finally decided me against accepting the offer. Later on, after hearing of the conditions in Colombia, I was jolly glad I had stayed at home."

The closest Billy ever came to leaving Liverpool was possibly in 1950 when a Colombian club offered him lucrative terms

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