Wartime appearances & goals

Season Appearances Goals
Grand Total 153 82
1939-1940 16 9
1940-1941 37 12
1941-1942 36 22
1942-1943 15 5
1943-1944 6 4
1944-1945 15 13
1945-1946 28 17

King Billy quote

"When the ball came out of the crowd the referees attention was drawn to some defect in the ball. Seemingly Billy had burst the ball with his head, so the ref had to call for a new ball. I know I have written many things over the years watching football, but never have I seen a ball burst with the power of a header. Liddell was known for bursting balls with both his right and left feet, but with his head? I guess that's just another bit of footballing history from Liddell, that will eventually have people in the future doubting the power of this man."

From Liverpool Echo's match report on Liverpool – Fulham on 18th September 1954

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