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

"His typical move was on the left wing, where he would make for the bye-line before slinging in a fast cross at just the right height. The all-standing Kop would topple forward when he made for the flagpole and you could hear the shout for a "corner" all over the city. His corners were also superb as were his free kicks. He would also cut in from the left and let fly with thunderous shots from either foot.

Sometimes he would switch to the right wing and had an extended period there. But one of his most successful spells was when he was converted to centre forward. He held the line, passed and brought in the wingers, was direct down the middle and could also head the ball. He ran (and walked) with a rolling gait - like a sailor. He could not be knocked off the ball and was rarely injured.

Billy Liddell, we salute you. You were a true legend. You were my first footballing hero. Arguably you were the best of all because you were ours alone. A true Local Hero."

Seamus on the great Billy Liddell

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