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

"Given the history of the club for much of the second half of the twentieth century it is hard to understand that for so much of an era one man carried the hopes of the fans. But as I've said before these were the LIDDELL days and we were proud at the time to call our team LIDDELLPOOL. You see as the club slid from the level of Championship Winners to Championship contenders and Cup Finalists to having what many fans believe was our worst ever team there was only one ray of hope and that was Billy Liddell. Once the rot had set in the decline was swift and as the press reports of the time would tell you only Billy Liddell kept the team afloat. Yes I know you've heard it all before, but you're going to hear it again and again until my fingers bleed. There was a time when one man did make a team and when one man was bigger than the club. When the inevitable relegation came there wasn't any transfer demand from Billy Liddell, there was just a determination to restore pride and status to a fallen club and Billy was determined to play his part.

Wooltonian

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