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

"I saw Billy Liddell play at Anfield with Stanley Matthews on the other side. Both produced breathtaking performances; both teased the other's defence and both delivered constantly inch-perfect corners. One moment of Liddell's magic came when he was standing outside his opponents' penalty area. A lazy ball bounced towards him and from a standing position, he headed the ball. It went like a rocket, hit the crossbar with the goalkeeper well beaten and rebounded (first bounce) outside the area. If you ally this to his shooting power and speed, his determination and sporting conduct, it is ill advised to say a modern player is better without qualification."

A letter from Newby Jones in The Telegraph

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