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The two legendary Bills in 1960/1961. Liddell and Shankly with TV Williams, chairman of Liverpool and the Lord Mayor of Liverpool

Liddell and Shankly in 1960/1961 with TV Williams, chairman of Liverpool and the Lord Mayor of Liverpool.

Billy in a dress in 1951.

Billy in a dress in 1951. "His wife would do pantomines and he was a dame" - Rena Liddell, Billy's sister

The Liverpool FC version of the Beatles in Ked Dodds' Christmas show. Comedian Dodd, who was a good friend of Billy's, is seen here with Ian St John, Rowdy Yeats and Billy.

Billy along with Ian St John and Ron Yeats in the Liverpool FC version of the Beatles in Ked Dodds' Christmas show.

Billy celebrating Liverpool's championship win in 1964. With him are former Red, Ray Lambert and Liverpool's winger of the day, Peter Thompson

Billy celebrating Liverpool's championship win in 1964 with Ray Lambert and Liverpool's winger Peter Thompson.

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Billy playing snooker with the Liverpool lads

Billy playing snooker with the Liverpool lads.

The Liverpool team and their wives dancing the night away after Liverpool's championship's win in 1947

Celebrating Liverpool's championship's win in 1947.

Billy and his teammates: Dick White, Louis Bimpson, John Molyneux and Alan A' Court

Billy and his Liverpool teammates: Dick White, Louis Bimpson, John Molyneux and Alan A' Court "dressed to kill" on 2nd of February 1955.

 

 

In 1967, Liddell played in a charity match to generate funds for Bankfield House Community Centre. More than 10,000 people watched Liddell play opposite Ferenc Puskás at South Liverpool's Holly Park ground.

In 1967, Liddell played in a charity match to generate funds for Bankfield House Community Centre. More than 10,000 people watched Liddell play opposite Ferenc Puskás at South Liverpool's Holly Park ground.

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Billy with Liverpool players in the 1975-76 season

Billy Liddell with Liverpool players of the successful 1975-76 season.

Liddell appears on This Is Your Life in honour of Bob Paisley on 12th November 1977

Liddell appears on This Is Your Life in honour of Bob Paisley on 12th November 1977

King Billy quote

"The turning point of my young life came after I had been to a Youth Club dance one Saturday night. On returning home shortly before midnight I was surprised to see a light in the living-room. Normally my parents were in bed soon after ten o' clock. Both mother and father were still up and dressed, and were obviously not there to tick me off for being out so late. There was clearly something in the wind, though what it was I couldn't imagine. Certainly I was not prepared for the words which came immediately I had answered their questions about the dance. Mother could not keep silent longer. Neither could she prepare me gradually for the shock to come. Right out without any preliminaries, she asked: 'Willie, how would you like to live in Liverpool?'

I could only stand and stare. I hadn't the slightest idea what the question conveyed. Football at that moment was far from my thoughts and Liverpool had never been in them at all. When I found words at last all I could say was: 'What on earth do you mean?' Then it came out bit by bit, and as it did I realized that, at the age of sixteen-and-a-half, I was at an important crossroads in my young life."

Billy Liddell on his way to Liverpool!

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