The 1959-60 season proved to be Billy's swansong for the Reds. Liddell started the season with a bang by scoring two goals in the second game of the season on 26th of August 1959. Here is Liverpool Daily Post's report from the game:
Billy Liddell, the Indian rubber man, who makes a habit of bouncing back to stardom from the recurring threat of a quiet termination in the reserve team to a wonderful career, scored two goals in Liverpool's 4-2 victory over Bristol City at Anfield, and was the unluckiest man on the field not to be credited with a hat-trick.
On two other occasions he had the ball in the net to be deprived of goals by infringements split seconds earlier.
When Liverpool were awarded a penalty the crowd roared for Liddell, the "penalty king" to take the shot. Instead Melia converted it into a goal.
Liddell hit the post, fired wide of each upright, had a shot kicked off the line and several times put the ball over the bar. And for all the frustration brought about by the third goal which perversely refused to come, the spectators revelled in the high speed target practice that made Liverpool look a very good side.
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"From the resulting A'Court corner Liddell headed home his third and Liverpool's FIFTH, with only a minute left the game was over. Liddell had inspired Liverpool to victory in a spell in the game when Forest turned nasty and it was good to see sportsmanship triumph over what can only be described as "Filth". The highlights of the game were the display of the debutant Melia and Liddell's brilliant second half hat-trick."
From Liverpool Echo's match report on Liverpool - Nottingham Forest on 17th December 1955