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Opposition line-ups

LFChistory.net is thrilled to announce that its vast database now includes every single opposition player who has faced Liverpool Football Club since the first League season in 1893-1894. To date that is no less than 13,352 players! You can look up any game except for the first season in 1892-1893 and see how the opposition lined up that day. Once we have got the all the opposition players from Liverpool's first season, we will include their names as well.

You can search any opposition player here. We provide all substitutions, goals... even referee's names! If you see anything that might be amiss, wrong spelling of a name, a christian name that you know but we don't, a missing birthdate or even if the player is in the forward line when he should clearly be in defence, then please let us know at [email protected] We have done our best to eliminate any errors like that but with so much data being put in there are bound to be a couple of mistakes. We welcome your observations, that is only way we can be make our database better.

This would have never been possible without the INCREDIBLE work of Graeme Riley who did all this by himself enabling us to give even more complete picture of the games on our site. Graeme was a regular visitor to Anfield until he moved away from the area in the early 1990s and so is unable to attend as many matches he would like. His passion for Liverpool is matched by his interest in all football statistics, covering international and domestic competitions across Europe. This research is published on an annual basis in the series "Football In Europe".

More recently Graeme conceived of the Transfer Price Index, a method of comparing players’ and teams’ values across the whole of the Premier League era in current value terms; as a result of this he co-authored "Pay As You Play" with Paul Tomkins, in which the price of success in each season was analysed, producing some unexpected results. Graeme is a member of both the Association of Football Statisticians and its German equivalent DSFS.

FACTS from our opposition database: Peter Shilton is the player that has played most games against Liverpool, 58 in total from 1967-1991 for Leicester City, Stoke City, Nottingham Forest, Southampton and Derby County! The most prolific goalscorer is Charlie Buchan who scored 21 goals in 27 games against Liverpool. Of the players still adding to their totals, Didier Drogba has scored most goals against Liverpool, 10 in 27 games and the player who has featured in most games is Ryan Giggs with 45 appearances, next on the list are Frank Lampard with 42 and Paul Scholes with 32.
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We've got all the results from official games, appearance stats, goal stats and basically every conceivable statistic from 1892 to the present, every single line-up and substitutions!