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Steve Arnold

Steve Arnold

Birthdate: 5 January 1951
Birthplace: Wembley, London, England
Other clubs:Crewe Alexandra (1966-70), Southport (loan 1972), Torquay United (loan 1972), Rochdale (1973-74), Weymouth (1974-76), Dorchester Town (loan 1975), Connah's Quay Nomads (1978-79), West Kirby
Bought from:Crewe Alexandra
Signed for LFC:£12,000, 09.09.1970
Liverpool debut: 16.01.1971
Last appearance: 26.04.1971
Contract expiry: 12.06.1973
Win ratio: 0% W:0 D:1 L:1
LFC league games/goals: 2 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 2 / 0

Player profile

Signed from Crewe in September 1970, midfielder Arnold made his second first-team appearance for the Reds in bizarre circumstances. Liverpool incurred the wrath of the Football League, and received a large fine as a result, by making TEN changes for the penultimate League match of the season at Manchester City two days after they had won at Nottingham Forest. Ron Yeats was the only survivor from the Forest match. The reason was simple. Already in the FA Cup final, Liverpool had to visit Elland Road with a place in the European Fairs Cup final at stake only two days after the trip to Maine Road and Bill Shankly was not prepared to allow his first-choice players to go through such a punishing schedule with more important fixtures coming up.

Arnold featured mostly for Liverpool's reserves and was loaned out to other clubs while on Reds' books. He moved to Rochdale who finished bottom of the Third Division and 12 months after leaving Anfield he was playing non-league football with Weymouth. He initially retired because of injury in 1976 but returned to non-league football two years later.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 2 0 0 0 0 2
1970-1971 2 0 0 0 0 2
1971-1972 0 0 0 0 0 0
1972-1973 0 0 0 0 0 0

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
1 Manchester City
1 Crystal Palace
Total Started/substitutions
1 Started
0 On the bench
1 Substitute
0 Substituted
Total Competition
2 League

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 16.01.1971 Crystal Palace Selhurst Park League

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Crewe 1968-1969 England Third Division 5 0 5 0
Crewe 1969-1970 England Fourth Division 7 0 8 0
Crewe 1970-1971 England Fourth Division 3 0 5 0
Southport 1971-1972 England Fourth Division 16 3 16 3
Torquay United 1972-1973 England Fourth Division 3 1 3 1
Rochdale 1973-1974 England Third Division 40 1 43 1
Weymouth 1974-1976 Southern League 57 14 57 14
Dorchester Town 1975-1976 Southern League 13 0 13 0
Connah's Quay Nomads 1978-1979 Isthmian League Division Two N/A N/A N/A N/A
West Kirby 1985-1986 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total 144 19 150 19
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