Player profile

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

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals200002
1970-1971 200002
1971-1972 000000
1972-1973 000000

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

TotalOpponent
1Manchester City
1Crystal Palace
Total Started/substitutions
1 Started
On the bench
1 Substitute
Substituted
TotalCompetition
2League

Goals per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals000000
1970-1971 000000
1971-1972 000000
1972-1973 000000

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalTeam
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TotalStarted/substitutions
0Started
0Substitute
TotalCompetition
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TotalGoal minute period
01-15
016-30
031-45
046-60
061-75
076-90
091-120
TotalOpen play/Penalty
0Open play
0Penalty

Wartime Appearances / Goals

SeasonAppearancesGoals
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Stats note

Milestone Appearances

#DateAgainstStadiumCompetition
116.01.1971Crystal PalaceSelhurst ParkLeague

Milestone Goals

#MinuteDateAgainstStadiumCompetition
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The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1970-1971 * Midfielder
1971-1972 * Midfielder
1972-1973 * Midfielder
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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