Player profile

Peter Wall

Birthdate: 13 September 1944
Birthplace: Westbury, England
Other clubs: Shrewsbury Town (1961-64), Wrexham (1964-66), Crystal Palace (1970-78), Orient (loan 1972-73), St. Louis Stars (loan 1977), California Surf (1978-80)
Bought from: Wrexham
Signed for LFC: 35000 (for him and Mason), 06.10.1966
Liverpool debut: 16.03.1968
Last appearance: 28.02.1970
Contract expiry: May 1970
Win ratio: 52.38% W: 22 D: 9 L: 11
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 5 / 1
LFC league games/goals: 31 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 42 / 0

Player profile

"Max" as he was christened by players and supporters alike after the famous comedian Max Wall arrived at Liverpool from Wrexham in October 1966 as a 21-year-old with the reputation of being a reliable full-back. Shankly paid £35,000 for Wall and his fellow Wrexham full-back, Stuart Mason, who lasted two years at Anfield without making a first-team appearance. Liverpool had previously missed out on Huddersfield’s Bob McNab who moved to Arsenal and played 365 games for the Gunners, but Wrexham couldn't refuse Liverpool's offer for the promising pair who manager Jack Rowley valued: “It grieves me to lose these players. I might get back to Wales and find my windows have been smashed. But the fans must realise that this deal has been done to benefit the club and the players." Wall's arrival coincided with the most settled side Liverpool has ever seen and it was impossible for him to break the monopoly that Chris Lawler and Gerry Byrne had in the two full-back positions. It wasn't until February 1968 that Shankly gave Wall his debut in a home fixture with Leicester. Byrne's playing days were almost at an end and Wall fitted comfortably enough into the Liverpool system of the time, making a further eight appearances towards the end of the 1967/68 season and being first-choice left-back for the first 13 League matches the following season as well. But then the more experienced and more versatile Geoff Strong took over the No. 3 shirt and Wall found himself out in the cold again.

Wall did play nine consecutive League games in the middle of the 1969/70 season but that period also included the dreadful FA Cup defeat at second division Watford, after which Shankly realised that it was time to make changes and build for the future. Wall was given one final opportunity in the new-look team who ran out at Anfield against Derby a week after the cup debacle but another defeat resulted and in the summer he was transferred to Crystal Palace. Wall served Palace well for eight years making over 190 appearances as the Eagles dropped from the First Division to the Third. Wall faced his old team, Liverpool, at Selhurst Park on 19 August 1972, but unfortunately broke his leg following a tackle by Tommy Smith. Following a successful loan spell with St. Louis Stars in the North American Soccer League, Wall joined NASL's California Surf in 1978 and finished his career in the States.

Appearances per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals31623042
1967-1968 900009
1968-1969 13022017
1969-1970 9601016

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

TotalOpponent
3Stoke City
3Everton
3Leicester City
3Burnley
2Arsenal
2Athletic Bilbao
2Nottingham Forest
2Coventry City
2Sunderland
2Sheffield United
2Leeds United
1Southampton
1Derby
1Swansea City
1Ipswich Town
1Manchester United
1Newcastle United
1Manchester City
1West Ham United
1WBA
1Wolves
1Vitoria Setubal
1Fulham
1Wrexham
1Tottenham
1Watford
1QPR
Total Started/substitutions
42 Started
1 On the bench
Substitute
Substituted
TotalCompetition
31League
6FA Cup
3European Fairs Cup
2League Cup

Goals per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals000000
1967-1968 000000
1968-1969 000000
1969-1970 000000

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalTeam
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TotalStarted/substitutions
0Started
0Substitute
TotalCompetition
No records to display.
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
116.03.1968BurnleyAnfieldLeague

Milestone Goals

#MinuteDateAgainstStadiumCompetition
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The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1967-1968 * Defender
1968-1969 * Defender
1969-1970 * Defender
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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