Player profile

Frank Lock

Birthdate: 12 March 1922
Birthplace: London, England
Other clubs: Finchley, Charlton Athletic (1945-53), Watford (1955-57), Cambridge United (1957-59), Clacton Town (1959-60)
Bought from: Charlton Athletic
Signed for LFC: £7,500, 25.12.1953
Liverpool debut: 26.12.1953
Last appearance: 23.04.1955
Contract expiry: June 1955
Win ratio: 33.33% W: 14 D: 8 L: 20
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 10 / 1
LFC league games/goals: 41 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 42 / 0

Player profile

A two-footed elegant player who played either at right or left-back. London-born Lock had played over 200 times for Charlton Athletic when he signed for Liverpool on Christmas Day 1953 along with teammate John Evans. It was an attempt to bolster an increasingly fragile defence as the club nose-dived towards relegation to the Second Division. Lock’s arrival came too late to stop that slide, but at least he had the satisfaction of helping his colleagues to keep a clean sheet on his debut against West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on Boxing Day, the goalless draw halting a run of three successive defeats in which fifteen goals had been conceded! Lock made the line-up at full-back for the first 18 matches of the following season but then lost his place along with fellow full-back Tom McNulty to Ronnie Moran and Ray Lambert. Liverpool attempted unsuccessfully as it turned out to make an immediate return to the top division and Lock was transferred to Watford in the Third Division in the summer of 1955.

Appearances per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals41100042
1953-1954 18100019
1954-1955 23000023

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

TotalOpponent
4Middlesbrough
2Derby
2Plymouth Argyle
2Bristol Rovers
2Bolton Wanderers
2Doncaster Rovers
1Notts County
1Cardiff City
1Hull City
1Sheffield United
1WBA
1Burnley
1Arsenal
1Birmingham City
1Fulham
1Sheffield Wednesday
1Tottenham
1Charlton Athletic
1Rotherham United
1Luton Town
1Bury
1Preston North End
1Chelsea
1Blackpool
1Manchester City
1Blackburn Rovers
1West Ham United
1Nottingham Forest
1Swansea City
1Stoke City
1Sunderland
1Aston Villa
1Lincoln City
1Huddersfield Town
TotalCompetition
41League
1FA Cup

Goals per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals000000
1953-1954 000000
1954-1955 000000

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalTeam
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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
126.12.1953WBAAnfieldLeague

Milestone Goals

#MinuteDateAgainstStadiumCompetition
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The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1953-1954 * Defender
1954-1955 * Defender
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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