Player profile

Frank Lock

Frank Lock

Birthdate: 12 March 1922
Birthplace: London, England
Date of death: 17 March 1985
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

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 41 1 0 0 0 42
1953-1954 18 1 0 0 0 19
1954-1955 23 0 0 0 0 23

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

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

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 26.12.1953 WBA Anfield League

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