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Bill Perkins

Bill Perkins

Birthdate: 26 January 1876
Birthplace: Wellingborough, England
Other clubs: Burton Latimer Temperance Club, Wellingborough Trinity (1892-94), Kettering (1894-98), Luton Town (1898-99), Northampton Town (1903-06)
Bought from: Luton Town
Signed for LFC: £200, 25.03.1899
Liverpool debut: 03.04.1899
Last appearance: 28.03.1903
Contract expiry: 1903
Win ratio: 44.44% W:52 D:24 L:41
Honours: League Championship 1900/01
LFC league games/goals: 107 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 117 / 0

Player profile

Harry Storer had started the 1898/99 season between the sticks at Liverpool and played in the first 32 fixtures before being replaced by Matt McQueen for the next two. Perkins' introduction into the side effectively ended McQueen's playing days. Perkins started the next season but after eight successive defeats he was replaced by Storer in mid-October. Perkins returned at the end of the year and became established as the side’s main 'keeper until the 1902/03 season when he shared duties with Peter Platt. But after Platt was selected for a home game with Sunderland on 30 March 1903, Perkins disappeared out of the scene for good after 117 first-team appearances in the League and Cup. But he did have the satisfaction of winning a League Championship medal in 1901, when he was an ever-present in the team.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 107 10 0 0 0 117
1898-1899 5 0 0 0 0 5
1899-1900 23 4 0 0 0 27
1900-1901 34 2 0 0 0 36
1901-1902 33 3 0 0 0 36
1902-1903 12 1 0 0 0 13

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
10 Stoke City
8 Blackburn Rovers
8 Everton
7 Derby
7 Sunderland
7 Newcastle United
7 Bury
7 Notts County
6 Sheffield Wednesday
6 Sheffield United
6 Aston Villa
6 WBA
5 Wolves
5 Manchester City
5 Nottingham Forest
4 Bolton Wanderers
3 Preston North End
2 Birmingham City
2 Grimsby Town
1 Glossop North End
1 Middlesbrough
1 Manchester United
1 Southampton
1 Burnley
1 West Ham United
Total Competition
107 League
10 FA Cup

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 03.04.1899 Newcastle United Anfield League
50 25.12.1900 Derby Anfield League
100 12.04.1902 Nottingham Forest City Ground League
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