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Liverpool 0 - 0 Bolton Wanderers

Game date: Wednesday 4 March 1953 at 15:00 Stadium: Anfield
Competition: 1st Division Attendance: 30,000
Half-time score 0 - 0
Manager Don Welsh Opposition manager William Ridding
   

Opposition lineup

Stan Hanson, Roy Hartle, Ralph Banks, Johnny Wheeler, Malcolm Barrass, Eric Bell, Ronnie Codd, Ray Parry, Nat Lofthouse, Harold Hassal, Vince Pilling

Notes

- Joseph Maloney makes his LFC debut
- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 26.2
- Average age of the Bolton Wanderers starting lineup: 25.58
- Liverpool league position after match: 11
- Bolton Wanderers league position after match: 12
- Click here to view the full league table after the match.
- Leslie Edwards at the Liverpool Echo saw A'Court's fantastic potential when watching him in only his fourth game for Liverpool against Bolton at Anfield on 4 March 1953: "With A'Court showing unmistakable signs of football genius - on this first look at him I rate him as outstanding of the new boys, both for courage and ability - the Liverpool attack must continue to succeed."

Edwards was also impressed by Roy Saunders, making his fifth appearance for the club: "I have never seen a greater contribution of sheer graft than came from Saunders. He must as strong in the tackle as any player in the game. And how tireless! Besides his link with the attack when his shot hit the bar, he did sufficient to show that the material he possesses can be developed."

Other games during this season

1st Division

Overall Home Away
# P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A Pts
1 Preston North End 29 15 8 6 61 43 12 2 2 36 20 3 6 4 25 23 38
2 Burnley 30 14 10 6 49 33 8 5 3 25 15 6 5 3 24 18 38
3 Wolves 32 14 10 8 62 51 8 5 3 37 25 6 5 5 25 26 38
4 West Bromwich Albion 31 17 4 10 50 45 10 2 4 25 13 7 2 6 25 32 38
5 Arsenal 28 15 7 6 70 44 10 1 2 40 19 5 6 4 30 25 37
6 Charlton Athletic 29 14 8 7 57 45 8 5 0 32 14 6 3 7 25 31 36
7 Blackpool 31 14 7 10 58 53 9 4 2 35 18 5 3 8 23 35 35
8 Sunderland 31 13 9 9 54 54 9 5 1 29 18 4 4 8 25 36 35
9 Manchester United 31 13 7 11 47 49 7 4 4 18 17 6 3 7 29 32 33
10 Tottenham Hotspur 30 11 8 11 55 45 8 4 3 40 26 3 4 8 15 19 30
11 Liverpool 30 11 7 12 48 53 7 5 4 28 24 4 2 8 20 29 29
12 Bolton Wanderers 29 10 8 11 45 50 7 4 4 31 27 3 4 7 14 23 28
13 Sheffield Wednesday 32 10 8 14 47 55 6 3 7 27 30 4 5 7 20 25 28
14 Portsmouth 31 10 7 14 53 59 7 4 4 28 23 3 3 10 25 36 27
15 Newcastle United 31 10 7 14 46 54 8 4 4 28 25 2 3 10 18 29 27
16 Aston Villa 29 8 10 11 39 40 5 5 4 22 17 3 5 7 17 23 26
17 Stoke City 31 9 7 15 41 52 7 4 5 27 22 2 3 10 14 30 25
18 Middlesbrough 31 9 7 15 46 65 8 4 4 31 24 1 3 11 15 41 25
19 Cardiff City 28 7 10 11 33 31 4 6 4 21 11 3 4 7 12 20 24
20 Manchester City 30 9 5 16 48 64 8 2 5 28 19 1 3 11 20 45 23
21 Chelsea 30 7 8 15 39 50 7 2 5 25 17 0 6 10 14 33 22
22 Derby County 30 8 6 16 40 53 7 4 4 30 21 1 2 12 10 32 22

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