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James Penman

Penman replaced the regular left-back of the time, Donald Mackinlay, when Bradford Park Avenue came to Anfield on 6 November 1920, a match the visitors won by one goal to nil. The club programme commented on his debut and only appearance for the Reds' first team: "He shaped very promisingly in the first half, and his first experience in League football should be beneficial. His kicking was clean, but there was a tendency in the second half towards hesitancy in tackling an opponent."

Birthdate: 26 May 1896
Birthplace: Kelty, Fife, Scotland
Other clubs: Glasgow Ashfield (1912-19), Lochgelly United (1921-23)
Bought from: Glasgow Ashfield
Signed for LFC: 1919
Liverpool debut: 06.11.1920
Last appearance: 06.11.1920
Contract expiry: 1921
Wartime games/goals: 1 / 0
LFC league games/goals: 1 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 1 / 0
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Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 1 0 0 0 0 1
1920-1921 1 0 0 0 0 1
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0
1920-1921 0 0 0 0 0 0

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The last ...

Game was against
Southampton on Saturday, 17 Aug 2019
Goal was scored by
Roberto Firmino against Southampton on Saturday, 17 Aug 2019
Own goal was scored by
Joël Matip against Bayern Munich on Wednesday, 13 Mar 2019
Sending off was
James Milner against Crystal Palace on Saturday, 19 Jan 2019
Penalty goal was
Mohamed Salah against Tottenham on Saturday, 01 Jun 2019
Missed penalty was
Sadio Mané against Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018
Home win was against
Norwich City on Friday, 09 Aug 2019
Home draw was against
Bayern Munich on Tuesday, 19 Feb 2019
Home defeat was against
Chelsea on Wednesday, 26 Sep 2018
Away win was against
Southampton on Saturday, 17 Aug 2019
Away draw was against
Chelsea on Wednesday, 14 Aug 2019
Away defeat was against
Barcelona on Wednesday, 01 May 2019
Five games

Few facts from our database

  • Liverpool FC has scored 9867 goals in 5689 competitive matches registered at LFChistory..
  • 195 of those goals are own goals and 515 came from the penalty spot.
  • 452 players have scored a goal for Liverpool FC.
  • 420 players have scored a league goal for Liverpool FC.
  • Liverpool has scored 1.7 goals on average in each game.
  • 749 players have played in competitive matches for Liverpool FC since 1892.
  • 14674 players have played against Liverpool FC since the 1893-1894 season.

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