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Andrew Aitken

Goalkeeper Andrew Aitken made his one and only Liverpool appearance in a 3-3 draw away to Blackburn Rovers on 27 December 1930. Arthur Riley was Liverpool's main keeper at the time and Aitken had virtually no chance of establishing himself as the legendary Elisha Scott was Riley's understudy. Aitken's Anfield career was cut short when he broke his leg in a 6-1 loss against Stockport County's reserves on 4 April 1931. He returned to amateur football after he left Liverpool, but got back into the League scene with third division north's…

Birthdate: 25 August 1909
Birthplace: Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Other clubs: Wallsend (1927-30), Mickley, Newburn Athletic, Hartlepools United (1936)
Date of death: October 1984
Bought from: Wallsend
Signed for LFC: 15.03.1930
Liverpool debut: 27.12.1930
Last appearance: 27.12.1930
Contract expiry: April 1931
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
1930-1931 1 0 0 0 0 1
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0
1930-1931 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Kop Quote

Liverpool Echo reporter on Jock McNab, who was sent off against Newcastle on 14th of February 1925

McNab was a real hard nut, whose idea of getting ready for a match was to have a couple of pints of Guinness. In one match at Newcastle, which got a bit out of hand, McNab was sent off for throwing a handful of mud at another player and he was followed to the dressing room by Wadsworth a few minutes later.

While the two of them were bemoaning their luck, there was a knock on the dressing room door. 'Who is it?', asked McNab, and was told it was one of the club's directors. 'Bloody hell, has the ref started to send the directors off now?', came McNab's response.

The last ...

Game was against
Bayern Munich on Tuesday, 19 Feb 2019
Goal was scored by
Mohamed Salah against Bournemouth on Saturday, 09 Feb 2019
Own goal was scored by
James Milner against Roma on Wednesday, 02 May 2018
Sending off was
James Milner against Crystal Palace on Saturday, 19 Jan 2019
Penalty goal was
Mohamed Salah against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday, 12 Jan 2019
Missed penalty was
Sadio Mané against Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018
Home win was against
Bournemouth on Saturday, 09 Feb 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
Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday, 12 Jan 2019
Away draw was against
West Ham United on Monday, 04 Feb 2019
Away defeat was against
Wolves on Monday, 07 Jan 2019
Five games

Few facts from our database

  • Liverpool FC has scored 9813 goals in 5667 competitive matches registered at LFChistory..
  • 193 of those goals are own goals and 512 came from the penalty spot.
  • 451 players have scored a goal for Liverpool FC.
  • 419 players have scored a league goal for Liverpool FC.
  • Liverpool has scored 1.7 goals on average in each game.
  • 748 players have played in competitive matches for Liverpool FC since 1892.
  • 14620 players have played against Liverpool FC since the 1893-1894 season.

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Bootle boy done good - Jamie Carragher

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deCoubertin Books publishes Bruce Grobbelaar’s autobiography

21 September 2018

deCoubertin Books are excited to announce the publication of the autobiography of legendary Liverpool goalkeeper, Bruce Grobbelaar, Life in a Jungle.