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John Bovill

When Chesterfield lost its League status, fiery-tempered Bovill stayed with the club, scoring 31 goals in 77 Midland league games. Bovill made 29 appearances for Liverpool in the period leading up to World War I. The bulk of those games were in the 1911/12 season when he scored seven times from 25 matches. He was to make only a further four appearances for the club in the next two seasons, the club programme complaining that his main fault was "lack of deadliness in front of goal", but his main strength being a "hard worker" and…

Birthdate: 21 March 1886
Birthplace: Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Other clubs: Strathclyde Juniors, Rangers (1907-08), Blackburn Rovers (1908-09), Chesterfield Town (1909-11), Linfield (1914-16)
Date of death: 1935
Bought from: Chesterfield Town
Signed for LFC: , 20.04.1911
Liverpool debut: 04.09.1911
Last appearance: 25.10.1913
Debut goal: 04.11.1911
Last goal: 06.01.1912
Contract expiry: 14.05.1914
League games / goals: 27 / 7
Total games / goals: 29 / 7
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Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 27 2 0 0 0 29
1911-1912 23 2 0 0 0 25
1912-1913 1 0 0 0 0 1
1913-1914 3 0 0 0 0 3
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 7 0 0 0 0 7
1911-1912 7 0 0 0 0 7
1912-1913 0 0 0 0 0 0
1913-1914 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Steven Gerrard on the new Anfield plans presented in the summer of 2007 after the USA takeover

"To be honest I knew it was going to be great but after spending five minutes looking at the plans I was just completely blown away by it. It's amazing and the best thing about it, I think, is that it's so different to any other. We will have our own identity stamped all over this stadium and that's how it should be. We are Liverpool Football Club, we expect the best and this will be the best. I've played in some special stadiums but this is something special and it's so important that we are not seen to be copy off another club. The fact that a massive Kop stand will be incorporated into the new stadium is great. As a supporter myself, I know what to look for in a stadium and I'm sure all our fans are going to love it. We all know the level of noise 40,000 Liverpudlians can make at Anfield so I can't even begin to describe what 60,000 plus can do inside the new stadium. It's going to be unbelievable and I can't wait to lead the team out there. The prospect of this was one of the major factors in me signing a long-term deal with the club and I just hope I'm still around when the day comes for us to play our first game in it."

The last ...

Game was against
Southampton on Saturday, 08 May 2021
Goal was scored by
Thiago Alcantara against Southampton on Saturday, 08 May 2021
Own goal was scored by
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain against Manchester City on Thursday, 02 Jul 2020
Sending off was
Alisson Becker against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday, 30 Nov 2019
Penalty goal was
Mohamed Salah against Manchester City on Sunday, 07 Feb 2021
Missed penalty was
Sadio Mané against Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018
Home win was against
Southampton on Saturday, 08 May 2021
Home draw was against
Newcastle United on Saturday, 24 Apr 2021
Home defeat was against
Fulham on Sunday, 07 Mar 2021
Away win was against
Arsenal on Saturday, 03 Apr 2021
Away draw was against
Leeds United on Monday, 19 Apr 2021
Away defeat was against
Real Madrid on Tuesday, 06 Apr 2021
Five games

Few facts from our database

  • Liverpool FC have scored 10061 goals in 5791 competitive matches registered at LFChistory.
  • 203 of those goals are own goals and 528 came from the penalty spot.
  • 458 players have scored a goal for Liverpool FC.
  • 424 players have scored a league goal for Liverpool FC.
  • Liverpool have scored 1.7 goals on average in each game.
  • 777 players have played in competitive matches for Liverpool FC since 1892.
  • 15042 players have played against Liverpool FC since the 1893-1894 season.

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