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William Walker

Inside-forward Willie Walker was a regular in Liverpool’s side in September and October of the 1897/98 season. During his brief stay with the club the transfer system came into operation, and a sum of £100 was put on his head. Through a singular mistake in the list which Liverpool sent to F.A. headquarters his name read “J. Walker” instead of “W. Walker”. It was only a slip, but the wrong initial was made to stand, and the Scotsman was allowed to join his old club, Leith Athletic, for free!

Birthdate: 13 November 1871
Birthplace: Uphall, Scotland
Other clubs: Cardross Swifts, Broxburn Athletic, Broxburn, Leith Athletic (1892-97), Leith Athletic (2 / 1898-1907)
Date of death: 23 January 1907
Bought from: Leith Athletic
Signed for LFC: 02.05.1897
Liverpool debut: 04.09.1897
Last appearance: 01.01.1898
Debut goal: 04.09.1897
Last goal: 25.09.1897
Contract expiry: 25 August 1898
LFC league games/goals: 12 / 3
Total LFC games/goals: 12 / 3
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Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 12 0 0 0 0 12
1897-1898 12 0 0 0 0 12
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 3 0 0 0 0 3
1897-1898 3 0 0 0 0 3

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Reds supporter, Des from London, on Jimmy Harrower when remembering good times on the Kop

"I remember Jimmy Harrower being egged on by the Kop when we were playing Swansea. Their goalkeeper got into a shoulder charging war with Jimmy until the red shirt stepped out of the way and the keeper thundered into the goalpost - almost knocking himself out. Harrower looked innocent and the Kop fell about laughing. Great moments in sport."

The last ...

Game was against
Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, 11 Mar 2020
Goal was scored by
Roberto Firmino against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, 11 Mar 2020
Own goal was scored by
Morgan Boyes against Aston Villa on Tuesday, 17 Dec 2019
Sending off was
Alisson Becker against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday, 30 Nov 2019
Penalty goal was
Mohamed Salah against West Ham United on Wednesday, 29 Jan 2020
Missed penalty was
Sadio Mané against Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018
Home win was against
Bournemouth on Saturday, 07 Mar 2020
Home draw was against
Napoli on Wednesday, 27 Nov 2019
Home defeat was against
Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, 11 Mar 2020
Away win was against
Norwich City on Saturday, 15 Feb 2020
Away draw was against
Shrewsbury Town on Sunday, 26 Jan 2020
Away defeat was against
Chelsea on Tuesday, 03 Mar 2020
Five games

Few facts from our database

  • Liverpool FC have scored 9956 goals in 5733 competitive matches registered at LFChistory.
  • 199 of those goals are own goals and 521 came from the penalty spot.
  • 454 players have scored a goal for Liverpool FC.
  • 420 players have scored a league goal for Liverpool FC.
  • Liverpool have scored 1.7 goals on average in each game.
  • 771 players have played in competitive matches for Liverpool FC since 1892.
  • 14854 players have played against Liverpool FC since the 1893-1894 season.

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