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Harold Barton

A forward who made 12 appearances by the end of his debut season when Liverpool finished a disappointing twelfth. Although he was overlooked for the first dozen or so fixtures the following season, he was a regular in the side from November 1930 onwards. The 1932/33 season was his most productive as he scored 13 from 36 matches, including a hat-trick when Liverpool crushed League Champions Everton 7-4 at Anfield on 11 February 1933. The eleven goals scored in that game is easily the highest aggregate ever scored in a Merseyside…

Birthdate: 30 September 1911
Birthplace: Leigh, Lancashire, England
Other clubs: Sheffield United (1934-39); Bradford City, Chesterfield, Lincoln, Rotherham United, Sheffield Wednesday (wartime guest)
Date of death: 1969
Bought from: Whitegate Juniors
Signed for LFC: November 1928
Liverpool debut: 09.10.1929
Last appearance: 24.03.1934
Debut goal: 07.02.1931
Last goal: 14.04.1933
Contract expiry: 15.06.1934
LFC league games/goals: 103 / 25
Total LFC games/goals: 109 / 29
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Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 103 6 0 0 0 109
1929-1930 12 0 0 0 0 12
1930-1931 26 0 0 0 0 26
1931-1932 24 4 0 0 0 28
1932-1933 35 1 0 0 0 36
1933-1934 6 1 0 0 0 7
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 25 4 0 0 0 29
1929-1930 0 0 0 0 0 0
1930-1931 4 0 0 0 0 4
1931-1932 8 4 0 0 0 12
1932-1933 13 0 0 0 0 13
1933-1934 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Paul Walsh on his Liverpool career

"For the first three years, life at Liverpool was brilliant. It didn't worry me that I was in competition for one of the striking places with Kenny Dalglish, Ian Rush, David Hodgson and Michael Robinson. I was confident in my own ability by this stage and I was absolutely flying. Unfortunately for me, the Heysel Stadium disaster came on the night when I should have been playing in the European Cup Final. Of course, 38 people lost their lives that night, so what happened to me is insignificant, but it should have been one of the highlights of my career.

In the year afterwards, I had scored 18 goals in 24 games when I was injured during a game with Manchester United at Anfield when my ankle became got caught in between Kevin Moran's legs as we challenged for a ball. I was out for seven months and, by the time I was ready again, Kenny Dalglish had bought John Barnes, Peter Beardsley and John Aldridge. I think he wanted his own men in."

The last ...

Game was against
Fulham on Sunday, 17 Mar 2019
Goal was scored by
James Milner against Fulham on Sunday, 17 Mar 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
James Milner against Fulham on Sunday, 17 Mar 2019
Missed penalty was
Sadio Mané against Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018
Home win was against
Burnley on Sunday, 10 Mar 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
Fulham on Sunday, 17 Mar 2019
Away draw was against
Everton on Sunday, 03 Mar 2019
Away defeat was against
Wolves on Monday, 07 Jan 2019
Five games

Few facts from our database

  • Liverpool FC has scored 9827 goals in 5673 competitive matches registered at LFChistory..
  • 193 of those goals are own goals and 513 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.
  • 14627 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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21 September 2018

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