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Billy Matthews

After having made 13 wartime appearances and scored eight goals in the 1918/19 season Matthews made his official first-team debut for Liverpool as a centre-half in a 3-0 win over Derby County on 3 April 1920. "Big, burly and boisterous" Billy played as a forward in his other eight appearances for the Reds. Matthews revealed to a reporter at the Derby Daily Telegraph: “Liverpool think I will make a centre-half, but I know I never shall. It is not in my bones to play there!" Matthews scored three goals in two games at the…

Birthdate: 14 April 1897
Birthplace: Plas Bennion, Wales
Other clubs: Colwyn Bay (1916-1918), Bristol City (1922-23), Wrexham (1923-25), Northwich Victoria (1925), Barrow (1925-26), Bradford Park Avenue (1926-30), Stockport County (1930), New Brighton (1930-32), Chester (1932), Oswestry Town (1932), Witton Albion (1932), Sandbach Ramblers (1932-33), Colwyn Bay United (1933), Rossendale United (1933-36)
Bought from: Colwyn Bay
Signed for LFC: 1918
Liverpool debut: 03.04.1920
Last appearance: 01.10.1921
Debut goal: 31.08.1921
Last goal: 24.09.1921
Contract expiry: 02.03.1922
Wartime games/goals: 13 / 8
LFC league games/goals: 9 / 4
Total LFC games/goals: 9 / 4
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Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 9 0 0 0 0 9
1919-1920 1 0 0 0 0 1
1920-1921 1 0 0 0 0 1
1921-1922 7 0 0 0 0 7
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 4 0 0 0 0 4
1919-1920 0 0 0 0 0 0
1920-1921 0 0 0 0 0 0
1921-1922 4 0 0 0 0 4

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David Johnson on his replacement in the side, one Ian Rush

"I think Rushie would be the first to admit that in training he just looked like an ordinary player. He didn't have the explosive pace, but all of a sudden, as soon as he got in the first team, he caught fire. He surprised everybody. He gained three or four yards of pace, his touch was great. His record speaks for itself, what a great player to be replaced by. I feel good about it. I would have felt worse if somebody had replaced me not as good. He wasn't the best of trainers, but a great, great, great player for Liverpool. A class act."

The last ...

Game was against
Salzburg on Tuesday, 10 Dec 2019
Goal was scored by
Mohamed Salah against Salzburg on Tuesday, 10 Dec 2019
Own goal was scored by
Joël Matip against Bayern Munich on Wednesday, 13 Mar 2019
Sending off was
Alisson Becker against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday, 30 Nov 2019
Penalty goal was
James Milner against Arsenal on Wednesday, 30 Oct 2019
Missed penalty was
Sadio Mané against Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018
Home win was against
Everton on Wednesday, 04 Dec 2019
Home draw was against
Napoli on Wednesday, 27 Nov 2019
Home defeat was against
Chelsea on Wednesday, 26 Sep 2018
Away win was against
Salzburg on Tuesday, 10 Dec 2019
Away draw was against
Manchester United on Sunday, 20 Oct 2019
Away defeat was against
Napoli on Tuesday, 17 Sep 2019
Five games

Few facts from our database

  • Liverpool FC has scored 9921 goals in 5711 competitive matches registered at LFChistory..
  • 197 of those goals are own goals and 519 came from the penalty spot.
  • 453 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.
  • 755 players have played in competitive matches for Liverpool FC since 1892.
  • 14773 players have played against Liverpool FC since the 1893-1894 season.

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Signed by Bill Shankly’s Liverpool as the most expensive teenager in British football history for £100,000 two weeks before his nineteenth birthday. At 26 he was at Walsall in the third division.

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