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David Fairclough

Local boy Fairclough exploded onto the football scene as a 19-year-old to add some fresh impetus to Liverpool's neck-and-neck challenge with QPR for the First Division Championship in 1976. In as much the same way as Ronnie Rosenthal's arrival gave an unpredictable boost to the crucial final leg of the 1989/90 season, Fairclough's seven goals from two starts and six substitute appearances were a big factor in Liverpool finally overhauling the Londoners in the final match of the season. The highlight was a mazy, fantastic run from the half-way…

Birthdate: 5 January 1957
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Other clubs: Toronto Blizzard (loan 1982), Luzern (1982-85), Norwich City (1985), Oldham Athletic (1985-86), Beveren (1986-89), Tranmere Rovers (1989-90), Wigan Athletic (1990-91)
Bought from: Local
Signed for LFC: Joined 1972 - Professional 09.01.1974
Liverpool debut: 01.11.1975
Last appearance: 16.04.1983
Debut goal: 04.11.1975
Last goal: 09.04.1983
Contract expiry: 04.07.1983
Honours: League Championship 1975-66, 1976-77, 1979-80; League Cup 1983; European Cup 1977, 1978; UEFA Cup 1976
LFC league games/goals: 98 / 34
Total LFC games/goals: 154 / 55
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Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 98 15 21 19 1 154
1973-1974 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974-1975 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975-1976 14 0 0 5 0 19
1976-1977 20 5 2 3 0 30
1977-1978 29 1 7 4 1 42
1978-1979 4 3 1 2 0 10
1979-1980 14 5 5 2 0 26
1980-1981 9 1 4 2 0 16
1981-1982 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982-1983 8 0 2 1 0 11
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 34 4 10 7 0 55
1973-1974 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974-1975 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975-1976 7 0 0 1 0 8
1976-1977 3 1 0 1 0 5
1977-1978 10 0 3 2 0 15
1978-1979 2 0 0 1 0 3
1979-1980 5 3 5 0 0 13
1980-1981 4 0 1 2 0 7
1981-1982 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982-1983 3 0 1 0 0 4

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Daniel Agger praises Jose Reina in December 2006

"If you've got a good goalkeeper behind you, you can play with more confidence. If you have someone shouting things, you can be more confident. He shouts the right things. With his feet he is brilliant. His passes are amazing. You feel comfortable when you play with him."

The last ...

Game was against
Tottenham on Saturday, 01 Jun 2019
Goal was scored by
Divock Origi against Tottenham on Saturday, 01 Jun 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
Mohamed Salah against Tottenham on Saturday, 01 Jun 2019
Missed penalty was
Sadio Mané against Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018
Home win was against
Wolves on Sunday, 12 May 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
Tottenham on Saturday, 01 Jun 2019
Away draw was against
Everton on Sunday, 03 Mar 2019
Away defeat was against
Barcelona on Wednesday, 01 May 2019
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Few facts from our database

  • Liverpool FC has scored 9858 goals in 5685 competitive matches registered at LFChistory..
  • 194 of those goals are own goals and 515 came from the penalty spot.
  • 452 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.
  • 748 players have played in competitive matches for Liverpool FC since 1892.
  • 14655 players have played against Liverpool FC since the 1893-1894 season.

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