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Cyril Sidlow

The Welshman had just captured the number one jersey at first division Wolves in the 1938/39 season when his professional career was stopped in its tracks by the outbreak of World War II. After appearing for Wolves during the war he was deemed surplus to requirements as the League resumed due to the emergence of future England 'keeper, Bert Williams. The thirty-year-old jumped straight into George Kay's team and before the final League game of the season he was in a curious situation. Manchester United, Stoke and Wolves had the…

Birthdate: 26 November 1915
Birthplace: Colwyn Bay, Wales
Other clubs: Colwyn Bay United (1931-33), Abergele (1933-34), Colwyn Bay United (2 / 1934), Flint Town (1934-35), Llanludno (1935-37), Wolverhampton Wanderers (1937-1946); Notts County, Wrexham, Darlington, Burnley, Hartlepools United (wartime guest), New Brighton (1952-53), Wolverhampton Wanderers (2 / 1953-55)
Date of death: 12 April 2005
Bought from: Wolverhampton Wanderers
Signed for LFC: £4,000, 21.02.1946
Liverpool debut: 31.08.1946
Last appearance: 04.11.1950
Contract expiry: August 1952
Honours: League Championship 1946/47
Wartime games/goals: 9 / 0
LFC league games/goals: 149 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 165 / 0
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Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 149 16 0 0 0 165
1946-1947 34 6 0 0 0 40
1947-1948 29 0 0 0 0 29
1948-1949 38 3 0 0 0 41
1949-1950 37 7 0 0 0 44
1950-1951 11 0 0 0 0 11
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0
1946-1947 0 0 0 0 0 0
1947-1948 0 0 0 0 0 0
1948-1949 0 0 0 0 0 0
1949-1950 0 0 0 0 0 0
1950-1951 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Gary Gillespie on Kenny Dalglish as manager

"Kenny’s transition to manager was so smooth. He was amazing because he combined being your mate and being your boss at the same time. Not many more managers could pull that off and it was tricky sometimes because you didn’t know of he was talking to you as a mate or a boss. Having said that, he used to always have a go at me more anyway. I was his whipping boy."

The last ...

Game was against
Manchester City on Sunday, 10 Nov 2019
Goal was scored by
Sadio Mané against Manchester City on Sunday, 10 Nov 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 Arsenal on Wednesday, 30 Oct 2019
Missed penalty was
Sadio Mané against Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018
Home win was against
Manchester City on Sunday, 10 Nov 2019
Home draw was against
Arsenal on Wednesday, 30 Oct 2019
Home defeat was against
Chelsea on Wednesday, 26 Sep 2018
Away win was against
Aston Villa on Saturday, 02 Nov 2019
Away draw was against
Manchester United on Sunday, 20 Oct 2019
Away defeat was against
Napoli on Tuesday, 17 Sep 2019
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Few facts from our database

  • Liverpool FC has scored 9906 goals in 5705 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.
  • 14761 players have played against Liverpool FC since the 1893-1894 season.

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