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Albert Pearson

Left-winger Pearson made a scoring debut as Liverpool opened the 1919/20 campaign with a 3-1 victory at Bradford City. He missed only nine League matches that season and added a further three goals in David Ashworth's first season as Liverpool's manager. But in the second of Pearson’s two years on Liverpool’s books, Harold Wadsworth was outside-left more often than him. Just as Liverpool embarked on their most successful years to date Pearson moved to second division Port Vale. In December 1921 he was so described by the Derby…

Birthdate: 6 September 1892
Birthplace: Tynemouth, England
Other clubs: Hepburn Colliery (1910), Hepburn Argyle (1911-12), Sheffield United (1912-14), Port Vale (1914-19), Port Vale (2 / 1921-22), Llanelly (1922-23), Rochdale (1923-26), Stockport County (1925-29), Ashton National (1929-30)
Date of death: 24 January 1975
Bought from: Sheffield United
Signed for LFC: March 1919
Liverpool debut: 30.08.1919
Last appearance: 23.04.1921
Debut goal: 30.08.1919
Last goal: 28.02.1920
Contract expiry: 1921
Wartime games/goals: 9 / 1
League games / goals: 43 / 4
Total games / goals: 51 / 4
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Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 43 8 0 0 0 51
1919-1920 33 5 0 0 0 38
1920-1921 10 3 0 0 0 13
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 4 0 0 0 0 4
1919-1920 4 0 0 0 0 4
1920-1921 0 0 0 0 0 0

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The last ...

Game was against
Manchester United on Sunday, 24 Jan 2021
Goal was scored by
Mohamed Salah against Manchester United on Sunday, 24 Jan 2021
Own goal was scored by
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain against Manchester City on Thursday, 02 Jul 2020
Sending off was
Alisson Becker against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday, 30 Nov 2019
Penalty goal was
Mohamed Salah against Fulham on Sunday, 13 Dec 2020
Missed penalty was
Sadio Mané against Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018
Home win was against
Tottenham on Wednesday, 16 Dec 2020
Home draw was against
Manchester United on Sunday, 17 Jan 2021
Home defeat was against
Burnley on Thursday, 21 Jan 2021
Away win was against
Aston Villa on Friday, 08 Jan 2021
Away draw was against
Newcastle United on Wednesday, 30 Dec 2020
Away defeat was against
Manchester United on Sunday, 24 Jan 2021
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Few facts from our database

  • Liverpool FC have scored 10036 goals in 5772 competitive matches registered at LFChistory.
  • 202 of those goals are own goals and 527 came from the penalty spot.
  • 457 players have scored a goal for Liverpool FC.
  • 423 players have scored a league goal for Liverpool FC.
  • Liverpool have scored 1.7 goals on average in each game.
  • 776 players have played in competitive matches for Liverpool FC since 1892.
  • 15008 players have played against Liverpool FC since the 1893-1894 season.

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