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Alf Arrowsmith

Arrowsmith was described as a born goalscorer by Shankly but was dreadfully unlucky with injuries. Arrowsmith arrived at Anfield as a fresh-faced 17-year-old in August 1960 having scored a massive 96 goals for Derbyshire club Tintwistle Villa in the 1959/60 season, a club record that has never been broken. He had just been four months at Ashton United and scored nine goals in seven matches when Liverpool made their move. A year after his arrival his name was on everybody's lips at Anfield because the lad scored no less than 81 goals…

Birthdate: 11 December 1942
Birthplace: Hollingworth, England
Other clubs: Tintwistle Villa (1959-60), Ashton United (1960), Bury (1968-70), Rochdale (1970-72), Macclesfield Town (1972-73)
Date of death: 12 May 2005
Bought from: Ashton United
Signed for LFC: £1,250, 30.08.1960
Liverpool debut: 07.10.1961
Last appearance: 15.04.1968
Debut goal: 16.09.1963
Last goal: 23.03.1968
Contract expiry: 11.12.1968
Honours: League Championship 1963/64
League games / goals: 48 / 20
Total games / goals: 56 / 24
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Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 48 6 0 1 1 56
1960-1961 0 0 0 0 0 0
1961-1962 1 0 0 0 0 1
1962-1963 3 0 0 0 0 3
1963-1964 20 4 0 0 0 24
1964-1965 7 1 0 0 1 9
1965-1966 5 0 0 1 0 6
1966-1967 9 0 0 0 0 9
1967-1968 3 1 0 0 0 4
1968-1969 0 0 0 0 0 0
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 20 4 0 0 0 24
1960-1961 0 0 0 0 0 0
1961-1962 0 0 0 0 0 0
1962-1963 0 0 0 0 0 0
1963-1964 15 4 0 0 0 19
1964-1965 1 0 0 0 0 1
1965-1966 1 0 0 0 0 1
1966-1967 2 0 0 0 0 2
1967-1968 1 0 0 0 0 1
1968-1969 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Crouch in 2006 after having scored 27 goals in 48 games for club and country.

"When you are playing at a high-profile club like Liverpool and also at international level, there are a lot of chances for people to see what you can do. I'm playing Champions League football, we're challenging for things at club level and I am playing international football. Sometimes, I do feel as though I need to do a little bit more than others but that's something I have to live with. As long as I'm doing well and scoring goals, I don't think people can criticise."

The last ...

Game was against
Chelsea on Sunday, 20 Sep 2020
Goal was scored by
Sadio Mané against Chelsea on Sunday, 20 Sep 2020
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 Leeds United on Saturday, 12 Sep 2020
Missed penalty was
Sadio Mané against Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018
Home win was against
Leeds United on Saturday, 12 Sep 2020
Home draw was against
Burnley on Saturday, 11 Jul 2020
Home defeat was against
Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, 11 Mar 2020
Away win was against
Chelsea on Sunday, 20 Sep 2020
Away draw was against
Arsenal on Saturday, 29 Aug 2020
Away defeat was against
Arsenal on Wednesday, 15 Jul 2020
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Few facts from our database

  • Liverpool FC have scored 9982 goals in 5745 competitive matches registered at LFChistory.
  • 199 of those goals are own goals and 523 came from the penalty spot.
  • 455 players have scored a goal for Liverpool FC.
  • 421 players have scored a league goal for Liverpool FC.
  • Liverpool have scored 1.7 goals on average in each game.
  • 772 players have played in competitive matches for Liverpool FC since 1892.
  • 14879 players have played against Liverpool FC since the 1893-1894 season.

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