Liverpool seem to have at last solved one of their most pressing problems, that of outside right. Eight men of experience have been tried there this season without giving complete satisfaction.
So Anfield manager Bill Shankly introduced 17-year-old local boy Ian Callaghan who signed professional only six weeks ago.
And what a debut the boy had. So good in fact that at the final whistle Peter Hooper dashed up to shake Ian by the hand, referee Reg Leafe ran over to give the lad a word of praise, and the 27,000 people stood and cheered him. And Callaghan deserved it, for he had a part in three of the goals.
After 21 minutes a pinpointed corner by Callaghan saw Radford get in the way of a Hunt effort, but being unable to hold the ball he made a present of it to Melia.
Liverpool missed innumerable chances through lack of speed and they made a tough job of an easy assignment until Dave Hickson was accidentally kicked in the face six yards from goal. Wheeler hooked across the indirect free-kick to give A'Court an easy headed goal in 56 minutes.
Three minutes later Callaghan cut inside and his shot was so powerful that Dave Pyle, the Rovers' centre-half, was laid out, and the nonchalant Campbell slipped in and side-footed the ball into the net.
Hickson, more of a provider than a striker, glanced a pass up the middle for Roger Hunt to race through and score a fourth goal in the 67th minute.
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