|10||Preston North End|
|8||West Ham United|
|2||Brighton & Hove Albion|
|5||West Ham United|
|4||Preston North End|
|1||Brighton & Hove Albion|
|1||05.01.1946||Chester||Sealand Road||FA Cup|
|150||11.01.1950||Blackburn Rovers||Anfield||FA Cup|
|250||26.04.1952||Preston North End||Deepdale||League|
|400||11.02.1956||Plymouth Argyle||Home Park||League|
|450||30.03.1957||Lincoln City||Sincil Bank||League|
January 29, 1955. The Liverpool Football Echo
Last week we introduced you to Billy Howard, an ardent Kopite who also had the pleasure and privilege to be on Liverpool Football Club's books. We hope you will enjoy reading this article as much as we enjoyed interviewing this gentleman.
Greats like Billy Howard have gone by unnoticed, since they never really made an impact on Liverpool FC's first team, but have given so much to the community of Liverpool, working with the local kids and helping them develop through football.and the
From Daily Mirror on 24 December, 1957.
Article by Tony Barrett published on LFC.tv on 3rd July 2011.
Liverpool's win over Everton in the fourth round of the FA Cup on 29th January 1955 turned out to be one of their most surprising and most satisfying wins ever vs. their blue neighbours.
Liverpool's game vs Chelsea on 7th of September 1946 was remarkable for various reasons.
It was a momentous occasion when one of the best players in the history of the club, rated by many supporters even as the very best, Billy Liddell, met Liverpool's talisman, John Barnes, in the early 90's, at Anfield.
Billy won his only championship with Liverpool in quite unusual circumstances after a spectacular finish to the 1946-47 season.
Brian Glanville on 5 July, 2001 in the Guardian.
Ian Callaghan talks to BBC Radio Merseyside's John Keith about his hero, the Flying Scotsman Billy Liddell.
David Jack talks to a puzzled player in 1958.
LFChistory's exclusive interview with Rena Liddell, Billy's sister.
John Martin talks about his favourite players on the left hand side of Liverpool throughout his years supporting the Reds.
Liverpool Daily Post report on Liverpool 4 - 2 Bristol City on 26 August 1959.
Liverpool Echo on 1 May 1954.
Liverpool Echo on 2 November 1951.
By Steven Horton at theanfielders.com.
John Martin followed the team's fortunes when the team got relegated in 1954.
The Liverpool Football Echo on 25 March 1950.
The Liverpool Daily Post on 27 March 1950.
Sir Matt Busby was the one who recommended Billy Liddell to Liverpool.
Match report on Tottenham - Liverpool from the Liverpool Echo on 01.12.1951.
Wooltonian remembers the foundation on which Liddellpool was built, the Liverpool legend Billy Liddell.
Match report on Blackburn - Liverpool from the Liverpool Echo on 22nd February 1958.
Match report from Liverpool - Nottm Forest from the Liverpool Echo on 17.12.1955.
Match report on Liverpool - Fulham from the Liverpool Echo on 18.09.1954.
An article by Wooltonian based on My Soccer Story, the autobiography of Billy Liddell.
The first post-war season of 1946-47 saw Liverpool being crowned as Champions of England. Their second home match pitted them against Chelsea.
Daily Mail article on Billy Liddell from 12 December 1957
"Oh, what power! Opponents were frightened to death of the most gentle man on earth. Bill was so strong it was unbelievable. You couldn't shake him off the ball. It didn't matter where he was playing, though I suppose his best position was outside-left. He could go round you, or past you, or even straight through you sometimes!"
Bob Paisley on Billy Liddell
"My first match at Anfield was at right-back for Aston Villa. The roar from the Kop was awesome as Billy Liddell waltzed down the wing making us look like idiots. Then I began to recognize the source of Liddell’s magic. He was Liverpool’s inconspicuous craftsman at left half, Bob Paisley."
Former Spurs' captain and Aston Villa player Danny Blanchflower
"Yeah, it's incredible to think that I replaced him. The club used to be called 'Liddellpool' in the 1950s, which shows you just how much he was respected. In my opinion Liddell, Kevin Keegan and Kenny Dalglish were the three best Liverpool players ever, but I would put Billy ahead of the other two as the greatest."
Ian Callaghan’s hero was Billy Liddell
"For five years as a schoolboy I used to play Rugby every Saturday morning and Soccer each afternoon, and all I could think of was that one day I might be good enough to play for Glasgow Rangers. Instead, Liverpool brought me south, and I’ve never regretted the day. I reckon the greatest honour to come my way was to be chosen for Great Britain against the Rest of Europe in 1947, and my most thrilling memory was the first goal I scored for Scotland, in my first international against England at Hampden Park in 1942."
Billy Liddell in 1950
"What can you say about him? Liverpool have had some good club players, but I think he is the finest in their history. Look at him today. I used to do a bit of running around, but he does a lot more than I ever did. Matthews is a great entertainer, but for me that Liddell man is “It”. He is one of the greatest club men ever to have played football."
Donald MacKinlay - Former Liverpool captain from the 20's in 1955
"Billy was so strong. His head and neck was all in one. This is my impression of him; I can remember him with two defenders hanging off him. He was so strong. With both feet, left or right, on the wing or centre-forward. He could play anywhere. Brilliant player."
Gerry Byrne - Liverpool 1953-1969 - Quote from LFChistory's exclusive interview with Gerry in 2008
Billy was my idol when I was at school and it was fantastic to take over from him. I had so much respect for him. Great man - It's very hard to compare decades, but in the 50s, they used to call them Liddellpool. He was a god in Liverpool. I took over from him on the wing and he finished playing not long after that. Billy Liddell was incredible. When I went to my first professional football match it was Liverpool. When Billy got the ball the anticipation from the crowd was just huge. What is he going to do with it? Is he going to shoot from 30 yards or take it past people? He was wonderful. Billy played with a heavy ball on the heavy pitches. The way he used to kick the ball, wow! He was so strong!
Later I worked for the Littlewoods Pools Company Spot the ball and Billy was on the panel. Billy was the chairman and I actually took over as chairman from Billy. I got to know him and he was a really quiet and a really nice man. Terrific. He is one of those of the people who will always be remembered in Liverpool like Shankly and Paisley.
Ian Callaghan - Liverpool 1960-1978 - Quote from LFChistory's exclusive interview with Ian in 2008.
"Of all the players I have seen though, the outstanding one was Billy Liddell. When he was at his peak just after the war, George Kay used to hold pre-match tactical talks and just tell the others: "Give the ball to Billy whenever you can, and he'll win it for us." He usually did too."
Leslie "Bee" Edwards, the sports editor of the Liverpool Daily Post and Echo.