Player profile

Eric Anderson

Eric Anderson

Birthdate: 12 March 1931
Birthplace: Manchester, England
Date of death: July 1990
Other clubs: Barnsley (1957-59), Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic (1959-60), Macclesfield (1960-61), Hyde United (1961), Mossley (1961-62)
Bought from: Local
Signed for LFC: Joined 11.12.1951
Liverpool debut: 28.03.1953
Last appearance: 13.10.1956
Debut goal: 06.02.1954
Last goal: 06.10.1956
Contract expiry: July 1957
Win ratio: 36.84% W:28 D:19 L:29
Games/goals ratio: 3.45
LFC league games/goals: 73 / 22
Total LFC games/goals: 76 / 22

Player profile

A skilful forward who scored one goal every three games at Liverpool. Anderson signed in December 1951 when he was 20-years-old. He was given his debut on 28 March 1953 in a home fixture against Charlton Athletic but that was his only appearance of the 1952/53 season. He scored five times in 13 games the following season when Liverpool were relegated. Anderson established himself in the side in the Second Division, playing in 32 of the League fixtures and contributing a further ten goals. He appeared fairly regularly over the next season and a half before being replaced by the young Jimmy Melia. Anderson moved on to Barnsley in July 1957.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 73 3 0 0 0 76
1952-1953 1 0 0 0 0 1
1953-1954 13 0 0 0 0 13
1954-1955 32 3 0 0 0 35
1955-1956 20 0 0 0 0 20
1956-1957 7 0 0 0 0 7

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
5 Middlesbrough
5 Blackburn Rovers
4 Lincoln City
4 Nottingham Forest
4 Stoke City
4 Hull City
3 Bristol Rovers
3 Sheffield Wednesday
3 Swansea City
3 Doncaster Rovers
3 Notts County
2 Port Vale
2 Birmingham City
2 Leicester City
2 Huddersfield Town
2 West Ham United
2 Charlton Athletic
2 Rotherham United
2 Luton Town
2 Bury
2 Bristol City
1 Cardiff City
1 Sheffield United
1 Sunderland
1 Aston Villa
1 Plymouth Argyle
1 Chelsea
1 Manchester City
1 Leeds United
1 Burnley
1 Arsenal
1 Everton
1 Fulham
1 Tottenham
1 Barnsley
1 Grimsby Town
Total Competition
73 League
3 FA Cup

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 22 0 0 0 0 22
1952-1953 0 0 0 0 0 0
1953-1954 5 0 0 0 0 5
1954-1955 10 0 0 0 0 10
1955-1956 6 0 0 0 0 6
1956-1957 1 0 0 0 0 1

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Competition
22 League
Total Goal minute period
4 1-15 minutes
2 16-30 minutes
2 31-45 minutes
1 46-60 minutes
4 61-75 minutes
9 76-90 minutes
Total Open play/Penalty
22 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 28.03.1953 Charlton Athletic Anfield League
50 20.08.1955 Nottingham Forest City Ground League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 81 06.02.1954 Burnley Turf Moor League

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Barnsley 1957-1959 England Second Division 9 1 9 1
Bournemouth 1959-1960 England Third Division 0 0 0 0
Macclesfield 1960-1961 England Cheshire County League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Hyde United 1961-1962 England Cheshire County League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mossley 1961-1962 England Cheshire County League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total 9 1 9 1
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