Players - 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: 03.07.1957
Win ratio: 36.84% W:28 D:19 L:29
Games/goals ratio: 3.45
League games / goals: 73 / 22
Total 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
Apps Minutes Opponent
5 450 Middlesbrough
5 450 Blackburn Rovers
4 390 Lincoln City
4 360 Nottingham Forest
4 360 Stoke City
4 360 Hull City
3 270 Bristol Rovers
3 270 Sheffield Wednesday
3 270 Swansea City
3 270 Doncaster Rovers
3 270 Notts County
2 180 Port Vale
2 180 Birmingham City
2 180 Leicester City
2 180 Huddersfield Town
2 180 West Ham United
2 180 Charlton Athletic
2 180 Rotherham United
2 180 Luton Town
2 180 Bury
2 180 Bristol City
1 90 Cardiff City
1 90 Sheffield United
1 90 Sunderland
1 90 Aston Villa
1 90 Plymouth Argyle
1 90 Chelsea
1 90 Manchester City
1 90 Leeds United
1 90 Burnley
1 90 Arsenal
1 90 Everton
1 90 Fulham
1 90 Tottenham
1 90 Barnsley
1 90 Grimsby Town
Total Venue
38 Away
38 Home
Total Competition
73 League
3 FA Cup
Total Manager
69 Don Welsh
7 Phil Taylor
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
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