Players - Bill Perkins

Bill Perkins
Birthdate: 26 January 1876
Birthplace: Kettering, England
Other clubs: Burton Latimer Temperance Club, Wellingborough Trinity (1892-94), Kettering (1894-98), Luton Town (1898-99), Northampton Town (1903-06)
Bought from: Luton Town
Signed for LFC: £200, 25.03.1899
Liverpool debut: 03.04.1899
Last appearance: 28.03.1903
Contract expiry: 1903
Win ratio: 44.44% W:52 D:24 L:41
Honours: League Championship 1900/01
League games / goals: 107 / 0
Total games / goals: 117 / 0

Player Profile

Harry Storer had started the 1898/99 season between the sticks at Liverpool and played in the first 32 fixtures before being replaced by Matt McQueen for the next two. Perkins' introduction into the side effectively ended McQueen's playing days. Perkins started the next season but after eight successive defeats, he was replaced by Storer in mid-October. Perkins returned at the end of the year and became established as the side’s main 'keeper until the 1902/03 season when he shared duties with Peter Platt. But after Platt was selected for a home game with Sunderland on 30 March 1903, William Henry Perkins disappeared out of the scene for good after 117 first-team appearances in the League and Cup. But he did have the satisfaction of winning a League Championship medal in 1901 when he was an ever-present in the team.
Appearances per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 107 10 0 0 0 117
1898-1899 5 0 0 0 0 5
1899-1900 23 4 0 0 0 27
1900-1901 34 2 0 0 0 36
1901-1902 33 3 0 0 0 36
1902-1903 12 1 0 0 0 13
A more detailed look at the player's appearances
Apps Minutes Opponent
10 900 Stoke City
8 720 Blackburn Rovers
8 720 Everton
7 630 Derby
7 630 Sunderland
7 630 Newcastle United
7 630 Bury
7 630 Notts County
6 540 Sheffield Wednesday
6 540 Sheffield United
6 540 Aston Villa
6 540 WBA
5 450 Wolves
5 450 Manchester City
5 450 Nottingham Forest
4 360 Bolton Wanderers
3 270 Preston North End
2 180 Birmingham City
2 180 Grimsby Town
1 90 Glossop North End
1 90 Middlesbrough
1 90 Manchester United
1 90 Southampton
1 90 Burnley
1 90 West Ham United
Total Home/Away/Neutral venue
59 Away
58 Home
Total Competition
107 League
10 FA Cup
Milestone Appearances
# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 03.04.1899 Newcastle United Anfield League
50 25.12.1900 Derby Anfield League
100 12.04.1902 Nottingham Forest City Ground League