Players - Fred Rogers

Fred Rogers
Birthdate: 17 April 1910
Birthplace: Frodsham, Cheshire, England
Date of death: 1967
Other clubs: Helsby Athletic (1930-33); St Mirren, Celtic, Chester (wartime guest)
Bought from: Helsby Athletic
Signed for LFC: March 1933
Liverpool debut: 27.10.1934
Last appearance: 06.05.1939
Contract expiry: 1940
Win ratio: 30.67% W:23 D:22 L:30
Wartime games/goals: 6 / 0
League games / goals: 70 / 0
Total games / goals: 75 / 0

Player Profile

More experienced players like Robert Savage, Tom Morrison and Matt Busby restricted Rogers to just seven first division appearances in his first two years at Anfield and only nine more followed in 1936/37. Busby became the club's recognised right-half and Rogers moved over to the centre of defence, where he was selected 28 times during the 1937/38 season.

Thirty more first division appearances followed in 1938/39, but like so many of his contemporaries, the war took away potentially the best years of his professional career. Rogers became an anti-aircraft gun sergeant. He was stationed in Scotland where he also managed to play some football and guested for St Mirren and Celtic as well Chester. Rogers became a painting foreman after the war for his local council in Frodsham.
Appearances per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 70 5 0 0 0 75
1934-1935 5 0 0 0 0 5
1935-1936 2 0 0 0 0 2
1936-1937 9 0 0 0 0 9
1937-1938 24 4 0 0 0 28
1938-1939 30 1 0 0 0 31
A more detailed look at the player's appearances
Apps Minutes Opponent
5 450 Stoke City
5 450 Huddersfield Town
5 450 Arsenal
5 450 Grimsby Town
4 360 Charlton Athletic
4 360 Portsmouth
4 360 Preston North End
4 360 Chelsea
4 360 Derby
3 270 Leeds United
3 270 Everton
3 270 Wolves
3 270 Sunderland
3 270 Brentford
3 270 Birmingham City
3 270 WBA
2 180 Crystal Palace
2 180 Manchester United
2 180 Middlesbrough
2 180 Bolton Wanderers
2 180 Blackpool
1 90 Manchester City
1 90 Sheffield United
1 90 Aston Villa
1 90 Stockport County
Total Home/Away/Neutral venue
43 Away
32 Home
Total Competition
70 League
5 FA Cup
Wartime Appearances / Goals
Season Appearances Goals
1939-1940 6 0
Milestone Appearances
# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 27.10.1934 Preston North End Deepdale League
50 24.09.1938 Leeds United Anfield League
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