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Bill Shepherd

Bill Shepherd

Birthdate: 25 September 1920
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Date of death: 1 January 1983
Other clubs: Elm Park, Wigan Athletic
Bought from: Elm Park
Signed for LFC: December 1945
Liverpool debut: 21.08.1948
Last appearance: 26.12.1951
Contract expiry: 1952
Win ratio: 32.76% W:19 D:19 L:20
LFC league games/goals: 54 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 58 / 0

Player profile

Right-back Shepherd made his debut for Liverpool on the opening day of the 1948/49 League season and only missed one of the 42 League matches played that campaign. Although he played in the first four games of the following season, Eddie Spicer's arrival on the scene cost him his place. Ray Lambert, who had been left-back, took Shepherd's place in the team and Spicer came in at left-back. Bill's brothers, Arthur and Joe, were both on Liverpool's books in the 1940's. Arthur scored 12 goals in 11 games for Liverpool during the war and was a reserve player from 1946-1949. Bill died in March 1983.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 54 4 0 0 0 58
1948-1949 41 4 0 0 0 45
1949-1950 6 0 0 0 0 6
1950-1951 5 0 0 0 0 5
1951-1952 2 0 0 0 0 2

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
5 Sunderland
4 Manchester United
4 Everton
4 Blackpool
3 Wolves
3 Newcastle United
3 Derby
3 Stoke City
2 Portsmouth
2 Sheffield United
2 Middlesbrough
2 Aston Villa
2 Huddersfield Town
2 Charlton Athletic
2 Preston North End
2 Chelsea
2 Bolton Wanderers
2 Burnley
2 Arsenal
2 Birmingham City
2 Manchester City
2 Nottingham Forest
1 Notts County
Total Competition
54 League
4 FA Cup

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 21.08.1948 Aston Villa Villa Park League
50 17.12.1949 Sunderland Roker Park League
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