December 8, 1951
Key note: “Liverpool, with Hughes injured and playing at centre forward for half he game, did well indeed to get a point against Preston, who led at one stage by 2-0. Preston should have had this game sewn-up in a first half in which they were clearly the better side by a considerable margin, but many of their good chances were passed by.” (Liverpool Echo: December 8, 1951)
Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 14:15.
Liverpool – Preston North End 2-2 (0-1)
Referee: Mr. G. Black.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Charles Ashcroft, Bill Jones, Ray Lambert, Jack Heydon, Laurie Hughes, Bob Paisley, Brian Jackson, Kevin Baron, Jack Smith, Jimmy Payne, Billy Liddell.
Preston North End (2-3-5): Jimmy Gooch, Willie Cunningham, Bill Scott, Tommy Docherty, Joe Marston, Billy Forbes, Harry Anders, Ken Horton, Charlie Wayman, Robert Beattie, Angus Morrison.
The goals: 0-1 Own goal (Lambert, 43 min.), 0-2 Wayman (62 min.), 1-2 Liddell (65 min.), 2-2 Hughes (88 min., assist: Jones).