January 1, 1955
Key note: “Those Liverpool followers who are content when their team secure maximum points, without worrying too much about the nature of the display which ensures them, went hoe happy enough after the win over Derby County. Yet not so happy were those who prefer football worthy of the status and traditions of the club to go hand in hand with victory, for that was certainly not so against Derby County. Welcome though it was, the win was rather hollow in some respects.” (Liverpool Echo: January 3, 1955)
Match: Football League, Second Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 14:30.
Liverpool – Derby County 2-0 (0-0).
Referee: Mr. L.N. Peake.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Doug Rudham, Ray Lambert, Ronnie Moran, Roy Saunders, Laurie Hughes, Geoff Twentyman, Brian Jackson, Louis Bimpson, Billy Liddell, John Evans, Frank Lock.
Derby County (2-3-5): Terry Webster, Roy Patrick, Keith Savin, Ben Clark, Ray Young, Frank Upton, Jimmy Dunn, Jack Parry, Jesse Pye, Tommy Powell, Stewart Imlach.
The goals: 1-0 Jackson (60 min., assist: Lock), 2-0 Liddell (88 min., assist: Jackson).
Brian Jackson, Liverpool.