August 27, 1955
Key note: “Liverpool were comfortable winners, and on this showing Arnell promises to fill the breach satisfactorily while Evans is absent. Payne also improved the right flank, and the forward line as a whole was nicely balanced. With a little more luck it might have got more goals. Hull had their misfortunes for the first goal was a ‘gift’ though a Berry slip and Moran once kicked off the line to save Liverpool. Hull’s four enforced changes were a big handicap, but to their credit they never gave up trying.” (Liverpool Echo: August 27, 1955)
Match: Football League, Second Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:00.
Liverpool – Hull City 3-0 (2-0).
Referee: Mr. G. Black.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Doug Rudham, Ray Lambert, Ronnie Moran, Roy Saunders, Laurie Hughes, Geoff Twentyman, Jimmy Payne, Eric Anderson, Billy Liddell, Alan Arnell, Alan A’Court.
Hull City (2-3-5): David Teece, Andy Davidson, John Neal, Tommy Martin, Tom Berry, Trevor Porteous, Jack Major, Charlie Atkinson, Syd Gerrie, Ray Smith, Brian Crispey.
The goals: 1-0 Liddell (34 min.), 2-0 Arnell (36 min., assist: Liddell), 3-0 Liddell (89 min., assist: Payne).