December 3, 1955
Key note: “That away win for Liverpool, anticipated by most, did not materialise. In fact, it was a hard-won point for the Anfielders, who never really touched their best form. It was in the main a battle of defences and they won the day. A point away from home in any circumstances, however, can be looked upon with satisfaction. Port Vale introduced a new face to senior football to-day when they brought in Willdig at inside left in place of Ken Griffiths, who is having some trouble with his knee. Liverpool made no change, which was not surprising in view of their fine display last week. The Reds had quite a good following for about 3,000 people came on the excursion trains. It was quite a nice afternoon and the pitched looked excellent.” (Liverpool Echo: December 3, 1955)
Match: Football League, Second Division, at Vale Park, kick-off: 14:15.
Port Vale – Liverpool 1-1 (1-1).
Referee: Mr. A. Holland; linesmen: Messrs. S.J. Kinnear and F. Roberts.
Port Vale (2-3-5): Ray King, Reg Potts, Basil Hayward, Albert Leake, Tom Cheadle, Roy Sproson, Colin Askey, Tom Conway, Len Stephenson, Pat Willdig, Jack Cunliffe.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Dave Underwood, John Molyneux, Ronnie Moran, Roy Saunders, Laurie Hughes, Geoff Twentyman, Jimmy Payne, Alan Arnell, Billy Liddell, John Evans, Alan A’Court.
The goals: 1-0 Stephenson (10 min.), 1-1 Liddell (40 min.).