Liverpool v Huddersfield Town 2-3 (League match: August 18, 1956)


August 18, 1956
Key note: “No wonder they call them the Great Unpreditables! By comparison with Liverpool one would even be tempted to say that our weather is reliable, and you know how wild and woolly that would be. Anfield’s opening offering to their supporters was characteristic of the Liverpool we have known of recent seasons – a display consisting of two such diametrically opposed exhibitions in each half that it was difficult to realise they came from the same eleven players.” (Liverpool Echo: August 20, 1956)

Match: Football League, Second Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:30.
Liverpool – Huddersfield Town 2-3 (0-1).
Attendance: 49,334.
Referee: Mr. J.W. Topliss.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Tommy Younger, John Molyneux, Ronnie Moran, Barry Wilkinson, Laurie Hughes, Geoff Twentyman, Brian Jackson, Tony Rowley, Billy Liddell, John Evans, Alan A’Court.
Huddersfield Town (2-3-5): Harry Fearnley, Brian Gibson, Laurie Kelly, Bill McGarry, Ken Taylor, Len Quested, Ron Simpson, James Watson, Dave Hickson, Willie Davie, Vic Metcalfe.
The goals: 0-1 Simpson (5 min.), 0-2 Hickson (57 min.), 1-2 Liddell (62 min., assist: Younger), 1-3 Davie (65 min.), 2-3 Liddell (penalty, 73 min.).

** Match started 15 minutes late due to late train arrival at Lime Street for the Huddersfield team.

Liverpool Echo: August 20, 1956.

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