Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 3-1 (League match: April 20, 1957)


April 20, 1957
Key note: “This vital match in brilliant sunshine drew a crowd which looked as though it might be the largest of the Anfield season. The gates to stand and paddock were closed before the start. Liddell won the toss and Liverpool defended the Kop goal, which meant Forest faced the sun. Liddell has played some wonderful games in his time, but rarely has his work been more valuable than in this match. Forest were the better side and were in front up to the time that a brilliant individual Liddell goal equalised matters, and a minute later the Scot’s persistence led to one for A’Court. This turned the game inside out, and Liverpool kept themselves in the promotion hunt. Campbell also had a splendid game.” (Liverpool Echo: April 20, 1957)

Match: Football League, Second Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:15.
Liverpool – Nottingham Forest 3-1 (2-1).
Attendance: 47,621.
Referee: Mr. H. Hawthorne.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Tommy Younger, John Molyneux, Ronnie Moran, Johnny Wheeler, Laurie Hughes, Don Campbell, Brian Jackson, Tony Rowley, Billy Liddell, Jimmy Melia, Alan A’Court.
Nottingham Forest (2-3-5): Harry Nicholson, Jack Hutchinson, Geoff Thomas, Bill Morley, Bobby McKinlay, Jack Burkitt, Eric Jones, Jim Barrett, Tommy Wilson, Doug Lishman, Peter Small.
The goals: 0-1 Barrett (19 min.), 1-1 Liddell (41 min., assist: Moran), 2-1 A’Court (42 min., assist: Liddell), 3-1 Rowley (54 min., assist: A’Court).

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