April 27, 1957
Key note: “Liverpool played as though they felt they had no possible hope of promotion. As things turned out at Sheffield, this was so, but it was still disappointing to the home crowd to see so poor and ragged a display from the home team. On this form Liverpool were as little like promotion contenders as one could imagine. Liddell missed a great chance right on half-time through over-eagerness, but otherwise worked tremendously hard trying to infuse some punch into a disjointed forward line. A’Court did the same but it was all to no purpose.” (Liverpool Echo: April 27, 1957)
Match: Football League, Second Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:15.
Liverpool – West Ham United 1-0 (0-0).
Referee: Mr. F.L. Overton; linesmen: Messrs.: D.G. Swinton and J. Tatlock.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Tommy Younger, John Molyneux, Ronnie Moran, Don Campbell, Laurie Hughes, Geoff Twentyman, Louis Bimpson, Alan Arnell, Billy Liddell, Tony Rowley, Alan A’Court.
West Ham United (2-3-5): Ted Gregory, John Bond, Noel Cantwell, Malcolm Pyke, Ken Brown, Malcolm Allison, Billy Dare, John Smith, Eddie Lewis, John Dick, Malcolm Musgrove.
The goal: 1-0 Liddell (penalty, 89 min.).