May 1, 1957
Key note: “Liverpool’s victory over Bristol City, which assured them of third place in the Second Division for the second season running – and the players of an extra £110 in talent money – might easily have been by a greater margin than the 2-1 verdict when the final whistle rang down the curtain on the season. It was an entertaining game throughout, despite its periods of one-sidedness, and the Liverpool attack, with Melia holding the ball and serving up some excellent passes and Jackson having a good first-half, looked far better than against West Ham on Saturday. A’Court and Liddell were again the pick of the line for effectiveness, with Melia not far behind.” (Liverpool Echo: May 2, 1957)
Match: Football League, Second Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 18:45.
Liverpool – Bristol City 2-1 (1-0).
Liverpool (2-3-5): Tommy Younger, John Molyneux, Ronnie Moran, Don Campbell, Laurie Hughes, Geoff Twentyman, Brian Jackson, Tony Rowley, Billy Liddell, Jimmy Melia, Alan A’Court.
Bristol City (2-3-5): Bob Anderson, Jack Bailey, Mike Thresher, Ernie Peacock, Jack White, Terry Emery, Wally Hinshelwood, Alec Eisentrager, Dermot Curtis, Bobby Etheridge, Johnny Watkins.
The goals: 1-0 Rowley (33 min.), 2-0 Liddell (54 min.), 2-1 Curtis (74 min.).