Tag: injury

West Ham agree fee for Andy Carroll

Tuesday, June 13 – 2013 Sam Allardyce is still working around the clock on landing No 1 target Andy Carroll. The West Ham manager has had a £15m bid accepted by Liverpool for the England striker who is currently nursing a heel injury. “Our first priority is signing […]

Oggy: Gloves staying off

Friday, October 20 – 2000 Steve Ogrizovic has ruled out the possibility of making a comeback at the age of 43 to ease Coventry’s goalkeeping crisis. The Sky Blues are currently without the services of first-choice keeper Magnus Hedman and deputy Morten Hyldgaard through injury. That means they […]

Ray Houghton chase

Wednesday, July 22 – 1992 Chelsea and Aston Villa were last night locked in battle for the £900,000 signature of Liverpool midfielder Ray Houghton. He will fly home today from Liverpool’s Italian training camp to talk to both clubs, and his move could make way for Trevor Steven […]

Carter is rewarded for years of strife

Friday, January 11 – 1991 Jimmy Carter and Jamie Redknapp, Kenny Dalglish’s near £1,5 million Liverpool investment, took the rough and the smooth routes to Anfield. Millwall’s 25-old-year-old Carter, signed yesterday for £750,000, will be joined next week by 17 year-old Redknapp from Bournemouth. Jimmy Carter, Millwall. Those […]

United move in on Fagan

Saturday, August 20 – 1983 When Liverpool and Manchester United have their showdown at Wembley this afternoon there is much more at stake than the annual hand-out to charity. For once, the season’s curtain raiser matches two clubs likely to spend the next eight months wrestling for the […]

McGarvey to start for Scotland

Saturday, June 2 – 1979 Frank McGarvey, the £300,000 Liverpool signing from St Mirren who still awaits his Anfield debut, makes his first full appearance for Scotland today, against world champions Argentina at Hampden. McGarvey, who appeared as substitute against Northern Ireland last week, gains his chance thanks […]

Smith out of European final

Thursday, May 4 – 1978 Tommy Smith admitted defeat yesterday and dropped out of next Wednesday’s European Cup Final with Bruges a week after dropping a pickaxe on his foot and breaking a toe. “I am so sick I don’t know what to say,” said the Liverpool hard […]

Spion Kop almost started rioting

Saturday, April 30 – 1977 Match: Football League, 1st Division, at Anfield. Liverpool – Ipswich Town 2-1 (0-0). Attendance: 56,044 Referee: Mr. P. Willis. Liverpool: Ray Clemence, Phil Neal, Joey Jones, Tommy Smith, Ray Kennedy, Emlyn Hughes, Kevin Keegan, Jimmy Case, Steve Heighway (sub, David Fairclough, 44), David […]

Kid Irwin on stand-by

Tuesday, April 26 – 1977 Colin Irwin, a 20-year-old part-timer, is standing by to make his debut for Liverpool against Everton in the FA Cup semi-final replay at Maine Road tomorrow. Irwin, a camera technician at a Kirkby factory, will get his chance if veteran defender Tommy Smith […]

Alun Evans hurt in night club

Sunday, December 7 – 1969 Soccer’s first £100,000 teenager, Alun Evans, of Liverpool, had 60 stitches in his face yesterday after an incident at a night club. Evans, who is now 20, was hit in the face by a glass at the Oasis Club, Wolverhampton. He had gone […]

Soccer future in doubt

Tuesday, August 6 – 1968 There’s a big question mark over the soccer future of former Liverpool player Kevin Lewis, one of the most popular players in South African football. Lewis, captain and right half of the League leaders Cape Town City, has played in less than half […]

Hateley out with ankle injury

Friday, August 2 – 1968 The shock news for Merseyside to-night with only one week from the eve of the 1968-9 football season is that Liverpool centre forward Tony Hateley is injured. He was not in the party that travelled by rail to Hull this morning and his […]

16 man squad for Belfast friendly

Wednesday, July 24 – 1968 Gerry Byrne is out of Liverpool’s friendly in Belfast, to-morrow, against Linfield. This was revealed to-day by manager Bill Shankly when he announced the 16 strong party for the trip. Byrne has been fighting to recover from a second cartilage operation after his […]

Wolves pay up £48,000 for Jimmy Melia

Monday, March 9 – 1964 Wolves boss Stan Cullis splashed a club record £48,000 to buy Jimmy Melia, Liverpool’s England inside forward, last night. The Melia deal – Cullis’s second big signing in seventy two hours – boosts Wolves spending this season to £140,000. Cullis bidding to buy […]

Liddell grabs the winner at Craven Cottage

Saturday, March 2 – 1957 Match: Football League, 2nd Division, at Craven Cottage, kick off: 15:15. Fulham – Liverpool 1-2 (0-1). Attendance: 26,500. Fulham (2-3-5): Ken Hewkins, George Cohen, Jimmy Langley, Jimmy Hill, Derek Lampe, Eddie Lowe, Trevor Watson, Roy Bentley, Roy Dwight, Johnny Haynes, Arthur Stevens. Liverpool […]

Wheeler broke the signing lull

Friday, September 7 – 1956 When Johnny Wheeler, Bolton Wanderers’ England wing half-back, signed for Liverpool yesterday, he completed a reversal of normal procedure. He had got himself a house before a transfer. Yesterday morning, Wheeler, born at Crosby, Liverpool, asked Bolton manager Bill Ridding for permission to […]

Aston Villa pay £23,000 for Dave Hickson

Friday, September 2 – 1955 After a day of suspense, Dave Hickson, Everton’s bustling 25 year-old centre forward, was eventually transferred to Aston Villa at fee believed to be about £23,000. This is roughly what Aston Villa received when they transferred their inside forward, Tommy Thompson, to Preston […]

Benefit match for Eddie Spicer

Thursday, August 12 – 1955 As they promised last season Liverpool have now earmarked a date to play a benefit match for Eddie Spicer, their former full back, whose career was cut short when he broke a leg 18 months ago. Everton have willingly promised their co-operation, and […]

Black eye Reds

Thursday, March 3 – 1955 Match: Football League, 2nd Division, at Meadow Lane. Notts County – Liverpool 0-3 (0-1). Attendance: 11,000. The Liverpool Eleven:Ashcroft; Lambert, Moran; Saunders, Hughes, Twentyman; Payne, Anderson, Arnell, Rowley, A’Court. The Liverpool goals:1-0 Arnell (14 min.), 2-0 A’Court (51 min.), 3-0 Rowley (81 min.). […]