1953–54 Liverpool F.C. season

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Liverpool
1953–54 season
Manager Don Welsh
First Division 22nd
FA Cup Third Round
Top goalscorer League: Sammy Smyth (13)
All: Sammy Smyth (13)
Highest home attendance 51,167 (v West Bromwich Albion, League, 26 December)
Lowest home attendance 22,000 (v Middlesbrough, League, 19 April)
Average home league attendance 36,150

The 1953–54 season was the 61st season in Liverpool F.C.'s existence, and would be their last season in the First Division for eight years, after they finished bottom of the table. This was after forty-nine unbroken season in the top flight.

Goalkeepers[edit]

Defenders[edit]

Midfielders[edit]

Forwards[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos Club P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 25 7 10 96 56 1.714 57
2 West Bromwich Albion 42 22 9 11 86 63 1.365 53
3 Huddersfield Town 42 20 11 11 78 61 1.279 51
4 Manchester United 42 18 12 12 73 58 1.259 48
5 Bolton Wanderers 42 18 12 12 75 60 1.250 48
6 Blackpool 42 19 10 13 80 69 1.159 48
7 Burnley 42 21 4 17 78 67 1.164 46
8 Chelsea 42 16 12 14 74 68 1.088 44
9 Charlton Athletic 42 19 6 17 75 77 0.974 44
10 Cardiff City 42 18 8 16 51 71 0.718 44
11 Preston North End 42 19 5 18 87 58 1.500 43
12 Arsenal 42 15 13 14 75 73 1.027 43
13 Aston Villa 42 16 9 17 70 68 1.029 41
14 Portsmouth 42 14 11 17 81 89 0.910 39
15 Newcastle United 42 14 10 18 72 77 0.935 38
16 Tottenham Hotspur 42 16 5 21 65 76 0.855 37
17 Manchester City 42 14 9 19 62 77 0.805 37
18 Sunderland 42 14 8 20 81 89 0.910 36
19 Sheffield Wednesday 42 15 6 21 70 91 0.769 36
20 Sheffield United 42 11 11 20 69 90 0.767 33
21 Middlesbrough 42 10 10 22 60 91 0.659 30
22 Liverpool 42 9 10 23 68 97 0.701 28

Results[edit]

First Division[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Report 1 Report 2
19-Aug-53 Portsmouth H 3–1 B.Jones Goal 26'72' Liddell Goal 84' 39,662 Report Report
22-Aug-53 Manchester United H 4–4 Liddell Goal 20' B.Jones Goal 44' Bimpson Goal 54'58' 46,725 Report Report
26-Aug-53 Newcastle United H 2–2 Baron 2 47,263 Report Report
29-Aug-53 Bolton Wanderers A 0–2 28,277 Report Report
02-Sep-53 Newcastle United A 0–4 47,000 Report Report
05-Sep-53 Preston North End H 1–5 B.Jones Goal 55' 46,928 Report Report
07-Sep-53 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 1–2 Jackson Goal 87' 35,701 Report Report
12-Sep-53 Tottenham Hotspur A 1–2 B.Jones Goal 58' 45,000 Report Report
16-Sep-53 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 1–1 B.Jones Goal 69' 40,000 Report Report
19-Sep-53 Burnley H 4–0 Bimpson Goal 2'6'22'44' 36,643 Report Report
26-Sep-53 Charlton Athletic A 0–6 31,000 Report Report
03-Oct-53 Sheffield Wednesday H 2–2 Paisley Goal 30' Bimpson Goal 34' 38,647 Report Report
10-Oct-53 Aston Villa H 6–1 Liddell Goal 14' Smyth Goal 69'80' Paisley Goal 72' Payne Goal 80' Own goal Goal 88' 37,759 Report Report
17-Oct-53 Huddersfield Town A 0–2 30,115 Report Report
24-Oct-53 Sheffield United H 3–0 Payne Goal 19' Smyth Goal 58'60' 37,978 Report Report
31-Oct-53 Chelsea A 2–5 Smyth Goal 12 84' 33,000 Report Report
07-Nov-53 Manchester City H 2–2 Bimpson Goal 43' Baron Goal 58' 30,917 Report Report
14-Nov-53 Sunderland A 2–3 Smyth Goal 20 40' 36,369 Report Report
21-Nov-53 Arsenal H 1–2 Bimpson Goal 40' 47,814 Report Report
28-Nov-53 Cardiff City A 1–3 Bimpson Goal 38' 15,000 Report Report
05-Dec-53 Blackpool H 5–2 Payne Goal 45' A'Court Goal 53'57' Arnell Goal 79' Smyth Goal 88' 47,320 Report Report
12-Dec-53 Portsmouth A 1–5 Smyth Goal 31' 23,509 Report Report
19-Dec-53 Manchester United A 1–5 Bimpson Goal 58' 26,074 Report Report
25-Dec-53 West Bromwich Albion A 2–5 A'Court Lambert Goal pen 71' 28,000 Report Report
26-Dec-53 West Bromwich Albion H 0–0 51,167 Report Report
02-Jan-54 Bolton Wanderers H 1–2 Evans Goal 2' 44,383 Report Report
16-Jan-54 Preston North End A 1–2 Baron Goal 71' 27,000 Report Report
23-Jan-54 Tottenham Hotspur H 2–2 Liddell Goal 53' Evans Goal 75' 43,592 Report Report
06-Feb-54 Burnley A 1–1 Anderson Goal 81' 23,000 Report Report
13-Feb-54 Charlton Athletic H 2–3 Evans Goal 28' Anderson Goal 41' 47,657 Report Report
24-Feb-54 Sheffield Wednesday A 1–1 Anderson Goal 86' 10,000 Report Report
27-Feb-54 Aston Villa A 1–2 Bimpson Goal 70' 25,000 Report Report
06-Mar-54 Huddersfield Town H 1–3 Evans Goal 11' 46,074 Report Report
13-Mar-54 Sheffield United A 1–3 Liddell Goal pen 18' 17,000 Report Report
20-Mar-54 Chelsea H 1–1 Anderson Goal 84' 36,292 Report Report
03-Apr-54 Sunderland H 4–3 Jackson Goal 45' Evans Goal 48' Liddell Goal pen 67' Anderson Goal 71' 30,417 Report Report
07-Apr-54 Manchester City A 2–0 Jackson Goal 44'57' 13,593 Report Report
10-Apr-54 Arsenal A 0–3 33,178 Report Report
16-Apr-54 Middlesbrough A 1–0 Smyth Goal 19' 30,000 Report Report
17-Apr-54 Cardiff City H 0–1 41,340 Report Report
19-Apr-54 Middlesbrough H 4–1 Rowley Goal 29' Smyth Goal 37'63' Liddell Goal 68' 22,000 Report Report
24-Apr-54 Blackpool A 0–3 18,651 Report Report

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1953–54 FA Cup
Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Report 1 Report 2
09-Jan-54 Bolton Wanderers A 0–1 45,341 Report Report

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