1947-48 season
General information
Manager

George Kay

Captain

Jack Balmer

Performance
Division 1

11th

FA Cup

4th round

Top scorers
League

Stubbins (24)

FA Cup

Stubbins (2)

Overall

Stubbins (26)

Attendances
Average

44,496

The 1947-48 season was Liverpool's 56th season of football since they were established.

Squad[edit | edit source]

LiverpoolSquad1947-1948.jpg

Note: Fixed squad numbers were not introduced until the 1993-94 season.

Friendlies[edit | edit source]

Pre-season[edit | edit source]

No pre-season friendlies were played this season.

Other friendlies[edit | edit source]

Date Opponent Score Scorers
14 February 1948 Newcastle 3-0 Baron, Fagan, Liddell
16 May 1948 New York All Stars 5-1 Balmer (17, 25), Stubbins (66, 74), Liddell (81)
20 May 1948 Baltimore All-Stars 9-2 Balmer (33, 34, 45), Brierley, (4, ?), Fagan (?), Harley (?), Liddell (?), Stubbins (?)
23 May 1948 Philadelphia All Stars 5-2 Stubbins 3, Balmer, Liddell
28 May 1948 New England All Stars 6-0 Stubbins 2, Fagan 2, Balmer, Priday
30 May 1948 American League XI 9-2 Stubbins 5 (22, 54, 66, 68, 82), Liddell 2 (49, 60), Fagan (72), Balmer (37)
1 June 1948 St Louis All Stars 4-2 Liddell 2, Priday, Stubbins
3 June 1948 Montreal All Stars 4-2 Balmer, Priday, Liddell, Shannon
9 June 1948 New York All Stars 5-2 Liddell 2, Stubbins 2, Fagan
15 June 1948 Ulster Select 5-1 Liddell, Stubbins 2, Balmer 3
18 June 1948 Djurgardens IF 3-2 Liddell (46), Brierley (68), Balmer (82)
20 June 1948 Kearney Scots Celtic 8-0 Balmer 3, Liddell 2, Shannon 2, Priday
June 1948 American All Stars 4-1 Baron 2, Jones 2

Results[edit | edit source]

League[edit | edit source]

Date Opponent Score Scorers
23 August 1947 Preston 3-1 Liddell (57), Stubbins (64, 68)
27 August 1947 Man Utd 0-2
30 August 1947 Stoke 2-0 Liddell (30, 34)
3 September 1947 Man Utd 2-2 Stubbins (48), Balmer (pen 67)
6 September 1947 Burnley 1-1 Balmer (32)
8 September 1947 Sheffield United 1-3 Stubbins (80)
13 September 1947 Portsmouth 0-1
17 September 1947 Charlton 0-2
20 September 1947 Bolton 0-0
27 September 1947 Everton 3-0 Balmer (50), Stubbins (51), Fagan (80)
4 October 1947 Middlesbrough 1-3 Balmer (13)
11 October 1947 Chelsea 3-0 Priday (3), Stubbins (?), Liddell (87)
18 October 1947 Huddersfield 1-1 Balmer (28)
25 October 1947 Derby 2-2 Priday (25), Balmer (57)
1 November 1947 Blackpool 0-2
8 November 1947 Grimsby 3-1 Stubbins (1), Priday (49), Baron (77)
15 November 1947 Sunderland 1-5 Liddell (41)
22 November 1947 Blackburn 2-1 Balmer (55), Liddell (80)
29 November 1947 Man City 0-2
6 December 1947 Aston Villa 3-3 Spicer (?), Stubbins (?), Balmer (88)
13 December 1947 Wolves 2-1 Stubbins (33), Balmer (70)
20 December 1947 Preston 3-3 Jones (3), Liddell (20), Stubbins (22)
25 December 1947 Arsenal 1-3 Priday (13)
27 December 1947 Arsenal 2-1 Stubbins (17), Liddell (75)
1 January 1948 Charlton 2-3 Stubbins (80, 88)
3 January 1948 Stoke 0-0
17 January 1948 Burnley 0-3
31 January 1948 Portsmouth 0-3
7 February 1948 Bolton 0-3
21 February 1948 Middlesbrough 0-1
28 February 1948 Chelsea 1-3 Baron (75)
6 March 1948 Huddersfield 4-0 Stubbins (3, 19, 54, 60)
20 March 1948 Blackpool 2-0 Stubbins 2 (1 pen)
26 March 1948 Sheffield United 4-0 Fagan (6, 90), Liddell (41), Stubbins (57)
27 March 1948 Grimsby 2-0 Balmer (8), Spicer (17)
31 March 1948 Derby 4-0 Stubbins (3), Balmer (21, 24), Fagan (87)
3 April 1948 Sunderland 0-0
10 April 1948 Blackburn 2-1 Stubbins (13), Balmer (50)
17 April 1948 Man City 1-1 Fagan (10)
21 April 1948 Everton 4-0 Stubbins (14), Liddell (80), Brierley (81), Balmer (83)
24 April 1948 Aston Villa 1-2 Stubbins (25)
1 May 1948 Wolves 2-1 Paisley (22), Balmer (80)

FA Cup[edit | edit source]

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
3 10 January 1948 Nottingham Forest 4-1 Priday (15), Stubbins (78, 87), Liddell (82)
4 24 January 1948 Man Utd 0-3

Tables[edit | edit source]

League[edit | edit source]

Pos Club Pld W D L F A G. Avg Pts
10 Man City 42 15 12 15 52 47 1.11 42
11 Liverpool 42 16 10 16 65 61 1.07 42
12 Sheffield United 42 16 10 16 65 70 0.93 42

Player stats[edit | edit source]

Pos. Name League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
FW Jack Balmer 40 15 1 0 41 15
FW Kevin Baron 6 2 0 0 6 2
MF Ken Brierley 10 1 0 0 10 1
FW Len Carney 4 0 0 0 4 0
FW Cyril Done 4 0 2 0 6 0
FW Willie Fagan 15 5 0 0 15 5
DF Jim Harley 21 0 0 0 21 0
DF Laurie Hughes 32 0 2 0 34 0
DF Bill Jones 41 1 2 0 43 1
DF Ray Lambert 30 0 2 0 32 0
MF Billy Liddell 37 10 2 1 39 11
MF Doug McAvoy 1 0 0 0 1 0
GK Ray Minshull 13 0 2 0 15 0
MF Alex Muir 4 0 0 0 4 0
DF Bob Paisley 37 1 2 0 39 1
DF Stan Palk 7 0 0 0 7 0
MF Robert Priday 21 4 2 1 23 5
DF Bernard Ramsden 10 0 0 0 10 0
FW Les Shannon 1 0 0 0 1 0
GK Cyril Sidlow 29 0 0 0 29 0
DF Eddie Spicer 14 2 1 0 15 2
FW Albert Stubbins 40 24 2 2 42 26
DF Phil Taylor 34 0 2 0 36 0
MF William Watkinson 11 0 0 0 11 0

Transfers[edit | edit source]

In[edit | edit source]

Player From Fee Date
Alex Muir Lochghelly Violet Unknown July 1947
Ken Brierley Oldham £7,000 28 February 1948

Out[edit | edit source]

Player To Fee Date
George Kaye Swindon Unknown May 1947
Bernard Ramsden Sunderland Unknown March 1948


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