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Billy Liddell - Football

Regarded by many as the greatest ever Liverpool player, Liddell was born in Dunfermline in 1922.

He was signed by the Anfield club from junior outfit Lochgelly Violet as a 15 year-old in June 1938 but, due to the war, didn't make his first team debut until 1946, aged 23.

He starred in the club's 1946-47 Championship season and spent 21 years with Liverpool, appearing in 537 games and scoring 229 goals before retiring in 1960 as a legend of the Kop.

Liddell was a raiding left-winger but he also excelled on the opposite flank, or centre forward. His versatility saw him play in every outfield department during his career and possessed a hammer of a shot in both feet. He was capped 28 times for Scotland, scoring six goals.

He also did a vast amount of voluntary work for local boys' clubs and after his retirement became a magistrate, a lay preacher and bursar of Liverpool University. Liddell died from Alzheimers disease in July 2001 at the age of 79.

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