Liverpool - Top 30 players - Number 30

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Albert Stubbins was one of the heroes of the side that won the post-war title of 1947.

Albert Stubbins is probably not as well known to those outside of those that support Liverpool Football Club - but he was instrumental in landing the first post-war title to head the Reds way back in 1947.

He signed from Newcastle United in 1946 for a fee of £13,000, and found the net on his debut against Bolton Wanderers in a 3-1 win at Burnden Park.

The league title of 1947 was to be his only honour before he left the club in 1953 for Ashington, but his goalscoring record of 83 goals from a total of 178 appearances is a record worthy to grace any club competing for honours regardless of the era.

He was such a hero at Anfield that he even graced the cover of the Beatles album Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Stubbins and Jack Balmer formed a pretty effective strike partnership at the top end of the field. Given his North East connection, he formed a very close friendship with Bob Paisley - who would of course go on to be the club's most successful manager.

Liverpool certainly wouldn't mind a goalscorer with his kind of record to call upon in the present day. One does wonder how he would've got on in the more modern game.

Roll of honour: 

178 games, 83 goals, 1947 League Championship winner. 

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