Liverpool F.C. Past Masters No.6 – Jack Balmer

Liverpool F.C. Past Masters No.6 – Jack Balmer
October 11, 2012 Chris Rowland

By Chris Rowland.

Liverpool’s post-war title winners ((1946/7) featured some star names from the club’s all-time hall of fame – top striker Albert Stubbins, a certain Bob Paisley, and the incomparable Billy Liddell.

But one of the side’s key players was something of an unsung hero – despite matching joint top scorer Albert Stubbins goal for goal as Liverpool won the first division Championship for the first time for nearly a quarter of a century.

Despite captaining the champions.

Despite being a scouser born and bred (born in West Derby, Liverpool, in 1916).

Despite being a tremendously skilful and clever player as well as a prolific scorer throughout his 300+-match career at Anfield (he remains one of few players who’ve scored 100 or more goals for the Reds in all competitions, an agonising 99 of them in the league).

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