Player  -  Paul Walsh  1984 - 1988      

    Paul Anthony Walsh:  Striker
    Nickname: Juice
    Date of Birth:  01.10.1962
    With the Reds:  1984-1988
    Height:  5ft 7in
    Weight:  10st 8lbs
    Bought from:  Luton Town
    Signed for LFC:  㷰0,000 - 21.05.1984
    Debut:  18.08.1984 (Aged 21)
    Last match:  28.11.1987
    Debut goal:  27.08.1984
    1st team league games:  77  (14 as sub)
    1st team league goals:  25
    Total 1st team games:  112  (20 as sub)
    Total 1st team goals:  37
    Contract expiry:  16.02.1988, transfered to Tottenham Hotspur for J500,000.
    International caps:  5 England
    International goals:  1
    International debut:  12.06.1983 vs. Australia
    Former clubs:  Charlton Athletic (1977-82), Luton Town (1982-84), Tottenham Hotspur (1988-92), Queens Park Rangers (loan 1991), Portsmouth (1992-94), Manchester City (1994-95)), Portsmouth (1995-97)
    Birth Place:  Plumstead, London, England
    Honours:  1 Division One Championship 1985-86; 1 Screen Sport Super Cup 1985-86

 Runners up:  2 Division One Championship 1984-85, 1986-87; 1 League Cup 1986ָ7; 1 European Cup 1984-85; 1 European Super Cup 1984ָ5
    Personal Honours:  
    Honours former clubs:  1 FA Cup 1990-91 (as Tottenham H)
    Personal Honours former clubs:  PFA Young Player of the Year 1984 (as Luton Town)

  Total LFC games/goals

  League FA Cup FL Cup Europe Other Total
Seasons App Gls App Gls App Gls App Gls App Gls App Gls
 1984-85 22/4 8 1/2 2 2   7 3 0/1   32/7 13
 1985-86 17/3 11 2 1 4 4     6 2 30/3 18
 1986-87 23 6 3   4/1       0/1   30/2 6
 1987-88 1/7       0/1           1/8  
Total 63/14 25 6/2 3 10/2 4 7 3 6/2 2 92/20 37

  A more detailed look at the player's appearances

  Total   started/substitutions     Total   Competition
  92   Started     77   League
  38   On the bench     12   League Cup
  20   Substitute     8   FA Cup
  14   Substituted     7   Screen Sport Super Cup
        6   European Cup
        1   European Super Cup
        1   Charity Shield

  Career Milestones for Paul Walsh:

  Appearances in all competitions

Date Against Result Venue Competition
1 18.08.1984   Everton 0-1   Wembley Other
50 09.11.1985   Coventry City 3-0   Highfield Road League
50 05.04.1987   Arsenal 1-2   Wembley LC

  Goals in all competitions

Date Min Against Result Venue Competition
1 27.08.1984 1   West Ham U 3-0   Anfield League


Seasons Player №
 1984-85 -
 1985-86 -
 1986-87 -
 1987-88 -
  * Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have a fixed number.

  Total LFC games/goals for Reserves

  League LS Cup Total
Seasons App Gls App Gls App Gls
1984-85 11 6     11 6
1984-85 8 7     8 7
1986-87 1 1     1 1
1987-88 14 12 1   15 12
Total 34 26 1   35 26

  Total  other club games/goals

  League FA Cup FL Cup Europe Other Total
Seasons App Gls  App Gls App Gls App Gls App Gls App Gls
  Charlton Athletic                      
1979-80 9                   9  
1980-81 40 11                 40 11
1981-82 38 13                 38 13
  Luton Town                      
1982-83 41 14                 41 14
1983-84 39 11                 39 11
  Tottenham Hotspur                      
1988-92 128  19                 128  19
  Queens Park Rangers (loan)                  
 1991  2                    2  
1992-94 73 14                 73 14
  Manchester City                      
1994-95 53 16                 53 16
1995-96 21 5                 21 5


  - b - on bench


  Paul Walsh was a big favourite amongst the fans at Liverpool and was a real class act and a joy to watch on the football field.

  Signed by Joe Fagan from Luton Town for J700,000 in 1984 Walsh came to Liverpool with a good reputation having just been voted PFA Young Player of the Year.

  Walsh took just 14 seconds to make an impression to the Anfield crowd when he scored on his home debut in a 3-0 win over West Ham United. Ian Rush was injured for the first 10 games of the 1984/85 season so Walsh had the burden of leading the line as the main striker alongside Kenny Dalglish. It quickly became apparent that Walsh was seen as the long term replacement for Dalglish as his style was more of a creator than an out and out goalscorer.

  Walsh did well in Europe too. In the quarter-final of the European Cup Liverpool played Austria Vienna. At 1-1 from the first leg the tie was finely balanced as the teams met at Anfield. Walsh had a fantastic game scoring two brilliant goals and was denied a hat-trick when he had a penalty saved.

  Towards the end of the 1984/85 season Walsh got back in the team playing behind a front two of Dalglish and Rush. However on what should have been the greatest moment of his career turned into disaster in the European Cup Final at the Heysel Stadium. Walsh was selected to start the match but after the tragic events the match was eventually played and Liverpool lost 1-0 to Juventus.

  The following season with Kenny Dalglish appointed as player-manager Walsh would play a vital role in the treble success. On October 14th 1985 Walsh's fortunes turned for the better. With Rush injured Dalglish gave Walsh the chance he craved and he took it by scoring twice in a 3-2 Anfield win over his former club Luton Town.

  Dalglish then decided to give Walsh and Rush a chance to blossom and they quickly formed a good understanding. Unfortunately injury set in and Walsh went off early with an ankle problem in the 1-1 draw with Manchester United in February 1986. That left Walsh on the sidelines and despite returning to fitness couldn't get back into the team for the run-in to the double success. Dalglish picked himself to great effect as Liverpool beat Everton twice for honours in the league and FA Cup.

  A pre-season ankle injury then ruled Walsh out of the first 12 league games of the 1986-87 season. However when he came back he got an extended run in the team and scored a fantastic hat-trick in a 6-2 Anfield win over Norwich City.

  Towards the end of the 1986-87 season however, Walsh's form like the team dipped. Walsh played in the Littlewoods Cup Final defeat to Arsenal and was then left out of the team. Things were never to be the same again for Walsh at Anfield.

  With John Aldridge already signed as a replacement for Ian Rush Kenny Dalglish signed Peter Beardsley to be his strike partner as opposed to Walsh.

  The striker later admitted Dalglish wanted him to stay at Anfield in an attacking midfield role but at the time Walsh declined the offer and wanted to stay up front. It was a decision he admitted he regretted in the long run.

  Of course there was to be no arguments with Dalglish's decision as the 1987/88 team was one of the finest ever to grace Anfield. Walsh was to eventually depart Anfield and return to London with Tottenham Hotspur.

  He returned with Spurs to Anfield on the day that Liverpool clinched the title with a Beardsley goal. With the Kop packed to the rafters the welcome given to Walsh that day told its own story and is something the player will never forget, as cries of 'There's only one Paul Walsh' rang around Anfield from all sides of the ground.

  After leaving Tottenham in 1993 Walsh was to have a spell with Manchester City and then with Portsmouth where he was captain. Unfortunately knee damage ended his career in 1996, but Walsh's legendary status amongst Liverpool fans will never be forgotten.

  Total Paul Walsh in England  games/goals


  1982–1984 England U-21  7  (4 goals)

  Update: 25.04.2014
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