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Wolves v Liverpool, 2nd March 1968

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Division One fixture between Wolves and Liverpool at Molineux before an attendance of 33,207. Wolves, under the guidance of manager Ronnie Allen, had gained promotion to Division One in the previous season but struggled upon their return. By the time Liverpool arrived at Molineux on 2nd March 1968, Wolves hadn't registered a win in eight matches. For the match against Liverpool, full-back Derek Parkin made his home debut and would subsequently set the record for the most all-time appearances for Wolves. In addition to Parkin, manager Ronnie Allen had set the foundations of the successful Wolves side of the early 1970s through his previous signings of Mike Bailey, Frank Munro and Derek Dougan. Another astute Allen signing, midfielder Kenny Hibbitt, was signed the following season. Liverpool, who finished 3rd in Division One at the conclusion of the 1967-68 season, included in their team future Wolves captain Emlyn Hughes whilst Wolves, who ultimately finished a lowly 17th position, had in their side the mercurial talent of Peter Knowles. Some 18 months later "Knocker" quit football at the age of just 23 to become a Jehovah's Witness.