Born in Pant near Oswestry, Fred Morris played for his local club, Oswestry Town, as an amateur before signing professional forms for Walsall, for whom he made over 200 league appearances, scoring 43 goals.
He had a shorter spell at Mansfield before signing for Liverpool in May 1958, shortly before his 29th birthday. Although not selected for the opening two second division games of the 1958-59 season, Morris played in the remaining 41 and scored 12 times, a very respectable tally from his position on the right wing.
Morris was in the line-up as the following season commenced but then had a spell on the sidelines before returning and scoring twice in a 4-3 home win against Leyton Orient on November 21, 1959. But only days later, Bill Shankly swept into Anfield and Morris was one of the early 'casualties'.
Shankly's first match in charge of Liverpool turned out to be Morris' last for the club - not because of that comprehensive 4-0 home defeat by Cardiff City, but more to do with the fact that he had by now passed his 30th birthday. He was transferred to Crewe during the following close-season and had a short spell at Gillingham before signing for Chester (his sixth and final Football League club) in July 1961.
Other Clubs: Oswestry Town, Walsall, Mansfield, Crewe, Gillingham, Chester, Altrincham, Oswestry Town (2)