Peter or 'Max' as he was inevitably christened by players and supporters alike arrived at Liverpool from Wrexham in October 1966 as a 21-year-old with the reputation of being a reliable full-back. But his arrival coincided with the most settled side Liverpool has ever seen (the great one of the mid-sixties) and it was impossible for him to break the monopoly that Chris Lawler and Gerry Byrne had in the two full-back positions.
It wasn't until February 1968 that Bill Shankly gave him his debut in a home fixture with Leicester. Gerry Byrne's playing days were almost at an end and for a time Peter fitted comfortably enough into the Liverpool system of the time, making a further eight appearances towards the end of the 1967-68 season and being first-choice left-back for the first 13 lague matches the following season as well. But then the more experienced and more versatile Geoff Strong took over the No. 3 shirt and Peter found himself out in the cold again.
Peter did play nine consecutive league games in the middle of the 1969-70 season but that period also included the dreadful FA Cup defeat at Second Division Watford, after which Shankly realised that it was time to make changes and build for the future. Peter was given one final opportunity in the new-look team which ran out at Anfield against Derby a week after the cup debacle but another defeat resulted and in the summer he was transferred to Crystal Palace. "Max" served Palace well for eight years making over 177 appearances for them.
Wall unfortunately broke his leg in a tackle with his former Liverpool teammate Tommy Smith in Crystal Palace's 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Selhurst Park on August 19, 1972. Wall lost a whole year of his career.
Other Clubs: Shrewsbury, Wrexham, Crystal Palace, Orient