Palk was a wing-half who arrived at Anfield after playing for South Liverpool.
He made six league appearances in the second-half of the 1946-47 season, the first post-war championship eventually going to Liverpool after they saw off one of their rivals Wolverhampton in the final match at Molineux.
Palk was called upon seven times the following season but then moved on to Gordon Hodgson's Port Vale in July 1948. He was Port Vale's skipper for four years and made 159 League appearances, scoring 14 goals.
Other clubs: South Liverpool (amateur), Port Vale, Worcester City, Northwich Victoria, Prescot Cables, Pwllheli (Wales), Flint Town United (Wales), Oswestry Town (Wales), Maghull