Season preview 1892-93: Liverpool F.C. (Liverpool Mercury)

August 29, 1892
Liverpool have not been idle, and in their endeavors to get together a team that will sustain the traditions of the Anfield Road enclosure, have enjoyed much success.

The main object of Liverpool will be to come out prominently in the English Cup-competition, for which they have entered, and in the Lancashire Cup contest, in connection with which they have been drawn with Southport Central, the tie to be played off at Anfield on September 17.

They are in the Lancashire League, and will also meet several league teams, including Blackburn Rovers, Burnley, Notts County, Stoke, and Darwen; and an interesting event of the season will be the visit of the Corinthians on April 3. If Liverpool comes out of these principal matches with credit they will of course stand a good chance of securing a place in the League next year – this will be their incentive.

The team is undoubtedly a strong one, and will include Sydney Ross (Cambuslang) and William McOwen (Blackburn Rovers), goal; Andrew Hannah and Duncan McLean (Everton and Renton), with another man expected, backs; James Kelso (Renton), Joe McQue (Campsie, and who has won a Stirlingshire Cup), and James McBride (Renton, and who played for Scottish League versus English League at Bolton last season), half-backs; Thomas Wyllie (Everton) and Jock Smith (Sunderland and Kilmarnock), right wing; John Miller (Dumbarton), centre; and Arthur Kelvin (Kilmarnock) and Malcolm McVean (Third Lanark), left wing, with John Cameron (Aston Villa and Renton), reserve.

Liverpool inaugurate their career by playing Rotherham Town (Midland League champions), at Anfield on Thursday
(Source: Liverpool Mercury: August 29, 1892)


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