The end of a wonderful season


April 29, 1893
It is perhaps without a parallel in the history of football that a club in the first year of its existence should perform such prodigies as that by Liverpool.

Their complete record for the season is: –
Matches played, 62; won 36, lost 13, drawn 13; goals for, 136; goals against, 64.

In the “class” matches the results are distinctly in their favour, as they have successfully coped with Aston Villa, Sheffield United, Corinthians, Darwen twice and Bootle, and gained meritorious draws with Stoke, Newcastle United, Bolton Wanderers and Preston North End, while they have been badly defeated by Glasgow Rangers and Ironopolis, although the team has suffered defeat, by a small margin, from Aston Villa, Stoke, Blackburn Rovers and Northwich Victoria.

Their Lancashire League results are –
Matches played 22, won 17, lost 3, drawn 2, goals for 66, against 19, which record gains for the club the great honour of league champions.

Prominent among the others, the three half backs of the team have assisted greatly to the good fortune which has smiled upon the club, and they are more than good enough for next year’s team.

Several of the players have already signified their willingness to remain, and with a little care shown in strengthening the team, Liverpool next year ought to be able to meet, without fear of defeat, any of the organisations of the kingdom.
(Source: Liverpool Mercury: May 1, 1893)

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