January 23, 1895
The Liverpool Football Club have secured a new player in Billy Dunlop, of Paisley Abercorn. Dunlop is twenty years of age, and plays left full-back. He is regarded as one of the best players in that position in Scotland, and several English League clubs have been vainly trying to induce him to join their ranks.
The Liverpool committee have arranged the matter in a friendly way with the Paisley Abercorn club, and a certain sum has been paid for Dunlop’s transfer. He is eligible to play in the Newton Heath match.
(Source: Sheffield Evening Telegraph: January 26, 1895)
* Note: The Football League-ledger books show that Billy Dunlop signed for Liverpool on October 11, 1894. The news about the transfer reached media late January, 1895. In the Scottish League football register his transfer from Abercorn to Liverpool is dated January 23, 1895.