May 1, 1895
The result of the test games leaves the number of Lancashire Clubs in the First Division unaltered, the only change being the substitution of Bury for Liverpool. The latter have had a chequered experience.
The most brilliant of the second-class Clubs of 1893-94, they have been the most disappointing of the season that is now almost over. Their repeated failures have been really extraordinary, as they have undoubted talent in their team.
They have often collapsed in the most inglorious fashion, and they are now doomed to what may be described as 12 months’ banishment from the society of the leading Clubs. It is certainly crisis in their history.
(Source: Evening Telegraph: May 1, 1895)