May 13, 1895
The Liverpool team will be found much the same as last season. Probably two new forwards and a full-back will constitute the changes, and the team are sure to make a bold bid for the leadership.
Barney Battles and the other Hearts’ player (*) have been released on certain conditions, so that the Liverpool team will not vary much from the one that did duty last season.
(Source: Athletic News: May 13, 1895; via http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) © 2018 Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited
(*) Note: The player from Hearts that the note is referring to is Willie Michael, who signed for Liverpool on January 22, 1895. Michael came back and played for Liverpool during the 1896-97 season.