June 22, 1895
Liverpool possess sixteen players of undoubted ability, most of whom have been severely tried and not found wanting.
They do not intend to run a reserve team this coming season, but the Liverpool Casuals, who are, or intend to be, members of the Amateur League, have been practically taken over, and whose players are duly registered for the Anfielders in case their services are required.
They expect to open with Celtic in September, and Aston Villa, Sunderland and other First League teams have generously offered them home and away matches.
Matt McQueen takes a benefit on the 23rd of the opening month, the 16th seeing Derby County at Anfield for Hugh McQueen’s transfer.
Every sportsman worthy of the name will accord to the Liverpool club their constant support, providing that the new Second Leaguers only show some of that grit and determination which characterised their first two season’s work.
(Source: Cricket and Football Field: June 22, 1895)