April 6, 1896
This morning, at 11:30, Joe McQue takes his benefit, the Liverpool team being opposed by Burnley. A trial will be given to a new man John Clarke, late of Queens Park and Blackburn Rovers, where he was an amateur, who will figure in the centre.
McQue deserves well of the Liverpool public, and no doubt he will be well supported. He might almost be called, as in the case of Alf Milward, a locally-bred player, for beyond two or three games with the Celtic reserves, he practically came straight from his birthplace Campsie, a raw recruit, but who now, by the exercise of his great ability, has the right to be counted as one of the best centre halves of the country.
(Source: Liverpool Mercury: April 6, 1896)