September 10, 1897
No team in the country bears such an honoured name as Preston North End, and wherever they go they seem to have the power of drawing a crowd, and no better club could have been got to open the League campaign at Anfield.
The Liverpool executive intend not to be behind in catering for the public, and the covering of the Anfield Road portion of the ground is one of the grandest boons conferred on the working classes, and those privileged to see the match on Saturday will agree with us in saying that it is one of the most compact and comfortable grounds in the kingdom, being able to accommodate and shelter over 20,000 people.
After the exhibition of the Anfield team in their opening matches, there should be a large crowd to witness the match to-morrow. An excursion is being run from Preston, so that the visitors will not lack support.
The kick off is fixed for four o’clock, Mr. .Jeffrey being the referee.
(Liverpool Echo: September 10, 1897)