October 30, 1897
The League – Division 1.
Liverpool v Aston Villa, Birmingham. Kick off at three o’clock. The following will play for Liverpool – Harry Storer, goal; Matt McQueen and Tom Wilkie, backs; John McCartney, Thomas Cleghorn, and John Holmes, half backs; Robert Marshall, William Walker, Daniel Cunliffe, Andy McCowie, and Harry Bradshaw, forwards.
Aston Villa – Billy George, goal; Bert Sharp, Albert Evans, backs; Frank Burton, Jimmy Cowan, Jimmy Crabtree, half backs; Charles Athersmith, Jack Devey, Jack Sharp, Fred Wheldon, John Cowan, forwards.
(Liverpool Mercury: October 30, 1897)