General Stevenson transferred to Liverpool

December 9, 1897
Mr Tom Watson, on behalf of the Liverpool F.C., has signed on General Stevenson, full back of the Padiham Club, who is considered one of the best backs in the Lancashire Combination, and last season captained the Hampton team when they won the Lancashire Junior Cup. Both the Blackburn Rovers and Burnley clubs were after him, but he decided to go to Liverpool.
(Source: Sheffield Evening Telegraph: December 9, 1897)