April 23, 1898
** The Anfield Robertson looks like turning out as valuable a member of the team as his namesake has done to the neighbouring Everton club. His goal against Aston Villa has been described, and we think rightly so, as the finest seen on the ground.
** The idol of the Liverpudlians at present is Robertson. We remember other “idols” who were killed, not by Iconoclasts but by the public, and though, he has undoubtedly proved himself a magnificent outside left, still one should temper his praise for fear of swell-headedness knocking about.
** Unlike their rivals from across the Park, Liverpool cannot lay claim to any double League wins. Their 28 points have been raked in as follows: – Bury, Bolton Wanderers and Stoke, three each; two points each from the following: Sheffield United, Notts County, Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa, Derby County, Everton, Preston North End, The Wednesday and Wolves, and one points from West Bromwich. Blackburn Rovers and Sunderland counts double wins at the expense of the Anfielders. Liverpool’s brilliant victory over the Villans enabled them to tie with their great local rivals in goals, viz., 48.
(Cricket and Football Field: April 23, 1898)