The finest team in the world

September 9, 1898
At Ibrox the Third Lanark will show their faces against the Rangers. This should be a good match. Rangers, in spite of their showing up by the “finest team in the world,” Liverpool, on Monday evening, ought to pull it off.
(Edinburgh Evening News: September 9, 1898)

Liverpool F.C. 1898/1899
LFC 1898

Back row: Billy Dunlop, Archie Goldie, Harry Storer, Matt McQueen, General Stevenson, Tom Wilkie.
Middle row: Tom Watson (Secretary-manager), J. Chapman (Trainer), Andy McCowie, William Goldie, Rab Howell, Alex Raisbeck, Charlie Wilson, Thomas Cleghorn, John McKenna (Director).
Front row: Bobby Marshall, John Walker, George Allan, Hugh Morgan, Tom Robertson.