May 22, 1899
Liverpool F.C. do not hold their annual meeting till August, although their financial year ends on March 31st. They are a limited liability company, like Everton, but unlike Everton there are no shilling shareholders angrily demanding what has been done with their money, and an immediate account of all receipts and disbursements on pain of a charge of embezzlement.
The shareholders of Liverpool F.C. are a few private gentlemen, who will meet when it pleases them, and let the public know just as much of their affairs as they may choose to communicate.
I can say on good authority that the past season in every respect has been “one of the most successful in the history of the club,” and I can give a list of next season’s players, who are as follow:
Goal, Bill Perkins and Harry Storer; backs, Archie Goldie, Billy Dunlop, General Stevenson, and Robert McLaren (East Benhar); halves, Rab Howell, Alex Raisbeck, William Goldie, and Charlie Wilson; forwards, John Cox, John Walker, George Allan, Hugh Morgan, Tom Robertson, Abe Foxall (Gainsborough Trinity), Peter Kyle (Clyde), John T. Hunter (Abercorn), and David Wilson (East Benhar).
The gentlemen with brackets after their names are the new acquisitions; the other the old standards. And of the old standards who have gone there are Tom Wilkie, Robert Marshall, and Thomas Cleghorn, to Portsmouth; and Andy McCowie to Woolwich Arsenal.
(Source: Athletic News: May 22, 1899)
Harry Storer, Liverpool (Lloyd’s Weekly News: December 1, 1895):