Season preview 1899-00: Liverpool F.C. (Manchester Evening News)

August 14, 1899
Liverpool have not been asleep. They lose fair men like Tom Wilkie, Marshall, and Thomas Cleghorn (who fell victims to the blandishments of friend Frank Brettell and have gone to Portsmouth), and Andy McCowie (who will play with Woolwich; but they have made some “class”  captures, as will be gathered from the following:

Bill Perkins and Harry Storer, goal; Archie Goldie, Billy Dunlop, General Stevenson, and Robert McLaren (East Benhar), backs; Rab Howell, Alex Raisbeck, William Goldie, Charlie Wilson, half-backs; John Cox, John Walker, George Allan, Hugh Morgan, Tom Robertson (the famous line), Abe Foxall (Gainsborough, outside left), Peter Kyle (Clyde, centre), John “Sailor” Hunter (who hails from Paisley Abercorn, and is said to be “one of the best players who ever left the East Benhar club).

There is a big array of reserves and the authorities claim to have improved the ground and “done everything to provide not only good football but thorough comfort.”
(Source: Manchester Evening News: August 14, 1899; via © 2018 Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited

Harry Storer, Liverpool (Lloyd’s Weekly News: December 1, 1895):


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