August 28, 1899
The prospects of the Liverpool Club are also most promising. The team which last season raised the club to a most enviable position has been retained almost in its entirety, and it goes without saying that at Anfield-road there will be witnessed sport that should satitate the most captious.
It is most unfortunate that the club should be deprived of the services of George Allan, who kept the front-line so ably together last season, and had much to do with the big share of success the club attained, but it is hoped that the lung complaint under which he is suffering is not so serious as reported, and that he will again take part in the season’s work.
Among the newcomers are Robert McLaren, a left full nack from East Benhar, and Peter Kyle, of the Clyde, who will take up the position of centre-forward; Abe Foxall (Gainsborough Trinity), an outside left, John “Sailor” Hunter (Abercorn), and outside right; and David Wilson (East Benhar), also a forward of good prominence. Altogether the team is not likely to suffer in comparison with last season, and the officials of the club are anticipating excellent results.
The playing portion of the ground is in excellent order, and the renovation of the popular stand and other improvements that have been carried out during the close season have added greatly to the appearance of the ground.
(Source: Liverpool Mercury: August 28, 1899)