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Season preview 1901-02: Liverpool F.C. (Sheffield Daily Telegraph)


August 23, 1901
Having won the League Championship, it is now the great ambition of Liverpool to hold the English Cup, and in the coming season a strenuous effort will be made not only to attain distinction in the League table, but to snatch the greatest trophy of all. Despite the new wages rule every man of last season’s League team has been re-signed.

In goal Bill Perkins will officiate, with a new player named Alex Forrester, a well set-up local lad, who played in a junior team in Liverpool last year as reserve. The backs are Tom J. Robertson, Billy Dunlop, John Glover, and Don McCallum, the latter from Queen’s Park, a 12 stone youth of about 5ft. 9½in., who joined the Glasgow club at the latter end of last season.

The halves are Maurice Parry, Alex Raisbeck, William Goldie, Charlie Wilson, John T. Hunter, and George Fleming, all last season’s players except the latter, who has left Wolverhampton Wanderers for Liverpool.

Forward, the old line, viz., Tom Robertson, John Walker, Sam Raybould, Charles Satterthwaite, and John Cox, are available, and in addition George Bowen (formerly with the Wolves), Andy McGuigan, John “Sailor” Hunter, John Davies, and William White. The latter is a big, stout lad, comes from Queen’s Park Rangers, and can play on either outside wing.

With this material the seaport club have some justification for the confidence with which they will enter upon the season 1901-2. Of departures Rab Howell has gone to Preston North End, and Harry Storer has given up football.

Mr. Tom Watson will again pilot the team in his old role as secretary, and the officials generally are as before.
(Source: Sheffield Daily Telegraph: August 23, 1901)

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