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Season preview 1906-07: Liverpool F.C. (Athletic News)


August 20, 1906
Liverpool, having provided themselves with an up-to-date enclosure, now possess a home worthy of their title as League champions. Last season they delighted their supporters by the honours they secured, but at the same time they reached a proud eminence which will require great endeavours to maintain.

I do not intend to enter into any detailed description of the new Anfield, which has arisen since the curtain was drawn last April. It is sufficient to state that when completed, the Liverpool ground will be equal to anything in the country, both as regards size, convenience, and equipment. But the intentions of the management will take time to mature, and twelve months must elapse ere the finishing touches are given.

Regarding the players at the disposal of the club, there are very few changes to note. John Hughes and James Garside have gone to Plymouth and Accrington respectively, while there are three new men to record: –
Percy Saul, 5ft. 9½in., 12st. 8lb., from Plymouth; Jack Lipsham, 5ft. 6½in., 10st. 12lb., from Chester; and William Macpherson, 5ft. 9in., 11st. 5lb., who was obtained from Paisley St. Mirren. He is an inside right with a good reputation, while Saul has shown ability as a full-back. Lipsham is a brother of the Sheffield United left-winger.

The full list of players engaged is as follows: –
Sam Hardy, Alf West, Billy Dunlop, Maurice Parry, Alex Raisbeck, James Bradley, Arthur Goddard, Robert Robinson, Joe Hewitt, Sam Raybould, John Cox, Jack Parkinson, Ned Doig, Tom Chorlton, Harry Griffiths, George Latham, James Gorman, James Hughes, Robert Blanthone, John Carlin, Charlie Wilson, John Graham, Percy Saul, William Macpherson, and Jack Lipsham.

The Anfielders are thus relying to a great extent upon their well-tried men, and with, perhaps, one or two exceptions, the League team will not differ from that which did so well last season.
(Source: Athletic News, August 20, 1906)

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