January 1, 1908
Key note: “Lancashire was full of football yesterday, and everywhere in the country great crowds assembled and showed intense enthusiasm, except at Anfield, where the Liverpool club generously (and aggravatingly) presented Nottingham Forest with a point. Christmas is over, and really the Reds must recognise this, and remember the new law regarding ‘Christmas boxes.’ Birmingham and Chelsea won at Anfield, and Nottingham Forest drew yesterday so the clubs at the foot of the ladder will look upon our Mersey club as most philanthropic. But what are the spectators saying? I heard one man declare that after yesterday’s exhibition he would start to save sixpence a week. Of course he won’t do anything of the sort, because on Saturday the name Manchester United will be sufficient to entice him to sink his disgust and give him pets one more chance.” (Liverpool Echo: January 2, 1908)
Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 14:30.
Liverpool – Nottingham Forest 0-0 (0-0)
Referee: Mr. A.J. Barker; linesmen: Messrs.: J. Foster and W.R. Thornton.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Sam Hardy, Tom Rogers, Percy Saul, Maurice Parry, James Gorman, James Bradley, Arthur Goddard, Robert Robinson, Joe Hewitt, William Macpherson, John Cox.
Nottingham Forest (2-3-5): Harry Linacre, Tommy Gibson, Ginger Maltby, Ted Hughes, George Wolfe, Jack Armstrong, Bill Hooper, Tom Marrison, Enoch West, Herbert Whitchurch, Alf Spouncer.