Friday, April 16 – 1909
Liverpool’s match with Bury at Anfield to-morrow should prove one of the most desperate battles of the season, and Alex Raisbeck and John Cox, for whose benefit the proceeds are set apart, could not have chosen a better attraction. Though it is the last home match of the season, the fixture, as matters turns out, is of tremendous importance to both clubs, as it may mean one or the other going down into the Second Division.
Mr. Tom Watson, the Liverpool secretary, has been in search of men to strengthen the team, and he has signed John McConnell, a right half back of the Airdrieonians. There are hopes that James Stewart, the inside right of Motherwell, will also be secured. Negotiations with that end in view are in progress, though it is unlikely that either of these recruits will appear in to-morrow’s important match. The team will, however, not be chosen till just before the commencement of the contest. (Manchester Courier, 16-04-1909)