May 2, 1909
Several of the Liverpool players have been reported to the Football Association for refusing to sign on again though offered the maximum wage. John Cox, the Liverpool winger, who has been with the Anfielders for eleven seasons, and recently got his second benefit with the club, has announced his intention of retiring from football. He is to be married shortly, and intends to become the landlord of a well known Blackpool hotel.
William Morris, who has played in several forward positions for Lincoln City during the past season, and scored seventeen goals in twenty matches, has signed on for Liverpool. He is only twenty one, and is a native of Arnold, near Nottingham.
Liverpool have also engaged John McConnell (half back) and James Stewart (forward).
(Lloyds Weekly News: May 2, 1909)