April 28, 1913
Last season proved the most successful, from a financial standpoint, that he Liverpool club had ever experienced, but it is pretty certain that when the accounts are balanced for the present year the previous best will have been exceeded. Every League match has been well patronised, and though the actual figures are not available, it can be definitely stated that the Liverpool books will show a greater profit than twelve months ago.
Mr. William Coward Briggs, one of the club’s directors, was very sanguine on this point, and stated “the club had enjoyed an exceptionally good year, and better than last. The club now owns the plot of land behind the new stand, and during the year has paid off a mortgage of over £900, and also a dividend to the shareholders of 5 per cent.
(Source: Athletic News: April 28, 1913)