April 27, 1914
Key note: “The Liverpool players were granted a specially-enthusiastic reception last night at Anfield, when they turned out to play their League match with Sheffield United. So bitter a blow as a Cup Final defeat was expected to make spectators downcast, but, instead, the home players were received with a demonstration the like of which was only equaled at Crystal Palace on Saturday when the King entered the ground. The crowd numbered some seven or eight thousand people, and there was a prolonged and vociferous cheering for Bob Ferguson and his men that lasted nearly five minutes. One wonders what would have happened had Liverpool won? The players showed their appreciation of the crowd’s sporting action by giving one of the best exhibition of the season, the game being fast and producing much good football and a victory to the home side, who were a goal down in ten minutes.” (Liverpool Echo: April 28, 1914)
Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 17:45.
Liverpool – Sheffield United 2-1 (2-1).
Referee: Mr. I. Baker.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Kenneth Campbell; Ephraim Longworth, Robert Pursell; Thomas Fairfoull, Bob Ferguson, Donald Mackinlay; Jack Sheldon, Arthur Metcalf, Tom Miller, William Lacey, Jimmy Nicholl.
Sheffield United (2-3-5): Harold Gough; Bill Cook, Albert Sturgess; Bill Brelsford, Fred Hawley, George Utley; Jimmy Revill, Billy Gillespie, Walter Davies, Stan Fazackerley, Robert Evans.
The goals: 0-1 Fazackerley (10 min), 1-1 Miller (25 min.), 2-1 Miller.
* Liverpool Echo: “Liverpool received kindly by crowd”;
Tom Miller, Liverpool F.C.