August 26, 1922
Key note: “The League champions opened their season at Anfield in brilliant fashion, and a crowd of over 40,000 spectators had the felicity of seeing quite a big crop of goals in the match with The Arsenal. The team, unchanged from last season except for the welcome return of Johnson, almost from the outset bounded into brilliant form, and for the greater portion of the game completely overwhelmed their visitors from Highbury. It is only fair to The Arsenal to say at the outset that owing to injuries sustained by Graham and Baker during practice the half-back line had to be reorganised and herein lay the most pronounced weakness of the side. In every department Liverpool were immeasurably the superior side, and had they not eased up during the second half an even bigger crop of goals must have come their way.” (Athletic News: August 28, 1922)
Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:15.
Liverpool – Arsenal 5-2 (3-0).
Referee: Mr. W.G. Day (Derby).
Liverpool (2-3-5): Elisha Scott, Ephraim Longworth, Donald Mackinlay, John McNab, Walter Wadsworth, Tom Bromilow, William Lacey, Dick Forshaw, Dick Johnson, Harry Chambers, Fred Hopkin.
Arsenal (2-3-5): Tim Williamson, Frank Bradshaw, Arthur Hutchins, Jack Butler, Clem Voysey, Tom Whittaker, Jock Rutherford, Bert White, Andrew Young, Reginald Boreham, Billy Blyth.
The goals: 1-0 Johnson (1 min.), 2-0 Johnson (5 min.), 3-0 Bromilow (30 min.), 4-0 Chambers (46 min.), 4-1 Boreham (50 min.), 5-1 Johnson (60 min.), 5-2 Young.
Image from the Daily Mirror, Monday, August 28 – 1922.