August 25, 1930
Liverpool will rely in the main on the same players as last season, and are hoping that they will not strike such a bad patch as in the closing games when only one point was obtained out of 12.
The paucity of goals was a reflection upon the attack, which held the unenviable record of having scored fewer than any in the First Division. Too much reliance was played upon the centre-forward.
There has been no new signings during the close season. The recruiting process was carried out during the last term, when Aitkin and Thompson came to the club from Wallsend, Charlton from Bradford City, Ireland and Macpherson from the Rangers, Roe from Mexborough, Tom Bradshaw from Bury, and Gunson and Wright from Sunderland.
The management regard the outlook hopefully. There are no qualms about the defensive division, which has been the mainstay for many season.
The club is fortunate in possessing goalkeepers of the ability of Scott and Riley with Aitken as understudy, and there is not likely to be any decline in the full-back division. The rumours concerning the fitness of Jackson were unfounded, as has been shown in the practice games, and he will be ready for the opening match. There will be keen competition at half-back, as the various positions appear to be well duplicated.
John McFarlane has gone to Halifax Town; William Fairhurst, a goalkeeper from St. Helens, to Wigan Borough; Albert Shears to Tranmere Rovers, and Harry Race to Manchester City, while John Quinn, an outside-left is still unsigned.
175 cm. (5ft. 9in.) and 69 kilos (10st. 12lb.).
185 cm. (6ft. 1in.) and 80 kilos (12st. 8lb.).
175 cm. (5ft. 9in.) and 71 kilos (11st. 2lb.).
173 cm. (5ft. 8½in.) and 74 kilos (11st. 3lb.).
Right or left back;
168 cm. (5ft. 6in.) and 69 kilos (10st. 12lb.).
Right or left back;
175 cm. (5ft. 9in.) and 73 kilos (11st. 7lb.).
173 cm. (5ft. 8in.) and 74 kilos (11st. 9lb.).
175 cm. (5ft. 9in.) and 70 kilos (11st.).
176 cm. (5ft. 9 ½in.) and 67 kilos (10st 7lb.).
Right or centre half-back;
175 cm. (5ft. 9in.) and 77 kilos (12st. 1lb.).
183 cm. (6ft. 1¾in.) and 89 kilos (13st. 13lb.).
184 cm. (6ft. 2in.) and 81 kilos (11st. 3lb.).
181 cm. (5ft. 11¼in.) and 76 kilos (11st. 13lb.).
180 cm. (5ft. 11in.) and 73 kilos (11st. 6lb.).
174 cm. (5ft. 8½in.) and 73 kilos (11st. 7lb.).
175 cm. (5ft. 9in.) and 74 kilos (11st. 9lb.).
180 cm. (5ft. 9½in.) and 73 kilos (11st. 6lb.).
173 cm. (5ft. 8in.) and 68 kilos (10st. 10lb.).
183 cm. (6ft. 0¼in.) and 85 kilos (13st. 5lb.).
Inside right or left;
180 cm. (5ft. 10¾in.) and 88 kilos (13st. 11lb.).
176 cm. (5ft. 9½in.) and 73 kilos (11st. 10lb.).
180 cm. (5ft. 10¾in.) and 67 kilos (10st. 7lb.).
173 cm. (5ft. 7¾in.) and 74 kilos (11st. 11lb.).
181 cm. (5st. 11¼in.) and 79 kilos (12st. 6lb.).
Inside left or right;
173 cm. (5ft. 8in.) and 75 kilos (11st. 12lb.).
177 cm. (5ft. 9¾in.) and 72 kilos (11st. 4lb.).
172 cm. (5ft. 7½in.) and 75 kilos (11st. 12lb.).
171 cm. (5ft. 7¼in.) and 76 kilos (12st.).
(Source: Athletic News: August 25, 1930)
Liverpool F.C.: 1930/31.