Liverpool want wage increase


May 25, 1943
Liverpool Football Club have decided to second the proposal for an increase in players’ wages for the 1943-44 season – a proposal already put forward by Tottenham Hotspur.

The ‘Spurs proposition is for the wage to be increased to £2 a match – an increase of 10s on the war-time wage which has been in operation in the past two seasons. Liverpool are going to give wholehearted support to the plan, and I am convinced that all the clubs will join in this move to give the players that little bit extra.

Mr. Richard Lawson Martindale, chairman of Liverpool, said to me that his board discussed the matter a few days ago, and decided to second the Tottenham motion. “We appreciate that the players remain the main attraction, and it is due to the efforts of the players more than anything else that the 1942-43 season proved such an outstanding success. We are all in favour of the players getting more money.”
(Evening Express: May 25, 1943)

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