The biggest star Liverpool ever signed

December 3, 1947
Announcement that Liverpool F.C. are to tour America next May means they are to revisit the land of the biggest star they ever signed – Joseph L. Barrow (Joe Louis to you).

Joe signed for Liverpool when he visited Anfield as a U.S. Army sergeant in 1943. Manager George Kay asked Joe to put his autograph on a piece of paper. When Joe had done so, Mr. Kay informed the champ he had contracted to play for the Reds.
Liverpool rated Joe as a first-class sport. And the English club created a similar impression on their goodwill visit to the States last year. Playing under floodlight conditions, they won all ten matches and delighted the U.S. spectators. Hence the return invitation.
(Source: Evening Telegraph: December 3, 1947)

Joe Louis
Joe Louis

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