January 7, 1960
New Brighton inside forward, Phil Green, from Bromborough Pool will join Liverpool F.C. as and when required and will almost certainly sign professional forms for them.
Liverpool and the player have come to agreement and it is expected that Green like his former clubmate, Stan Harland, who went to Everton, will make a full-time career of football at Anfield.
Several League clubs, including Aston Villa, had been anxious to give him a start in League football but Green who lives with his widowed father, was not anxious to leave Merseyside.
Harland is now figuring in the Everton “A” team where he is improving his pace. Those who compared Green and Harland in their New Brighton days had contrasting views as to which had the better potential. It is clear that both are likely to make good and that Everton should take one and Liverpool the other is a happy solution to the many bids for their services.
Clubs whose amateur players move on to League clubs often receive a donation to club funds and New Brighton are not likely to be exceptions to this unwritten rule.
(Source: Liverpool Echo: January 7, 1960; via http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) © 2018 Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited