May 16, 1962
Liverpool’s senior players, I understand, have received a £5 a week rise for gaining promotion. Their wages in the First Division next season will be £30 a week, with a £5 bonus for every first team appearance and, of course, the additional crowd bonus incentive which worked well last season and is likely to put even more in the players’ pockets next winter when a run of success could boost the already high average Anfield gate.
The basic rate of £30 (£25 last season) will operate the whole year round, and so a regular first teamer at Anfield should put himself comfortably in the £2,000 a year bracket providing the team wins its share of game, thus drawing the fans and the £4 a match winning bonus.
Every senior player will receive the same wages – there will be no ‘star’ money.
(Source: Liverpool Echo: May 16, 1962)