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1896-97 season
General information
Manager

Tom Watson

Captain

Jimmy Ross

Performance
Division 1

5th

FA Cup

Semi-final

Top scorers
League

Allan (15)

FA Cup

Allan (2)

Overall

Allan (17)

Attendances
Average

12,058

The 1896-97 season was Liverpool's 5th season of football since they were established.

SquadEdit

Note: Fixed squad numbers were not introduced until the 1993-94 season.

FriendliesEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

No pre-season friendlies were played this season.

Other friendliesEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
21 September 1896 Darwen 2-1 Hannah, Geary
20 February 1897 Birmingham 1-5 Becton
6 March 1897 Hearts 2-1 Becton (10), Michael
7 April 1897 Walsall 1-0  ?
12 April 1897 Burnley 1-1[1] Holmes
13 April 1897 Oldham 1-3 Michael
19 April 1897 Everton 1-2 Bradshaw
20 April 1897 Cliftonville 1-0 Worrall
21 April 1897 Burton Wanderers 1-0 Allan
24 April 1897 Hearts 0-3
26 April 1897 East Stirlingshire 2-2 Geary, Bradshaw
28 April 1897 Victoria United 1-0 Becton
29 April 1897 Dundee 0-4

ResultsEdit

LeagueEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
1 September 1896 Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 Allan (13, 14)
5 September 1896 Blackburn 0-1
7 September 1896 Bolton 0-2
12 September 1896 Derby 2-0 Methven (og 25), Bradshaw (44)
19 September 1896 Bury 2-1 McVean (35), Allan (65)
26 September 1896 West Brom 0-0
3 October 1896 Everton 1-2 Ross
10 October 1896 Nottingham Forest 3-0 Michael (38), McVean (85), Bradshaw (88)
17 October 1896 Sunderland 3-4 Goldie (72), Gow (og 85), Allan (88)
19 October 1896 Sheffield United 1-1 Bradshaw
24 October 1896 Blackburn 4-0 Allan, Ross, Michael, McVean (67)
31 October 1896 West Brom 1-0 Allan (1)
7 November 1896 Sunderland 3-0 Hannah 2, McVean
14 November 1896 Preston 1-1 Michael
21 November 1896 Everton 0-0
28 November 1896 Nottingham Forest 0-2
12 December 1896 Bury 3-1 Allan 2, McVean
19 December 1896 Derby 2-3 Michael (25), Neill
25 December 1896 Aston Villa 3-3 Becton (pen 60, ?), Allan
26 December 1896 Burnley 1-4 Becton (5)
1 January 1897 Bolton 4-1 Allan 2, Geary, McCartney
2 January 1897 Sheffield United 0-0
9 January 1897 Wolves 2-1 Allan (14), Geary
16 January 1897 Stoke 1-0 Allan (30)
16 February 1897 Stoke 1-6 Allan (40)
4 March 1897 Wolves 3-0 Becton (25), Bradshaw, Allan
13 March 1897 Aston Villa 0-0
27 March 1897 Burnley 1-2 Neill
3 April 1897 Sheffield Wednesday 2-2 Michael (70), Becton (pen 82)
10 April 1897 Preston 0-0

FA CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
1 30 January 1897 Burton Swifts 4-3 Hannah (5), Allan (19), Cleghorn (70), Ross (89)
2 13 February 1897 West Brom 2-1 McVean (5), Neill (24)
3 27 February 1897 Nottingham Forest 1-1 Becton (30)
3 (R) 3 March 1897 Nottingham Forest 1-0 Allan
Semi-final 20 March 1897 Aston Villa 0-3

TablesEdit

LeagueEdit

Pos Club Pld W D L F A G. Avg Pts
4Preston 301112755401.3834
5Liverpool 30129946381.2133
6Sheffield Wednesday 301011942371.1431

Player statsEdit

Pos. Name League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
FW George Allan 29 15 5 2 34 17
FW Frank Becton 20 5 5 1 25 6
MF Thomas Bradshaw 25 4 3 0 28 4
DF Thomas Cleghorn 17 0 5 1 22 1
GK Willie Donnelly 6 0 2 0 8 0
DF Billy Dunlop 5 0 2 0 7 0
FW Fred Geary 8 2 3 0 11 2
DF Archie Goldie 29 1 5 0 34 1
FW David Hannah 3 2 1 1 4 3
DF John Holmes 13 0 0 0 13 0
GK Charlie Jowitt 1 0 0 0 1 0
DF John McCartney 30 1 5 0 35 1
FW Andrew McCowie 2 0 0 0 2 0
DF Joe McQue 8 0 1 0 9 0
DF Matt McQueen 1 0 0 0 1 0
FW Malcolm McVean 23 5 2 1 25 6
FW Bill Michael 19 5 4 0 23 5
DF Robert Neill 22 2 4 1 26 3
FW Jimmy Ross 21 2 2 1 23 3
GK Harry Storer 23 0 3 0 26 0
DF Tom Wilkie 25 0 3 0 28 0

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Player From Fee Date
Robert Neill Hibernian Unknown 1896
Bill Michael Hearts Unknown 1896
Willie Donnelly Clyde Unknown May 1896
Andrew McCowie Cambuslang Hibs Free October 1896
Patrick Finnerhan Man City Unknown March 1897

OutEdit

Player To Fee Date
Bernard Battles Celtic Returns from loan May 1896
William Keech Barnsley Unknown 1897
Jimmy Ross Burnley Unknown March 1897
Malcolm McVean Burnley Unknown March 1897
Robert Neill Rangers Unknown April 1897

NotesEdit

  1. Malcolm McVean's testimonial.


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