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1897-98 season
General information
Manager

Tom Watson

Captain

John McCartney

Performance
Division 1

9th

FA Cup

3rd round

Top scorers
League

Becton (11)

FA Cup

Becton (2)

Overall

Becton (13)

Attendances
Average

13,055

The 1897-98 season was Liverpool's 6th season of football since they were established.

SquadEdit

LiverpoolSquad1897-1898

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

FriendliesEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
1 September 1897 Everton 1-1 Meecham (og)

Other friendliesEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
6 September 1897 New Brighton Tower 4-1[1] Finnerhan, Becton 2, Lumsden
20 September 1897 Bolton 3-1 McCartney, Cunliffe 2
11 October 1897 Bolton 2-4[2] Bradshaw, ?
3 January 1898 Hearts 1-3 Colvin
4 January 1898 St Mirren 1-3 McCowie
12 January 1898 Wigan County 1-4 Cunliffe
15 January 1898 Corinthians 2-5 McCowie 2
19 February 1898 Everton 0-2
5 March 1898 Corinthians 0-3
8 April 1898 Grimsby 3-1 McCowie, Robertson, Cunliffe
20 April 1898 Chester City 3-1 Finnerhan, Bradshaw, OG
23 April 1898 Hearts 0-2
30 April 1898 Sheffield United 1-0 Cunliffe

ResultsEdit

LeagueEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
4 September 1897 Stoke 2-2 Becton (55), Walker
11 September 1897 Preston 0-0
18 September 1897 Sheffield Wednesday 2-4 Walker, Becton (47)
25 September 1897 Everton 3-1 Cunliffe (30), McQue (33), Becton
2 October 1897 Preston 1-1 Bradshaw (42)
9 October 1897 Stoke 4-0 Cunliffe 2, Bradshaw, Becton
16 October 1897 Everton 0-3
23 October 1897 Derby 4-2 McQue (40), Cunliffe (45), Marshall 2
30 October 1897 Aston Villa 1-3 Bradshaw
6 November 1897 Nottingham Forest 1-2 Cunliffe
13 November 1897 West Brom 1-2 Becton (35)
20 November 1897 Wolves 1-0 Finnerhan (89)
27 November 1897 Nottingham Forest 3-2 McCowie (5), Lumsden 2
11 December 1897 Wolves 1-2 Bradshaw
18 December 1897 Blackburn 0-1
25 December 1897 Bolton 2-0 Cunliffe, McCowie
27 December 1897 Sunderland 0-2
29 December 1897 Sheffield United 2-1 McCowie, Hartley
1 January 1898 West Brom 1-1 McCartney (30)
8 January 1898 Blackburn 1-2 Ball (og)
22 January 1898 Sunderland 0-1
5 February 1898 Sheffield United 0-4
12 March 1898 Notts County 2-0 Becton (10), Cox
19 March 1898 Bolton 1-1 Bradshaw (15)
26 March 1898 Bury 2-0 McCowie (70), Becton
31 March 1898 Bury 2-2 Geary (23), McCowie (47)
2 April 1898 Notts County 2-3 McCowie (45), Becton
11 April 1898 Sheffield Wednesday 4-0 Langley (og 30), Becton 2, Robertson
12 April 1898 Derby 1-3 Walker (35)
16 April 1898 Aston Villa 4-0 Robertson (15), Walker, Morgan (44), Becton

FA CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
1 29 January 1898 Hucknall St Johns 2-0 Becton, McQue
2 12 February 1898 Man Utd 0-0
2 (R) 16 February 1898 Man Utd 2-1 Wilkie, Cunliffe (85)
3 26 February 1898 Derby 1-1 Bradshaw
3 (R) 2 March 1898 Derby 1-5 Becton (pen 44)

TablesEdit

LeagueEdit

Pos Club Pld W D L F A G. Avg Pts
8Nottingham Forest 301191047490.9631
9Liverpool 301161348451.0728
10Derby 301161357610.9328

Player statsEdit

Pos. Name League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Player From Fee Date
Bobby Marshall Leith Athletic Unknown 1897
Joe Lumsden Burton Wanderers Unknown 1897
Daniel Cunliffe Oldham County Unknown 1897
William Walker Leith Athletic Unknown 2 May 1897
Robert Colvin Oldham County Unknown 6 November 1897
William Goldie Clyde Unknown 25 November 1897
Charlie Wilson Stockport County Unknown 5 December 1897
Abraham Hartley Everton £175 18 December 1897
Jack Cox Blackpool £150 24 December 1897
Hugh Morgan St Mirren Unknown March 1898
Bernard Battles Dundee Unknown March 1898
Tom Robertson Hearts £175[3] 30 March 1898
John Walker Hearts £175[3] 30 March 1898
Raby Howell Sheffield United £200 April 1898
George Allan Celtic £50 20 April 1898

OutEdit

Player To Fee Date
Bill Michael Hearts Unknown 1897
David Hannah Dundee Free 1897
George Allan Celtic £50 1 May 1897
John McLean Grimsby Unknown June 1897

NotesEdit

  1. John McCartney's testimonial.
  2. John Somerville's testimonial.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Combined fee for the two players.


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