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.

Squad[edit | edit source]

LiverpoolSquad1897-1898.jpg

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

Friendlies[edit | edit source]

Pre-season[edit | edit source]

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

Other friendlies[edit | edit source]

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

Results[edit | edit source]

League[edit | edit source]

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 Cup[edit | edit source]

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)

Tables[edit | edit source]

League[edit | edit source]

Pos Club Pld W D L F A G. Avg Pts
8 Nottingham Forest 30 11 9 10 47 49 0.96 31
9 Liverpool 30 11 6 13 48 45 1.07 28
10 Derby 30 11 6 13 57 61 0.93 28

Player stats[edit | edit source]

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

Transfers[edit | edit source]

In[edit | edit source]

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

Out[edit | edit source]

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

Notes[edit | edit source]

  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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