1916-17 season
General information
Performance
Lancashire Principal
Tournament

Winners

Lancashire Subsidiary
Tournament Group B

3rd

Top scorers
Lancashire Principal
Tournament

Bennett (17)

Lancashire Subsidiary
Tournament Group B

Mackinlay (4)

Overall

Bennett (19)

Attendances

The 1916-17 season was an unofficial season during World War I, and was Liverpool's 25th season of football since they were established.

Squad[edit | edit source]

List of players who played during the season, not necessarily a formal squad list.

Friendlies[edit | edit source]

Date Opponent Score Scorers
25 December 1916 Everton 0-1
1 January 1917 Leeds City 4-0[1] Bennet (16, ?, ?), Lewis (55)

Results[edit | edit source]

Lancashire Principal Tournament[edit | edit source]

Date Opponent Score Scorers
2 September 1916 Bolton 3-1 Pagnam (59), Goddard (60), Bamber (90)
9 September 1916 Port Vale 0-0
16 September 1916 Oldham 2-0 Pagnam (35, 48)
23 September 1916 Preston 1-0 Pagnam
30 September 1916 Burnley 0-0
7 October 1916 Man Utd 0-0
14 October 1916 Blackpool 1-0 Lewis
21 October 1916 Stockport 3-1 Metcalf (6), Mackinlay (58), Pagnam
28 October 1916 Bury 4-3 Pagnam 2, Longworth, Metcalf
4 November 1916 Stoke 3-1 Pagnam (2, 88), Goddard (37)
11 November 1916 Southport 3-1 Metcalf 2, Bamber
18 November 1916 Blackburn 3-1 Metcalf (8, 40), Lewis (42)
25 November 1916 Man City 1-1 Metcalf
2 November 1916 Everton 2-1 Metcalf (9), Bennett (36)
9 December 1916 Rochdale 2-3 Bennett 2
23 December 1916 Port Vale 5-1 Bennett (10, 12, 30, 49), Mackinlay (47)
30 December 1916 Oldham 1-0 Bennett
6 January 1917 Preston 3-1 Bennett (55, 63), Bamber (71)
13 January 1917 Burnley 1-0 Lewis (8)
20 January 1917 Man Utd 3-3 Lewis (12, 62), Bennett (64)
27 January 1917 Blackpool 2-2 Lewis (8), Pagnam (75)
3 February 1917 Stockport 0-0
10 February 1917 Bury 4-0 Bradley (35), Bennett (47, 48), Lewis (60)
17 February 1917 Stoke 0-1
24 February 1917 Southport 4-2 Hemsley (og 15), Lewis (20), Bennett (52), Metcalf (pen 70)
3 March 1917 Blackburn 2-0 Bennett, Metcalf
10 March 1917 Man City 3-0 Lewis (13), Bamber (48), W. Wadsworth (80)
17 March 1917 Everton 2-2 Bennett (2), W. Wadsworth (75)
24 March 1917 Rochdale 4-0 Lewis (1), Bennett (46), Metcalf (53), Cunliffe
28 April 1917 Bolton 0-1

Lancashire Subsidiary Tournament Group B[edit | edit source]

Date Opponent Score Scorers
26 December 1916 Southport 0-1
31 March 1917 Stockport 0-0
7 April 1917 Everton 0-4
9 April 1917 Southport 7-0 Goddard (50), Pagnam (55, 73, 89), Mackinlay 3
14 April 1917 Stockport 6-0 Metcalf (10), Mackinlay (16), Lewis (33, 57), Bennett (53, 75)
21 April 1917 Everton 0-5

Tables[edit | edit source]

Lancashire Principal Tournament[edit | edit source]

Pos Club Pld W D L F A G. Avg Pts
1 Liverpool 30 19 8 3 62 26 2.38 46
2 Stockport 30 18 7 5 61 31 1.97 43
3 Stoke 30 16 7 7 64 36 1.78 39
4 Man City 30 14 9 7 49 29 1.69 37
5 Everton 30 15 7 8 62 41 1.51 37
6 Burnley 30 15 4 11 73 56 1.30 34
7 Man Utd 30 13 6 11 48 54 0.89 32
8 Rochdale 30 12 5 13 47 54 0.87 29
9 Southport 30 10 8 12 40 43 0.93 28
10 Bolton 30 9 6 15 59 65 0.91 24
11 Blackburn 30 10 4 16 52 66 0.79 24
12 Preston 30 8 7 15 47 65 0.72 23
13 Bury 30 7 8 15 40 63 0.63 22
14 Oldham 30 8 6 16 36 65 0.55 22
15 Port Vale 30 7 7 16 50 60 0.83 21
16 Blackpool 30 6 7 17 44 80 0.55 19

Lancashire Subsidiary Tournament Group B[edit | edit source]

Pos Club Pld W D L F A G. Avg Pts
1 Everton 6 4 1 1 16 5 3.20 9
2 Stockport 6 2 3 1 6 10 0.60 7
3 Liverpool 6 2 1 3 13 10 1.30 5
4 Southport 6 1 1 4 5 15 0.33 3

Player stats[edit | edit source]

Note: Stats during war years are unofficial.

Pos. Name LPT LSTGB Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
? Jimmy Ashcroft 5 0 0 0 5 0
MF John Bamber 26 4 5 0 31 4
? Stephen Beattie 1 0 0 0 1 0
FW Thomas Bennett 20 17 4 2 24 19
DF James Bradley 11 1 3 0 14 1
? Joseph Butler 4 0 0 0 4 0
GK Ken Campbell 8 0 1 0 9 0
? Thomas Capper 1 0 0 0 1 0
? Tommy Cunliffe 29 1 6 0 35 1
? Frank Curtis 2 0 0 0 2 0
? Joseph Donachie 3 0 0 0 3 0
DF Horace Fairhurst 0 0 1 0 1 0
? Arthur Gee 1 0 0 0 1 0
MF Arthur Goddard 18 2 4 1 22 3
? Jack Hannaway 1 0 0 0 1 0
? James Henderson 2 0 0 0 2 0
? Joseph Houghton 2 0 5 0 7 0
DF William Jenkinson 4 0 0 0 4 0
? Joseph Lees 0 0 1 0 1 0
FW Harry Lewis 24 10 4 2 28 12
DF Ephraim Longworth 28 1 6 0 34 1
DF Harry Lowe 0 0 1 0 1 0
DF Tommy Lucas 24 0 5 0 29 0
DF Don Mackinlay 29 2 6 4 35 6
FW Arthur Metcalf 24 11 4 1 28 12
? William Murphy 1 0 1 0 2 0
? Frederick Osborne 1 0 0 0 1 0
? Thomas Page 1 0 1 0 2 0
FW Fred Pagnam 12 10 2 3 14 13
FW Ernie Pinkney 4 0 0 0 4 0
DF Clement Rigg 1 0 0 0 1 0
MF James Speakman 3 0 0 0 3 0
? James Stansfield 1 0 0 0 1 0
? Charles Spencer Sutcliffe 1 0 0 0 1 0
? John William Swann 3 0 0 0 3 0
GK Ted Taylor 8 0 0 0 8 0
DF Walter Wadsworth 24 2 6 0 30 2
? Jack Waine 1 0 0 0 1 0
? Dave Watson 1 0 0 0 1 0
? David Williams 1 0 0 0 1 0

Transfers[edit | edit source]

In[edit | edit source]

Player From Fee Date
Tommy Lucas Ecess Borough Free 1916

Out[edit | edit source]

None.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Mrs Cameron's testimonial.


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