McCartney was a tough-tackling half-back who was a member of the team that won the Lancashire league and the Second Division in the club's first two seasons. McCartney missed a number of matches in the 1895/96 season as Liverpool again won the second division title but played in all four of the Test matches as the club regained its first division status. When Liverpool played their first game under the management of Tom Watson and made their debut in red shirts and white pants McCartney was still going strong and one of only few players…
"We found out we had drawn them in the knockout round after training, and you should have seen the faces of Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher – it was an immense 'Bring them on' look'.
Anfield | Sunday 23 May 2021
The European Championships are finally drawing to a close.
You begin to wonder whether the years under Shankly, Paisley and Dalglish, were all that consistently glorious after all. Our record against clubs in the lowest league positions was considerably worse than in more modern times.
Between 1892 and 2021, some 230 Liverpool players have been sent out on loan, about 100 of them more than once, but we have received only twenty-nine, less than the equivalent of a modern full squad.