Prior to the Great War Bennett featured for South Liverpool in the Lancashire Combination, scoring 48 goals in 36 matches from 1913-15. When League competitions were abandoned as Britain engaged in warfare Bennett scored no less than 77 goals in 70 matches for Liverpool in the locally run competitions. Such was his goalscoring prowess that the Athletic News reported in 1918 that Bennett was the "Discovery of the emergency football of the period and has won such a reputation since November, 1916, that his future will be subject of…
"It's exactly the kind of signing we need. If you ask any of the fans about the calibre of player they want us to be bringing to the club, he would be it. I feel the same way. You know you're not taking a risk. It's good from a symbolic point of view that we've signed someone who's so renowned as a world-class player. I just hope, after all the success he's had and trophies he's won, he's as hungry to do the same for us."
Anfield | Wednesday 25 Nov 2020
Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool side are going from strength to strength as the top flight of the table starts to take shape. The German manager's side broke new ground last weekend after their emphatic 3-0 defeat of Leicester City, the Foxes led by former Reds boss Brendan Rodgers.
In all sports, there will be an individual that is responsible for pioneering the entire face of the game. Yes, even in football, there was a football star that operated behind Beckham and basically allowed Beckham to bend it ‘like a Beckham’. That athlete is Craig Johnston. He was not liked by everyone, that is true. People did not see him as the definition of football, however, he did invent the Predator football boots that were worn by the likes of Zidane and Beckham.
“Well, that’s it, then!” said my mother. It is my earliest memory, and all I had to worry about was the horrified look on her face."