Liverpool run riot at Anfield

Liverpool were on the way to promotion from Divison Two when they met Rotherham at Anfield and ran riot with a display which gave them what was their record League win.

Skipper Jimmy Ross was soon in action, skimming the Rotherham woodwork with a thunderous shot. There seemed little doubt that the Reds would prosper on a perfect playing surface and McVean soon opened the scoring with a shot that Wilkenson might have saved.

Thereafter, Liverpool gave their fans a treat. McVean scored again, from an Allan cross, and from the restart the Reds regained possession. Wilkie found Allan and the centre-forward crashed home a third Liverpool goal with only eight minutes gone.

The fourth goal was a superb effort. Allan won the ball on the edge of his own penalty area and sent Ross off on a dazzling run in which he beat several defenders before firing home. After 18 minutes, Liverpool were 5-0 ahead when McVean rounded off a move involving Bradshaw and Ross. Still they bombarded the Rotherham goal and after 23 minutes Ross had a long shot which Wilkenson tried unsuccessfully to fist over.

Thirty minutes had gone before Storer touched the ball and in the second half the slaughter continued. Allan's two goals made it 8-0 before, in a rare attack, Rotherham's Cutts beat Storer with a simple shot.

That simply spurred Liverpool on and Becton scored their ninth following a corner. Then Ross set off from his own half on a scintillating run before Allan put Liverpool into double-figures with his own fourth goal.

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