Match details

Liverpool 4 - 0 The Wednesday

Game date: Monday 11 April 1898 at 16:00 Stadium: Anfield
Competition: 1st Division Attendance: 7,000
Half - time score: 2 - 0 Referee: Barker AJ
Manager: Tom Watson Opposition manager: Arthur Dickinson
   

Opposition lineup

Jimmy Massey, Jack Earp, Ambrose Langley, Robert Ferrier, Tommy Crawshaw, Harry Brandon, William Dryburgh, Harry Davis, Albert Kaye, Arthur Brady, Fred Spiksley

Notes

- Tommy Robertson makes his LFC debut
- Johnny Walker makes his LFC debut
- Tommy Robertson scores his debut goal for LFC
- Liverpool league position after match: 9
- The Wednesday league position after match: 4
- Click here to view the full league table after the match.
Liverpool's first goal is in various LFC sources attributed to Morgan but is clearly an own goal by Langley. Liverpool Daily Post: "Morgan having lashed out at the leather and centred in front of Massey, when Langley in trying to clear kicked the ball into the net." Liverpool Mercury: "From a centre by Robertson, Morgan drove in and Langley, running across to clear sent the ball into the net, scoring the first goal for the Anfielders."

Other games during this season

1st Division

Overall Home Away
# P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A Pts
1 Sheffield United 30 17 8 5 56 31 9 4 2 27 14 8 4 3 29 17 42
2 Everton 30 13 9 8 48 39 11 3 1 33 12 2 6 7 15 27 35
3 Sunderland 29 15 5 9 39 30 11 2 1 23 8 4 3 8 16 22 35
4 Sheffield Wednesday 29 15 3 11 51 37 12 0 3 39 15 3 3 8 12 22 33
5 Wolves 29 13 7 9 52 41 9 4 1 31 14 4 3 8 21 27 33
6 West Bromwich Albion 30 11 10 9 44 45 8 5 2 25 16 3 5 7 19 29 32
7 Aston Villa 28 13 5 10 59 47 11 1 2 45 21 2 4 8 14 26 31
8 Nottingham Forest 28 11 9 8 47 43 7 5 3 30 19 4 4 5 17 24 31
9 Liverpool 28 10 6 12 43 42 6 4 4 23 16 4 2 8 20 26 26
10 Derby County 29 10 6 13 54 60 9 3 2 37 18 1 3 11 17 42 26
11 Bolton Wanderers 29 11 4 14 27 39 9 2 3 17 11 2 2 11 10 28 26
12 Preston North End 30 8 8 14 35 43 7 5 3 26 15 1 3 11 9 28 24
13 Notts County 30 8 8 14 36 46 4 6 5 23 23 4 2 9 13 23 24
14 Stoke City 30 8 8 14 35 55 8 3 4 21 14 0 5 10 14 41 24
15 Bury 29 7 8 14 38 51 7 3 4 24 19 0 5 10 14 32 22
16 Blackburn Rovers 28 6 10 12 37 52 4 7 4 20 22 2 3 8 17 30 22
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