No. 34 – Liverpool’s First Ever Game
In 1892 after a dispute with Everton over rent, Liverpool Football Club was formed. John Houlding remained at Anfield along with just three first team players and a small number of loyal supporters.
Thursday, the 1st of September 1892, is a date that will forever be etched in the annals of Anfield history. Liverpool played their first ever game at Anfield, a friendly game against Rotherham Town in which Liverpool won by an impressive seven goals to one.
Malcolm McVean scored the first ever Liverpool goal early in the first half, also on the scoresheet was Arthur Kelvin who scored a brace, Tom Wyllie scored a hat-trick and John Miller also wrote his name into Liverpools history books with a well taken goal.
Liverpool’s first ever team included :
Sidney Ross, Andrew Hannah, Duncan McLean, James Kelso, McQueen, James McBride, Tom Wyllie, Smith, John Miller, Malcolm McVean and Arthur Kelvin
On 23rd September 1892, Liverpool Football Club played their first “competitive” match at Anfield. They faced local side Higher Walton and ran out winners on the day 8-0 in front of some 200 fans.