1893–94 Liverpool F.C. season

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1893–94 season
Manager William Barclay & John McKenna
Second Division 1st
FA Cup Third Round
Top goalscorer James Stott 14
Home colours
Away colours

The 1893–94 season was the second season in Liverpool F.C.'s existence, and was their first year in The Football League, in which they competed in the Second Division. The season covers the period from 1 July 1893 to 30 June 1894.

The club's first match in the Football League was against Middlesbrough Ironopolis on 2 September 1893. Liverpool won 2–0, Malcolm McVean scoring their first goal in league football.[1] Their first season in the Football League was a success. Liverpool finished the season unbeaten in 28 matches, 22 of which they won. Their success meant they finished top of the Second Division, but as there was no automatic promotion to the First Division, they were entered into the 'Test Match system'.

Test Match 1894[edit]

The Test Match was between Liverpool and the bottom team in the First Division. They beat Newton Heath to move up to the First Division.[2]

Liverpool (2nd Div. Champions) 2–0 Newton Heath (1st Div. 16th)
Attendance: 5,000


  1. ^ "Middlesbrough Ironopolis 0 - 2 Liverpool". LFC History. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Liverpool 2 - 0 Newton Heath". LFC History. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 

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