Samuel made 14 league appearances at full-back in the 1913-14 season, a disappointing season, which saw the club finish in 16th place just above the relegation zone, although they did also reach their first FA Cup final that year.
Despite the outbreak of the First World War, the 1914-15 league season was completed but Samuel was only selected seven times during that year. He did continue to represent Liverpool in the regional leagues that replaced the national ones for the next four years and was still at Anfield when the Football League resumed at the end of August 1919. However, although Speakman was selected for the opening four fixtures of that First Division campaign, the away match at Arsenal on September 8, 1919, proved to be his last as a Liverpool player.
Other Clubs: Colne FC, South Liverpool (both amateur)