Promotion won at first attempt

28 April 1894

Liverpool never looked back in their first season in the Football League following an opening day victory against Middlesbrough Ironopolis.

The likes of Lincoln, Crewe and Newcastle were all dispatched with ease as John McKenna and William Barclay's side created an eight-point gap over Small Heath at the top of the Second Division.

The highlight of the campaign came in October with a 6-0 victory over 'Boro in front of 6,000 supporters at Anfield.

James Scott top scored with 14 in the league, with the likes of David Henderson, Hugh McQueen, Malcolm McVean and Thomas Bradshaw all excelling.

Liverpool went on to suffer relegation in their first season in Division One, though were back in the top flight once more within a year.