Reds achieve record victory

Reds achieve record victor18 February 1896

Promotion-chasing Liverpool banked a record league win with a 10-1 romp over Rotherham which had Anfield purring.

The Reds were on song right from the off, with skipper Jimmy Ross skimming the woodwork during the opening exchanges.

It was Malcolm McVean who opened the scoring in front of 2,000 spectators – he'd go on to bag a hat-trick.

The result was beyond doubt within eight minutes, with a three-goal deficit already established.

Centre-forward Allan would plunder four on the day, with Ross (2) and Frank Beacon also finding the net as the Reds set a league record which, more than a century on, remains intact.