Tom Watson:  Manager 1896 - 1915
  Tom Watson

  Job Title: Manager with 17.08.1896-06.05.1915

  Date of Birth: 09.04.1859

  Dead 06.05.1915

  With the Reds: 1996-1915

  Arrived from: Southampton

  Signed for LFC: 17.08.1896

  First game in charge: 01.09.1896

  LFC league games as manager: 678

  Total LFC games as manager: 742

  Contract expiry: Until death 06.05.1915

  Former Clubs as Player:

  Former Clubs as Staff: Sunderland

  Birthplace: Newcastle upon Tyne, England


  Honours as Staff: 2 Division One Championships 00/01, 05/06, 1 Division Second Championship 04/05, 1 Sheriff of London Charity Shield 06, 1 Liverpool Senior Cup 00/01

  Runners up: 2 Division One Championship 98/99, 09/10, 1 FA Cups 13/14

  Former Honours as Staff: 3 Division One Championships 91/92, 92/93, 94/95 (all as Sunderland)

  Runners up: 1 Division One Championship 93/94 (as Sunderland)

  Personal Honours:

  The Managerial Record

  Competition P W D L F A %
  League 678 297 128 253 1123 980 43.81%
  FA Cup 63 31 13 19 98 75 49.21%
  Other 1 1 0 0 5 1 100.00%
  Total 742 329 141 272 1226 1056 44.34%

  Matches that are won or lost in a penalty shoot-out are counted as a draw in those numbers.


  Previously manager of Sunderland's 'Team of all Talents', where he won three first division championship medals for the club. Tom Watson was unquestionably one of the great figures of the early days of the Football League, and was a tremendous 'catch' for Liverpool. John McKenna was responsible for convincing this highly able man that his future lay at Anfield and his judgement was richly rewarded.

  Watson twice brought the League Championship to Anfield and also took Liverpool to their first ever FA Cup final. One of Watson's finest signings was the fiery Scotsman Alex Raisbeck, who was widely held to be the finest Scottish international of his generation. Raisbeck's caps and a rare pink and yellow Scotland shirt reside in the Club Museum as testimony to this day.

  Watson lived for at least part of his time as Secretary/manager of Liverpool at 106 Domingo Vale and then moved even closer to the ground in 1910 when he resided at 246 Anfield Road.

  Watson worked hard for the war effort during 1914-15, encouraging 1 player, 2 directors sons and a great number of shareholders to enlist, and the playing staff donating 12.5% of their salaries to the war. Over J500 was collected at the ground and 18 footballs sent to the trenches to help morale, whilst servicemen were admitted for free into the ground.

  Watson died in May 1915 and at his funeral took place on the 11th, the coffin was carried by Alex Raisbeck, Teddy Doig, Goddard, Wilson, Parry, Fleming and Robinson as well as the club trainer William Connell. He is buried at Anfield Cemetery.

  Born: April 1859, Heaton Died: May 1915

  Players bought & sold by George Kay








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