On this day in 1913 Liverpool legend Elisha Scott made his debut for Liverpool in a 0-0 draw against Newcastle United.
The Irish goalkeeper moved to Liverpool from Irish side Linfield on 1st September 1912, although it took him four months until he would make his first team debut. His first game in a red shirt saw Scott keep a clean sheet, prompting the Magpies to make a £1,000 offer for Scott’s services there and then. Although he opted to remain with Liverpool, but in spite of a promising start to his Liverpool career the 20-year-old remained as an understudy to Ken Campbell, only appearing occasionally. His career with the Reds was interrupted for a period due to the First World War however, upon its conclusion he returned to the Merseyside outfit and claimed the number 1 jersey as Campbell was allowed to leave in 1920.
Scott went on to establish himself as a much beloved member of the Liverpool side and an integral part of the back-to-back title winning teams in the 1921/22 and 1922/23 seasons. Over the course of his 21 years on Merseyside, Scott made a total of 468 appearances for Liverpool, finally moving on to assume a player/manager role at Belfast Celtic in 1934.