Liverpool FC Past Masters No.2 – Elisha Scott

Liverpool FC Past Masters No.2 – Elisha Scott
July 9, 2012 Chris Rowland

The second instalment of this summer’s LFC history lesson looks at the incomparable Northern Irish goalkeeper with the biblical name.

Unarguably the best ‘keeper of his day, and arguably the best pre-World War 2, Elisha Scott may also be the best ‘keeper Liverpool F.C. ever had, though Ray Clemence may have something to say about that.

A son of Belfast, Scott signed for free for Liverpool FC in 1912, following in the footsteps of his older brother Billy who played for Everton and Ireland, and began to make a name for himself in the reserves.

Towards the end of the 1914-15 season Scott enjoyed an extended run as Liverpool’s first-choice keeper, but it was after the end of World War One when he really began to establish himself. He became an authentic Kop hero of the 1920s and 30s and an instrumental, inspiring figure in Liverpool’s back-to-back title successes of 1921/2 and 1922/3, their first league titles for 16 years, missing only three games during that time.

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