Shettleston, Glasgow born right half Alastair Henderson began his football career with Yoker Athletic, from where he was signed by First Division club Liverpool in July 1931, making his Football League debut against West Ham United the same October in place of regular right half Tom Morrison, for whom he deputised in four successive matches. Henderson’s only other first team match for The Reds came towards the end of the season, taking over from left half Jimmy McDougall when Portsmouth were Liverpool’s visitors on 23rd April 1932.
Henderson spent a further season in Liverpool’s reserves before joining Clapton Orient in July 1933, for whom he played 17 matches during their 1933-34 campaign, although having lost his place in January 1934 he only made two further appearances towards the season end. He then played four times in the autumn of 1934 before leaving Millfields Road and disappearing from professional football, the remainder of his career is uncertain.
NB the photograph was taken immediately before Henderson’s second match for Liverpool, against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns on 17th October 1931, a late Gordon Gunson goal sealing a 2-1 Liverpool victory.