Morrison Tom Image 1 Liverpool 1928

Morrison Tom Image 1 Liverpool 1928

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Coylton, Ayrshire born right half Tom Morrison began his football career with Troon Athletic in 1921 and joined Scottish League St Mirren in 1924, playing 4 years for the Paisley club before he was signed by Liverpool in February 1928 for £4,000, making his Football League debut at Portsmouth the same month.

He was one of only two ever-presents the following season and would average 36 League appearances for the next five years before he moved on to Sunderland after losing his place in the team to Robert Savage in 1934-35. Morrison, who made his last-ever first-team appearance for Liverpool in November 1934, was reported missing by the club in March 1935 after he failed to appear when selected to play in a Central League game on 9th February. Liverpool had imposed two terms of 14 days suspensions, the second of which expired on 12th March. That prompted Liverpool’s directors, still without a word of his whereabouts, to report the matter to the authorities. Morrison eventually returned but didn’t play another first-team game having scored 4 times in 254 appearances for The Reds.

He was sold in November 1935 to Sunderland where he won the League Championship at the end of his one and only season on Wearside, having made 23 first team appearances during the campaign. But his career faded out somewhat as first he joined non league Gamlingay in 1936, before returning to Scotland in 1937 to join Ayr United. After 2 years at Somerset Park he joined Irish League Drumcondra in 1939 before retirement.

NB in the photograph he appears to have a St Mirren striped shirt on, although Liverpool also wore a striped 3rd kit in the 1920’s.

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