Hanley, Staffordshire born winger Harold Taylor began his football career with Stoke St Peter’s in 1928 from where joined First Division Stoke City, making his Football League debut against Chelsea in November 1929. Very much a fringe player over his three seasons at The Victoria Ground, he saw more action after coming into the team on Boxing Day 1931, and he was signed by Liverpool in July 1932 after 11 goals in 26 appearances for The Potters.
Taylor was at Anfield for five seasons but could never really be considered as a first-team regular as he made only 71 appearances during that period out of well over 200 possible. Twenty-two of those appearances came in his first season at Anfield, 1932-33, a year when the club finished in the lower half of the table in 14th place. Taylor usually played in the forward line but these were mediocre times for the club when the team was far from settled and only once during his five years on Liverpool’s books did they finish in the top half of the table, when they were 7th in 1935. He made his final appearance for Liverpool in a 2-0 win over Manchester United in March 1937 before retiring from the professional game.