Purps Begin Pre-Season Preparations

Pre-season training for City of Liverpool FC’s first team squad begins from today in earnest.

Craig Robinson’s squad will begin their preparations for the start of the next campaign from our new facility the Purple Hub @ KGV in Huyton.

It has been a busy few weeks with the acquisition of our new training and community base, launch of our new membership schemes, intermittent socially distanced training sessions being held, and changes to the squad beginning to take place.

The club can now reveal its retained and released list.

New signings:

Craig Cairns (Runcorn Town)

Tony Gray (Warrington Town)

Dominic Reid (Warrington Town)

James Yates (Witton Albion)

Louis Corrigan (Runcorn Linnets)

Jordan Barrow (Flint Town United)

Marcus Hynes

Retained players:

Andy Marshall

Karl Wills

Owen Wheeler

Stephen Rigby

Tom Stevens

Jay Jeffries

Liam Hynes

Danny Dalton

Anthony Brown

Ian Kearney

Gerard Kinsella

John McGrath

Jamie McDonald

Karl Clair

Ethan Devine

Kev McEllin

Jack Hazlehurst

James McCarten

Liam Dawson

Elliott Nevitt

Released players:

Franny Foy

Tom Peterson

Luke Denson

Memberships:

With preparations for the new season gathering pace, supporters are encouraged to sign up for one of the great new membership packages the club announced a few weeks ago.

All the relevant information is available by clicking on the following images.

The sign up/renewal process is easy and straightforward, and we urge members to take up the season ticket offer.

This will help with our Covid-19 mitigation plans, as we seek to remove as much cash handling from our matchday operation as is possible.

Denson Leaves COLFC

Luke Denson has left the Purps after three years at the club.

The former Tranmere Rovers defender signed for the club in August 2017 and made an immediate impact to then-manager Simon Burton’s side.

Denson caught the eye of Purps fans early on with his fine delivery from set pieces and eye for goal.

Having only recently signed for the club, Denno scored a blistering free kick to equalise against Nantwich Town in the FA Cup tie, as fans got an early hint of his ability from dead ball situations.

 

Denson was later appointed skipper and led Craig Robinson’s side to the NWCFL Premier Division title after a dramatic final day in Irlam.

Making most of his appearances at right back, Denson amassed 134 games for the Purps, scoring 19 goals in total.

We are sure all supporters will join us in thanking Luke for his time at the club and wishing him well in the future.

 

Peterson Departs Purps

City of Liverpool FC can confirm that forward Tom Peterson is to leave the Purps.

With the club having bolstered its attacking options during the off season with the signings of Tony Gray and Craig Cairns, Peterson has opted for a change in order to secure regular playing time.

Peterson signed in 2016 from Bootle and was immediately a fan favourite with his hard working attitude and eye for goal.

The forward wrote himself into Purps folklore with 158 appearances and 64 goals making him the current club record goal scorer and appearance maker.

Tom was a part of the side which won the NWCFL Play Offs, Reusch Cup, Macron Cup and Champions Cup in 2017 under Simon Burton’s tenure as manager.

In 2019 Peterson scored the all-important opening goal away at Irlam on the final day of the season, as the Purps eventually won 2-0 to clinch the NWCFL Premier Division title in dramatic fashion.

 

Tom is highly regarded by all at the club, and we wish him the best in the future.

Foy Says Farewell To Purps

City of Liverpool FC can confirm that left back Franny Foy is to leave the club.

Foy was signed by Simon Burton from Prescot Cables in 2017 and went on to play 144 times, scoring 3 goals.

He made the left back slot his own during his time with the Purps, and was an integral part of the side which won the NWCFL Division 1 Play Offs, Macron Cup, Reusch Cup and Champions Cup in 2017.

In 2019 Foy experienced the joy of *THAT* afternoon in Irlam as the Purps won the NWCFL Premier Division on a dramatic final day of the season.

 

 

Everyone at COLFC wishes Franny the best at his next club. #UTP

Barrow Completes Purps Move

City of Liverpool FC have signed central defender Jordan Barrow from Flint Town United.

Barrow started his career within the youth set up at Everton and after leaving the Toffees has played for Stalybridge Celtic, Caernarfon Town, Airbus Broughton, Cefn Druids and Rhyl.

The 26 year old defender also had a period playing in Australia for Goulburn Valley Suns as an overseas player.

“Jordan is another great addition to the squad” Purps manager Craig Robinson explained.

“He’s a player who started his career at Everton then went on to have a really good career in the Welsh league, as well as overseas.”

“He’s a versatile player who will bring strength and quality to the squad. He showed great desire to sign once we spoke, he is excited to get started and matches our ambitions”.

Welcome to the club, Jordan.

Corrigan Signs For COLFC

City of Liverpool FC have completed the signing of Louis Corrigan from Runcorn Linnets.

Corrigan came through the ranks at Tranmere Rovers before spells at Colwyn Bay, Warrington Town, Skelmersdale United, Marine, Trafford and Linnets.

Louis also had a period playing out in Australia for Shepparton United before returning to the UK and signing for Marine.

The left back is renowned for his dangerous delivery from set pieces and scored 9 goals in 35 competitive games last season, including a goal from the spot against the Purps in the game at the Millbank Linnets Stadium.

Purps manager Craig Robinson was pleased to finalise Corrigan’s signing, “I’m delighted to welcome Louis to the football club.”

“He’s a player with quality that brings a lot of experience at this level, as well as goals and assists to the squad”.

We are sure all fans will join us in welcoming Louis to the club.

Purple Messi Signs For Season 2020-21

City of Liverpool FC are delighted to confirm that Jack Hazlehurst has signed for season 2020-21.

The Purple Messi, as he is affectionately known amongst supporters, started last season in typically fine style by bagging an eye catching brace against both Skelmersdale United and Warrington Town in the FA Cup.

 

Jack’s finished up with 6 goals in 27 appearances in a campaign disrupted by injury, however he has now returned to full fitness and is pleased to commit his future to the club for the forthcoming season.

We are sure all supporters will be delighted by this news!

Purps Skipper Signs For Season 2020-21

City of Liverpool FC skipper James McCarten has signed for season 2020-21.

The commanding centre back joined permanently from Warrington Town last season after an initial loan period at the end of the NWCFL Premier Division winning season of 2018-2019.

McCarten was made club captain during the course of last season and has now committed for the forthcoming campaign.

Supporters can join Jay in being a part of season 2020-21 by signing up for one of our great new membership packages via the following link.