The Northern Premier League West division fixtures have been released and City of Liverpool start the 2024/25 campaign with a trip to Witton Albion on Saturday 10th August.

Our first home match quickly follows the opener at Wincham Park. as we face Hanley Town at the DCBL Stadium on Tuesday August 13th.

As previously communicated, the Purps will face Bootle away on Saturday 17th August in the FA Cup Preliminary Round, followed by a home fixture against Bootle the following Saturday (24th) in the FA Trophy – so the Stalybridge league game allocated for 24th August will be rearranged.

Supporters should be aware that all fixtures are subject to change, so it’s always best to check the club’s social media pages for the latest fixture news and any postponements.


City of Liverpool FC are delighted to announce the signing of former Liverpool forward Adam Morgan.

Morgan made three appearances for Liverpool’s first team, making his debut in a Europa League tie at Heart of Midlothian in 2012, before featuring in the return leg as well as an away start at Anzhi Makhachkala.

Adam had loan spells at Rotherham United and Yeovil Town, who he joined on a permanent deal in 2014, before also spending time at Scottish side St Johnstone and then Accrington Stanley.

Moves into Non League followed, where Morgan has worn the colours of clubs including Colwyn Bay, Curzon Ashton and FC Halifax Town – before signing for Irish side Sligo Rovers.

The former England youth international has most recently represented Halewood Apollo after returning to Liverpool from Essex, where he played for clubs including Romford, Chelmsford City and Braintree Town.

Manager Paul McNally explained, “We are delighted to bring in a player of Adam’s pedigree and ability”.

“Once he settles into the club and our style of play we know he will be a quality addition”.

Welcome to the Purps, Adam!


City of Liverpool FC’s pre-season is well underway and we are able to provide the following squad update, as Paul McNally’s side prepares for the forthcoming campaign.

The vast majority of last season’s record-breaking squad have signed to remain with the Purps for 2024-25.

We are delighted to retain such a talented group who took us to the brink of promotion in the NPL West Play Off Final, an appearance in the Liverpool Senior Cup final, as well as a brilliant FA Trophy run.

Supporters will fondly remember that run, with fantastic wins against Lancaster City, Stamford and THAT afternoon in Buxton, culminating in a memorable Third Round tie at home to Hartlepool United.

We do, though, bid farewell to three familiar faces in forward Josh Quarless, winger Jawad Jebrin and midfielder Max Allen, who have moved onto pastures new.

Everyone at the club wishes Josh, Max and JJ all the best in their future endeavours.


Calvin Hare

Michael Simpson

Jack Hont

Michael Grogan

Adam Rooney

Baba Conteh

Kenny Strickland

Simon Wills

Ismail Sonko

Ethan Jones

Luke Byron

Elliot Morris

Xenon Bahula

Kyle Schorah

Danny Mitchley (c)


Josh Quarless

Jawad Jebrin

Max Allen.


As communicated by the club in the past week, we are delighted to welcome new signings Mikey Howard, Arthur Lomax-Jones and Jamie Rainford to the club.

Mikey, Arthur and Jamie have been getting to know their new team-mates as training resumed at Purple Hub, whilst friendly matches have got off to a solid start with a 6-2 win over Winstanley Warriors last Thursday backed up by a 5-1 victory at Charnock Richard last night.

Supporters have another opportunity to get an early glimpse of our new additions in this Saturday’s friendly at home to CPD Bangor 1876.

This match will be contested for The Brian Lomax Cup, an annual Football Supporters’ Association fixture to celebrate community owned clubs.

The fixture will be played at the DCBL Stadium in Widnes, our home for the forthcoming campaign, and will kick off at 3pm – tickets can be purchased via the following Fanbase link.



It’s not just Paul McNally, his squad and staff committing to the club for the forthcoming campaign – the membership window is now open for existing members to renew and new members to become part of owning a community club.

Memberships start from just £10 a month and packages are also available to add season tickets and fundraising initiatives into one easy monthly payment.

Simply click on the link below to choose your package and become part of the 100% community-owned Purps!


City of Liverpool FC is delighted to announce the signing of experienced forward Jamie Rainford.

The former Chester FC marksman departed Runcorn Linnets at the end of last season, where he held the role of Player/Assistant Manager and was a popular figure at the APEC Taxis Stadium.

Rainford was top scorer for Linnets with a brilliant 20 goals in 38 appearances during the 2022-23 campaign, before his campaign was ended by a long-term injury.

Jamie Rainford vs Chester FC. Image Credit – Tom Paul.
Jamie Rainford fires goalward for Runcorn Linnets vs Witton Albion

Jamie’s career blossomed as a youngster at Marine where he notched a blistering 22 goals in 24 matches, earning a trial at Notts County under the management of Paul Ince.

A move eventually materialised to Chester FC in the summer of 2011 and Rainford has also represented clubs including Halifax Town, Connah’s Quay, Witton Albion, Colwyn Bay, Ramsbottom and Glossop North End.

Jamie Rainford scores for Ramsbottom United.
Jamie Rainford celebrates scoring for Glossop North End
Jamie Rainford in action for Chester FC.

Rainford’s blend of experience with a cunning eye for goal is something which attracted him to Paul McNally once his availability was confirmed.

The manager explained, “Jamie is a very prolific and experienced striker who is capable of adding more goals to our team”.

“He is a player I have known for a number of years and once he become available we set about bringing him into the club”.

“When Jamie settles into the team and our style of play during pre season, we know he will provide a cutting edge”. 

Welcome to City of Liverpool, Jamie Rainford!


City of Liverpool FC are delighted to announce the signing of Arthur Lomax-Jones from Bury FC.

The 20-year-old spent the 2022-23 campaign on loan at Bootle from Tranmere Rovers, before joining the Bucks permanently in the summer of 2023 following his departure from Prenton Park.

Lomax-Jones made 5 appearances during a month-long loan spell at Widnes, which was cut short when Bury signed him from the Bucks for an undisclosed fee in January 2024.

He departed the Gigg Lane outfit at the end of the 2023-24 campaign, and now becomes Paul McNally’s second signing of the summer following the arrival of Mikey Howard from Warrington Town.

Arthur’s football career began at Tranmere Rovers before a move to Wigan Athletic, where he remained up until the Under 18 age group when he rejoined Rovers.

Lomax-Jones made his professional debut for Tranmere during an EFL Cup tie against Bolton Wanderers in September 2022, featuring alongside former Purps forward Elliott Nevitt.

A versatile performer, Lomax-Jones made his first Purps appearance at left back during a friendly against Italian side ASD Altivolesemaser recently, but can also operate in midfield or as a winger.

Paul McNally is enthused about working with a player of such talent, explaining, “Arthur is a player who is very versatile, with great experience for his young age”.

“We are looking forward to working with him and are excited to watch his talent develop at City of Liverpool FC”. 

Welcome to the Purps, Arthur Lomax-Jones!


City of Liverpool FC is delighted to announce the signing of exciting attacker Michael Howard from Warrington Town.

The forward is no stranger to manager Paul McNally, having been an important part of Skelmersdale United’s Play Off winning team during season 2021-22, as they were promoted back to Step 4.

Howard was one third of a devastating attacking triumvirate alongside Purps skipper Danny Mitchley and lightning winger Elliot Morris.

During his last season at Skem Howard bagged an outstanding 33 goals, including two hat tricks and a magnificent four-goal return in the Play Off decider away at Cinderford Town.

He also picked up the Skelmersdale United Players Player and Supporters Player of the Year awards, as well as bagging the Golden Boot.

Howard’s performances in blue saw him earn a move to Warrington Town in the NPL Premier Division, however an injury ended his campaign early and he has since been working his way back to fitness.

Mikey had a spell at Ashton Town towards the end of last season as he stepped up his return and now the former Preston North End and Morecambe attacker will be reuniting with familiar faces at City of Liverpool.

Paul McNally explained, “Mikey is a player I have managed previously and he has a lot of fantastic attributes which will fit into our team”.

“I am personally delighted to sign him as he is a player with experience of playing in higher leagues, once he settles into the club he is an exciting player to compliment our existing team, providing even more quality and depth to us”.

Welcome to the Purps, Mikey