Major injury problems for Liverpool


October 6, 1906
Liverpool, the champions of the English League, will visit Woolwich Arsenal to-day with a greatly depleted team. I understand Alex Raisbeck, the great half-back and Scottish International captain, has been confined to bed with a severe cold since the match with Everton.

Billy Dunlop has strained the sinews of his leg, and cannot possibly turn out, and Arthur Goddard, the most consistently good forward of the team, is also suffering from strained muscles. Alf West, the back will also be out of the team, and so the Liverpool selectors have been faced with a quandary.

As a consequence the champions have had to draw upon a very able body of reserves. Sam Hardy will be in goal, and Percy Saul and Tom Chorlton at back, while the half-back line will consist of Robert Robinson, Maurice Parry, and James Bradley. The forwards will be chosen from Jack Parkinson, Joe Hewitt, William Macpherson, Sam Raybould, John Cox, and Jack Lipsham.
(Source: Dundee Courier: October 6, 1906; via http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) © 2018 Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited

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