April 11, 1914
The visit of Aston Villa to Anfield today is of particular interest by reason of the fact that the Birmingham team was knocked out of the Cup in surprising fashion by Liverpool.
The visitors will no doubt be anxious to avenge that reverse, and as they are also in the running for League honours it is likely they will be out for victory. If Liverpool can pull off the match they will lift themselves well up in the table, so that they may be depended upon to fully extend their visitors.
An interesting event is to take place just prior to the kick-off, when a medal, subscribed for by a number of “Echo” readers, will be presented to William Lacey, the popular Liverpool player, in recognition of his goal-scoring achievements for Ireland in the International match at Middlesbrough against England and his services to his country in the football field.
(Source: Liverpool Daily Post: April 13, 1914)