The King and the Cup final

Sunday, April 19 – 1914
His Majesty the King will again demonstrate his keen interest in healthy sport by attending the Cup Final at the Crystal Palace next Saturday between Liverpool and Burnley.

After having been established for twenty one seasons the Liverpool Football Club hopes that the attainment of their majority will be marked by the carrying off of the English Cup. Liverpool next Saturday figure in the final of the competition for the first time, and it is the general feeling in Liverpool that this is to be Liverpool’s year.

Certainly the Anfielders have had some luck in this season’s ties. Not until the semi/final stage was reached did the Livers have to meet a First Division club, and on the form they showed against earlier opponents, few of their supporters thought that the final would be reached. But the further Liverpool went the better they played.

Liverpool had to take part in seven matches to reach the last stage, and scored fourteen goals against four, a fine record. There is no anxiety in Liverpool regarding the defence which is equal to any in the League. The Liverpool halves too, are a splendid line, but the forwards are somewhat erratic.

If the forwards rise to the occasion Liverpool thinks that the city will hold the trophy for the second time, Everton having been successful in 1906.

It is intended that the Liverpool team will leave for Chingford to-morrow.
(Lloyds Weekly News, 19-04-1914)

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