Preview: Liverpool v Oldham Athletic

February 18, 1916
Liverpool come back to Anfield with honours to-morrow because they trounced Southport Central at Southport last week after being two goals down.

Remarkable team, Liverpool, and one that naturally entices spectators to the ground in case a sensation should be sprung upon the crowd. It is never wise to miss Anfield on the score of weather or the class of opposition, because they live by their surprises, those Anfield sprites. To-morrow home and away teams are keen on winning.

Oldham’s team will produce England’s centre half Charles Roberts, and that factor alone is sufficient to arouse great interest, but, when it is remembered that Pagnam is to face stalwart backs and a pivot like Roberts, it will be seen that Liverpool have a difficult task on hand.

Strange it is that Liverpool rarely do well at home against Oldham but have always done well at Boundary Park, a place, you may remember, that led them to hoist Everton at the head of the League.

A tousy game should certainly be the outcome of the meeting, and as the wild weather has about spent its force good football should be witnessed by a large crowd.

Liverpool. – Kenneth Campbell, Ephraim Longworth, James Middlehurst, John Bamber, Arthur Goddard, Donald Mackinlay, Ernest Pinkney, Wilfred Watson, Fred Pagnam, Arthur Metcalf, Tommy Cunliffe.

Oldham Athletic. – Ted Taylor, Jimmy Hodson, Bill Goodwin, Arthur Dixon, Charles Roberts, Hugh Moffatt, Joe Donnachie, Joe Walters, Arthur Cashmere, Arthur Wolstenholme, John Knight.
(Source: Liverpool Echo, February 18, 1916)

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