September 29, 1916
Can Liverpool keep their record clean to-morrow? They have a very important and welcome foe to face. Burnley have ever given us capital and hard games, and to-morrow’s promises to add to the number. Who has forgotten the opening game of a season or so back when the pair met, or the Cup final (the sportsmen’s final), or the friendly, charity final the week after? Burnley have got a good side for their game at Anfield, and Liverpool have through injuries to players, 7c., drawn Waine and Curtis into the side, as well as young Lewis.
The prospect is very inviting, and I fear me that Liverpool will have to be more deadly and evenly-balanced in front of goal if they are to avoid defeat. Burnley’s strength lies in goal, at centre half, where the duels between Boyle and Pagnam will be fascinating, and all along the forward line, which includes some dapper little men who can shoot with power and direction. A great crowd is expected, because Liverpool have a drawing side, and because of the strength of the opposition.
Team. – Ted Taylor, Ephraim Longworth, Tommy Lucas, John Bamber, Walter Wadsworth, Donald Mackinlay, Robert Waine, Curtis, Fred Pagnam, Harry Lewis, Tommy Cunliffe.
(Liverpool Echo: September 29, 1916)