Young Beattie gets his chance

February 16, 1917
Liverpool have been suffering a number of injuries, but the latest – Walter Wadsworth’s is not due to the cause stated in one paper. There was no question of a numbed ankle – Wadsworth’s muscles have been troubling him, and the heavy going last week strained the muscles, which will prevent him from playing tomorrow at Stoke – a very hard match. Arthur Goddard is also absent – poisoned toe – and consequently the outlook is not bright. However, Campbell is in goal, and another Lewis-type is to be played – Beattie (admirable name!) is the youngster, and Comets is his training-ground.

Liverpool. – Kenneth Campbell, Ephraim Longworth, Tommy Lucas, John Bamber, A.N. Other, Donald Mackinlay, Beattie, Arthur Metcalf, Tommy Bennett, Harry Lewis, Tommy Cunliffe.
(Liverpool Echo: Source: February 16, 1917)