September 7, 1917
Liverpool can plume themselves and say: “What has been done can be done.” That won’t do it, but the factor of success a week ago, if stored at the back of the mind, will make the side reasonably confident. I confess I was quite surprised at Liverpool’s win last week at Burslem, and now that they have a full side out, Mackinlay returning to the side vice Rigg, the double event should be certain.
There is a dash of the Villa club about the side that appears to-morrow at Anfield, Lyons and Edgeley being included again. The former promised to be a very artistic and effective player of the Wallace type, and many of us will be curious to see whether he has come on or gone back since Villa put up the shutters.
With the weather vastly improved, there should be hearty scenes at Anfield, and a warm welcome from a big crowd of workers and soldiers should be witnessed when these sides line up: –
Liverpool: Kenneth Campbell, Ephraim Longworth, Tommy Lucas, John Bamber, Walter Wadsworth, Donald Mackinlay, Robert Waine, Arthur Metcalf, Thomas Bennett, Harry Lewis, Tommy Cunliffe.
Burslem Port Vale: John Powell, Tommy Lyons, Collins, James Bennett, Phillips, Arrowsmith, George Shelton, Sammy Worthy, Griffiths, Albert Pearson, Harold Edgeley.
(Liverpool Echo: September 7, 1917)