November 2, 1917
Liverpool should be a big draw at Blackpool tomorrow, notwithstanding that the result is almost foregone conclusion, seeing that the Merseyside team won last week by such a good margin, and that they are still unbeaten.
Maybe the home side will rally as they did in the return with Stoke, who gave them such a drubbing on the first occasion, but the best they can hope for is to force a draw, as North End did even at Anfield.
There may be changes on the Blackpool side, for there is a possibility of Booth being seen in the half-back line after a very long absence, for as he is now at work in the town his services will be again available. The attack may also include some new figures, but at the moment the team may be set out thus: – Steventon, Horace Fairhurst, Dunn, Connor, Keenan, Woodburn, or Booth, Robb, Bold, Kirrage, Thomas and Williamson.
Liverpool, with one exception, will play the same side as won last Saturday at Anfield. The Birkenhead Comet custodian – Neish – will probably be superseded in goal, but as yet it is uncertain who will take his place. The team will include Lucas at left full back who resumes after a fortnight’s absence, owing to injury whilst Schofield, the Southport forward, is also available, and the constitution of the side will be as follows: – A.N. Other, Ephraim Longworth, Tommy Lucas, John Bamber, Walter Wadsworth, Donald Mackinlay, Robert Waine, Arthur Metcalf, Tommy Bennett, Harry Lewis, George Schofield.
(Lancashire Evening Post: November 2, 1917)