Friday, November 9 – 1917
It is only a question of time, I take it, before Liverpool F.C. drop their pilot – the rotund little cipher that appears in the losses column of the League chart. The men are keen as mustard on winning the championship for the second time, and they will strive their utmost to prevent Manchester City following up their Stoke success.
Manchester City have undoubtedly a very good defence and some useful “outers,” none more so than our friend, Billy Meredith, whose presence always draws big crowd to Anfield or Goodison Park.
Liverpool have only to play steadily to overcome City; but, nevertheless, it is certain to be a tough tussle, and Manchester won’t give away without tremendous effort. So a great game is the prospect tomorrow, and the crowd that Liverpool is drawing round its gates is growing every week. Tomorrow that big crowd will find a collection for “Our Day” Fund, and the Veteran’s Band will wile away the waiting moments. Gates opens at 1.45.
Liverpool. – Joe Butler (Southport), Ephraim Longworth, Tommy Lucas, John Bamber, Walter Wadsworth, Donald Mackinlay, Robert Waine, Arthur Metcalf, Tommy Bennett, Harry Lewis, George Schofield.
Manchester City. – Jim Goodchild, Arthur Sugden, Eli Fletcher, Teddy Hughes, Herbert Tyler, A.N. Other, Billy Meredith, Billy Lomas, Cope, Albert Fairclough, Jack Watson.
(Liverpool Echo, 09-11-1917)