February 10, 1934
Key note: “Another Derby game has gone down to history, but this latest meeting between Everton and Liverpool will not live long in the memory for it was undoubtedly the poorest, the most sombre, and the most lifeless ‘Derby’ game I have ever seen. Even the crowd was abnormally quiet. True, they had not much to enthuse over, for the football, taken all through, was far from the standard usually served up in this class of game. That Liverpool took a point away from Goodison Park was in a measure due to the woeful finishing of the home forwards. Let us not forget that the Anfielders were deprived of the services of Hanson after half an hour and it is acknowledged in present day football that to lose a man is to lose the game; but Liverpool battled along, overcame their handicap and secured a very valuable point. No goals were scored in the meeting of the city giants, yet they were there for the taking; but the football all through was of a negative quality. It lacked finality, and the goalkeepers had not a great deal to do. Scott made the greatest saves of the match when he held up a Stein shot of much power, and later when he prevented a stunning shot by Cunliffe from finding a home in his net. Liverpool seemed to be afraid of their position, and Everton gave me the impression that their two recent victories had given them a superiority complex. Whatever the cause, the game will be voted and quoted as the poorest derby seen for an age.” (Liverpool Daily Post: February 12, 1934)
Match: Football League, First Division, at Goodison Park, kick-off: 15:15.
Everton – Liverpool 0-0 (0-0).
Referee: Mr. W.P. Harper; linesmen: Messrs. D. McGourty and S. Chatfield.
Everton (2-3-5): Billy Coggins, Ben Williams, Billy Cook, Cliff Britton, Charlie Gee, Jock Thomson, Ted Critchley, Jimmy Cunliffe, Tosh Johnson, Alex Stevenson, Jimmy Stein.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Elisha Scott, Jack Tennant, Robert Done, Tom Morrison, Tom Bradshaw, Jimmy McDougall, Berry Nieuwenhuys, Gordon Hodgson, Sam English, Harold Taylor, Alf Hanson.
Liverpool Echo: February 12, 1934.