Season preview 1934-35: Liverpool F.C. (Daily Mail)


August 9, 1934
Liverpool had an anxious experience last season, and it was only by pulling themselves together towards the end that they saved themselves. It is never safe to attribute too many troubles to bad luck, but the club had crippling misfortunes, having to play week after week with a side below full strength.

It is suggested, too, that they will never get the best results consistently while Tom Bradshaw is allowed to play as an attacking centre half. There may be some truth in this when they are opposed by opponents who put safety first, but I hope Liverpool will not change  their style when there is a prospect of a return to the old half-back play.

No more will be seen of Elisha Scott in the Liverpool goal, but Arthur Riley is one of the best ‘keepers. The club, too, will benefit from the sound positional play of Ernest Blenkinsop at back, and there is enough talent in all the departments to ensure success.

Liverpool:
Goalkeepers: Arthur Riley, Cliff Kirk.
Backs: Willie Steel, Robert Done, Ernest Blenkinsop, Ben Dabbs, Jack Tennant, Jim Harley.
Half-backs: Tom Bradshaw, James McDougall, Tom Morrison, Ted Savage, Tom Bush, Archie Macpherson, Fred Rogers, Norman Low, John Browning.
Forwards: Berry Nieuwenhuys, Vic Wright, Gordon Hodgson, Tosh Johnson, Alf Hanson, Harold Taylor, Robert Glassey, Norrie Alden, Sam English, Syd Roberts, Lance Carr, Harold Barton.
(Source: Daily Mail: August 9, 1934)

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