September 23, 1939
Until the regional competitions begin friendly matches will be the order and today there is a good programme of games covering the whole of the country.
The first match at Anfield since the war began will be that between Liverpool and Bolton Wanderers, two sides who play fast and attractive football. A number of the men on both sides are performing military duties, and they will fully enjoy the recreation today.
At Chester last Saturday Liverpool played with great enthusiasm and if they are in the same mood this time they will give their lively opponents a good game.
Taylor is fit again and he plays at inside right, Balmer crossing over to the left. Riley will be in goal. The kick-off is at 3:15 and the teams are: –
Liverpool: Arthur Riley, Jim Harley, Bernard Ramsden, Matt Busby, Tom Bush, Jack Easdale, Berry Nieuwenhuys, Phil Taylor, Willie Fagan, Jack Balmer, Herman Van Den Berg.
Bolton Wanderers: Stan Hanson, Danny Winter, Catterall, Harry Goslin, Jack Hurst, Ernie Forrest, Albert Geldard, Thomas Sinclair, Les Roberts, Ray Westwood, Don Howe.
(Liverpool Daily Post: September 23, 1939)