January 25, 1940
Dennis Cooke, the 18-year-old former Bootle secondary schoolboy, makes his first team debut for Liverpool on Saturday, when the Reds visit Crewe Alexandra.
Cooke has been showing fine form with the second eleven. He is 6ft. 1½ins.
Jack Balmer, the English international, who has been out of the game owing to illness, returns to the side.
Liverpool. – Eric Mansley, Bernard Ramsden, Jack Tennant, Fred Rogers, Dennis Cooke, Jimmy McInnes, Berry Nieuwenhuys, Jack Balmer, Willie Fagan, Harry Eastham, Billy Liddell.
(Evening Express: January 25, 1940)