Tuesday, February 6 – 1940
Liverpool are hoping to sign, as a professional, Dennis Cooke, their six foot centre-half. Negotiations have been proceeding for some week between the club and Cooke’s parents, and the Reds hope to make the player their own.
Cooke is a former Alsop Grammar School boys who has all the makings of a tip-top player. He is at present studying chemistry. Cooke has not yet played with the Liverpool first team, but he was chosen to play against Crewe Alexandra last Saturday week. The match was postponed.
Cooke is a finely-built lad, exceptionally clever with the ball in the air, and as he is only 18 years of age must be regarded as a really fine prospect.
Mr. George Kay tells me that training for amateur players will resume tomorrow night. All amateurs are asked to attend.
(Evening Express, 06-02-1940)
** Note that Express named him in the article as Donald Cooke. Football League registration forms show that his correct name is Dennis Cooke. In a new article on February 14, 1940 – Express used his correct name – Dennis Cooke.