Wednesday, February 14 – 1940
Liverpool will have one of their best available teams for Saturday’s match at Goodison Park against Everton in the Lancashire Senior Cup semi-final.
They will have the help of seven of their Army players, including Balmer, who comes back for the first time since his illness.
Liddell, the young Scottish outside-left will be making his debut for the Reds in a Merseyside “Derby” game. Mansley will be another “Derby” debutant.
Liverpool. – Eric Mansley, Tommy Cooper, Jack Tennant, Stan Eastham, Tom Bush, Jimmy McInnes, Berry Nieuwenhuys, Phil Taylor, Willie Fagan, Jack Balmer, Billy Liddell.
(Evening Express, 14-02-1940)