May 24, 1940
Mr. George Kay, manager of Liverpool has been busy all the week seeking players to complete a representative side to oppose Manchester City in the Western Regional game at Anfield tomorrow. His efforts have brought rich reward.
Brilliant players like Stuart, of Middlesbrough, one of the fastest full-backs in the game, Alf Hanson, returning to the scene of former triumphs, and Brown and Guttridge are included in the Reds’ team which has a nice leavening of youth and experience.
The City still have a splendid chance of winning the championship, for if Stoke and Manchester United draw tomorrow and the City win, then only the United will be able to catch their Manchester rivals.
The City are bringing along a fine team, including Peter Doherty, the Irish international sought by Liverpool.
The Reds can record a “double” in this game for they won at Maine Road 7-4 after a thrilling encounter, in which young Billy Liddell bagged three goals.
Liverpool: Eric Mansley, Roy Guttridge, Bobby Stuart, Fred Rogers, Alan Brown, Bob Paisley, Billy Liddell, Len Carney, Berry Nieuwenhuys, Alf Hanson, Herman Van den Berg.
Manchester City: Frank Swift, Bert Sproston, Gordon Clark, Billy Walsh, Louis Cardwell, Jackie Bray, Albert Emptage, Alex Herd, Jack Pritchard, Peter Doherty, Jimmy Rudd.
(Evening Express: May 24, 1940)