Array of stars


May 28, 1940
Form indicates that Liverpool will complete a “double” over Tranmere and so consolidate their position ahead of the Blues in the race for local supremacy.

In addition, the Reds will have the assistance of international stars from other clubs.

It was a fine stroke on the part of Mr. Georg Kay to secure the services of so many outstanding players from other clubs, for it brings added colour to the game.

Spectators at Liverpool’s game with Manchester City last Saturday were deeply impressed by the brilliant goalkeeping of Frank Swift and the jugglery of Peter Doherty. They were outstanding personalities, and tomorrow Anfielders will have the pleasure of seeing them in action again – this time for Liverpool.

Stuart and Murphy, of Middlesbrough, and Brown of Huddersfield, will also be there, while former Anfielders in Jack Tennant and Alf Hanson will also turn out. Tennant has done yeoman service for Liverpool this season – and he has willingly turned out in any position to pull the club out of a difficulty – and I am pleased he is in this “ring-down-the-curtain” game.

Liverpool should finish up with a win. The kick-off is 7 p.m.

Liverpool: – Frank Swift (Manchester City), Jack Tennant (Stoke City), Bobby Stuart (Middlesbrough), George Murphy (Bradford City), Alan Brown (Huddersfield Town), Ray Lambert, Billy Liddell, Len Carney, Berry Nieuwenhuys, Peter Doherty (Manchester City), Alf Hanson (Chelsea).

Tranmere Rovers: – Billy Teasdale, Ted Anderson, Arthur Owen, Howarth, Walters, Ronnie Hodgson, Llew Ashcroft, Davies Yates, Griffiths and B. Jones.
(Evening Express: May 28, 1940)

** Note: The articles refers to Murphy, of Middlesbrough. I have gone with the fact that George Murphy, of Bradford City was the correct Murphy that guested Liverpool in this period.

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