Friday, January 10 – 1941
Everton hold the trophy, and naturally are keen to keep it. In view of their success at Anfield last week, the Blues will be favourites for the match tomorrow, but it must not be forgotten that Liverpool might have snatched the spoils last Saturday with a little better finishing, and also that they can claim a North Regional victory over their neighbours this season.
As the Lancashire cup-ties, in the early stages are on the home and home principle, tomorrow’s games are of vital importance and in many cases it may be a case of goal average deciding the entry into the second round.
Everton will field the side that was successful at Anfield. Liverpool may have one change from last week, Bartram is likely to be on leave, and in that case will resume in goal.
Everton. – Ted Sagar, Willie Cook, Norman Greenhalgh, Joe Mercer, Tommy Jones, Gordon Watson, Arthur, Stan Bentham, Tommy Lawton, Alex Stevenson, Walter Boyes.
Liverpool. – Sam Bartram, Robert Stuart, Arthur Owen, Ray Lambert, Arthur Turner, Eddie Spicer, Berry Nieuwenhuys, Bob Paisley, Willie Fagan, Stan Palk, Billy Liddell.
(Evening Express, 10-01-1941)