March 11, 1941
Not to be outdone by the Football League in its effort for the Lord Major of Liverpool’s War Fund, Liverpool and Everton will get together shortly to consider staging a Derby game for the same good cause.
This isn’t a sudden decision. Away back in the close season I announced that both clubs had intimated their willingness to help the fund, but that as it was impossible to fix a match in the early part of the season, other than on a mid-week evening, which both clubs felt would not produce a return worthy either of their own standing or the cause they were helping they had decided to hold it in absence until the spring.
Until we see how Everton fare in the next round of the cup, nothing definite can be arranged, but Mr. William John Harrop, the Liverpool chairman assures me that the matter has not been lost sight of by either his club or Everton, and that in due course he will be getting in touch with Mr. W. Gibbins, the Goodison chairman to see what they can do.
(Source: Liverpool Echo: March 11, 1941)