Another Derby game agreed upon


Thursday, May 15 – 1941
Another big Merseyside “Derby” between Everton and Liverpool is to be staged this season. It is lined up for Anfield on Saturday May 31 – Cup Final day. No sooner, had the League announced their Cup final replay arrangements – at Ewood Park on May 31 – than Mr. Theo Kelly, of Everton and Mr. George Kay, of Liverpool, got together to see what could be done on that day. Liverpool had arranged to play Preston North End either at Anfield or Deepdale and so were left without a game. Everton had no commitments. So it was decided right away to arrange a North regional game for Anfield. This means that these old rivals will be meeting twice in three days, for they are due to clash at Goodison Park on Whit Monday, June 2. It will be just like old times, and with hopes of many of the clubs regular First players being on view. It is certain some of their Services boys will have Whitsun leave. The clubs have met three times this season, Liverpool winning the Christmas Day game at Anfield, and Everton winning the two Lancashire Cup games. (Evening Express, 15-05-1941)

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