May 30, 1941
We have one of the comparatively few Derby meetings this season between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield, with the return on Whit Monday at Goodison. Mr. George Kay informs me today that he hopes Willie Fagan will be available for the first match, and possibly the second, and with Dick Dorsett and Alf Hanson in the probables, to say nothing of Billy Liddell and the much improved Cyril Done, Liverpool’s attack should give the Blues defence latterly the mainstay of the side, plenty to think about. Everton’s attack will be strengthened by the inclusion of Walter Boyes, who crosses over to the right in place of George Jackson, and may help to infuse more vigour and directness into the line which latterly has been disappointing. Though the lengthy run of football has had its effect on recent games, which have had a decided end-of-the-season favour, this is not likely to be the case with these Liverton games, which ought to provide a grand finale for local supporters.
Teams:- Liverpool (from) – Alf Hobson; Kenneth Seddon, Ray Lambert; Harry Kaye, Bert Turner, Eddie Spicer, Dennis Cooke; Billy Liddell, Willie Fagan, Bob Paisley, Cyril Done, Dick Dorsett, Alf Hanson, Stan Palk.
(Source: Liverpool Echo: May 30, 1941; via http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) © 2018 Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited