December 15, 1941
Liverpool have two games against Stoke – home and away – to finish their League season. There is little chance of the leaders slipping up, but Manager George Kay and the Anfield board are doing all they can to ensure that all four points are collected “on the off-chance.”
For the Stoke game at Anfield, next Saturday, Len Carney and Willie Fagan may be in the front line, and although circumstances are all against a good side being played at Stoke, the Anfield club is going all out to get the best possible team.
Tranmere’s 7-2 defeat on Saturday was not disgracing. They faced a formidable forward line, and were themselves without Llew Ashcroft.
In spite of this, they had a very good spell in which they took the lead, and nearly added to it. Liverpool were always running smoothly once they god ahead. Harry Kaye, with a brilliant exhibition of half back play, and two grand full backs in Arthur Owen and Ray Lambert, took the individual honours. Carney with two goals and a brilliant run, which was all but crowned with success, was another star.
(Liverpool Echo: December 15, 1941)