December 17, 1941
Liverpool will have two of their pre-war players and five “guests” players in the team to oppose Stoke City in their final home game in the Football League Northern championship, to be staged at Anfield on Saturday.
Tom Bush, the centre half, has secured permission to play, and Len Carney, the amateur utility player, is again available. Manager Mr. George Kay expects to play Carney at right half-back, with Kaye on the left. Dennis Cooke will be standing by in case of emergency.
Ainsley, of Leeds United returns to the attack after one week’s absence on representative duty, and other “guests” in the attack will be Dick Dorsett, of the Wolves, and Jimmy McIntosh, of Preston North End. There will also be two “guests” in the defence – Alf Hobson, of Chester and Roy Guttridge, of Aston Villa.
Mr. Kay mentioned to me that he has now overcome all difficulties regarding the Reds’ Christmas Day engagement with Stoke City, which will take place at the Victoria Grounds. There will be no game at Anfield that day, and so the only big attraction this side of the Mersey is the League game at Goodison Park between Everton and Stockport County.
Liverpool: Alf Hobson, Ron Guttridge, Ray Lambert, Len Carney, Tom Bush, Harry Kaye, Billy Liddell, George Ainsley, Dick Dorsett, Stan Palk, Jimmy McIntosh.
(Evening Express: December 17, 1941)