December 23, 1941
Mr. George Kay, Liverpool F.C.’s manager, is having some difficulty getting his side together for the visit to Stoke on Christmas Day.
The probability is that he will have to call on several of his ‘A’ team youngsters, four of whom are included in the sixteen players provisionally chosen. In addition, Young, the Arsenal full back, who is now in this area, is also included. Liverpool having received permission to play him if required.
Dick Dorsett will not be available either for this game, which is the last in the present Regional series, or for the last match against Bury at Anfield on Saturday, which signifies the start of the League Cup qualifying canter.
For the Saturday match, however, which is the more important of the two, Liverpool hope to be strengthened by the return of Whittaker, Fagan and Nieuwenhuys.
Teams from: –
Versus Stoke (Christmas Day). – Alf Hobson, Roy Guttridge, Ray Lambert, Jack Macdonald, Albert Young, Charlie Fazackerley, Dennis Cooke, Len Carney, Harry Kaye, Billy Liddell, Willie Hall, Arthur Shepherd, Stan Palk, Jimmy McIntosh, Jack Campbell, Michael Hulligan.
Versus Bury (December 27). – Alf Hobson, Roy Guttridge, Ray Lambert, Albert Young, Len Carney, Bill Whittaker, Harry Kaye, Billy Liddell, George Ainsley, Willie Fagan, Stan Palk, Berry Nieuwenhuys, Jimmy McIntosh.
(Liverpool Echo: December 23, 1941)