January 2, 1942
Liverpool have played nearly a dozen games with Bury since the war and not once have they been defeated. No matter where they meet or under what circumstances, Liverpool always seem capable of beating the Shakers. I expect that record to be preserved tomorrow.
The Reds will be strengthened by the return of Willie Fagan and Len Carney and power of thrust alone should see the Anfielders landed safely by the winning post.
In view of the fact that Berry Nieuwenhuys has been playing in the inside forward positions for West Ham and that he led the attack with such sprightliness at Anfield last Saturday, I expect the South African will continue at centre-forward, and with George Ainsley and Willie Fagan alongside him, he should have a merry day.
Len Carney will, it is expected, once again play wing half and he will bring just that added power which is necessary. Harry Kaye will cross back to left half, and so with Bill Whittaker holding the centre, the defence should be capable of holding the Bury attack.
Liverpool (from): Alf Hobson, Roy Guttridge, Ray Lambert, Albert Young, Len Carney, Bill Whittaker, Harry Kaye, Billy Liddell, George Ainsley, Berry Nieuwenhuys, Willie Fagan, Jimmy McIntosh.
Bury: D.A.P. Russell (or W. Burnham), Eddie Quigley, Jimmy Gemmell, David Jones, Bill Griffiths, Reg Halton, Fred Roberts, Tommy Burdett, George Davies, Peter Dougal, Tommy Olsen.
(Evening Express, 02-06-1942)