May 8, 1942
As Liverpool start their return Cup-tie with Chester with a two-goal lead they should get through to the semi-final all right unless they present Chester with a couple of easy goals like Everton did Albion.
I don’t think there’s much fear of that. Liverpool are anxious not only to get into the final of the Lancashire Cup but to have a pop at the League’s championship, and as this match counts both ways Liverpool are not likely to make any errors.
The Reds will have their strongest side out, with Liddell and company back from the representative game and Finney, the ‘A’ team centre half, making another senior pivotal appearance.
Done has been below form of late, and the attack has felt the draught accordingly. The hard grounds and lively ball don’t suit him as well as heavy going, but by now he should be getting more used to them.
Chester are in doubt regarding the exact composition of their side, but Jackson (Everton) and McIntosh (Preston) are likely to play. Teams: –
Liverpool. – Alf Hobson, Roy Guttridge, Ray Lambert, Harry Kaye, Fred Finney, Fred Haycock, Berry Nieuwenhuys, Jack Balmer, Cyril Done, Stan Palk (or Michael Hulligan), Billy Liddell.
Chester. – Bill Shortt, H. Bates, George Jackson, Dave McNeil, Harold Howarth, Derec Williams, Doug Cole, Roberts, Tommy Astbury, Armeson, Jimmy McIntosh, Harry Iddon, J. Bazley.
(Liverpool Echo: May 8, 1942)
Bill Shortt, Chester F.C.