September 8, 1942
Liverpool and Everton are faced with several problems regarding their teams to play in the first of the season’s big Merseyside “Derby” games which is scheduled for Anfield on Saturday.
So far as the Reds are concerned Manager Mr. George Kay is waiting who he can get to complete his defence. Roy Guttridge the Aston Villa player, was injured in last Saturday’s game against Wrexham and most be labelled “doubtful” while Ray Lambert the young Welsh international, reported for the Royal Air Force yesterday. Lambert and Guttridge have been Liverpool’s regular back’s ever since the start of last season except when Jim Harley came on leave. Harry Kaye and Eric Keen are all right for the half-back line, and if Eddie Spicer cannot play, Jack Pilling will be ready for left-half, while Alf Hobson will be okay for goal.
Mr. Kay intends trying to secure one of his pre-war first team players to include in the attack, and it is possible that Phil Taylor will be able to get away. If so, Phil could play outside-right, allowing Billy Liddell to revert to the left. Then Mr. Kay will have Cyril Done, George Mills, and Dick Dorsett for the inside berths.
(Evening Express: September 8, 1942; via http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) © 2018 Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited