September 16, 1942
Jack Westby, the Blackburn Rovers half-back, will make his debut for Liverpool in the Merseyside “Derby” with Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday. Westby comes in at right back in place of Roy Guttridge, who crosses to the left in place of Ray Lambert. Lambert cannot play because of his R.A.F. duties.
Manager Mr. George Kay hopes to secure the services of either Jack Balmer or Bill Jones for the attack, for, as I mentioned yesterday, Phil Taylor is unfit.
Eddie Spicer has gone back off leave and with Tom Bush a doubtful starter, Eric Keen and Jack Pilling, the former South Liverpool player, are included among the half-backs.
If Bush can play one presumes that Keen would play at left-half, but take over the pivotal duties if Tom cannot get away.
Liverpool (from): Alf Hobson, Jack Westby, Roy Guttridge, Harry Kaye, Tom Bush, Eric Keen, Jack Pilling, Billy Liddell, Dick Dorsett, George Mills, Cyril Done, Jack Balmer, Bill Jones.
(Evening Express: September 16, 1942; via http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) © 2018 Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited