Another Liverpool newcomer

September 23, 1942
Liverpool include a newcomer in their defence to oppose Bury at Gigg Lane on Saturday. This is Fred Williams, a left back, who is on the books of Southampton and who has been strongly recommended to the Reds by Manager George Kay’s friends in the southern port.

Williams is in the Royal Navy and has been doing a spot of training at Anfield and showing up well. He is chosen to partner Jack Westby, of Blackburn Rovers. Roy Guttridge is a doubtful starter, as he has an important social engagement, but if he can get away in time to travel he will play.

Mr. Kay has hopes that Berry Nieuwenhuys, who has been assisting Lovell’s Athletic in the Western Section, will be on leave and so make his first appearance of the season. This will enable Billy Liddell to go back to outside left in readiness for his Wembley appearance for Scotland on October 10. In case of Nieuwenhuys’ plans are upset, Michael Hulligan and Stan Palk are included among the provisional forwards.

Liverpool (from): Alf Hobson, Jack Westby, Fred Williams, Roy Guttridge, Harry Kaye, Eric Keen, Jack Pilling, Berry Nieuwenhuys, Dick Dorsett, George Mills, Cyril Done, Billy Liddell, Michael Hulligan, Stan Palk.
(Evening Express: September 23, 1942; via © 2018 Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited

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