October 6, 1942
Two of Liverpool’s pre-war players return to the team to visit Manchester United at Maine-road on Saturday – Nieuwenhuys and Harley. In addition, two of the season’s regulars, Kaye and Dorsett, will be back.
Liverpool have an unbeaten record, and while the visit to the United constitutes a formidable task with these reinforcements I think the Reds will be able to escape defeat.
Jim Harley has now been transferred to the physical training staff in the Royal Navy, and will be home on leave. Berry Nieuwenhuys has been playing regularly with Lovell’s Athletic in the Western Section, and he scored again last Saturday.
I had a letter from Berry in which he said he would be in Liverpool on leave this week, and when I passed on the news to Manager Mr. George Kay he was delighted. “With ‘Nivvy’ in the attack we should keep our record,” said Mr. Kay. It will be the first time this season that Harley and Nieuwenhuys have assisted their own club.
Dick Dorsett, sharpshooting Wolves forward, will be back again, and with hopes of Jack Balmer again being available – and his preliminary run last Saturday after injury will have done him a world of good – this will go towards compensating for the loss of Billy Liddell, who will be at Wembley assisting Scotland.
Harry Kaye has made a good recovery from his ankle injury and will resume at right half for Fred Finney, and Harley, of course, partners the consistent Guttridge in place of Jack Westby, whose injury will keep him out of action for a week. Michael Hulligan will stand by as emergency forward.
Liverpool. – Alf Hobson, Jim Harley, Roy Guttridge, Harry Kaye, Eric Keen, Jack Pilling, Berry Nieuwenhuys, Dick Dorsett, George Mills, Cyril Done, Jack Balmer (or Michael Hulligan).
(Evening Express: October 6, 1942)