Liverpool’s cup final probables


May 4, 1943
Liverpool will field one of their strongest teams for weeks when they oppose Manchester United in the Lancashire Senior Cup final first “leg” at Anfield on Saturday, for, in addition to the return for several of their own pre-war stars, they will have at their disposal a number of prominent “guest” players.

Berry Nieuwenhuys, Willie Fagan and Jack Balmer will all return to duty, and among the “guest” players who will be available if required will be Woodruffe and Mather, of Burnley; Livingstone, of Bury and Wrexham; and Pearson, of Newcastle United, while Secretary-Manager Mr. George Kay is waiting to hear of Rist, of Charlton Athletic, has recovered from his injury.

Add to this galaxy of talent the youngsters like Done, Kaye, Campbell, Pilling and Hulligan, and crown it with the reliable Westby, of Blackburn Rovers, and Alf Hobson, and you will appreciate that Liverpool’s worry will not be whom they shall get, but whom they shall leave out.

Liverpool (from) – Alf Hobson, Jack Westby, Harry Mather, Harry Kaye, Frank Rist, Arthur Woodruffe, Jack Pilling, Berry Nieuwenhuys, Jack Balmer, Jack Campbell, Willie Fagan, Archie Livingstone, Cyril Done, Tommy Pearson, Michael Hulligan.
(Evening Express: May 4, 1943)

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