May 13, 1943
The Everton-Liverpool mid-week Derby proved a worth-while innovation, and provided an acceptable football treat, without any end of the season taint about it, for 13,000 spectators (£670). Everton (3-2 winners) would have won by a bigger margin if they had taken easy chances in the first half. They didn’t, and after being well on top up to half-time, they found Liverpool reversing the process in the second portion when George Murphy, the welsh international, got a couple of goals to wash out earlier one by Livingstone and Stevenson. Six minutes from the end McKillop of Glasgow Rangers, a winger who would have been a godsend to Everton in the earlier part of the season put the Blues in front with it 100-1 to 1 chance shot from an almost impossible angle, which curled under the bar. The game produced some good football, plenty of thrilling goalmouth incidents and for Liverpool a handsome cup to keep the League trophy company.
(Liverpool Echo: May 13, 1943)