The “Liverton” Derby


October 5, 1943
Anfield Side For Goodison Visit
Fortune is smiling on Liverpool this season in the manner in which they have been able to keep their side free from too many enforced team changes. No fewer than seven of the side, for instance have played in every match so far, and the defence has been very stables the half back line not having been changed once.

For the game with Everton at Goodison Park, the defence remains as it was last week, but the forward line, which has been the seat of most alterations shows a couple of changes. Campbell will be at outside right, Done goes centre forward as Arthur Shepherd is not available and Don Welsh returns as partner to Hanson which makes the line read like a pretty still job of work for Tommy Jones and company.

Liverpool had hoped that Billy Liddell would be available, but he is on a course and exams and can’t get away. From all accounts the Reds attack at Bury wasn’t up to the standard it has shown in home games. The inclusion of Welsh should help in remedy that, for he is just the type of player to keep the fine moving sweetly and combination.

Team: Alf Hobson, Jack Westby, Jeff Gulliver, Harry Kaye, Laurie Hughes, Jack Pilling, Jack Campbell, Jack Balmer, Cyril Done, Don Welsh, Alf Hanson.
(Source: Liverpool Echo: October 5, 1943; via http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) © 2018 Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited

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