October 19, 1943
Liverpool, greatest striking force in northern football at the present time, will have Don Welsh, the Charlton Athletic and England forward, back on duty next Saturday, when the Reds entertain Manchester United at Anfield in another all-star match. Welsh was on reserve for England last Saturday.
His return will solve a forward problem for Manager Mr. George Kay. Jim Harley has gone back off leave, leaving a gap on the right. However, Berry Nieuwenhuys, the South African, who played so well at centre forward against Everton, is hoping to secure leave to enable him to remain here for the game.
If Berry can play he will go to outside right and Welsh will take the leadership between those two deadly inside-forwards, Balmer and Done.
Gulliver, surely a great asset to the Reds this term and a fortunate “guest” find, will be able to partner Westby again at full back in front of Hobson, and with Kaye, Hughes and Pilling available the club will be able to field an unchanged half-back line for the ninth successive League game – a war time record for the club.
Liverpool (probable): Alf Hobson, Jack Westby, Jeff Gulliver, Harry Kaye, Laurie Hughes, Jack Pilling, Berry Nieuwenhuys, Jack Balmer, Don Welsh, Cyril Done, Alf Hanson.
(Source: Evening Express: October 19, 1943; via http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) © 2018 Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited