Harry Kaye returns for Liverpool


August 17, 1944
Though the Services representative game at Blackpool, on Saturday has robbed the Everton-Liverpool match, at Goodison, of some of its stars, the Liverton sides are still attractive, and the game will be a grand preliminary to the season.

On the home side there is additional interest because of one of the nowadays rare appearances of Joe Mercer, regarded by many good judges as the finest left half England has had this generation. McDonnell is at centre half in the absence of the injured Tommy Jones and McIntosh is at centre forward, Lawton being at Blackpool.

Grant one of Everton’s best war-time discoveries goes to outside right, where he had previously had several outings, and Makin a 17-year-old lad of promise is outside left. When he is available Lawton will captain the Everton side this season, Greenhalgh being deputy captain.

Feature of Liverpool’s team is that it marks the first game since last January of right half Harry Kaye, who has undergone a cartilage operation and thus restores the intermediate line which was so long the backbone of the side.

With Westby wanted by his own club and Welsh playing for the Army, there are two places still to be filled in the team.

Everton; Burnett; Jones, Greenhalgh; Mercer, M. McDonnell, Watson; Grant, Bentham, McIntosh, Stevenson, G. Makin (seventeen-year-old player of promise).
Liverpool; Alf Hobson; A.N. Other, Jeff Gulliver; Harry Kaye, Laurie Hughes, Jack Pilling; Harry Eastman, Phil Taylor, Cyril Done, A.N. Other, Jack Campbell.
(Liverpool Echo: August 17, 1944)

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The Everton and Liverpool side to meet at Goodison Park on Saturday for the Lord Mayor’s War Fund are bound to put up a sound show. Everton have a good side including a number of stars, but Lawton is called on for the services teams match at Blackpool and of course T.G. Jones is on the injured list.

Mr. George Kay has still a couple of vacancies to fill in the Liverpool team, Kaye, now recovered from his cartilage operation, resumes at right-half with Hughes and Pilling completing the line.

The teams are: –
Everton; Burnett; Jones, Greenhalgh; Mercer, M. McDonnell, Watson; Grant, Bentham, McIntosh, Stevenson, G. Makin (seventeen-year-old player of promise).
Liverpool; Alf Hobson; A.N. Other, Jeff Gulliver; Harry Kaye, Laurie Hughes, Jack Pilling; Harry Eastman, Phil Taylor, Cyril Done, A.N. Other, Jack Campbell.
(Liverpool Daily Post: August 17, 1944)

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