January 19, 1945
Liverpool stake their 100 per cent League Cup qualifying competition record at Anfield tomorrow against the team which gave Everton such a shock on Christmas Day – Tranmere Rovers.
So far Liverpool have won full points from four games, and I refer to that Rovers’ win at Goodison Park especially to remind Liverpool that although the Rovers have not been gathering points regularly they are still a team which can provide the sensations.
Of course I anticipate that the Reds will win and reach double points figures, so that only one point more will be required to ensure qualifying, but the Rovers are most dangerous when it seems as if things are running against them.
The forwards will again be led by Phil Taylor, who will “ring the changes” with Don Welsh and Berry Nieuwenhuys, and if Campbell proves the provider he was a week ago I think the Rovers’ defence will have a busy time in a game starting at three o’clock.
Liverpool (from): Alf Hobson, Jim Harley, Jeff Gulliver, Harry Kaye, Laurie Hughes, Jack Blood, Jack Pilling, Jack Campbell, Berry Nieuwenhuys, Phil Taylor, Don Welsh, Horace Cumner, Bill Kinghorn.
Tranmere Rovers (from): Ernie Butler, Ted Anderson, Eric Hornby, Percy Steele, Bill Gibbons, Stewie Williamson, Harold Atkinson, Lee, Danny Glidden, Cec Wyles, Abe Rosenthal, Alf Hanson, Arthur Owen.
(Evening Express: January 19, 1945; via http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) © 2018 Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited