May 3, 1945
The SA Services Sub-Committee is considering a generous offer by the Liverpool Football Club. The offer, made in the first place to the Army FA, is to take a team of their own Services players to France, Belgium, or Germany to play matches for Services welfare funds. Liverpool have offered to pay all the expenses of the trip.
This is the first time any individual club has suggested travelling overseas to entertain the Forces, and the idea has met with favour by the powers that be or Mr. S.F. Rous, Secretary of the FA, has written to Liverpool stating that at the earliest opportunity the Sub-Committee will try to arrange for Liverpool to visit the Continent.
Liverpool, of course, could field a particularly strong Services side for most of their professionals were in the Territorials when the war broke out and others have joined since.
(Evening Express: May 3, 1945)