May 3, 1945
Liverpool have completed their fixture list for the remainder of the season – and an attractive list it is embracing matches with two First Division clubs. Everton’s concluding matches depend on how they fare in the Lancashire Cup.
Liverpool are at home to Oldham Athletic this week – Manager Mr. George Kay is not yet in position to name his team probables – and on May 12 visit Oldham. On May 19 the Reds will be at home to Blackpool: they go to Derby County on Whit Monday (May 21) and end up with a match with Derby County at Anfield on May 26.
And that final game may easily decide the championship for the County are the present leaders one point ahead of Everton. Should Everton defeat Accrington Stanley in the Lancashire Cup semi-finals on Saturday and May 12 they will meet either Blackburn Rovers or Crewe Alexandra on May 19 and 26 with the Liverpool Cup final with Tranmere Rovers at Goodison Park sandwiched in on Whit Monday.
Southport will be at home to Wrexham on May 12, and Chester are negotiating for extra fixtures. Tranmere Rovers, too, hope to keep the ball rolling with additional games.
(Evening Express: May 3, 1945)