May 4, 1949
Today Liverpool’s Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress (Alderman and Mrs. W.T. Lancashire) entertained to lunch at Liverpool Town Hall, the officials and players of Liverpool F.C., who later this week leave Britain for a tour of U.S.A.
Here are (left to right, front): Jack Balmer (captain), Mr. James Troop (director), the Lord Mayor, Councillor Stanley Ronald Williams (Chairman), the Lady Mayoress, Mr. Ralph Knowles Milne (director), and Mr. George Kay (manager).
Behind: Stan Palk, Bill Jones, Les Shannon, Ray Lambert, Albert Stubbins, Willie Fagan, Bob Priday, Bob Paisley, Billy Liddell, Eddie Spicer, Jim Harley, Ken Brierley, Laurie Hughes, Phil Taylor, and Albert Shelley (trainer).
(Source: Evening Express: May 4, 1949)