Phil Taylor to lead Liverpool from the touch-line


January 4, 1951
Phil Taylor, the Liverpool captain, who led his team against Arsenal in the Cup Final at Wembley last April, will lead the team again the Cup tie at Norwich on Saturday – but from the touch line.

Taylor has been omitted because 22-year-old local boy Jack Heydon has been playing so well at right half that he cannot be moved.

But Taylor, a first class club man, has no grouse. He feels he can do his share in the absence of manager George Kay, who is ill, in directing playing policy from the touch line. Taylor will in effect be non playing captain.

Heydon made his debut on October 7 against Stoke at Anfield when Taylor was taken ill.

Red headed international Albert Stubbins, after missing five games through flu, returns to centre forward – and that means the toughest job ever for Reg Foulkes, the Norwich centre half. The 6ft. Reg., signed from Walsall this season, is facing the Stubbins duel calmly. And why not? His team are Third South leaders and unbeaten at home.

Manager Norman Low is doubly proud of Reg. for he was was the first signing he made after taking over at Norwich.
(Daily Express: January 4, 1951)

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