August 15, 1952
Both Liverpool and Everton, at least for the first half of tomorrow’s games, are pitting their recognised first team against the probable Central League XI. There will be no new faces at either ground, though the clubs regular patrons, not being particularly familiar with the Central League side, will find it interesting to weigh up the form of the younger professionals on view. These are the players upon whom each club will rely, the transfer market being what it is, for replacements due to injury or temporary loss of form by the senior players.
Jimmy Rolfe, a 20-years-old outside right, gets his big chance by being included in Liverpool’s major side. After the interval the usual procedure of introducing other young players will be followed, so that as many as possible get a chance to prove their worth. South African Hugh Gerhardi will not be making his debut. It has been felt advisable to give him another week’s training. Brian Jackson is also missing die to Army calls.
Reds. – Charles Ashcroft, Bill Jones, Ray Lambert, Phil Taylor, Laurie Hughes, Bob Paisley, Jimmy Rolfe, Kevin Baron, Albert Stubbins, Jimmy Payne, Billy Liddell.
Whites. – Russell Crossley, Steve Parr, Eddie Spicer, Jack Heydon, John Smith, Ken Brierley, Bryan Williams, Jimmy Robertson, Jack Smith, Arthur Rowley, Mervyn Jones.
Among the reserves who will be called on for second half duty are Joe Dickson, Jimmy Clugston, Eric Anderson, Bob Pringle, Joe Maloney, Roy Saunders, and Ronnie Moran, along with a trialist in Tony Guest from Rotherham.
(Liverpool Echo: August 15, 1952)