August 11, 1954
Liverpool’s team for their first and only public practice game on Saturday (3 p.m.) will see the likely first team line up against the possible Central League side. Opportunity will be taken, in the second portion of the game, to switch the reserve players about and make an experiment or two. The teams read: –
Reds. – Dave Underwood, Tom McNulty, Frank Lock, Barry Wilkinson, Laurie Hughes, Geoff Twentyman, Brian Jackson, Tony Rowley, Louis Bimpson, John Evans, Billy Liddell.
Whites. – Charles Ashcroft, Fred Tomley, Steve Parr, Roy Saunders, Ray Lambert, Don Campbell, Jimmy Payne, Eric Anderson, Alan Arnell, Arthur Rowley, Alan A’Court.
You will note Ray Lambert figuring at centre half in the Whites eleven, an innovation which will be watched with considerable interest. We know Lambert’s calibre and consistency a full back. If he plays as strongly at centre half he would be decidedly useful in case of need. He has been doing well in the position in private trials.
It will be equally intriguing to see how Fred Tomley, usual choice for centre half in the reserve side last winter, shapes at right back.
(Source: Liverpool Echo: August 11, 1954)