October 13, 1954
Liverpool are sticking to the old adage of not changing a winning side, and will face the same eleven for the visit to Stoke City on Saturday as defeated league-leaders Rotherham at Anfield last week.
Liverpool have yet to win their first away point, after five abortive attempts. This might be the occasion for a change in their fortunes, for Stoke, though third in the Second Division table, owe their high position mainly to their successes away from home.
On their own ground the Potters have average only a point a game from six outings, in which they have scored only five goals, though the tightness of their defence is clear from the fact that only four goals have been scored against them.
If Liverpool’s attack is in the same good striking form that has characterised it in recent home matches the Anfielders might bring back a point. Should their defence simultaneously strike a more convincing understanding a win might even be their portion, which would be welcome after their long run of non-success. The team reads:
Liverpool. – Charles Ashcroft, Tom McNulty, Frank Lock, Roy Saunders, Laurie Hughes, Don Campbell, Brian Jackson, Eric Anderson, Billy Liddell, John Evans, Alan A’Court.
(Source: Liverpool Echo: October 13, 1954)