September 21, 1955
For their home game with Middlesbrough on Saturday, Liverpool make three changes – one of them positional – compared with the side which was defeated at Leicester last week.
Molyneux returns to the right full-back berth in place of Ray Lambert, who has a bruised instep and is not fit.
Molyneux played in three consecutive matches prior to the Leicester fixture, and shaped extremely well in all of them. He is undoubtedly a defender of outstanding promise.
This is the only alteration in the rearguard.
In the forward line Alan Arnell is unfit, as an ankle injury received at Leicester has not yielded to treatment as anticipated. Rather than take any risks he is being given a further week’s rest.
Anderson moved over from outside right to fill Arnell’s place, which leaves the way open for the return of Payne on the extreme flank.
This will be Payne’s second senior outing of the season. He took the place of Brian Jackson in the match against Hull City just over three weeks ago, but received an ankle injury then which has kept him out since.
Now he gets another chance to stake a claim to regular inclusion in the side in a position in which he has alternated so often with Jackson.
Liverpool: Doug Rudham, John Molyneux, Ronnie Moran, Roy Saunders, Laurie Hughes, Geoff Twentyman, Jimmy Payne, Louis Bimpson, Billy Liddell, Eric Anderson, Alan A’Court.
(Source: Liverpool Echo: September 21, 1955; via http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) © 2018 Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited