August 10, 1956
Apart from the fact that they will have a chance of seeing Tommy Younger, Scotland’s international goalkeeper, in action. Liverpool’s practice match does not produce so many debatle points as Everton’s.
There will, of course, be the annual desire of Liverpool followers to see whether any of the second-teamers have progressed sufficiently to challenge their senior colleagues for a place.
They know what the old players can do, and almost all the reserves have had some experience in the first team – some of them over fairly lengthy periods.
The most interesting part of Liverpool’s game may come when the changes are made for the second half, John Arkwright, John Price, David Kerr and others come in to show what they can do.
Reds. – Tommy Younger, John Molyneux, Ronnie Moran, Barry Wilkinson, Laurie Hughes, Geoff Twentyman, Brian Jackson, Tony Rowley, Billy Liddell, John Evans, Alan A’Court.
Whites. – Doug Rudham, Tom McNulty, Gerry Byrne, Bobby Campbell, Dick White, Alex South, Louis Bimpson, Eric Anderson, Alan Arnell, Joe Dickson, Con Phillips.
Give them a cheer.
Soon after the conclusion of the Soccer the runners in the Liverpool City Marathon will start coming into the Anfield ground, making the usual circuit of the playing pitch before breasting the tape. The first man home is expected around 4:45.
I hope all football followers who can will stay behind and give these grand athletes the reception they so richly deserve. It has always seemed to me rather unfeeling that so many people should flock out of the ground when the football is over, and ignore the gallant runners. After covering over 26 miles they have earned the best cheers of the day.
(Source: Liverpool Echo: August 10, 1956)