September 27, 1957
Liverpool have only four first team men fit for tomorrow’s top of the Second Division clash with Charlton – but they don’t want to cry off.
With other clubs postponing games because of flu, Liverpool could easily have asked the Football League to call off this one. But manager Phil Taylor said yesterday: “Our reserves are always yelling for a chance. Now seven of them will get it against Charlton.”
So Liverpool will field reserve full backs, a complete reserve half back line, a reserve centre forward and a reserve outside right.
Three of the missing men, Ronnie Moran, Johnny Morrissey and Don Campbell, are down with flu. Brian Jackson and Billy Liddell have recently had it and are still not match fit.
Dick White, John Molyneux and Johnny Wheeler have normal soccer injuries.
The four fit men who manager Taylor thinks, can inspire the youngsters, are Alan A’Court, who dazzled on Young England’s left wing on Wednesday night, Tommy Younger, Scottish international goalkeeper, and inside forwards Tony Rowley and Jimmy Melia.
(Source: Daily Mirror: September 27, 1957)