January 3, 1970
Key note: “Liverpool are proof that friendly games are no guide to true form. If they were few people who saw them at Southport would give them much chance at Coventry in Wednesday’s third round Cup-tie. Liverpool won 1-0, thanks to the individualism of St. John’s 75th minute 30-yard shot, but they could hardly have complained had the lost 5-1. Southport missed at least that number of easy chances.” (Liverpool Echo: January 5, 1970)
Match: Friendly at Haig Avenue, kick-off: 15:00.
Southport – Liverpool 0-1 (0-0).
Referee: Mr. F.W. Jennings.
Southport: John Armstrong, Dave Pearson, Colin Alty, Roger Aindow, Chris Dunleavy, Eric Harrison, Alex Russell, Tony Field, Eric Redrobe, Malcolm Russell, Keith Pring.
Substitute: Ambrose Clarke.
Liverpool: Tommy Lawrence, Chris Lawler, Peter Wall, Geoff Strong, Ron Yeats, Ian Ross, Emlyn Hughes, Ian Callaghan, Peter Thompson, Ian St. John, Bobby Graham.
Substitute: Steve Peplow.
The goal: 0-1 St. John (75 min.).