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Billy Liddell back for Liverpool F.C.

Friday, March 16 – 1945 Manager George Kay, of Liverpool, has received word that Billy Liddell, the Scottish international, and Cumner, of Wales and Arsenal, are certain starters against Tranmere Rovers, at Prenton Park in the North Cup. This removes some of the furrows on the Kay brow, […]

Not many changes for Liverpool F.C.

Tuesday, March 6 – 1945 Liverpool do not anticipate much change in their team to meet Tranmere Rovers in the North Cup Qualifying Competition at Anfield on Saturday, when the Reds will make a stern bud to secure the points to place them really comfortable in the table. […]

Liverpool’s 100% record

January 19, 1945 Liverpool stake their 100 per cent League Cup qualifying competition record at Anfield tomorrow against the team which gave Everton such a shock on Christmas Day – Tranmere Rovers. So far Liverpool have won full points from four games, and I refer to that Rovers’ […]

Old stars for Tranmere Rovers

January 16, 1945 Tranmere Rovers are hopping that Lew Ashcroft and Abe Rosenthal, their pre-war forwards will be able to play against Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday. It is just a matter of hope at the moment, but Ashcroft is due home from overseas, and Rosenthal thinks he […]

Don Welsh returns to Reds

Tuesday, October 19 – 1943 Liverpool, greatest striking force in northern football at the present time, will have Don Welsh, the Charlton Athletic and England forward, back on duty next Saturday, when the Reds entertain Manchester United at Anfield in another all-star match. Welsh was on reserve for […]

Liverpool complete “the double”

October 18, 1943 Liverpool completed the double “double” over Everton on Saturday to commune in leadership of the Football League (North) and make county combination headways. The Reds still head the major competition on goal avenge, thanks to getting another five against their Goodison Park rivals, and believe […]

Local Derby team changes

Friday, October 15 – 1943 Both Liverpool and Everton will have out different teams for this return clash, but whereas Liverpool’s changes is limited to Nieuwenhuys return to the attack in place of Don Welsh the Everton team has been reconstructed, and several new “guest” players will be […]

Berry Nieuwenhuys at centre?

Thursday, October 14 – 1943 Liverpool will probably play Berry Nieuwenhuys, their versatile South African, at centre forward. Manager Mr. George Kay said to me today that this appealed to him as a means to maintaining that incisiveness which has been a characteristic of the Liverpool attack in […]

Reds’ one change

Tuesday, October 12 – 1943 Manager Mr. George Kay, of Liverpool, is early in the field with his names for the return Merseyside “Derby” with Everton at Anfield on Saturday. The side shows only one change as compared with that which won 6-4 last Saturday, for, as I […]

Reds win

Monday, October 11 – 1943 Liverpool have dashed into the leadership of the Football league North, overtaking Blackpool and Aston Villa thanks to a smashing 6-4 victory over their neighbours Everton, at Goodison Park on Saturday. This is the reward of sheer consistency and a fighting spirit with […]

Blues and Reds clash at Goodison

Friday, October 8 – 1943 The first of the big Merseyside Football League “Derby” games stands out as the premier attraction for tomorrow’s sport cards.” Everton and Liverpool will clash at Goodison Park in what should be a brilliant exhibition of football played in all the pre-war atmosphere. […]

The “Liverton” Derby

Tuesday, October 5 – 1943 Anfield Side For Goodison Visit Fortune is smiling on Liverpool this season in the manner in which they have been able to keep their side free from too many enforced team changes. No fewer than seven of the side, for instance have played […]

Norman Sharp Returns To Everton

October 1, 1943 Norman Sharp, the former Liverpool and Lancashire schoolboy player, returns to Everton’s team to oppose Burnley in the Football League game at Goodison Park tomorrow when Everton have in their side no fewer than eight players who graduated through the “A” team. This is yet […]

Three goals for Jack Balmer

August 30, 1943 Liverpool, starting the season with a clear-cut 4-1 victory over Manchester City at Anfield, would have won by a considerably bigger margin but for the brilliant goalkeeping of Swift. While Swift had occasional slicers of luck most of his saves were the result of excellent […]