Tag: Liverpool

Video of the Day: Leicester City vs Liverpool, April 1974

Leicester City take on Liverpool this evening in a match which makes up the first of a triumvirate of games that many believe will determine whether Claudio Ranieri’s team can really last the course near the top of the Premier League table. When the two sides met on Boxing Day, Liverpool won by a single goal at Anfield, so it promises to be a difficult match, though Leicester may well consider themselves better rested than their opponents, having skipped a match last weekend on account of their elimination from the FA Cup in the Third Round of the competition....

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Video of the Day: Liverpool vs Derby County, January 1973

The easiest thing, they say, is not winning a trophy, but holding onto it. Over the years, a number of clubs have put a decent run of form together at the right time and lifted a title, but successfully defending it can be a significantly greater challenge. None of this, of course, is to detract from the achievement of Derby County in getting to be the champions of England in the first place. The following season, with added expectation brought about as a result of having been champions and fighting on two fronts – the club’s European Cup run...

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Video of the Day: Everton vs Liverpool, January 1981

There’s nothing quite like a local derby, and there’s especially nothing quite like a local derby when one is pulled from the velvet bags in the FA Cup. Unlike the league, this is sudden death, where one of the two teams concerned will end its involvement either that day or after a replay. There are no opportunities to avenge a cup defeat for that particular season, at least. And where the balance of power between two local rivals isn’t quite even, that can be particularly useful for the underdogs in that particular equation. Everton had started the 1970s in...

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Video of the Day: Norwich City vs Liverpool, February 1980

There are some moments in the history of English football that are preserved in a weird form of virtual aspic, captured on film and periodically replayed as representatives of those few seconds of precious genius that we all chase like addicts. So it is with Justin Fashanu’s goal at Carrow Road for Norwich City against Liverpool in a First Division match from February 1980, our Video of the Day for today. The turn on a sixpence and thunderous drive past a hapless Ray Clemence is, perhaps, the defining football moment of that year. It is a goal for the...

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Video of the Day: Manchester United vs Liverpool, March 1985

It may only be a match between the teams in sixth and ninth place in the Premier League, but Liverpool and Manchester United have a history that reaches far beyond their relative league positions at any particular time. For today’s video of the day, we’re going back to March 1985 for an FA Cup semi-final between the two sides, from an extremely windy Goodison Park. Liverpool, for all their success in the Football League and European Cup, had at this stage only won the FA Cup twice in their history, in 1965 and 1974, whilst Manchester United might have...

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