Report

Liverpool 7 - 0 Tottenham Hotspur

Game date: Saturday 2 September 1978 at 15:00 Stadium: Anfield
Competition: 1st Division Attendance: 50,705
Half-time score 3 - 0 Referee Flint G
Manager Bob Paisley Opposition manager Keith Burkinshaw
   

Opposition lineup

Barry Daines, Don McAllister, Terry Naylor, Glenn Hoddle, John Lacy, Steve Perryman, Ricky Villa, Ossie Ardiles, Peter Taylor, John Duncan, Neil McNab

Notes

- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 27.18
- Average age of the Tottenham Hotspur starting lineup: 25.92
- Liverpool league position after match: 1
- Tottenham Hotspur league position after match: 21
- Click here to view the full league table after the match.
"That must be the best goal Anfield has ever seen", said Paisley about McDermott's header.
- "Have you ever heard 50,000 people purr with pleasure? Well, the Anfield spectators were doing that constantly as Liverpool stroked the ball around with one-touch moves of staggering accuracy. This display confirmed for me, particularly after the splendour of their wins at Ipswich and City the previous week, that the current Liverpool team is playing better, more exciting, attacking football than any side I've seen since the war". - Michael Charters in the Liverpool Echo.

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1st Division

Overall Home Away
# P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A Pts
1 Liverpool 4 4 0 0 16 2 2 0 0 9 1 2 0 0 7 1 8
2 Coventry City 4 3 1 0 8 2 1 1 0 4 1 2 0 0 4 1 7
3 West Bromwich Albion 4 3 1 0 7 1 2 0 0 6 1 1 1 0 1 0 7
4 Everton 4 3 1 0 5 2 2 0 0 3 1 1 1 0 2 1 7
5 Leeds United 4 2 1 1 10 5 1 0 1 5 3 1 1 0 5 2 5
6 Aston Villa 4 2 1 1 6 3 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 1 4 2 5
7 Bristol City 4 2 1 1 4 4 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 1 2 3 5
8 Manchester United 4 2 1 1 5 6 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 1 3 5 5
9 Arsenal 4 1 2 1 8 5 1 1 0 7 3 0 1 1 1 2 4
10 Nottingham Forest 4 0 4 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 4
11 Norwich City 4 1 2 1 6 7 1 1 0 4 2 0 1 1 2 5 4
12 Southampton 4 1 2 1 6 7 1 1 0 4 3 0 1 1 2 4 4
13 Middlesbrough 4 1 1 2 5 5 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 1 4 3 3
14 Ipswich Town 4 1 1 2 4 5 1 0 1 3 3 0 1 1 1 2 3
15 Manchester City 4 0 3 1 4 7 0 1 1 2 5 0 2 0 2 2 3
16 Chelsea 4 1 1 2 3 6 0 0 2 0 4 1 1 0 3 2 3
17 Birmingham City 4 0 2 2 4 7 0 1 1 2 4 0 1 1 2 3 2
18 Derby County 4 0 2 2 3 6 0 1 1 1 3 0 1 1 2 3 2
19 Wolves 4 1 0 3 2 5 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 4 2
20 Bolton Wanderers 4 0 2 2 5 10 0 1 1 3 4 0 1 1 2 6 2
21 Tottenham Hotspur 4 0 2 2 4 14 0 1 1 3 6 0 1 1 1 8 2
22 Queens Park Rangers 4 0 1 3 2 8 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 7 1

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