Match details

Liverpool 0 - 0 Nottingham Forest

Game date: Wednesday 27 September 1978 at 19:30 Stadium: Anfield
Competition: European Cup 1st R 2nd L Attendance: 51,679
Half - time score: 0 - 0 Referee: Konrath G ( France)
Manager: Bob Paisley Opposition manager: Brian Clough

Opposition lineup

Peter Shilton, Viv Anderson, Frank Clark, John McGovern, Larry Lloyd, Kenny Burns, Archie Gemmill, Ian Bowyer, Garry Birtles, Tony Woodcock, John Robertson


- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 27.25
- Average age of the Nottingham Forest starting lineup: 27.23
Garry Birtles told The Guardian that Forest had Bill Shankly aboard their team coach when they arrived at Anfield. "Don't ask me how that came about. It didn't seem normal, but not much ever did under Brian Clough. Shankly must have come to our hotel or something, and we took him to the game. I never asked why. You just didn't."

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