Match details

1st Division

Portman Road | Sat 13 Dec 1980 at 15:00

Ipswich Town 1 - 1 Liverpool

Opposition goals


  • - Ian Rush makes his LFC debut
  • - Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 26.72
  • - Average age of the Ipswich Town starting lineup: 24.7
  • - Liverpool league position after match: 2
  • - Ipswich Town league position after match: 3
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  • "The strain of Ipswich's midweek journey can be weighed against Liverpool's loss of their remarkably resillient forward, Dalglish, who has succumbed to a troublesome ankle injury. Obviously this is a serious problem for the Liverpool manager, Bob Paisley, who has been fearing just such a breakdown. Dalglish has a fine record of survival against all of the tough tackling that comes his way and perhaps it will be helpful for Liverpool to see how his first absence in three years affects overall performance. Rush, bought from Chester for 300,000 pounds last season, plays his first game. Mr Paisley said: "It was not an easy decision, but what swayed me in the end was that if I had picked anyone else it would have meant playing them out of position. I have replaced a striker with a striker." (The Times).

Other details

Manager: Bob Paisley
Opposition manager: Bobby Robson
Referee: Reeves D
Attendance: 32,274
Half-time score: 1 - 0
Game number: 3547
League game number: 3056

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