Match details

1st Division

The Dell | Sat 26 Sep 1970 at 15:00

Southampton 1 - 0 Liverpool

Opposition goals

  • Alec Lindsay O/G 81'


  • - Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 23.57
  • - Average age of the Southampton starting lineup: 27.38
  • - Liverpool league position after match: 6
  • - Southampton league position after match: 7
  • - Click here to view the full league table after the match.
  • This was the match after which Bill Shankly came out with his notorious comment about "Alehouse Football". Southampton centre-half John McGrath somehow managed to tackle Alun Evans around the neck with his legs ... and the Liverpool forward had to be taken off the field and played no further part in the match. For a few years afterwards, whenever Southampton visited Anfield, they were greeted with the Kop bawling "Alehouse, Alehouse" at them every time they committed a foul!

Other details

Manager: Bill Shankly
Opposition manager: Edward Bates
Referee: Fussey MA
Attendance: 26,155
Half-time score: 0 - 0
Game number: 2935
League game number: 2623

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