Date: Monday, 23rd April 1973.

Venue: Anfield, Liverpool.

Competition: First Division.

Score: Liverpool 2 Leeds United 0.

Scorers: Liverpool: Cormack, Keegan. Leeds United: Nil.

Attendance: 55,738.


Liverpool: Clemence; Lawler, Thompson; Smith, Lloyd, Hughes; Keegan, Cormack, Hall, Heighway, Callaghan.

Leeds United: Harvey; Reaney, Cherry; Bremner, Ellam, Hunter; Lorimer, Clarke, Jordan, Yorath, Madeley.

Referee: G.W. Hill (Leicester).


Liverpool lost only one of their 21 home matches that season, against Arsenal in February, and their scoring record at Anfield was imposing. The interest in the game was such that the gates at Anfield were locked sixty-five minutes before kick-off, with 55,738 fans already packed into the stadium.


United held their own in the first half, with Peter Lorimer and Joe Jordan going close, but their hard work was undone when Peter Cormack scored for Liverpool two minutes after half-time.

The game remained in the balance until the eighty-fifth minute when Kevin Keegan beat David Harvey from close-range, and Don Revie was left to pay tribute to Bill Shankly's team. "Naturally we would have liked to win the championship," said Revie. "But, next to ourselves, I think Liverpool are the side we would most like to see achieve it."






United were lacking several big-named stars: Jack Charlton, Mick Jones, Terry Cooper, Johnny Giles

and Eddie Gray. Roy Ellam filled in at Centre-half, Joe Jordan at Centre-forward,

Trevor Cherry at Left-back and Terry Yorath in Midfield. And, as always, there was the ever-reliable Paul Madeley


Ray Clemence was in goal                              Chris Lawler was partnered by Phil Thompson as full-backs              



The Half-Back line was Tommy Smith, Larry Lloyd and Emlyn Hughes                                    



The Forward line was Kevin Keegan, Peter Cormack, Brian Hall,



Steve Heighway and Ian Callaghan