In 1972 the Reds were playing catch-up in the title race. A dreadful spell over Christmas and New Year had seen us fail to score in five consecutive league games to leave us 10th in the table. Then the goals started flowing as the Reds began a run of 12 wins in 13 games.
Heading to Old Trafford on Easter Monday, Liverpool had 6 games left to play and couldn’t afford to slip up. Old Trafford then as now was a difficult place for us to get a result at, though we had won there the previous season.
United, now managed by Frank O’Farrell, but still containing the like of Best, Law and Charlton were second best throughout. The goals took time to come but on the hour mark Chris Lawler made the breakthrough and John Toshack added a second two minutes later. Phil Thompson came off the bench for Toshack to make his first team debut and, with 6 minutes to go, Emlyn Hughes wrapped up the points with the third goal.
Liverpool just missed out on the League that year but ended a seven year honours drought by winning it the year after.
Clemence; Lawler, Smith, Lloyd, Lindsay; Hughes, Hall, Callaghan; Keegan, Toshack (Thompson 81), Heighway: