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08 Jun 2021 16:02:14
thanks for the earlier welcome edds, just wondering what is the earliest memory of watching Liverpool live. Mine is the 1971 cup final on tv and sad loss to Arsenal, was not in good place as a kid all weekend after match.

{Ed001's Note - the earliest memory would have to be Hillsborough, seeing that unfold live knowing there were family there has stuck in my mind and pushed out all that came before. I know I saw games before that, but I can't remember what or when in terms of live football as I had a lot of videos of games as a kid. I know my grandad would take me but the first I can be 100% sure I saw live was 1992 when Leeds came to Anfield and then we faced Man Utd a few days later. I defo saw earlier games than that, I was taken as a baby for starters, but those are my earliest clear memories.

Oh thinking about it I can remember going on my own for the first time to a 3rd rd FA Cup game against a lower league side and standing on the Kop and there was hardly anyone there. So that was probably at some points in the 80s as attendances suffered everywhere back then due to the hooliganism plaguing the game.}

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08 Jun 2021 16:28:46
1984 European cup final Brucies wobbly legs.

{Ed025's Note - mine is liverpool being in the second division...great days.. :)

08 Jun 2021 16:35:05
Really interesting question, and funnily enough, same as Ed001, my earliest memory of watching Liverpool on the telly was also a tragedy - in my case seeing Hysel unfold. I was only 9 so didn't really understand what exactly was happening, but also remember being amused by the TV presenter's attempts to fill the time (I think Jimmy Hill was on and Des Lynam) - funny what sticks with you.

My family are all (except me! ) supporters of London teams - mainly West Ham. So my first experience of watching us play live was in 1992 (I think) when we played West Ham in a meaningless fixture at the end of the season when we knew Leeds had won the division. It was a pretty boring game and the only fun was had by the whole stadium singing "stand up if you have Man U"!

08 Jun 2021 16:56:49
I’d never really been a spotty kid and had always felt left out, i’d loved michael owen when i was very young and enjoyed football to an extent but wasn’t a fanatic. In one of those typically stiff moments where your dad tries to force some father-son bonding upon you, he insisted i watched the match one night. European cup final or something idk. Watched Liverpool win the European cup on penalties and while my dad was elated, i was neither old enough or engaged enough to understand what any of it meant. From that day on i’ve barely missed a game. In terms of going the match, it was against Havant and Waterlooville in 2008 in the FA cup. We were 2-1 down to a team of literal binmen at half time and i was crying my eyes out. Then Lucas scored and screamer and we won 5-2, was certainly an eventful one.

08 Jun 2021 17:26:22
The 1984 European Cup Final. Grobbelaar’s wobbly knees trick made my late Father howl with laughter. Strange but even at times when we were at loggerheads with each other we could always bond over our mutual love of LFC.

08 Jun 2021 17:27:57
My first live TV football memory was watching England lose 2-1 to France in 2004. Zidane scored a free kick and penalty. Both conceded by Emile Heskey i believe 😂

My first live memory of watching Liverpool in the stands was a friendly against Bayer Leverkusen. The crowd chanting "oh Sami Sami" to Hyypia in the away dugout.

I was going on and on to my mate about a 17 year old called Raheem Sterling and how he was an absolute baller. Sterling scored after about 10 minutes. Carroll and Lucas got our other goals in a 3-1 win. Their goal came from Sidney Sam. I'll never forget that day.

08 Jun 2021 18:02:43
First live game I attended was a 0-0 draw to Utrecht in the Europa League. Milan Jovanovich hit the bar. Nothing else happened. Surprised it didn't put me off!

Was in the main stand towards to the Utrecht fans. They outsang us. Tbf it was a depressing time to be a Liverpool fan 😂.

{Ed001's Note - he was awful, we would have been better with Milla Jovovic (or however it is spelt).}

08 Jun 2021 18:06:26
My 1st memory was the 3 all draw against man utd, 3 nil down before clough scores 2 and Ruddock gets the equaliser.
My first livs game we lost 1 nil against Leeds, mark kennedy made his debut for us and hit the post from about 30 yards out. Pretty sure Brian Deane scored for Leeds. Sat in a proper mix of Leeds and Liverpool fans, it was very friendly.
My next football game was Coventry v Everton (I had a trial with Coventry and got given complimentary tickets), they never signed me and it was the worst football match I've ever seen.

08 Jun 2021 18:18:55
I remember my first game was us vs Middlesbrough. I remember Owen and Berger scoring making it 2-0.
Also remember we was sat right next to the away fans and getting swore at the whole time, my very young self learned some brand new swear words that day haha.

08 Jun 2021 18:48:29
1986 Cup final. and league double that year. Sir Ian Rush, king Kenny! Great days.

{Ed025's Note - sir ian rush?...your having a giraffe ben..

08 Jun 2021 18:54:19
Away at watford in 85. Watford were a good team about we weren't in great form. It was my first away game which we went to in my dads mates removal van. There seemed to be about 20 of us in the back. I remember the smell of the beer and strange ciggies going down there. We played in white and struggled to a 3-2 win. I remember Barnes and another watford player getting dogs abuse from a gang of teens all game and I also remember my first idol Paul Walsh getting a couple of goals and was unplayable. I'm not sure who got the other. Probably Rushie.

08 Jun 2021 17:32:21
93/ 94 season 3 down at home against man utd then a double from Clough and big Razor knocking himself out getting the leveller.

08 Jun 2021 19:05:59
It was Rushie.

08 Jun 2021 16:51:04
thanks ed1 thought you were older than that makes me feel old remembering the 70s and keegan and toshack in their pomp.

{Ed001's Note - I was born in the 70s. Not sure whether to be insulted or not about you thinking I am older!}

08 Jun 2021 17:01:34
Eds1 Hillsborough is my earliest memory of Liverpool fc as well!
My mum developed photos at that time for a job and I’ll never forget her talking about what she seen on people cameras from that day. I was a fan before that day but that’s the strongest memory unfortunately.

{Ed001's Note - it does tend to take over, you can't forget things like that.}

08 Jun 2021 19:17:29
The first game that I watched, that got me hooked on football was 1966 world cup final, and I can still name the England team and goalscorers.
First Liverpool match was 1971 F. A cup final Liverpool v Arsenal we lost in extra time to a Charlie George (Oooh I am so great, come and get me lads) unforgettable goal.
I can't name that team, Clemence Lawler Lyndsey Smith Hughes Callaghan Toshack and Heighway can't remember Keegan playing in that game so I guess we hadnt signed him yet.
My first trip to Anfield was to watch us play Wigan and I took my grandson. Worst game ever we drew 0-0 Steve Bruce was managing Wigan Jermaine Pennant was our best player, and I hardly heard the kop at all.

{Ed025's Note - i loved charlie george, the way he lay down with his arms in the air when he scored was priceless langland..some would say iconic.. :)

08 Jun 2021 19:44:10
Or shambolic Ed025? 😀
We’d just signed Keegan, he was sat near the Liverpool bench in the 71 cup final apparently though I don’t remember that game (fortunately) .
Carlisle away in a January 1974 cup replay was my debut, stood in the paddock behind Bill Shankly in the away dugout.
Ran on the pitch after the game towards Kevin Keegan but he was surrounded by lasses and couldn’t get near, lol.
Made do with Tommy Smith and Emlyn Hughes, happy days.
Game kicked off early due to the power cuts at the time, so the floodlights wouldn’t be needed, but I got a day off school to see it.

08 Jun 2021 16:56:48
thanks ed25 knew you were old that proved it.

{Ed025's Note - im not really old kaled...more ancient mate.. :)

08 Jun 2021 20:54:12
1870's Ed001😃.

08 Jun 2021 21:24:13
Been watching LFC since the very early 80’s on tv - first live game was away at Coventry where we lost 4-0

First live cup final was 86 against Everton followed by 87 when we lost to Arsenal in the littlewoods cup final.

Rushy’s hoodo for scoring first was broken that day 🥲.

08 Jun 2021 20:31:11
Same as you Zeddicus! 9 years old, watching the Heysel unfold.

At least that's the earliest one I can remember. I'm sure I watched a few games before then but can't recall.

08 Jun 2021 22:45:27
First LFC game I went to was when my dad took me to the European Cup semi versus FC Zuruch. We were at the back of the main stand but it was still brilliant. Remember one of their subs nicknamed 'the Stalk' coming on. Even from where we were way up he looked about 10 feet tall!

08 Jun 2021 23:04:52
First game, 11 years old, 1968 Home to West Ham, won 2-1 if I remember right, but no idea who scored. Clem, Crazy Horse, Big Ron, Chris Lawler, Smithy, Cally, St John, Roger Hunt, Peter Thompson. Remember being impressed to see some World Cup winners. Utterly gobsmacked by the whole thing, never seen anything like it at the time. Loved Anfield and the atmosphere and the humour of the crowd. Still do when I get an odd chance to go.

{Ed002's Note - Thompson (marginally offside) and Hughes.}

08 Jun 2021 23:58:01
Nice one Ed. Thank you.

{Ed0666's Note - my first live game was Sheffield United v Liverpool at Brammal lane in 1990. Those were the days you could rock up and buy you’re ticket at the turnstile none of this become a member to get a ticket crap. Simpler times they were. Anyway I think it was Barnes, haughtiness and Rush scored for us. I bought a ticket in the Sheffield United family stand because being non white in those days at a football match in the home or away end unfortunately invariably meant some sort of abuse wether it be racial or physical. I’m so glad to see times have changed so much.

08 Jun 2021 19:21:30
Big Baz that’s freaky! My best mate was Watford’s CF Ross Jenkins son and my first game was seeing us win away at vicarage road in the early 80s. Rush scored winner I think?

Ed1 know what you mean, sadly my friend at school died at Hillsborough - I remember another friend coming round saying they couldn’t find him and me saying don’t worry he’ll turn up. The funeral was the Saddest day of my life. He was 15. The Liverpool players were brilliant and many turned up to his funeral even though it was down south.

I then moved to Southport and saw every home game I could for three years!







 

 

 
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