May 2, 1970
Liverpool did all but destroy Anderlecht in this morning’s firs game of the Ajax international youth tournament, As Rangers manager, Willie Waddell, said: “Anderlecht went up once – and scored. Liverpool did all the work.”
Despite the Reds all-aout aggression, Anderlecht sneaked into the lead with a smartly booked shot from left winger Woumans, after 19 minutes.
This setback spurred Liverpool to further efforts, and in the 29th minutes centre-forward John McKenna got the equaliser that had to come, when he headed in a cross from John McLaughlin, who could figure strongly in Liverpool’s first-team plans next season.
Though rarely under pressure, Liverpool’s defence looked assured with left back Eddie Flood outstanding. Late in the game – played in pouring rain – John Waddington, Liverpool’s latest recruit, began to worry the Anderlecht defence by his powerful runs and long throw-ins.
Several shots rebounded off the limbs off startled Anderlecht defenders as Liverpool pressed for the winner, but it just couldn’t come.
(Liverpool Echo: May 2, 1970)