May 1, 1971
Key note: “Liverpool really turned on the style and gave their fans plenty of confidence for next week’s Cup Final, with a magnificent performance at Anfield against Southampton to-day. With Toshack repeatedly out-jumping the Southampton defence, Liverpool tore the Saints apart and in those first 45 minutes should have scored more than the brilliant effort by Emlyn Hughes.” (Liverpool Echo: May 1, 1971)
Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:00.
Liverpool – Southampton 1-0 (1-0).
Referee: Mr. G. Hartley.
Liverpool: Ray Clemence, Chris Lawler, Alec Lindsay, Tommy Smith, Larry Lloyd, Emlyn Hughes, Ian Callaghan, Peter Thompson, Steve Heighway, John Toshack, Brian Hall.
Substitute: Bobby Graham (not used).
Southampton: Eric Martin, Joe Kirkup, Denis Hollywood, Hugh Fisher, John McGrath, Jimmy Gabriel, Terry Paine, Mick Channon, Ron Davies, Brian O’Neil, Tom Jenkins.
Substitute: Dave Walker (not used).
The goals: 1-0 Hughes (30 min., assist: Toshack).
Liverpool Echo: May 1, 1971.