September 17, 1974
Key note: “An adding machine was essential equipment at Anfield last night as Liverpool shattered the club’s scoring record, stretching back to the days they joined the League in 1892. An 11-0 massacre of the hopeless and hapless Norwegian part-timers from Strømsgodset in the European Cup Winners’ Cup tie beat the ten they had put past the Irish team Dundalk five years ago in the Fairs Cup. It wasn’t a match, of course. It was a scoring romp as the Norwegians were run off their feet, without a clue – apart from an offside trap – on how to stem the scoring flood. Strømsgodset did their best, but ot was nowhere good enough to give them a glimpse of a chance. They were clean and sporting, and for that they will be remembered, but they did not have a player who threatened Liverpool’s overwhelming control. The word outclassed was an understatement.” (Liverpool Echo: September 18, 1974)
Match: European Cup Winners’ Cup, First Round, First Leg, at Anfield, kick-off: 19:30.
Liverpool – Strømsgodset 11-0 (5-0).
Referee: Edwin Borg (Malta); linesmen: Messrs. C. Scerri and C. Ripard.
Liverpool: Ray Clemence, Tommy Smith, Alec Lindsay, Phil Thompson, Peter Cormack, Emlyn Hughes, Phil Boersma, Brian Hall, Steve Heighway, Ray Kennedy, Ian Callaghan.
Substitute: Frank Lane (not used); Chris Lawler (not used); John McLaughlin (not used); Jimmy Case (not used); Alan Waddle (not used).
Strømsgodset: Inge Thun, Per Rune Wølner, Helge Karlsen, Tor Alsaker-Nøstdahl, Johnny Pedersen, Odd Arild Amundsen (Sub. Finn Olsen, 75), Egil Olsen, Tor Henriksen, Björn Erik Halvorsen, Steinar Pettersen, Trond Olsen (Sub. Øyvind Wibe, 69).
Substitutes: Øyvind Wibe for Olsen after 69 min.; Finn Olsen for Amundsen after 75 min.
The goals: 1-0 Lindsay (3 min, pen.), 2-0 Boersma (12 min.), 3-0 Thompson (29 min., assist: Lindsay), 4-0 Boersma (34 min.), 5-0 Heighway (42 min.), 6-0 Cormack (65 min.), 7-0 Thompson (73 min.), 8-0 Hughes (76 min.), 9-0 Smith (85 min., assist: Clemence), 10-0 Callaghan (87 min., assist: Smith), 11-0 Kennedy (88 min., assist: Smith).