September 19, 1977
Key note: “Ian Callaghan has never had a night like it. He missed twice from the penalty spot, succeeded with a third attempt, was sent off and ended up with around £23,000 added to his testimonial fund. For the record, Lancashire beat Liverpool 4-2 in front of a 21,837 crowd. Scorers for Lancashire were Gordon Hill (2), Duncan McKenzie and Mike Doyle, with Dave Watson (own goal) and Cally’s penalty counting for Liverpool. It was a night of pantomime and good humour, with all the players, including the referee Kevin McNally, playing a full part. Callaghan’s ‘dismissal’ came near the end, when a faked foul resulted in Tommy Smith whipping out a red card and pointing to the dressing room. But the scene-stealer was Gordon West, who came on as a substitute and recalled a famous moment of the past by bringing on a handbag for the Kop.” (Liverpool Echo: September 20, 1977)
Match: Testimonial for Ian Callaghan, at Anfield, kick-off: 19:30.
Liverpool XI – Lancashire XI 2-4.
Referee: Mr. Kevin McNally; linesmen: Messrs. Harold Kerr and Bill Brown.
Liverpool: Ray Clemence, Phil Neal, Tommy Smith, Alan Hansen, Phil Thompson, Jimmy Case, Ian Callaghan, Ray Kennedy, Terry McDermott, David Johnson, David Fairclough.
Substitutes: Sammy Lee; Trevor Birch.
Lancashire: Alex Stepney, Terry Darracott, Mike Doyle, David Watson, Mike Pejic, Mick Lyons, Steve Coppell, Brian Greenhoff, Bob Latchford, Duncan McKenzie, Gordon Hill.
Substitute: George Wood for Stepney.
The goals: Own goal (Watson) and Callaghan (penalty) / Hill 2, McKenzie, Doyle.