December 3, 1977
Key note: “The Anfield scenario ran very much to routine on Saturday – Liverpool dominating, visitors defending, but a shortage of goals to emphasise Liverpool’s command for most of the game. Although West Ham can have no complaints about the 2-0 scoreline, they’ll point to the brilliance of Ray Clemence in denying them at least a goal, possibly a share of the points.” (Liverpool Echo: December 5, 1977)
Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:00.
Liverpool – West Ham United 2-0 (1-0).
Referee: Mr. A.E. Morrissey.
Liverpool (4-3-3): Ray Clemence, Tommy Smith, Phil Thompson, Emlyn Hughes, Phil Neal, Terry McDermott, Ian Callaghan, Ray Kennedy, David Fairclough, Kenny Dalglish, Steve Heighway.
Substitute: Jimmy Case (not used).
West Ham United (4-4-2): Mervyn Day, Frank Lampard, Paul Brush, Billy Bonds, Tommy Taylor, Geoff Pike, Alan Devonshire, Pop Robson, Alan Curbishley, Trevor Brooking, Derek Hales.
Subsitute: Pat Holland for Taylor after 71 minutes.
The goals: 1-0 Thompson (37 min.), 2-0 Fairclough (81 min.).