December 6, 1977
Key note: “The Kirkby Kids had an Anfield triumph last night as they sparked Liverpool to a six-of-the-best massacre of S.V. Hamburg. Close friends Terry McDermott and Phil Thompson, both Kirkby-born, led the way as the European Cup holders turned on a night of magic to win the European Super Cup with their most impressive display of the season, in which they recaptured their flowing best. McDermott, with his first hat-trick for the club, had the game of his life and revelled his spot as the centre man of the midfield trio. It was his super trio of goals, added to Thompson’s opener, which reduced Hamburg to a disorganised shambles.” (Liverpool Echo: December 7, 1977)
Match: European Super Cup, Final, Second Leg, at Anfield, kick-off: 19:30.
Liverpool – S.V. Hamburg 6-0 (2-0).
Referee: Mr. Ulf Eriksson (Sweden); linesmen: Messrs. Lars Åke Björck and Alf Håkansson.
Liverpool (4-3-3): Ray Clemence, Tommy Smith, Phil Thompson, Emlyn Hughes, Phil Neal, Jimmy Case, Terry McDermott, Ray Kennedy, Steve Heighway, Kenny Dalglish, David Fairclough.
Substitutes: David Johnson for Heighway at half-time; John Toshack (not used); Alan Hansen (not used); Joey Jones (not used); Peter McDonnell (not used).
Hamburg (4-3-3): Rudi Kargus, Hans-Jürgen Ripp, Manfred Kaltz, Peter Nogly, Peter Hidien, Klaus Zaczyk, Horst Bertl, Felix Magath, Kevin Keegan, Ferdinand Keller, Georg Volkert.
Substitutes: Kurt Elgi for Zaczyk after 69 min,; Arno Steffenhagen for Keller after 69 min.; Andreas Karow (not used); Kurt Eigl (not used).
The goals: 1-0 Thompson (20 min.), 2-0 McDermott (40 min.), 3-0 McDermott (57 min.), 4-0 McDermott (58 min.), 5-0 Fairclough (86 min.), 6-0 Dalglish (88 min.).