December 17, 1977
Key note: “A penalty goal from Phil Neal after half an hour was Liverpool’s only reward for an afternoon of attacking endeavour against Q.P.R. in a very ordinary game at Anfield. Liverpool had Alan Hansen back in League action for the first time since he played, by coincidence, against Q.P.R. in London five weeks ago. His incoming meant a familiar switch to skipper Emlyn Hughes, who played at left back, the position he filled so often for England.” (Liverpool Echo: December 17, 1977)
Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:00.
Liverpool – Queens Park Rangers 1-0 (1-0).
Referee: Mr. Mike Lowe.
Liverpool (4-3-3): Ray Clemence, Phil Neal, Alan Hansen, Phil Thompson, Ray Kennedy, Emlyn Hughes, Kenny Dalglish, Terry McDermott, Jimmy Case, David Fairclough, Ian Callaghan.
Substitute: David Johnson for McDermott after 82 minutes.
Queens Park Rangers (4-4-2): Derek Richardson, Donald Shanks, Ian Gillard, John Hollins, Ernie Howe, Tommy Cunningham, Brian Williams, Gerry Francis, Don Givens, Michael Leach, Barry Wallace.
Substitute: Martin Busby for Wallace after 76 minutes.
The goal: 1-0 Neal (penalty, 30 min.).