August 22, 1978
Key note: “Liverpool gave a display of rich authority and class in winning 3-0 at Ipswich last night. They combined elegance with power, discipline with a gift for the unexpected, teamwork with individual brilliance. A poor Ipswich, short of some of their top players through injury, were outplayed and might have suffered a defeat of staggering proportions had Liverpool not eased up in the second half and missed three or four clear cut chances. There were outstanding displays from Graeme Souness and Steve Heighway. Souness was at the heart of everything, spreading the ball around with effortless precision as Liverpool took a grip in midfield which they never relaxed.” (Liverpool Echo: August 23, 1978)
Match: Football League, First Division, at Portman Road, kick-off: 19:30.
Ipswich Town – Liverpool 0-3 (0-2).
Referee: Mr. C. Maskell.
Ipswich Town (4-3-3): Paul Cooper, George Burley, John Wark, Russell Osman, Mick Mills, Tommy Parkin, Brian Talbot, Arnold Muhren, Paul Mariner, Trevor Whymark, Clive Woods.
Substitute: Eric Gates for Talbot after 65 min.
Liverpool (4-4-2): Ray Clemence, Phil Neal, Phil Thompson, Emlyn Hughes, Alan Kennedy, Jimmy Case, Terry McDermott, Graeme Souness, Ray Kennedy, Steve Heighway, Kenny Dalglish.
Substitute: Alan Hansen (not used).
The goals: 0-1 Souness (17 min.), 0-2 Dalglish (22 min., assist: Heighway), 0-3 Dalglish (74 min., assist: Souness).