December 22, 1981
Key note: “Liverpool gave a 35,000 crowd at Ibrox Park last night a football feast in their friendly match with Rangers to mark the official opening of the Glasgow club’s new North Stand. A 2-0 defeat flattered Rangers. Had Liverpool taken the chances they built up, their winning margin would have been wider. The Reds were so much on top that Jimmy Stewart, the Rangers goalkeeper, was the busiest player on the field. Liverpool had team work down to a fine art. Every department of the side dove-tailed in a manner that was a sheer delight. Some of Bruce Grobbelaar’s saves were spectacular.” (Liverpool Echo: December 23, 1981)
Match: Friendly, at Ibrox.
Glasgow Rangers – Liverpool 0-2 (0-0).
Referee: Mr. Alan Ferguson.
Glasgow Rangers: Jim Stewart, Sandy Jardine, Ally Dawson, Colin McAdam, Colin Jackson, Jim Bett, Davie Cooper, Bobby Russell, Gordon Dalziel, Ian Redford, John MacDonald.
Substitutes: Tommy McLean for Russell at half-time; Billy Mackay for Dalziel after 78 min.
Liverpool: Bruce Grobbelaar, Phil Neal, Alan Hansen, Phil Thompson, Mark Lawrenson, Craig Johnston, Graeme Souness, Sammy Lee, Ronnie Whelan, Kenny Dalglish, Ian Rush.
Substitutes: Terry McDermott for Whelan after 87 min.); Alan Kennedy (not used).
The goals: 0-1 Dalglish (58 min.), 0-2 Whelan (67 min.).