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West Ham United v Liverpool, 1978: Classic Video

It’s hard to believe that a classic West Ham United team featuring legends such as Trevor Brooking, Alan Curbishley, Frank Lampard Sr., Billy Bonds and a young Alvin Martin were staring down the face of relegation on the last day of the 1977-1978 season. But they were, and they needed a win to try to stay up.

In the above video, West Ham United faced Liverpool in front of The Big Match TV cameras. Complete with the infamous opening tune and the memorable image of a dog peeing on a ball, the opening credits of The Big Match lead into a brief segment hosted by legendary commentator Brian Moore.

On to the game, West Ham faced one of the greatest Liverpool teams ever featuring legendary Reds players such as Ray Clemence, Kenny Dalglish, Terry McDermott, Phil Thompson, Phil Neal, Jimmy Case, David Fairclough, Emlyn Hughes, Ray Kennedy, Alan Hansen and Graeme Souness.

Pay special attention to the video and notice why so many people compare Fernando Torres to the great Kenny Dalglish, number seven for Liverpool.

And how about that Upton Park pitch? It looks like a beach.

The final score from this game ended West Ham United 0-2 Liverpool, which relegated the Hammers.


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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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