The Greatest Games – Liverpool 3 Borussia Mönchengladbach 0

On today's episode of Greatest Games, we're heading back to one of the finest nights in Liverpool FC's illustrious European history.

It's Liverpool vs Borussia Mönchengladbach in the 1973 UEFA Cup final - and we're joined by Independent writer, former Times football editor and Liverpool fan Tony Evans!

Back in this era the UEFA Cup was a hugely illustrious tournament, where each winner would have to beat many of Europe's elite on their way to the trophy. Liverpool played Mönchengladbach for just 27 minutes before torrential rain led to the game being called off – so the two teams returned the next night to replay the fixture.

Liverpool manager Bill Shankly, who was under pressure heading into the game, noticed Mönchengladbach were vulnerable in the air and implemented the tactics the subsequent night, which led to one of Liverpool's finest European performances.


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