Shield shared with Man United

Shield shared with Man United13 August 1977

Less than three months after seeing their treble dreams scuppered by United in the FA Cup final at Wembley, European champions Liverpool returned to the twin towers seeking revenge with a new weapon in their armoury. 
  
Tommy Docherty, the mastermind behind United's May triumph, had been replaced as manager of the Red Devils during the summer by Dave Sexton but it was the new face in a Liverpool shirt who all eyes were on when the two teams emerged from the tunnel in the 1977 Charity Shield. 
  
Three days earlier Bob Paisley had swooped to break the British transfer record when he paid Celtic £440,000 for the services of Kenny Dalglish, a replacement for Hamburg-bound Kevin Keegan, and the Scot donned the famous number seven shirt for the first time at Wembley. 
  
An entertaining, if goalless, encounter meant that both sides shared the Shield again, but more important for Liverpool was the performance of new boy Dalglish, who slotted perfectly into the Reds' pattern of playing. His debut was more steady than spectacular but shrewd observers among the 80,000-plus crowd knew they had witnessed a Liverpool legend in the making. 
  
Come the end of the season, Dalglish was back beneath the twin towers, scoring the only goal of the game as Liverpool became the first British club to retain the European Cup.