It was a performance which Sir Tom Finney described as the 'finest exhibition' he had ever witnessed, and one which Liverpool supporters are unlikely to ever forget.
Kenny Dalglish's Reds dismantled Nottingham Forest 5-0 with a display of dominant, attacking fervour which has rarely, if ever, been matched by an English team.
With John Aldridge, John Barnes and Peter Beardsley at the peak of their passing powers, Brian Clough's visiting side had no answers to the swarm of Liverpool players coming their way.
Today marks the 25th anniversary of that exhibition - but where would we find the 13 players who represented the Reds on the night a quarter of a century later?
1. Bruce Grobbelaar
The foreign player with the most appearances for Liverpool - 628 in total - Bruce Grobbelaar actually had little to do on the night in question. The Zimbabwean's sheet remained clean and the eccentric stopper could relax and enjoy what occurred in front of him. Grobbelaar coached in both his home country and South Africa following his retirement from the game and currently lives in Canada, where he retains a keen interest in Red affairs. The 55-year-old also features occasionally during charity football matches and LFC legends games.
2. Gary Gillespie
Gary Gillespie grabbed the third goal against Forest, smashing home left-footed after a typically smooth team move. The Scottish defender, who clocked up more than 200 games in a Liverpool jersey, will remain familiar to supporters as he now co-commentates and provides analysis on every Reds fixture for the club's television channel, LFC TV. The 52-year-old remains active on the legends scene too.
3. Gary Ablett
With John Barnes in mercurial form on the left wing, one player perhaps had the perfect vantage point - Gary Ablett. The likeable defender fulfilled an important role behind Barnes throughout the 1987-88 campaign, winning the first of his two league titles at Anfield. After his playing days - which included a stint on the other side of Stanley Park - were over, Ablett enjoyed a prolific period as coach of the Reds' reserve team. Tragedy struck in January 2012, however, when the 46-year-old lost his 16-month battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and passed away.
4. Steve Nicol
Often cited as one of the most popular players in the Liverpool dressing room, Steve Nicol has spent the majority of his time since retirement in America. The Scot's playing career concluded in the States before Nicol took the managerial reins at Major League Soccer outfit New England Revolution for almost a decade. The 51-year-old parted company with the club in October 2011 but has remained in the US with his family. Nicol can also be found delivering his views on football as a pundit for ESPN.
5. Nigel Spackman
Nigel Spackman's stay at Anfield was a short one, though the dynamic midfielder was a mainstay of the 1987-88 side - featuring on 33 occasions. After hanging up his boots, Spackman experienced brief tenures as manager of Sheffield United, Barnsley and Millwall. The 52-year-old has regularly discussed football in a punditry role for Sky Sports and other media outlets across the world. The Englishman has also put his knowledge of the game to good use as a coach with Glenn Hoddle's football academy.
6. Alan Hansen
Alan Hansen has remained an ubiquitous figure within British football since finishing an illustrious playing career. The elegant Scottish defender lifted three European Cups and eight league titles at Anfield, creating a lasting bond with the club. Now Hansen is widely respected for his forthright and incisive punditry, which he provides on a weekly basis for flagship football show Match of the Day and its various subsidiaries. The 57-year-old, who still resides on Merseyside, is also a columnist for the Daily Telegraph.
7. Peter Beardsley
Peter Beardsley capped a wondrous 90 minutes against Forest with the fourth Liverpool goal, one of 18 strikes the England forward registered during that campaign. Aside from a short-lived period as an England assistant, Beardsley has spent his post-playing career at Newcastle United - another of his former clubs. The 52-year-old coached the Magpies' reserve team for almost a decade before being appointed Football Development Manager in 2011.
8. John Aldridge
A passionate Liverpool supporter, John Aldridge - who converted twice on the night - is now a well-known and respected commentator with local radio station Radio City on Merseyside. The prolific former Reds striker can be found - and heard - at Anfield for every Liverpool home fixture and is a regular contributor for various shows on the club's official television channel, LFC TV. The 54-year-old spent five years as manager of Tranmere Rovers after his playing career drew to a close, leading the lower-league side to the League Cup final in 2000. He recently revealed that he has no plans for a return to management.
9. Ray Houghton
Ray Houghton made a name for himself during five years representing Liverpool and has maintained his appreciation from football fans since calling time on his successful career. The 51-year-old was a scorer on the night in question, converting the first goal after a neat one-two with John Barnes. The former midfielder is now a highly active pundit and analyst for television and radio channels in England and his home nation, and makes occasional appearances on LFC TV. Less well known, perhaps, is Houghton's long-term role as a consultant and advisor to the popular computer game 'Football Manager'.
10. John Barnes
Few players throughout the country could match the imperious form of John Barnes during 1987-88, as the left-winger with the dancing feet took the breath of everyone who watched him play. The Jamaica-born attacker was an integral part of the Nottingham Forest destruction, with a performance which perfectly displayed the spectrum of his pace and power. Barnes stayed at Anfield for a decade before moving into management with Celtic, Jamaica and latterly Tranmere. Now the 49-year-old recounts tales of his career as an after-dinner speaker and features as a pundit for ESPN among others.
11. Steve McMahon
The final name on the starting XI teamsheet for the visit of Forest was that of Steve McMahon. The energetic midfielder, now 51, was almost an ever-present during 1987-88 for Kenny Dalglish, appearing in 40 league games - and played his part in swarming Brian Clough's team on the night. Like many of his teammates, McMahon turned his hand to coaching when his playing career ended - with spells of varying success at Swindon Town, Blackpool and Perth Glory. The England international is now an authoritative pundit for football coverage on ESPN Star Sports.
Sub: Craig Johnston
Craig Johnston appeared for just five minutes that evening, replacing Houghton for one of his final games for the club. The Australian would retire for personal reasons at the end of the campaign, but the midfielder nicknamed 'Skippy' remained a name fondly remembered by Liverpool fans. After the Hillsborough disaster in April 1989, Johnston raised thousands of pounds and flew from the other side of the world to show his support in the days that followed. Johnston, who wrote the 'Anfield Rap', later designed the famous Predator football boot and has also pursued music production and photography.
Sub: Jan Molby
The final player to feature against Forest was Jan Molby, who enjoyed a 12-minute cameo in place of Steve McMahon. The Great Dane moved into management once his playing days were over, taking the reins at Swansea, Hull and twice at Kidderminster Harriers before making a permanent switch into punditry. The 49-year-old is heard giving his thoughts on the Reds almost every weekend for local and national radio stations. Molby has also been fundamental part of Liverpool's masters team and regularly turns out for charity fixtures.