A new programme celebrating the best games from Liverpool's 125 years in existence has premiered on LFCTV.

Retro Reds, a look back at the standout fixtures from across a century and a quarter of LFC, kicked off on the club's official channel tonight.

The first episode, 'An Exhibition of Football', relives arguably the Reds' finest ever performance - a 5-0 win over Nottingham Forest from the 1987-88 season.

We also hark back to a finishing masterclass from Ian Rush, which saw Aston Villa put to the sword in 1984.

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For a quick reminder of what's in store, check out our recap of the two fantastic fixtures below.

Liverpool 5-0 Nottingham Forest, April 1988

To be regarded as possibly the best team in the history of a club like Liverpool, you have to be pretty good. The class of 1987-88 were certainly that.

And it is an Anfield meeting with Nottingham Forest that provides the strongest case for that side to take its place above all others.

Just 11 days earlier, the Reds had been bested by the same opponent at the City Ground, but their revenge was as stylish as it was ruthless.

As they had for so much of the season, the forward trio of John Barnes, Peter Beardsley and John Aldridge ran riot against a side who were alleged to be rivals for their title.

The slick pass-and-move football that had become a calling card for Liverpool under Kenny Dalglish was never better than on that April afternoon as Ray Houghton, Aldridge (two), Gary Gillespie and Beardsley grabbed the goals.

It could, of course, have been worse for the visitors were it not for the woodwork and some heroics from goalkeeper Steve Sutton. 

In the end, Kopites were forced to settle for five goals and one of the greatest displays in the history of football. Not bad.

Aston Villa 1-3 Liverpool, January 1984

Ahead of a mid-season trip to face Aston Villa in January 1984, Liverpool were enduring something of a wobble.

Considering the high standards the Reds had set, one win in their last four outings in all competitions represented a poor return, while their lead at the top of the First Division had been cut to just two points by Manchester United.

And when Villa's European Cup-winning captain of two seasons earlier, Dennis Mortimer, put the hosts ahead 15 minutes in, it looked like a stumble for Joe Fagan's team was about to turn into something worse.

Fast forward 85 minutes, Liverpool had three goals, three more points and Ian Rush was carrying the match ball home.

The striker produced a finishing masterclass during a remarkable second-half performance, comprising a cool one-on-one finish, a well-timed left-footed volley and an impudent lob that sealed the points.

Defeat could have sparked a downturn for Liverpool but instead they went on to claim a league, League Cup and European Cup treble that season.

All you need is Rush, indeed.