Kop legend Ronnie Whelan had a Wembley debut to remember 32 years ago today, when he fired two goals as Liverpool came from behind to beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 and lift the League Cup.

Trailing to an 11th-minute strike from Steve Archibald, Bob Paisley's Reds began to launch attack after attack on their former stopper and hero Ray Clemence, by then a mainstay of the Spurs goal.

With just three minutes left on the clock, Whelan broke Keith Burkinshaw's side's hearts when he fired the equaliser, and then struck again in extra-time.

Ian Rush made sure the trophy came back to Anfield when he increased the lead to 3-1 in the final minute of the 120 played.

Recalling the events of 32 years ago, Whelan told Liverpoolfc.com: "It was my first experience of walking out at Wembley and scoring two to win the game was schoolboy stuff and what dreams are made of. I can't believe it's that long ago, to be honest.

"We went a goal down but we were always in the game and couldn't break through. It was getting later and later in the game and I just found myself in the box to equalise.

"Going into extra-time we knew we were going to win then. They were looking very tired and we felt that whether they had Ossie Ardiles or not, we were going to win it.

"It was good to score against Ray. I only played one game with 'Clem' in the first team and that was my debut, and I remember him above anyone else from that game because he was shouting and telling everyone where to go."

The Republic of Ireland hero fired some important goals in the League Cup for the Reds, claiming the winner a year later against arch-rivals Manchester United at Wembley.

He added: "I scored a lot of goals in the League Cup and I certainly enjoyed the competition with Liverpool.

"I remember being called the 'Milky Bar kid' by Jimmy Greaves - which was a reference to the Milk Cup.

"The League Cup really meant something special back then. You were in Europe in March so it was always important for us to win it."