No. 48 – Liverpool 9-0 Crystal Palace
The 12th of September 1989 is a date that will forever be etched in the annals of Anfield history. For it was on this day that in front of 35,779 supporters at Anfield, Liverpool trashed Crystal Palace 9-0 but not only will the scoreline be remembered, the match will also be remembered as the day we said a fond farewell to a legend at Anfield John Aldridge who was to sign for Real Sociedad the following day.
That day at Anfield would become one of the most iconic match in Liverpool’s footballing history, the 9-0 scoreline equalled Liverpool’s best ever League victory.
Glen Hysen, Peter Beardsley, Gary Gillespie, Ian Rush, John Barnes, Steve McMahon, John Aldridge and two goals from Steve Nicol secured the win! With Liverpool already 5-0 up, Peter Beardsley offered to be substituted so that John Aldridge who was on the bench could take a penalty that had just been awarded, Aldridge scored in his final game for Liverpool.
As the final whistle blew, Aldridge made an emotional lap of honour around Anfield receiving a standing ovation from the Liverpool fans, Aldridge repaid the supporters for their support by throwing his boots and shirt into the crowd. Aldridge had played 104 first team games for Liverpool scoring 63 goals.
Liverpools Team : Bruce Grobbelaar, Glenn Hysen, David Burrows , Steve Nicol, Ronnie Whelan, Alan Hansen, Peter Beardsley, Gary Gillespie, Ian Rush, John Barnes, Steve McMahon
Liverpools Goals :
Steve Nicol (7), (90)
Steve McMahon (15)
Ian Rush (45)
Gary Gillespie (56)
Peter Beardsley (61)
John Aldridge (67 pen)
John Barnes (79)
Glenn Hysen (82)