International football in the 1970’s was a very different animal to the game we see today. There was no international window and fixtures were very much played on an ad hoc basis. There were far fewer games during the season itself, and the chance for experimentation in friendly fixtures were few and far between, normally
Whilst the England team were struggling through the darkest period in the history of the national side, things were about to get very rosy on the club scene, with a period of unprecedented domination about to get underway, which would see the name of an English club etched on at least one of the three
Liverpool entered the FA Cup Final at Wembley knowing that it was their last chance to win a trophy that season. The previous season’s champions and UEFA Cup winners had chased Leeds United hard all season, almost overcoming the Yorkshire sides record breaking start to the season before finishing as runners up in the League.