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A fashion statement that would change LFC forever.

On 25th November 1964 Liverpool were due to play Belgian champions Anderlecht in their first ever European Cup campaign. They had successfully despatched of the Icelandic side Reykjavik in the first round with relative ease but this would be their first real test on the European stage.

Bill Shankly was, for once, apprehensive at his team’s chances as he had watched the Belgium national side containing several of the Anderlecht squad, pass England off Wembley pitch a few weeks earlier. As he left Wembley that night he had turned to Joe Mercer and said “Blo0dy hell Joe, how do we stop them?”

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