On this day in 1978 Liverpool lost out on the European Super Cup to Anderlecht.

Despite winning 2-1 on the night at Anfield, Paisley’s Reds lost to the Belgian side 4-3 on aggregate after the UEFA Cup holders beat the Merseyside outfit 3-1 in the first leg in Brussels.

The match got off to a great start for Liverpool with the skipper, Emlyn Hughes, scoring within the first 20 minutes having just returned from a two month spell out on the sidelines due to an injury. The first half ended at 1-0 and it seemed possible for the Reds to overturn the deficit in the second half and lift the Super Cup for the second time. However it was not to be as Hughes’ first half goal was cancelled out by Belgian winger François van der Elst.

David Fairclough managed to grab a second for the home side late on as he fired home after being assisted by Kenny Dalglish, although it was not enough and despite winning the match on the night, the tie was lost overall.