Charity Shield returns to Anfield

09 August 1980

English football's curtain-raiser was becoming something of an annual event for Reds fans and they made their latest trek to the capital hopeful of seeing Bob Paisley's men retain the Charity Shield.

 Their opponents this time around were Second Division West Ham, a team that had shocked the topflight stars of Arsenal with a 1-0 win in the FA Cup final, and a side that would play the regular role of victim in a season that would herald more success for Bob Paisley's side.

 First up was a closely contested clash which was once again decided by Terry McDermott, who followed up his double in the previous season's Shield encounter, with a 17th minute strike that would prove to be the only goal of the game.

 It saw Liverpool go on to collect their fifth outright success in the Charity Shield and condemned the Londoners to a brave, but ultimately fruitless defeat.

 By the end of the season the Reds had claimed a third European Cup triumph as well as the first League Cup victory in our history in which West Ham were once again the side left cursing their luck.