My first visit to Anfield was a painful one that stuck in the memory bank for many a year.
April 1992 was a horrendous month as United’s title charge crumbled away after a home draw to Luton Town and a home defeat to Nottingham Forest over the Easter period meant Leeds United leapfrogged the reds into the top spot…
On 26th April we listened to the radio on the coach as we drove to Anfield as Leeds won at Sheffield United 3-2, anything less than a United victory would hand the title to Leeds.
Anfield was loud, the stands pumping with hatred and they loved seeing their team dismantle a sorry United side resulting in a 2-0 win for the scousers and the wait for the league title returning to Old Trafford went onto 26 years.
Banners were saying “Have you ever seen United win the league?” Even Ferguson remarked how the United squad could hear the Liverpool squad rejoicing and singing in the changing rooms mocking United’s loss and Leeds winning the league.
Anfield wasn’t a pleasant place to be that day for a 17-year-old who longed to see his team win the title just once in his lifetime. On the 26th April, I wondered if that day would ever come as Scousers were overcome with delight at our demise.