Every supporter has those games that they look back fondly on, and for Southampton fans, one of those fixtures was the iconic 4-1 win against Liverpool in the 1989/90 First Division season.
— When Football Was Better (@FootballInT80s) October 10, 2019
The famous win at The Dell is one of the most resounding victories in Southampton history, with a squad featuring the likes of Matt Le Tissier, Jimmy Case and a young Alan Shearer putting Liverpool, who went on to win the title that season by a clear nine points, to the sword in an empathic game.
A brace from Rod Wallace plus goals from Paul Rideout and Le Tissier saw the Saints triumph a Liverpool squad that bolstered John Barnes, Alan Hansen and Ian Rush.
The game is one that sticks out fondly in the memory of Southampton fans who were around to see the iconic win, and highlights from the game were recently posted on social media, with supporters swooning over the fixture that left a massive mark for them during the late 80s.
Here’s what some Southampton fans had to say about the iconic win against Liverpool…
— Stuart Vahid (@StuartVahid) October 10, 2019
— Mark Sanderson (@_MarkESanderson) October 10, 2019
All the kids held together by Jimmy Case. Great side.
— Michael Channon (@MichaelJohnCh11) October 10, 2019
That team! I think they used to play 4-2-4 at times. This game was 30 years ago this month and Liverpool’s first league defeat that season! At the end of the season, only Liverpool (78) had scored more goals to Southampton’s 71. And then they sacked Nicholl the season after …
— Conrad Chircop (@conradchircop) October 10, 2019
The memorable victory struck a chord with Saints fans who remember that game as it happened…
— @TheCommittee (@TheCommittee7) October 10, 2019
Yeah, fantastic performance, need them now.
— Keith Mcinnes (@mcinnes003) October 11, 2019
Magnificent match and a wonderfully shaped and attacking Saints side. Just brilliant.
— AJ of ArrrrrghGee! (@AhhGeeProd) October 10, 2019
21/10/89. It was a week before my 16th birthday (I went to Old Trafford. We lost 2-1. But you all know it is my birthday soon now). That was the best Saints performance I have ever seen. Cant see it ever being bettered.
— EssEffCee (@rmbyres) October 11, 2019
Won 4-1 away at QPR the previous week, managed to see 8 goals scored by Saints in 2 weeks and all watched on the terrace, proper football
— antony lowe (@antonylowe72) October 10, 2019
Southampton would go on to finish 7th that season, a whole 15 points behind Aston Villa in second place.