On This Day – 18th September 1991

What happened on this day in earlier years?

The 18th September 1991 saw Liverpool return to the European stage after their post Heysel ban. We all know what happened at the Heysel Stadium in 1985. A tragic disaster that saw English clubs banned from European competitions until the 1990/91 season for all clubs apart from Liverpool. Liverpool’s ban was to an extra three years but this was reduced to one extra year, so the 1991/92 season was the first chance that Liverpool had of entering European competition.

18th September 1991

Liverpool’s exile from European competition ended on this day in 1991. They returned in style with an emphatic 6-1 victory over the Finnish side Kuusysi Lahti. Liverpool put in a stylish performance to mark their first UEFA Cup appearance for six years. Two goals from Ray Houghton and a four goal, class act from Dean Saunders. Still early days for Saunders in his Liverpool career but he certainly arrived on the European scene with a bang. His four goals saw the Finnish side well and truly beaten.

A great start but Liverpool’s interest in the competition ended at the Quarter Final stage when they lost to Italian side, Genoa.

A great night for Saunders and a great start to Liverpool’s European campaign. You can see highlights here…..

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