In the United Kingdom soccer enthusiasts are waiting with bated breath to see if Liverpool Football club can take the elusive treble -- victory in the English League, the Football Association Cup Final and the European Cup.
CU Gate being unlocked at Liverpool Football Club
SV Liverpool Football Club emblem on gate
SV PAN Liverpool supporters being let in through gate and walking down pathway (2 shots)
SV Supporters buying tickets (7 shots)
SV Man scattering human ashes on pitch
SV Supporters making their way to ground
SV & CU Electronic attendance meter
SV Manchester United players going into dressing room
SV PAN Liverpool players going into dressing room
SV Liverpool supporters singing on terraces
SV Manchester United team out onto pitch (2 shots)
SV Liverpool players coming out onto pitch
GV PAN Liverpool (in dark strip) attacking and scoring through Keegan
GV Liverpool players celebrating
SV Liverpool coach shouting
GV End of match with Liverpool winning one-nil
SV Liverpool players returning to dressing room (2 shots)
SV Kevin Keegan speaking
SV Player's boots hanging on rack
SV Empty corridor
SV Trophies on display
MOTSON: "It's eight o'clock and it's raining. But these Liverpool loyalists are prepared to queue for two hours to get a ticket for the following night's match.
"There is an unusual affinity between everybody connected with Liverpool Football Club, especially the supporters. It's quite common for a man's request that, when he dies, his ashes be scattered on the pitch at Anfield. And one such request was granted on Monday afternoon. An hour to kick off and the car park is filling rapidly. An electronic meter registers every paying customer coming through the turnstiles. Down below the players are arriving for the Cup Final rehearsal. The match is not as important for Manchester United as it is for Liverpool.
"United are first out on a ground where no visiting team has won this season."
"Keegan's goal is almost inevitable. As usual his -- and Liverpool's -- performance makes light of the demanding programme they're undertaking.
"A win for Liverpool is nothing new, but what they stand to achieve in the next 21 days has the whole football world holding its breath."
"There's a nice little spirit about the place and it carries right throughout the club -- you know -- as far as spirit goes I doubt there's another club like it. I think we all believe -- even the cleaners believe -- that because we've had a go at the treble they'll have played their part -- and quite honestly they will have done."
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Background: In the United Kingdom soccer enthusiasts are waiting with bated breath to see if Liverpool Football club can take the elusive treble -- victory in the English League, the Football Association Cup Final and the European Cup. No English club has yet managed to achieve this, but this year Liverpool stand more than a sporting chance. They are top of the League table with 56 points and two matches still to play, they meet last year's beaten finalists Manchester United for the F.A. Cup final at Wembley on the 21st of May and face Borussia Moenchen Gladbach of West Germany in the European Cup Final in Rome on the 25 of May. Liverpool attribute their success to team spirit -- and the part played by their supporters -- as John Motson of the BBC reports.
Liverpool won the match shown in this film by one goal to nil.