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Liverpool legend slammed as 'overpaid' and banned for 11 games after fighting in front of millions on live TV

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When they did, they were first met with an unnerving silence, before a chorus of "Champions, Champions" rose out of the famous old terrace.

READ MORE: Liverpool can make opportunist midfield transfer as Julian Ward plans change READ MORE: Liverpool record-breaker was slapped by Neymar after Barcelona feud and failing Gary Neville Leeds came into the match as First Division Champions, having finished five points clear of Bill Shankly's side the previous season.

The Reds were FA Cup holders, after trouncing Newcastle United 3-0 in the Wembley final.

But when they made just their sixth appearance, on this day 48 years ago, against league champions Leeds United in 1974, the occasion is remembered for largely non-football reasons.

When Liverpool overcame Manchester City in the Community Shield on July 30, an audience of millions feasted their eyes on the silky stars of two of Europe's top clubs as Jurgen Klopp appeared to lay down an early marker for the season ahead.

It was the Reds' 24th appearance in the showpiece final, which was originally known as the Charity Shield.
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