Liverpool v Hearts: Edinburgh teams need to do a Brit better

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THE Hearts v Liverpool game will see a new chapter written in the short history of Battle of Britain clashes involving Edinburgh sides.

The most recent was Hearts’ Europa League tie with Spurs last year, when the Jambos lost 5-0 in the home leg, before restoring a modicum of pride with a 0-0 draw at White Hart Lane in the return fixture.

It was the first time Hearts had met an English side in European competition.

Liverpool were also the opponents the last time Hibs played a major European tie against an English club side.

In September 1975, they exited the Uefa Cup in the first round, famously winning the home leg at Easter Road 1-0 before going down 3-1 at Anfield.

It was another close tie two years earlier, when the Hibees met Leeds United, this time in the second round of the Uefa Cup.

After goalless games at Elland Road and Easter Road, Hibs crashed out in heartbreaking fashion, losing 5-4 on penalties.

It followed a tie in 1970, when Liverpool eased past Hibs into the fourth round of the Fairs Cup, winning 1-0 at Easter Road and 2-0 at Anfield.