1985–86 Liverpool F.C. season

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Liverpool F.C.
1985–86 season
Chairman John W Smith
Manager Kenny Dalglish
First Division Champions
FA Cup Winners
League Cup Semi-Finals
Screen Sport Super Cup Final (Played in 1986-87)
Top goalscorer League: Ian Rush (22)
All: Ian Rush (31)

The 1985–86 season was the 94th season in Liverpool F.C.'s existence, and their 23rd consecutive year in the top-flight.

This was to be Kenny Dalglish’s first season as manager. At the relatively young age of thirty-four he took over a side that he was still playing in, and with several players in their last seasons as players. The change to the new team would take time during the season, but it ended with them winning the double in both the League and FA Cup, and reaching the League Cup Semi-Finals.

Also as the ban on English clubs after Heysel was in force, there was the Super Cup, sponsored by Screen Sport. As the competition did not end until the 1986-87 season, Liverpool reached the final after getting through the group, and the semi-finals.

Goalkeepers[edit]

Defenders[edit]

Midfielders[edit]

Attackers[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pl W D L F A GD Pts
1 Liverpool 42 26 10 6 89 37 +52 88
2 Everton 42 26 8 8 87 41 +46 86
3 West Ham United 42 26 6 10 74 40 +34 84
4 Manchester United 42 22 10 10 70 36 +34 76
5 Sheffield Wednesday 42 21 10 11 63 54 +9 73
6 Chelsea 42 20 11 11 57 56 +1 71
7 Arsenal 42 20 9 13 49 47 +2 69
8 Nottingham Forest 42 19 11 12 69 53 +16 68
9 Luton Town 42 18 12 12 61 44 +17 66
10 Tottenham Hotspur 42 19 8 15 74 52 +22 65
11 Newcastle United 42 17 12 13 67 72 −5 63
12 Watford 42 16 11 15 69 62 +7 59
13 Queens Park Rangers 42 15 7 20 53 64 −11 52
14 Southampton 42 12 10 20 51 62 −11 46
15 Manchester City 42 11 12 19 43 57 −14 45
16 Aston Villa 42 10 14 18 51 67 −16 44
17 Coventry City 42 11 10 21 48 71 −23 43
18 Oxford United 42 10 12 20 62 80 −18 42
19 Leicester City 42 10 12 20 54 76 −22 42
20 Ipswich Town 42 11 8 23 32 55 −23 41
21 Birmingham City 42 8 5 29 30 73 −43 29
22 West Bromwich Albion 42 4 12 26 35 89 −54 24

Results[edit]

First Division[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Report 1 Report 2
17-Aug-85 Arsenal H 2–0 Whelan Goal 33' Nicol Goal 61' 38,261 Report Report
21-Aug-85 Aston Villa A 2–2 Rush Goal 39' Mølby Goal 85' 20,197 Report Report
24-Aug-85 Newcastle United A 0–1 29,670 Report Report
26-Aug-85 Ipswich Town H 5–0 Nicol Goal 15' Rush Goal 23'67' Mølby Goal 27' Johnston Goal 90' 29,383 Report Report
31-Aug-85 West Ham United A 2–2 Johnston Goal 52' Whelan Goal 83' 19,762 Report Report
03-Sep-85 Nottingham Forest H 2–0 Whelan Goal 55'69' 27,135 Report Report
07-Sep-85 Watford H 3–1 Neal Goal pen 27' Johnston Goal 67' Rush Goal 72' 31,395 Report Report
14-Sep-85 Oxford United A 2–2 Rush Goal 62' Johnston Goal 75' 11,474 Report Report
21-Sep-85 Everton A 3–2 Dalglish Goal 1' Rush Goal 16' McMahon Goal 42' 51,509 Report Report
28-Sep-85 Tottenham Hotspur H 4–1 Lawrenson Goal 44' Rush Goal 56' Mølby Goal pen 61'pen 67' 41,521 Report Report
05-Oct-85 Queens Park Rangers A 1–2 Walsh Goal 9' 24,621 Report Report
12-Oct-85 Southampton H 1–0 McMahon Goal 60' 31,070 Report Report
19-Oct-85 Manchester United A 1–1 Johnston Goal 46' 54,492 Report Report
26-Oct-85 Luton Town H 3–2 Walsh Goal 31'35' Mølby Goal 65' 31,488 Report Report
02-Nov-85 Leicester City H 1–0 Rush Goal 84' 31,718 Report Report
09-Nov-85 Coventry City A 3–0 Beglin Goal 5' Walsh Goal 47' Rush Goal 81' 16,947 Report Report
16-Nov-85 West Bromwich Albion H 4–1 Nicol Goal 45' Mølby Goal 62' Lawrenson Goal 73' Walsh Goal 87' 28,407 Report Report
23-Nov-85 Birmingham City A 2–0 Rush Goal 10' Walsh Goal 26' 15,062 Report Report
30-Nov-85 Chelsea H 1–1 Mølby Goal pen 85' 38,482 Report Report
07-Dec-85 Aston Villa H 3–0 Mølby Goal 2' Walsh Goal 67' Johnston Goal 81' 29,418 Report Report
14-Dec-85 Arsenal A 0–2 35,048 Report Report
21-Dec-85 Newcastle United H 1–1 Nicol Goal 34' 30,746 Report Report
26-Dec-85 Manchester City A 0–1 35,584 Report Report
28-Dec-85 Nottingham Forest A 1–1 MacDonald Goal 55' 27,141 Report Report
01-Jan-86 Sheffield Wednesday H 2–2 Rush Goal 49' Walsh Goal 76' 38,964 Report Report
12-Jan-86 Watford A 3–2 Walsh Goal 44'85' Rush Goal 75' 16,967 Report Report
18-Jan-86 West Ham United H 3–1 Mølby Goal pen 58' Rush Goal 67' Walsh Goal 70' 41,056 Report Report
01-Feb-86 Ipswich Town A 1–2 Whelan Goal 36' 20,551 Report Report
09-Feb-86 Manchester United H 1–1 Wark Goal 40' 35,004 Report Report
22-Feb-86 Everton H 0–2 45,445 Report Report
02-Mar-86 Tottenham Hotspur A 2–1 Mølby Goal 66' Rush Goal 90' 16,436 Report Report
08-Mar-86 Queens Park Rangers H 4–1 McMahon Goal 19'75' Rush Goal 29' Wark Goal 43' 26,219 Report Report
15-Mar-86 Southampton A 2–1 Wark Goal 53' Rush Goal 59' 19,784 Report Report
22-Mar-86 Oxford United H 6–0 Rush Goal 1'71' Lawrenson Goal 18' Whelan Goal 39' Mølby Goal pen 51'88' 37,861 Report Report
29-Mar-86 Sheffield Wednesday A 0–0 37,946 Report Report
31-Mar-86 Manchester City H 2–0 McMahon Goal 32'58' 43,316 Report Report
12-Apr-86 Coventry City H 5–0 Whelan Goal 20'26'83' Mølby Goal 46' Rush Goal 78' 42,729 Report Report
16-Apr-86 Luton Town A 1–0 Johnston Goal 17' 15,390 Report Report
19-Apr-86 West Bromwich Albion A 2–1 Dalglish Goal 23' Rush Goal 55' 22,010 Report Report
26-Apr-86 Birmingham City H 5–0 Rush Goal 25' Gillespie Goal 46'58'pen 83' Mølby Goal pen 49' 42,021 Report Report
30-Apr-86 Leicester City A 2–0 Rush Goal 20' Whelan Goal 28' 25,799 Report Report
03-May-86 Chelsea A 1–0 Dalglish Goal 23' 43,900 Report Report

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1985-86 FA Cup
Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Report 1 Report 2
04-Jan-86 Norwich City H 5–0 MacDonald Goal 23' Walsh Goal 33' McMahon Goal 73' Whelan Goal 78' Wark Goal 81' 29,082 Report Report
26-Jan-86 Chelsea A 2–1 Rush Goal 45' Lawrenson Goal 47' 33,625 Report Report
15-Feb-86 York City A 1–1 Mølby Goal pen 64' 12,443 Report Report
18-Feb-86 York City H 3–1 Wark Goal 19' Mølby Goal 94' Dalglish Goal 98' 29,362 Report Report
11-Mar-86 Watford H 0–0 36,775 Report Report
17-Mar-86 Watford A 2–1 Mølby Goal pen 86' Rush Goal 108' 28,097 Report Report
05-Apr-86 Southampton A 2–0 Rush Goal 99'104' 44,605 Report Report

Final

Main article: 1986 FA Cup Final
10 May 1986
15:00 BST
Liverpool 3–1 Everton
Rush Goal 56'83'
Johnston Goal 62'
Report
Report
Lineker Goal 27'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 98,000
Referee: Alan Robinson (Hampshire)
Liverpool
Everton
GK 1 Zimbabwe Bruce Grobbelaar
CB 2 Republic of Ireland Mark Lawrenson
LB 3 Republic of Ireland Jim Beglin
RB 4 Scotland Steve Nicol
LM 5 Republic of Ireland Ronnie Whelan
CB 6 Scotland Alan Hansen (c)
SS 7 Scotland Kenny Dalglish
RM 8 Australia Craig Johnston
CF 9 Wales Ian Rush
CM 10 Denmark Jan Mølby
CM 11 Scotland Kevin MacDonald
Substitute:
MF 12 England Steve McMahon
Player/Manager:
Scotland Kenny Dalglish
GK 1 England Bobby Mimms
RB 2 England Gary Stevens Substituted off 72'
LB 3 Wales Pat Van Den Hauwe
CB 4 Wales Kevin Ratcliffe (c)
CB 5 England Derek Mountfield
CM 6 England Peter Reid
CM 7 England Trevor Steven
CF 8 England Gary Lineker
CF 9 Scotland Graeme Sharp
RM 10 England Paul Bracewell
LM 11 Republic of Ireland Kevin Sheedy
Substitute:
MF 12 England Adrian Heath Substituted in 72'
Manager:
England Howard Kendall

League Cup[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Report 1 Report 2
24-Sep-85 Oldham Athletic H 3–0 McMahon Goal 25'76' Rush Goal 33' 16,150 Report Report
09-Oct-85 Oldham Athletic A 5–2 Whelan Goal 5'48' Wark Goal 25' Rush Goal 65' MacDonald Goal 72' 7,719 Report Report
29-Oct-85 Brighton & Hove Albion H 4–0 Walsh Goal 11'71'72' Dalglish Goal 80' 15,291 Report Report
26-Nov-85 Manchester United H 2–1 Mølby Goal 57'pen 58' 41,291 Report Report
21-Jan-86 Ipswich Town H 3–0 Walsh Goal 17' Whelan Goal 28' Rush Goal 66' 19,762 Report Report
12-Feb-86 Queens Park Rangers A 0–1 15,051 Report Report
05-Mar-86 Queens Park Rangers H 2–2 McMahon Goal 42' Johnston Goal 69' 23,863 Report Report

Super Cup[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Report 1 Report 2
17-Sep-85 Southampton H 2–1 Mølby Goal 6' Dalglish Goal 28' 16,189 Report Report
22-Oct-85 Southampton A 1–1 Walsh Goal 81' 10,503 Report Report
03-Dec-85 Tottenham Hotspur H 2–0 MacDonald Goal 19' Walsh Goal 34' 14,855 Report Report
14-Jan-86 Tottenham Hotspur A 3–0 Rush Goal 49'61' Lawrenson Goal 56' 10,078 Report Report
05-Feb-86 Norwich City A 1–1 Dalglish Goal 79' 15,330 Report Report
06-May-86 Norwich City H 3–1 MacDonald Goal 56' Mølby Goal pen 72' Johnston Goal 79' 26,696 Report Report

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