2004–05 Liverpool F.C. season

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Liverpool
2004–05 season
Chairman David Moores
Manager Rafael Benítez
Premier League 5th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Runners-up
UEFA Champions League Winners
Top goalscorer League: Milan Baroš (9)
All: Milan Baroš,
Steven Gerrard,
Luis García (13)
Average home league attendance 41,303[1]
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2004–05 season was the 114th season in Liverpool F.C.'s existence, and their 43rd consecutive year in the top-flight. This article covers the period from 2004-07-01 to 2005-06-30.

Liverpool finished the season in fifth position in the Premier League, but won their fifth European Cup by beating A.C. Milan in the 2005 UEFA Champions League Final 3-2 on penalties after a 3-3 draw.

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Poland GK Jerzy Dudek
3 Republic of Ireland DF Steve Finnan
4 Finland DF Sami Hyypiä
5 Czech Republic FW Milan Baroš
6 Norway DF John Arne Riise
7 Australia MF Harry Kewell
8 England MF Steven Gerrard (captain)
9 France FW Djibril Cissé
10 Spain MF Luis García
11 Czech Republic MF Vladimír Šmicer
12 Argentina DF Mauricio Pellegrino
13 France MF Anthony Le Tallec
14 Spain MF Xabi Alonso
15 Senegal MF Salif Diao
16 Germany MF Dietmar Hamann
17 Spain DF Josemi
No. Position Player
18 Spain MF Antonio Núñez
19 Spain FW Fernando Morientes
20 England GK Scott Carson
21 Mali DF Djimi Traoré[3]
22 England GK Chris Kirkland
23 England DF Jamie Carragher
24 France FW Florent Sinama-Pongolle
25 Croatia MF Igor Bišćan
26 Republic of Ireland MF Richie Partridge
28 England DF Stephen Warnock
31 England DF David Raven
32 England MF John Welsh
33 England FW Neil Mellor
34 Republic of Ireland MF Darren Potter
37 United States DF Zak Whitbread
41 England MF Mark Smyth

Left club during season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 Switzerland DF Stéphane Henchoz (to Celtic)
No. Position Player
19 Senegal FW El Hadji Diouf (on loan to Bolton Wanderers)

Reserve squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
29 France GK Patrice Luzi
36 England DF Jon Otsemobor
40 England GK Paul Harrison
42 Scotland FW Robbie Foy
No. Position Player
England DF James Smith
England DF Danny Guthrie
England MF David Mannix

Statistics[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

As of 25 May 2005
No. Nat Pos Player Total Premier League FA Cup League Cup Champions League
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Poland GK Jerzy Dudek 41 1 24 1 1 0 6 0 10 0
2 Switzerland DF Stéphane Henchoz 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0
3 Republic of Ireland DF Steve Finnan 52 1 29+4 1 0 0 4+1 0 12+2 0
4 Finland DF Sami Hyypiä 49 3 32 2 1 0 1 0 15 1
5 Czech Republic FW Milan Baroš 45 13 22+4 9 0+1 0 1+3 2 13+1 2
6 Norway DF John Arne Riise 57 8 34+3 6 0 0 3+2 1 15 1
7 Australia MF Harry Kewell 31 1 15+3 1 0 0 1 0 7+5 0
8 England MF Steven Gerrard 43 13 28+2 7 0 0 3 2 10 4
9 France FW Djibril Cissé 25 7 10+6 6 0 0 0 0 4+5 1
10 Spain FW Luis Garcia 44 13 26+3 8 0 0 2+1 0 12 5
11 Czech Republic MF Vladimír Šmicer 19 2 2+8 0 0 0 3+0 1 0+6 1
12 Argentina DF Mauricio Pellegrino 13 0 11+1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
13 France MF Anthony Le Tallec 7 0 2+2 0 0 0 0 0 1+2 0
14 Spain MF Xabi Alonso 32 3 20+4 2 0 0 0 0 7+1 1
15 Senegal MF Salif Diao 14 1 4+4 0 0 0 3 1 1+2 0
16 Germany MF Dietmar Hamann 43 1 23+7 0 0 0 3 0 8+2 1
17 Spain DF Josemi 23 2 13+2 2 0 0 1 0 5+2 0
18 Spain MF Antonio Núñez 26 1 8+10 0 0 0 2+1 1 2+3 0
19 Spain FW Fernando Morientes 15 3 12+1 3 0 0 2 0 0 0
20 England GK Scott Carson 5 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
21 Mali DF Djimi Traoré 42 0 18+8 0 1 0 5 0 10 0
22 England GK Chris Kirkland 14 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
23 England DF Jamie Carragher 56 0 38 0 0 0 3 0 15 0
24 France FW Florent Sinama Pongolle 26 4 6+10 2 1 0 4+1 1 0+4 1
25 Croatia MF Igor Bišćan 35 2 8+11 2 1 0 4+2 0 8+1 0
28 England DF Stephen Warnock 30 0 11+8 0 1 0 3+1 0 2+4 0
31 England DF David Raven 3 0 0+1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
32 England MF John Welsh 7 0 2+1 0 1 0 0+2 0 0+1 0
33 England FW Neil Mellor 16 5 6+3 2 0+1 0 4 2 1+1 1
34 England MF Darren Potter 10 0 0+2 0 1 0 3+1 0 1+2 0
37 United States DF Zak Whitbread 4 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0
41 England DF Mark Smyth 1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

# Pos Player From Fee Date
9 FW France Djibril Cissé France Auxerre £14,500,000 1 July 2004[4]
17 DF Spain Josemi Spain Málaga £2,000,000 28 July 2004[5]
18 MF Spain Antonio Núñez Spain Real Madrid £1,500,000 17 August 2004[6]
14 MF Spain Xabi Alonso Spain Real Sociedad £10,700,000 20 August 2004[7]
10 MF Spain Luis García Spain Barcelona £6,000,000 20 August 2004[8]
12 DF Argentina Mauricio Pellegrino Spain Valencia Free 5 January 2005[9]
19 FW Spain Fernando Morientes Spain Real Madrid £6,300,000[10] 13 January 2005
20 GK England Scott Carson England Leeds United £1,000,000 21 January 2005[11]

Out[edit]

# Pos Player To Fee Date
6 DF Germany Markus Babbel Germany VfB Stuttgart Free 16 July 2004[12]
13 MF England Danny Murphy England Charlton Athletic £2,500,000 10 August 2004[13]
10 FW England Michael Owen Spain Real Madrid £8,000,000 + Antonio Núñez[14] 14 August 2004
2 DF Switzerland Stéphane Henchoz Scotland Celtic Free 28 January 2005[15]
  • In: Increase £27,500,000
  • Out: Decrease £43,000,000
  • Total spending: Decrease £32,000,000

Match results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Premier League[edit]

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 17 7 14 52 41 +11 58 12 4 3 31 15 +16 5 3 11 21 26 −5

Topscorers[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result Scorers Referee Attendance
18 January 2005 Third round Burnley A 0–1 Mark Clattenburg 19,033

League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A / N Result Scorers Referee Attendance
26 October 2004 Third round Millwall A 3–0 Diao 18', Baroš 70', 80' Alan Wiley 17,655
10 November 2004 Fourth round Middlesbrough H 2–0 Mellor 83', 89' Howard Webb 28,176
1 December 2004 Quarter-final Tottenham Hotspur A 1–1 (a.e.t.)
4–3 pen.
Pongolle 115'
Pen:
Henchoz Penalty scored
Partridge Penalty scored
Potter Penalty missed
Welsh Penalty scored
Pongolle Penalty scored
Neale Barry 36,100
11 January 2005 Semi-final, first leg Watford H 1–0 Cox o.g. 51' Steve Dunn 35,739
25 January 2005 Semi-final, second leg Watford A 1–0
2–0 agg
Gerrard 76' Mike Riley 19,797
27 February 2005 Final Chelsea N 2–3 (a.e.t.) Riise 1', Núñez 113' Steve Bennett 71,622

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Third qualifying round[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
France AS Monaco 6 4 0 2 10 4 +6 12
England Liverpool 6 3 1 2 6 3 +3 10
Greece Olympiacos 6 3 1 2 5 5 0 10
Spain Deportivo 6 0 2 4 0 9 −9 2

Last 16[edit]

Quarter finals[edit]

Semi finals[edit]

Final[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistics for the 2004–2005 Season". LFChistory.net. Retrieved 2009-05-30. 
  2. ^ FootballSquads - Liverpool - 2004/05
  3. ^ Traoré was born in Saint-Ouen, France, but also qualified to represent Mali internationally and made his international debut for Mali in 2004.
  4. ^ "Liverpool tie up Cisse deal". BBC News. 26 May 2004. 
  5. ^ "Liverpool seal Josemi deal". BBC News. 28 July 2004. 
  6. ^ "Liverpool seal Nunez deal". BBC News. 17 August 2004. 
  7. ^ "Real Sociedad drop Alonso". BBC Sport. 11 August 2004. Retrieved 2009-05-30. 
  8. ^ "Liverpool grab Garcia". BBC Sport. 20 August 2004. Retrieved 2009-05-30. 
  9. ^ "Liverpool seal Pellegrino signing". BBC News. 5 January 2005. 
  10. ^ "Morientes completes Reds switch". BBC Sport. 13 January 2005. Retrieved 2009-05-30. 
  11. ^ "Carson seals switch to Liverpool". BBC News. 21 January 2005. 
  12. ^ "Babbel joins Stuttgart". BBC News. 16 July 2004. 
  13. ^ "Charlton secure Murphy deal". BBC News. 10 August 2004. 
  14. ^ "Owen unveiled by Real". BBC Sport. 14 August 2004. Archived from the original on 18 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-30. 
  15. ^ "Henchoz completes Celtic switch". BBC News. 29 January 2005. 

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