1965–66 Liverpool F.C. season

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Liverpool F.C.
1965–66 season
Manager Bill Shankly
First Division 1st
Cup Winners' Cup Final
FA Cup 3rd Round
Top goalscorer League: Roger Hunt (29)
All: Roger Hunt (32)

Liverpool F.C. won its seventh league title, tying Arsenal's record. In the competitive Football League First Division, Liverpool breezed to the championship victory with a six-point cushion to Leeds and Burnley. Roger Hunt scored 29 league goals, which earned him a place in the England squad for the World Cup, where he became the first player to win the World Cup representing Liverpool. It was not until 44 years later that Fernando Torres played an active part in the Spanish team winning the World Cup as a Liverpool player.

The season also saw Liverpool reaching its first European final, that of the Cup Winners Cup, losing 2-1 to West German side Borussia Dortmund at Hampden Park in Glasgow, a severe blow to manager Bill Shankly, who had hoped to win his first European trophy in his native Scotland.

The club permanently adopted an all red strip at the start of this season.[1]

Squad[edit]

Goalkeepers[edit]

Defenders[edit]

Midfielders[edit]

Attackers[edit]

First Division[edit]

Table[edit]

P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Liverpool 42 26 9 7 79 34 2.324 61
2 Leeds United 42 23 9 10 79 38 2.079 55
3 Burnley 42 24 7 11 79 47 1.681 55
4 Manchester United 42 18 15 9 84 59 1.424 51
5 Chelsea 42 22 7 13 65 53 1.226 51
6 West Bromwich Albion 42 19 12 11 91 69 1.319 50
7 Leicester City 42 21 7 14 80 65 1.231 49
8 Tottenham Hotspur 42 16 12 14 75 66 1.136 44
9 Sheffield United 42 16 11 15 56 59 0.949 43
10 Stoke City 42 15 12 15 65 64 1.016 42
11 Everton 42 15 11 16 56 62 0.903 41
12 West Ham United 42 15 9 18 70 83 0.843 39
13 Blackpool 42 14 9 19 55 65 0.846 37
14 Arsenal 42 12 13 17 62 75 0.827 37
15 Newcastle United 42 14 9 19 50 63 0.794 37
16 Aston Villa 42 15 6 21 69 80 0.863 36
17 Sheffield Wednesday 42 14 8 20 56 66 0.848 36
18 Nottingham Forest 42 14 8 20 56 72 0.778 36
19 Sunderland 42 14 8 20 51 72 0.708 36
20 Fulham 42 14 7 21 67 85 0.788 35
21 Northampton Town 42 10 13 19 55 92 0.598 33
22 Blackburn Rovers 42 8 4 30 57 88 0.648 20

First Division[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Report 1 Report 2
21-Aug-65 Leicester City A 3–1 Hunt Goal 35'80' Strong Goal 53' 29,696 Report Report
25-Aug-65 Sheffield United H 0–1 47,259 Report Report
01-Sep-65 Sheffield United A 0–0 20,798 Report Report
04-Sep-65 Blackpool A 3–2 Hunt Goal 25'58' Callaghan Goal 75' 25,616 Report Report
06-Sep-65 West Ham United A 5–1 Milne Goal 12' Callaghan Goal 26' Hunt Goal 43'43'50' 32,144 Report Report
11-Sep-65 Fulham H 2–1 Lawler Goal 6' Hunt Goal 60' 46,382 Report Report
15-Sep-65 West Ham United H 1–1 Strong Goal 76' 44,397 Report Report
18-Sep-65 Tottenham Hotspur A 1–2 Strong Goal 80' 46,770 Report Report
25-Sep-65 Everton H 5–0 Smith Goal 34' Hunt Goal 49'73' Stevenson Goal 52' St. John Goal 89' 53,557 Report Report
02-Oct-65 Aston Villa H 3–1 Thompson Goal 12'56' St. John Goal 89' 43,859 Report Report
09-Oct-65 Manchester United A 0–2 58,161 Report Report
16-Oct-65 Newcastle United H 2–0 Hunt Goal 26' Callaghan Goal 41' 47,984 Report Report
23-Oct-65 West Bromwich Albion A 0–3 30,000 Report Report
30-Oct-65 Nottingham Forest H 4–0 Stevenson Goal 49 pen' Hunt Goal 72'83' St. John Goal 89' 38,420 Report Report
06-Nov-65 Sheffield Wednesday A 2–0 Hunt Goal 74' Thompson Goal 83' 24,456 Report Report
13-Nov-65 Northampton Town H 5–0 St. John Goal 6' Stevenson Goal 17 pen' Hunt Goal 32' Callaghan Goal 63' Thompson Goal 65' 41,904 Report Report
17-Nov-65 Blackburn Rovers H 5–2 Stevenson Goal 17 pen' St. John Goal 32'87' Hunt Goal 45' Smith Goal 83' 36,450 Report Report
20-Nov-65 Stoke City A 0–0 28,622 Report Report
27-Nov-65 Burnley H 2–1 Hunt Goal 45' Milne Goal 61' 50,282 Report Report
04-Dec-65 Chelsea A 1–0 Hunt Goal 73' 36,839 Report Report
11-Dec-65 Arsenal H 4–2 Thompson Goal 30' St. John Goal 51' Strong Goal 70' Hunt Goal 80' 43,727 Report Report
18-Dec-65 Newcastle United A 0–0 42,910 Report Report
27-Dec-65 Leeds United H 0–1 53,430 Report Report
28-Dec-65 Leeds United A 1–0 Milne Goal 48' 49,192 Report Report
01-Jan-66 Manchester United H 2–1 Smith Goal 39' Milne Goal 88' 53,970 Report Report
08-Jan-66 Arsenal A 1–0 Yeats Goal 87' 43,917 Report Report
15-Jan-66 West Bromwich Albion H 2–2 Milne Goal 37' Byrne Goal 44' 46,687 Report Report
29-Jan-66 Leicester City H 1–0 Lawler Goal 75' 45,409 Report Report
05-Feb-66 Blackburn Rovers A 4–1 Lawler Goal 25' Hunt Goal 43' St. John Goal 63'76' 30,414 Report Report
12-Feb-66 Sunderland H 4–0 Hunt Goal 46'52'64' Yeats Goal 59' 43,859 Report Report
19-Feb-66 Blackpool H 4–1 Hunt Goal 28'80' Arrowsmith Goal 40' Milne Goal 48' 45,046 Report Report
26-Feb-66 Fulham A 0–2 31,626 Report Report
12-Mar-66 Tottenham Hotspur H 1–0 Own Goal Goal 65' 50,760 Report Report
19-Mar-66 Everton A 0–0 62,537 Report Report
26-Mar-66 Aston Villa A 3–0 Hunt Goal 42'62' Callaghan Goal 49' 23,625 Report Report
06-Apr-66 Sheffield Wednesday H 1–0 Stevenson Goal 23' 44,792 Report Report
09-Apr-66 Northampton Town A 0–0 20,029 Report Report
11-Apr-66 Sunderland A 2–2 Lawler Goal 1'24' 38,355 Report Report
16-Apr-66 Stoke City H 2–0 Strong Goal 31' St. John Goal 78' 41,106 Report Report
23-Apr-66 Burnley A 0–2 36,741 Report Report
30-Apr-66 Chelsea H 2–1 Hunt Goal 48'69' 53,754 Report Report
10-May-66 Nottingham Forest A 1–1 Milne Goal 60' 22,105 Report Report

FA Charity Shield[edit]

Manchester United 2–2 Liverpool
Best Goal 28'
Herd Goal 81'
Report
Report
Stevenson Goal 38'
Yeats Goal 86'
Attendance: 48,502
Referee: Jim Finney
GK 1 Republic of Ireland Pat Dunne
RB 2 Republic of Ireland Shay Brennan
LB 3 Republic of Ireland Tony Dunne
RH 4 Scotland Pat Crerand
CH 5 Republic of Ireland Noel Cantwell (c)
LH 6 England Nobby Stiles
OR 7 Northern Ireland George Best
IR 8 England Bobby Charlton
CF 9 Scotland David Herd
IL 10 Scotland Denis Law
OL 11 England John Aston, Jr.
Substitutes:
FW 12 England Willie Anderson Substituted in
Manager:
Scotland Matt Busby
GK 1 Scotland Tommy Lawrence
RB 2 England Chris Lawler
LB 3 England Gerry Byrne
RH 4 England Gordon Milne
CH 5 Scotland Ron Yeats (c)
LH 6 Scotland Willie Stevenson
OR 7 England Ian Callaghan
IR 8 England Roger Hunt
CF 9 Scotland Ian St. John
IL 10 England Tommy Smith
OL 11 England Geoff Strong
Manager:
Scotland Bill Shankly

Match rules

  • 90 minutes, no extra time
  • One named substitute
  • Maximum of one substitution

FA Cup[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Report 1 Report 2
22-Jan-66 Chelsea H 1–2 Hunt Goal 2' 54,097 Report Report

European Cup Winners Cup[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Report 1 Report 2
29-Sep-65 Juventus A 0–1 9,242 Report Report
13-Oct-65 Juventus H 2–0 Lawler Goal 19' Strong Goal 24' 51,055 Report Report
01-Dec-65 Standard Liège H 3–1 Lawler Goal 2'49' Thompson Goal 72' 46,112 Report Report
15-Dec-65 Standard Liège A 2–1 Hunt Goal 51' St. John Goal 57' 29,534 Report Report
01-Mar-66 Honvéd A 0–0 16,163 Report Report
08-Mar-66 Honvéd H 2–0 Lawler Goal 28' St. John Goal 47' 54,631 Report Report
14-Apr-66 Celtic A 0–1 76,446 Report Report
19-Apr-66 Celtic H 2–0 Smith Goal 61' Strong Goal 67' 54,208 Report Report

Final

Borussia Dortmund West Germany 2–1 (a.e.t.) England Liverpool
Held Goal 61'
Libuda Goal 107'
Report
Report
Hunt Goal 68'
Attendance: 41,657
Borussia Dortmund
Liverpool
GK 1 West Germany Hans Tilkowski
RB 2 West Germany Gerhard Cyliax
LB 3 West Germany Theodor Redder
MF 4 West Germany Dieter Kurrat
CB 5 West Germany Wolfgang Paul (c)
MF 6 West Germany Rudi Assauer
RW 7 West Germany Reinhard Libuda
IN 8 West Germany Aki Schmidt
CF 9 West Germany Sigfried Held
IN 10 West Germany Wilhelm Sturm
LW 11 West Germany Lothar Emmerich
Manager:
West Germany Willi Multhaup
GK 1 Scotland Tommy Lawrence
RB 2 England Chris Lawler
LB 3 England Gerry Byrne
MF 4 England Gordon Milne
CB 5 Scotland Ron Yeats (c)
MF 6 Scotland Willie Stevenson
RW 7 England Ian Callaghan
IN 8 England Roger Hunt
CF 9 Scotland Ian St. John
IN 10 England Tommy Smith
LW 11 England Peter Thompson
Manager:
Scotland Bill Shankly

References[edit]