1968–69 Liverpool F.C. season

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Liverpool F.C.
1968–69 season
Manager Bill Shankly
First Division 2nd
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1st Round
FA Cup 5th Round
League Cup 4th Round
Top goalscorer League: Roger Hunt (13)
All: Roger Hunt (17)

Liverpool F.C. came close to a record eighth league title, but fell short to the sensational consistency of Don Revie's Leeds United and would have won the title in the previous two seasons, and picked up the same points that they won their seventh title in 1965-66.

An early exit in the Fairs Cup, losing on coin toss to Athletic Bilbao in the opening round was the main disappointment, meaning that Bill Shankly was yet to lead the club to a European trophy.

In both the League Cup and FA Cup they would be knocked out by the eventual runners-up in both tournaments.

Squad[edit]

Goalkeepers[edit]

Defenders[edit]

Midfielders[edit]

Attackers[edit]

First Division[edit]

Table[edit]

P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Leeds United 42 27 13 2 66 26 2.538 67
2 Liverpool 42 25 11 6 63 24 2.625 61
3 Everton 42 21 15 6 77 36 2.139 57
4 Arsenal 42 22 12 8 56 27 2.074 56
5 Chelsea 42 20 10 12 73 53 1.377 50
6 Tottenham Hotspur 42 14 17 11 61 51 1.196 45
7 Southampton 42 16 13 13 57 48 1.188 45
8 West Ham United 42 13 18 11 66 50 1.320 44
9 Newcastle United 42 15 14 13 61 55 1.109 44
10 West Bromwich Albion 42 16 11 15 64 67 0.955 43
11 Manchester United 42 15 12 15 57 53 1.075 42
12 Ipswich Town 42 15 11 16 59 60 0.983 41
13 Manchester City 42 15 10 17 64 55 1.164 40
14 Burnley 42 15 9 18 55 82 0.671 39
15 Sheffield Wednesday 42 10 16 16 41 54 0.759 36
16 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 10 15 17 41 58 0.707 35
17 Sunderland 42 11 12 19 43 67 0.642 34
18 Nottingham Forest 42 10 13 19 45 57 0.789 33
19 Stoke City 42 9 15 18 40 63 0.635 33
20 Coventry City 42 10 11 21 46 64 0.719 31
21 Leicester City 42 9 12 21 39 68 0.574 30
22 Queens Park Rangers 42 4 10 28 39 95 0.411 18

Results[edit]

First Division[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Report 1 Report 2
10-Aug-68 Manchester City H 2–1 Graham Goal 24' Thompson Goal 73' 51,236 Report Report
14-Aug-68 Southampton A 0–2 24,453 Report Report
17-Aug-68 Arsenal A 1–1 Hunt Goal 50' 43,535 Report Report
20-Aug-68 Stoke City H 2–1 Callaghan Goal 63' Own Goal Goal 75' 46,674 Report Report
24-Aug-68 Sunderland H 4–1 Smith Goal 1' Lawler Goal 16' Callaghan Goal 44' Hateley Goal 66' 46,547 Report Report
27-Aug-68 Everton A 0–0 63,898 Report Report
31-Aug-68 Leeds United A 0–1 38,929 Report Report
07-Sep-68 Queens Park Rangers H 2–0 Yeats Goal 43' Graham Goal 55' 46,025 Report Report
14-Sep-68 Ipswich Town A 2–0 Graham Goal 48' St. John Goal 89' 24,514 Report Report
21-Sep-68 Leicester City H 4–0 Yeats Goal 2' Smith Goal 4 pen' Evans Goal 10' Callaghan Goal 12' 48,375 Report Report
28-Sep-68 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 6–0 Hunt Goal 15'74' Thompson Goal 25'80' Evans Goal 30'63' 39,310 Report Report
05-Oct-68 Burnley A 4–0 Hunt Goal 20'35' Thompson Goal 62' Strong Goal 87' 26,238 Report Report
08-Oct-68 Everton H 1–1 Smith Goal 75' 54,496 Report Report
12-Oct-68 Manchester United H 2–0 St. John Goal 14' Evans Goal 82' 53,392 Report Report
19-Oct-68 Tottenham Hotspur A 1–2 Hunt Goal 37' 44,122 Report Report
26-Oct-68 Newcastle United H 2–1 Evans Goal 23' Thompson Goal 85' 45,323 Report Report
02-Nov-68 West Bromwich Albion A 0–0 34,600 Report Report
09-Nov-68 Chelsea H 2–1 Callaghan Goal 25' Smith Goal 28 pen' 47,248 Report Report
16-Nov-68 Sheffield Wednesday A 2–1 Lawler Goal 28' Callaghan Goal 71' 31,245 Report Report
23-Nov-68 Coventry City H 2–0 Strong Goal 36' Callaghan Goal 83' 44,820 Report Report
30-Nov-68 Nottingham Forest A 1–0 Hunt Goal 24' 25,175 Report Report
03-Dec-68 Southampton H 1–0 Callaghan Goal 14' 45,527 Report Report
07-Dec-68 West Ham United H 2–0 Hughes Goal 44' Thompson Goal 47' 48,632 Report Report
14-Dec-68 Manchester United A 0–1 59,000 Report Report
21-Dec-68 Tottenham Hotspur H 1–0 Hughes Goal 70' 43,843 Report Report
26-Dec-68 Burnley H 1–1 Lawler Goal 43' 52,515 Report Report
11-Jan-69 West Bromwich Albion H 1–0 Thompson Goal 83' 47,587 Report Report
18-Jan-69 Chelsea A 2–1 Hunt Goal 65' Evans Goal 72' 51,872 Report Report
01-Feb-69 Sheffield Wednesday H 1–0 Hunt Goal 65' 45,406 Report Report
15-Feb-69 Nottingham Forest H 0–2 42,359 Report Report
22-Feb-69 West Ham United A 1–1 Hunt Goal 51' 36,498 Report Report
15-Mar-69 Sunderland A 2–0 St. John Goal 39' Evans Goal 62' 17,855 Report Report
29-Mar-69 Queens Park Rangers A 2–1 Smith Goal 28 pen' Strong Goal 78' 16,792 Report Report
31-Mar-69 Arsenal H 1–1 Smith Goal 52 pen' 44,843 Report Report
05-Apr-69 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 1–0 Hunt Goal 20' 45,399 Report Report
07-Apr-69 Stoke City A 0–0 27,389 Report Report
12-Apr-69 Leicester City A 2–1 Hughes Goal 30' Callaghan Goal 56' 28,671 Report Report
19-Apr-69 Ipswich Town H 4–0 Thompson Goal 13' Graham Goal 40'66' St. John Goal 90' 40,449 Report Report
22-Apr-69 Coventry City A 0–0 35,106 Report Report
28-Apr-69 Leeds United H 0–0 53,750 Report Report
12-May-69 Manchester City A 0–1 28,309 Report Report
17-May-69 Newcastle United A 1–1 Hunt Goal 68' 34,910 Report Report

Football League Cup[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Report 1 Report 2
04-Sep-68 Sheffield United H 4–0 Hunt Goal 54' Lawler Goal 71' Callaghan Goal 75' Thompson Goal 83' 32,358 Report Report
25-Sep-68 Swansea Town H 2–0 Lawler Goal 52' Hunt Goal 85' 31,051 Report Report
15-Oct-68 Arsenal A 1–2 Lawler Goal 75' 39,299 Report Report

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1968–69 FA Cup
Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Report 1 Report 2
04-Jan-69 Doncaster Rovers H 2–0 Hunt Goal 70' Callaghan Goal 84' 48,330 Report Report
25-Jan-69 Burnley H 2–1 Smith Goal 13 pen' Hughes Goal 23' 53,677 Report Report
01-Mar-69 Leicester City A 0–0 42,002 Report Report
03-Mar-69 Leicester City H 0–1 54,666 Report Report

Inter-Cities Fairs Cup[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Report 1 Report 2
18-Sep-68 Athletic Bilbao A 1–2 Hunt Goal 67' 28,004 Report Report
02-Oct-68 Athletic Bilbao H 2–1 Lawler Goal 78' Hughes Goal 87' 49,567 Report Report

References[edit]