1972–73 Liverpool F.C. season

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Liverpool F.C.
1972–73 season
Chairman England H.E. Roberts
Manager Scotland Bill Shankly
First Division 1st
UEFA Cup Champions
FA Cup 4th Round
League Cup 5th Round
Top goalscorer League: Kevin Keegan (13)
John Toshack (13)

All: Kevin Keegan (22)
Average home league attendance 48,103
Home colours
Away colours

After seven years of not winning any trophies Liverpool F.C. won both the Football League and the UEFA Cup in an extremely successful season, the highlight of Bill Shankly's managerial career. The rebuilding of the team from the one that served so well in the 1960s that had been fully realised.

The league which they came so close to winning the year before, had finally been conquered by winning the title by three points from Arsenal. The signing of Peter Cormack from Nottingham Forest during the summer of 1972 would also be another great signing.

The UEFA Cup would also be the beginning of their dominance of regularly winning European trophies as well. Overcoming the previous season's winners Tottenham Hotspur in the Semi-Finals and over a two legged final overcoming Borussia Mönchengladbach three-two on aggregate.

The emergence of Kevin Keegan and Ray Clemence in the team would also see them start their international careers, with them both making their England debuts in the World Cup qualifier against Wales on 15 November 1972[1] alongside Emlyn Hughes already established in the England team.

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 25 10 7 72 42 1.714 60
2 Arsenal 42 23 11 8 57 43 1.326 57
3 Leeds United 42 21 11 10 71 45 1.578 53
4 Ipswich Town 42 17 14 11 55 45 1.222 48
5 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 18 11 13 66 54 1.222 47
6 West Ham United 42 17 12 13 67 53 1.264 46
7 Derby County 42 19 8 15 56 54 1.037 46
8 Tottenham Hotspur 42 16 13 13 58 48 1.208 45
9 Newcastle United 42 16 13 13 60 51 1.176 45
10 Birmingham City 42 15 12 15 53 54 0.981 42
11 Manchester City 42 15 11 16 57 60 0.950 41
12 Chelsea 42 13 14 15 49 51 0.961 40
13 Southampton 42 11 18 13 47 52 0.904 40
14 Sheffield United 42 15 10 17 51 59 0.864 40
15 Stoke City 42 14 10 18 61 56 1.089 38
16 Leicester City 42 10 17 15 40 46 0.870 37
17 Everton 42 13 11 18 41 49 0.837 37
18 Manchester United 42 12 13 17 44 60 0.733 37
19 Coventry City 42 13 9 20 40 55 0.727 35
20 Norwich City 42 11 10 21 36 63 0.571 32
21 Crystal Palace 42 9 12 21 41 58 0.707 30
22 West Bromwich Albion 42 9 10 23 38 62 0.613 28

Results[edit]

First Division[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Report 1 Report 2
12-Aug-72 Manchester City H 2–0 Hall Goal 3' Callaghan Goal 84' 55,383 Report Report
15-Aug-72 Manchester United H 2–0 Toshack Goal 12' Heighway Goal 20' 54,779 Report Report
19-Aug-72 Crystal Palace A 1–1 Hughes Goal 75' 30,054 Report Report
23-Aug-72 Chelsea A 2–1 Toshack Goal 3' Callaghan Goal 13' 35,375 Report Report
26-Aug-72 West Ham United H 3–2 Toshack Goal 44' Own Goal Goal 62' Hughes Goal 64' 50,491 Report Report
30-Aug-72 Leicester City A 2–3 Toshack Goal 8'16' 28,694 Report Report
02-Sep-72 Derby County A 1–2 Toshack Goal 16' 32,524 Report Report
09-Sep-72 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 4–2 Hughes Goal 28' Cormack Goal 76' Smith Goal 80 Pen' Keegan Goal 84' 43,386 Report Report
16-Sep-72 Arsenal A 0–0 47,597 Report Report
23-Sep-72 Sheffield United H 5–0 Boersma Goal 28' Lindsay Goal 31' Heighway Goal 33' Cormack Goal 51' Keegan Goal 54 Pen' 42,940 Report Report
30-Sep-72 Leeds United A 2–1 Lloyd Goal 40' Boersma Goal 65' 46,648 Report Report
07-Oct-72 Everton H 1–0 Cormack Goal 77' 55,975 Report Report
14-Oct-72 Southampton A 1–1 Lawler Goal 40' 24,110 Report Report
21-Oct-72 Stoke City H 2–1 Hughes Goal 66' Callaghan Goal 90' 45,604 Report Report
28-Oct-72 Norwich City A 1–1 Cormack Goal 18' 36,625 Report Report
04-Nov-72 Chelsea H 3–1 Toshack Goal 33'55' Keegan Goal 50' 48,392 Report Report
11-Nov-72 Manchester United A 0–2 53,944 Report Report
18-Nov-72 Newcastle United H 3–2 Cormack Goal 5' Lindsay Goal 35' Toshack Goal 48' 46,153 Report Report
25-Nov-72 Tottenham Hotspur A 2–1 Heighway Goal 28' Keegan Goal 40' 45,399 Report Report
02-Dec-72 Birmingham City H 4–3 Lindsay Goal 32'55' Cormack Goal 44' Toshack Goal 77' 45,407 Report Report
09-Dec-72 West Bromwich Albion A 1–1 Boersma Goal 21' 27,213 Report Report
16-Dec-72 Ipswich Town A 1–1 Heighway Goal 24' 25,693 Report Report
23-Dec-72 Coventry City H 2–0 Toshack Goal 6'22' 41,550 Report Report
26-Dec-72 Sheffield United A 3–0 Boersma Goal 27' Lawler Goal 50' Heighway Goal 81' 34,040 Report Report
30-Dec-72 Crystal Palace H 1–0 Cormack Goal 66' 50,862 Report Report
06-Jan-73 West Ham United A 1–0 Keegan Goal 75' 34,480 Report Report
20-Jan-73 Derby County H 1–1 Toshack Goal 23' 45,996 Report Report
27-Jan-73 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 1–2 Keegan Goal 17' 32,957 Report Report
10-Feb-73 Arsenal H 0–2 49,898 Report Report
17-Feb-73 Manchester City A 1–1 Boersma Goal 77' 40,528 Report Report
24-Feb-73 Ipswich Town H 2–1 Heighway Goal 67' Keegan Goal 80' 43,875 Report Report
03-Mar-73 Everton A 2–0 Hughes Goal 80'88' 54,269 Report Report
10-Mar-73 Southampton H 3–2 Lloyd Goal 37' Keegan Goal 37'87' 41,674 Report Report
17-Mar-73 Stoke City A 1–0 Own Goal Goal 65' 33,540 Report Report
24-Mar-73 Norwich City H 3–1 Lawler Goal 50' Hughes Goal 55' Hall Goal 88' 42,995 Report Report
31-Mar-73 Tottenham Hotspur H 1–1 Keegan Goal 70' 48,477 Report Report
07-Apr-73 Birmingham City A 1–2 Smith Goal 60' 48,114 Report Report
14-Apr-73 West Bromwich Albion H 1–0 Keegan Goal 14 Pen' 43,853 Report Report
17-Apr-73 Coventry City A 2–1 Boersma Goal 36'60' 27,280 Report Report
21-Apr-73 Newcastle United A 1–2 Keegan Goal 24' 37,240 Report Report
23-Apr-73 Leeds United H 2–0 Cormack Goal 47' Keegan Goal 85' 55,738 Report Report
28-Apr-73 Leicester City H 0–0 56,202 Report Report

Football League Cup[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Report 1 Report 2
05-Sep-72 Carlisle United A 1–1 Keegan Goal 42' 16,257 Report Report
19-Sep-72 Carlisle United H 5–1 Keegan Goal 37' Boersma Goal 39'82' Lawler Goal 73' Heighway Goal 86' 22,128 Report Report
03-Oct-72 West Bromwich Albion A 1–1 Heighway Goal 86' 17,756 Report Report
10-Oct-72 West Bromwich Albion H 2–1 Hughes Goal 62' Keegan Goal 120' 26,461 Report Report
31-Oct-72 Leeds United H 2–2 Keegan Goal 31' Toshack Goal 80' 44,609 Report Report
22-Nov-72 Leeds United A 1–0 Keegan Goal 90' 34,856 Report Report
04-Dec-72 Tottenham Hotspur H 1–1 Hughes Goal 78' 48,677 Report Report
06-Dec-72 Tottenham Hotspur A 1–3 Callaghan Goal 85' 34,565 Report Report

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1972–73 FA Cup
Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Report 1 Report 2
13-Jan-73 Burnley A 0–0 35,730 Report Report
16-Jan-73 Burnley H 3–0 Toshack Goal 31'49' Cormack Goal 47' 56,124 Report Report
03-Feb-73 Manchester City H 0–0 56,296 Report Report
07-Feb-73 Manchester City A 0–2 49,572 Report Report

UEFA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1972–73 UEFA Cup
Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Report 1 Report 2
12-Sep-72 Eintracht Frankfurt H 2–0 Keegan Goal 12' Hughes Goal 75' 33,380 Report Report
26-Sep-72 Eintracht Frankfurt A 0–0 17,500 Report Report
24-Oct-72 AEK Athens H 3–0 Boersma Goal 9' Cormack Goal 28' Smith Goal 78 Pen' 31,906 Report Report
07-Nov-72 AEK Athens A 3–1 Hughes Goal 18'44' Boersma Goal 87' 19,412 Report Report
29-Nov-72 Dynamo Berlin A 0–0 15,835 Report Report
13-Dec-72 Dynamo Berlin H 3–1 Boersma Goal 1' Heighway Goal 25' Toshack Goal 56' 34,140 Report Report
07-Mar-73 Dynamo Dresden H 2–0 Hall Goal 25' Boersma Goal 60' 33,270 Report Report
21-Mar-73 Dynamo Dresden A 1–0 Keegan Goal 53' 33,634 Report Report
10-Apr-73 Tottenham Hotspur H 1–0 Lindsay Goal 17' 42,174 Report Report
25-Apr-73 Tottenham Hotspur A 1–2 Heighway Goal 55' 46,919 Report Report

Final

First Leg

10 May 1973
19:30 BST
Liverpool England 3–0 West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
Keegan Goal 21'32'
Lloyd Goal 61'
Report
Report
Anfield, Liverpool
Attendance: 41,169
Referee: Erich Linemayr (Austria)
Liverpool
Borussia Mönchengladbach
GK 1 England Ray Clemence
RB 2 England Chris Lawler
LB 3 England Alec Lindsay
CM 4 England Tommy Smith (c)
CB 5 England Larry Lloyd
CB 6 England Emlyn Hughes
ST 7 England Kevin Keegan
CM 8 Scotland Peter Cormack
ST 9 Wales John Toshack
LW 10 Republic of Ireland Steve Heighway Substituted off 83'
RW 11 England Ian Callaghan
Substitutes:
MF 12 England Brian Hall Substituted in 83'
GK 13 England Frankie Lane
DF 14 England Trevor Storton
DF 15 England Phil Thompson
FW 16 England Phil Boersma
Manager:
Scotland Bill Shankly
GK 1 Germany Wolfgang Kleff
RB 2 Germany Heinz Michallik
CB 3 Germany Günter Netzer
CB 4 Germany Rainer Bonhof
LB 5 Germany Berti Vogts (c)
MF 6 Germany Herbert Wimmer
MF 7 Germany Dietmar Danner
MF 8 Germany Christian Kulik
FW 9 Denmark Henning Jensen
FW 10 Germany Bernd Rupp Substituted off 82'
FW 11 Germany Jupp Heynckes
Substitutes:
FW 12 Denmark Allan Simonsen Substituted in 82'
Manager:
Germany Hennes Weisweiler

Second Leg

Borussia Mönchengladbach
Liverpool
GK 1 Germany Wolfgang Kleff
RB 2 Germany Ulrich Surau
CB 3 Germany Günter Netzer
CB 4 Germany Rainer Bonhof
LB 5 Germany Berti Vogts (c)
MF 6 Germany Herbert Wimmer
MF 7 Germany Dietmar Danner
MF 8 Germany Christian Kulik
FW 9 Denmark Henning Jensen
FW 10 Germany Bernd Rupp
FW 11 Germany Jupp Heynckes
Substitutes:
FW 12 Denmark Allan Simonsen
DF 13 Germany Heinz Michallik
DF 14 Germany Klaus-Dieter Sieloff
GK 15 Germany Bernd Schrage
Manager:
Germany Hennes Weisweiler
GK 1 England Ray Clemence
RB 2 England Chris Lawler
LB 3 England Alec Lindsay
CM 4 England Tommy Smith (c)
CB 5 England Larry Lloyd
CB 6 England Emlyn Hughes
ST 7 England Kevin Keegan
CM 8 Scotland Peter Cormack
ST 9 Wales John Toshack
LW 10 Republic of Ireland Steve Heighway Substituted off 77'
RW 11 England Ian Callaghan
Substitutes:
MF 12 England Brian Hall
GK 13 England Frankie Lane
DF 14 England Trevor Storton
DF 15 England Phil Thompson
FW 16 England Phil Boersma Substituted in 77'
Manager:
Scotland Bill Shankly

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.englandstats.com/matches.php?mid=465