1976–77 Liverpool F.C. season

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Liverpool F.C.
1976–77 season
Chairman John W Smith
Manager Bob Paisley
First Division 1st
European Cup Champions
FA Cup Final
League Cup 2nd Round
Top goalscorer League: Kevin Keegan (12)
All: Kevin Keegan (20)
Average home league attendance 47,284
Home colours
Away colours

Liverpool F.C. won their tenth Football League title after winning it for the second successive season, but lost out to Manchester United in the FA Cup Final, their defeat preventing them from becoming the first English club to win three major trophies in the same season.

However four days after their defeat in the FA Cup Final they won the European Cup for the first time beating Borussia Mönchengladbach Three-One at the Olympic Stadium in Rome, becoming the Second English and the Third British club to win the trophy.

This was not only the final season, but the final game for Kevin Keegan before he moved to Hamburg for a British Record Transfer fee of £500,000.

One transfer that passed almost unnoticed as Liverpool were going for the treble, was the signing of Alan Hansen from Partick Thistle for £100,000.

Squad[edit]

Goalkeepers[edit]

Defenders[edit]

Midfielders[edit]

Attackers[edit]

Table[edit]

P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Liverpool 42 23 11 8 62 33 +29 57
2 Manchester City 42 21 14 7 60 34 +26 56
3 Ipswich Town 42 22 8 12 66 39 +27 52
4 Aston Villa 42 22 7 13 76 50 +26 51
5 Newcastle United 42 18 13 11 64 49 +15 49
6 Manchester United 42 18 11 13 71 62 +9 47
7 West Bromwich Albion 42 16 13 13 62 56 +6 45
8 Arsenal 42 16 11 15 64 59 +5 43
9 Everton 42 14 14 14 62 64 -2 42
10 Leeds United 42 15 12 15 48 51 -3 42
11 Leicester City 42 12 18 12 47 60 -13 42
12 Middlesbrough 42 14 13 15 40 45 -5 41
13 Birmingham City 42 13 12 17 63 61 +2 38
14 Queens Park Rangers 42 13 12 17 47 52 -5 38
15 Derby County 42 9 19 14 50 55 -5 37
16 Norwich City 42 14 9 19 47 64 -17 37
17 West Ham United 42 11 14 17 46 65 -19 36
18 Bristol City 42 11 13 18 38 48 -10 35
19 Coventry City 42 10 15 17 48 59 -11 35
20 Sunderland 42 11 12 19 46 54 -8 34
21 Stoke City 42 10 14 18 28 51 -23 34
22 Tottenham Hotspur 42 12 9 21 48 72 -24 33

First Division[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Report 1 Report 2
21-Aug-76 Norwich City H 1–0 Heighway Goal 55' 49,753 Report Report
24-Aug-76 West Bromwich Albion A 1–0 Toshack Goal 40' 30,334 Report Report
28-Aug-76 Birmingham City A 1–2 Johnson Goal 75' 33,228 Report Report
04-Sep-76 Coventry City H 3–1 Keegan Goal 56' Johnson Goal 73' Toshack Goal 80' 40,371 Report Report
11-Sep-76 Derby County A 3–2 Kennedy Goal 6' Toshack Goal 54' Keegan Goal 80' 28,833 Report Report
18-Sep-76 Tottenham Hotspur H 2–0 Johnson Goal 7' Heighway Goal 30' 47,421 Report Report
25-Sep-76 Newcastle United A 0–1 33,204 Report Report
02-Oct-76 Middlesbrough H 0–0 45,107 Report Report
16-Oct-76 Everton H 3–1 Heighway Goal 7' Neal Goal 12' (Pen) Toshack Goal 41' 55,141 Report Report
23-Oct-76 Leeds United A 1–1 Kennedy Goal 72' 44,696 Report Report
27-Oct-76 Leicester City A 1–0 Toshack Goal 12' 29,384 Report Report
30-Oct-76 Aston Villa H 3–0 Callaghan Goal 76' McDermott Goal 80' Keegan Goal 86' 51,751 Report Report
06-Nov-76 Sunderland A 1–0 Fairclough Goal 76' 39,956 Report Report
09-Nov-76 Leicester City H 5–1 Heighway Goal 26' Toshack Goal 32' Neal Goal 70' (Pen) Jones Goal 72' Keegan Goal 82 Pen' 39,851 Report Report
20-Nov-76 Arsenal A 1–1 Kennedy Goal 88' 45,016 Report Report
27-Nov-76 Bristol City H 2–1 Keegan Goal 44' Jones Goal 56' 44,323 Report Report
04-Dec-76 Ipswich Town A 0–1 35,082 Report Report
11-Dec-76 Queens Park Rangers H 3–1 Toshack Goal 34' Keegan Goal 84' Kennedy Goal 85' 37,154 Report Report
15-Dec-76 Aston Villa A 1–5 Kennedy Goal 41' 42,851 Report Report
18-Dec-76 West Ham United A 0–2 24,175 Report Report
27-Dec-76 Stoke City H 4–0 Thompson Goal 5' Neal Goal 62' (Pen) Keegan Goal 67' Johnson Goal 81' 50,371 Report Report
29-Dec-76 Manchester City A 1–1 Own Goal Goal 89' 50,020 Report Report
01-Jan-77 Sunderland H 2–0 Kennedy Goal 13' Thompson Goal 69' 44,687 Report Report
15-Jan-77 West Bromwich Albion H 1–1 Fairclough Goal 84' 39,195 Report Report
22-Jan-77 Norwich City A 1–2 Neal Goal 52' (Pen) 25,913 Report Report
05-Feb-77 Birmingham City H 4–1 Neal Goal 37' (Pen) Toshack Goal 42'72' Heighway Goal 79' 41,072 Report Report
16-Feb-77 Manchester United A 0–0 57,487 Report Report
19-Feb-77 Derby County H 3–1 Toshack Goal 56' Jones Goal 69' Keegan Goal 84' 44,202 Report Report
05-Mar-77 Newcastle United H 1–0 Heighway Goal 11' 45,553 Report Report
09-Mar-77 Tottenham Hotspur A 0–1 32,098 Report Report
12-Mar-77 Middlesbrough A 1–0 Hughes Goal 41' 29,000 Report Report
22-Mar-77 Everton A 0–0 56,562 Report Report
02-Apr-77 Leeds United H 3–1 Neal Goal 36' (Pen) Fairclough Goal 38' Heighway Goal 61' 48,791 Report Report
09-Apr-77 Manchester City H 2–1 Keegan Goal 43' Heighway Goal 78' 55,283 Report Report
11-Apr-77 Stoke City A 0–0 29,905 Report Report
16-Apr-77 Arsenal H 2–0 Neal Goal 20' Keegan Goal 77' 48,174 Report Report
30-Apr-77 Ipswich Town H 2–1 Kennedy Goal 70' Keegan Goal 73' 56,044 Report Report
03-May-77 Manchester United H 1–0 Keegan Goal 15' 53,046 Report Report
07-May-77 Queens Park Rangers A 1–1 Case Goal 68' 29,382 Report Report
10-May-77 Coventry City A 0–0 38,032 Report Report
14-May-77 West Ham United H 0–0 55,675 Report Report
16-May-77 Bristol City A 1–2 Johnson Goal 30' 38,688 Report Report

1976 FA Charity Shield[edit]

14 August 1976
15:00 BST
Liverpool 1–0 Southampton
Toshack Goal 50' Report Report
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 76,500
Referee: John Homewood
GK 1 England Ray Clemence
RB 2 England Phil Neal
LB 3 Wales Joey Jones
CB 4 England Phil Thompson
LM 5 England Ray Kennedy
CB 6 England Emlyn Hughes
CF 7 England Kevin Keegan
CM 8 England Jimmy Case
CM 9 Republic of Ireland Steve Heighway
CF 10 Wales John Toshack
RM 11 England Ian Callaghan
Substitutes:
CF England David Fairclough
DF England Alec Lindsay
MF England Terry McDermott
MF Scotland Peter Cormack
GK England Peter McDonnell
Manager:
England Bob Paisley
GK 1 England Ian Turner
DF 2 Wales Peter Rodrigues
DF 3 England David Peach
MF 4 England Nick Holmes
DF 5 England Mel Blyth Substituted off
DF 6 Scotland Jim Steele
MF 7 England Paul Gilchrist
FW 8 England Mick Channon
FW 9 England Peter Osgood
FW 10 Scotland Jim McCalliog
MF 11 England Bobby Stokes
Substitutes:
MF Scotland Hugh Fisher Substituted in
Manager:
England Lawrie McMenemy

Match rules

  • 90 minutes, no extra time
  • Five named substitutes
  • Maximum of three substitutions

Football League Cup[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Report 1 Report 2
31-Aug-76 West Bromwich Albion H 1–1 Callaghan Goal 27' 23,378 Report Report
06-Sep-76 West Bromwich Albion A 0–1 22,662 Report Report

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1976–77 FA Cup
Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Report 1 Report 2
08-Jan-77 Crystal Palace H 0–0 44,730 Report Report
11-Jan-77 Crystal Palace A 3–2 Keegan Goal 20' Heighway Goal 66'72' 42,664 Report Report
29-Jan-77 Carlisle United H 3–0 Keegan Goal 17' Toshack Goal 34' Heighway Goal 69' 45,358 Report Report
26-Feb-77 Oldham Athletic H 3–1 Keegan Goal 21' Case Goal 31' Neal Goal 73' (Pen) 52,455 Report Report
19-Mar-77 Middlesbrough H 2–0 Fairclough Goal 55' Keegan Goal 62' 55,881 Report Report
23-Apr-77 Everton N 2–2 McDermott Goal 10' Case Goal 73' 52,637 Report Report
27-Apr-77 Everton N 3–0 Neal Goal 31' (Pen) Case Goal 88' Kennedy Goal 89' 52,579 Report Report

Final[edit]

Main article: 1977 FA Cup Final

21 May 1977
15:00 BST
Liverpool 1–2 Manchester United
Case Goal 53' Report Report Pearson Goal 51'
J. Greenhoff Goal 55'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 99,252
Referee: Bob Matthewson (Lancashire)
Liverpool
Manchester United
GK 1 England Ray Clemence
DF 2 England Phil Neal
DF 3 Wales Joey Jones
DF 4 England Tommy Smith
MF 5 England Ray Kennedy
DF 6 England Emlyn Hughes (c)
FW 7 England Kevin Keegan
MF 8 England Jimmy Case
MF 9 Republic of Ireland Steve Heighway
FW 10 England David Johnson Substituted off 64'
MF 11 England Terry McDermott
Substitute:
MF 12 England Ian Callaghan Substituted in 64'
Manager:
England Bob Paisley
GK 1 England Alex Stepney
DF 2 Northern Ireland Jimmy Nicholl
DF 3 Scotland Arthur Albiston
MF 4 Northern Ireland Sammy McIlroy
DF 5 England Brian Greenhoff
DF 6 Scotland Martin Buchan (c)
MF 7 England Steve Coppell
MF 8 England Jimmy Greenhoff
FW 9 England Stuart Pearson
FW 10 Scotland Lou Macari
MF 11 England Gordon Hill Substituted off 81'
Substitute:
MF 12 Northern Ireland David McCreery Substituted in 81'
Manager:
Scotland Tommy Docherty

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Replay if scores still level.
  • One named substitute.

European Cup[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Report 1 Report 2
14-Sep-76 Northern Ireland Crusaders H 2–0 Neal Goal 18' (Pen) Toshack Goal 64' 22,442 Report Report
28-Sep-76 Northern Ireland Crusaders A 5–0 Keegan Goal 34' Johnson Goal 81'90' McDermott Goal 84' Heighway Goal 87' 10,500 Report Report
20-Oct-76 Turkey Trabzonspor A 0–1 25,000 Report Report
03-Nov-76 Turkey Trabzonspor H 3–0 Heighway Goal 8' Johnson Goal 10' Keegan Goal 19' 42,275 Report Report
02-Mar-77 France AS Saint-Étienne A 0–1 38,000 Report Report
16-Mar-77 France AS Saint-Étienne H 3–1 Keegan Goal 2' Kennedy Goal 59' Fairclough Goal 84' 55,043 Report Report
06-Apr-77 Switzerland FC Zürich A 3–1 Neal Goal 14'67' (Pen) Heighway Goal 48' 28,000 Report Report
20-Apr-77 Switzerland FC Zürich H 3–0 Case Goal 33'79' Keegan Goal 83' 50,611 Report Report

Final[edit]

25 May 1977
20:15
Liverpool England 3–1 West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
McDermott Goal 28'
Smith Goal 64'
Neal Goal 82' (pen.)
Report Report Simonsen Goal 52'
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 57,000
Referee: Robert Wurtz (France)
Liverpool
Borussia Mönchengladbach
GK 1 England Ray Clemence
RB 2 England Phil Neal
LB 3 Wales Joey Jones
CB 4 England Tommy Smith
LM 5 England Ray Kennedy
CB 6 England Emlyn Hughes (c)
CF 7 England Kevin Keegan
CM 8 England Jimmy Case
CF 9 Republic of Ireland Steve Heighway
RM 10 England Ian Callaghan
CM 11 England Terry McDermott
Substitutes:
GK 12 England Peter McDonnell
FW 13 England David Fairclough
FW 14 England David Johnson
MF 15 England Alan Waddle
DF 16 England Alec Lindsay
Manager:
England Bob Paisley
GK 1 West Germany Wolfgang Kneib
CB 2 West Germany Berti Vogts (c)
CB 3 West Germany Hans Klinkhammer
SW 4 West Germany Hans-Jürgen Wittkamp
RM 5 West Germany Rainer Bonhof
CM 6 West Germany Horst Wohlers Substituted off 79'
CF 7 Denmark Allan Simonsen
LM 8 West Germany Herbert Wimmer Substituted off 24'
CM 9 West Germany Uli Stielike YC 85'
DM 10 West Germany Winfried Schäfer
CF 11 West Germany Jupp Heynckes
Substitutes:
GK West Germany Wolfgang Kleff
MF 15 West Germany Wilfried Hannes Substituted in 79'
MF 12 West Germany Christian Kulik Substituted in 24'
FW West Germany Kalle Del'Haye
FW West Germany Herbert Heidenreich
Manager:
Germany Udo Lattek

References[edit]