1978–79 Liverpool F.C. season

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Liverpool F.C.
1978–79 season
Manager Bob Paisley
First Division 1st
European Cup 1st Round
FA Cup Semi Final
League Cup 1st Round
European Super Cup Final
Top goalscorer League: Kenny Dalglish (21)
All: Kenny Dalglish (25)

Liverpool F.C. won its 11th league title, with a record-breaking season. They amassed a record points total of 68, with Kenny Dalglish and Graeme Souness as commanding influences in the team that had the highest goal scoring ratio under Bob Paisley's management. Defensively, Liverpool conceded only 16 goals (just four of them at Anfield) and goalkeeper Ray Clemence kept a total of 28 clean sheets in 42 League matches. Disappointing for Liverpool was the early exit of the European Cup, losing to domestic rivals Nottingham Forest in the inaugural round; Forest went on to win the European Cup along with the League Cup, and were proving to be Liverpool's most fierce competitors as the decade drew to a close. This ended Liverpool's chances of taking three European Cups in a row, an achievement only Real Madrid, Ajax and Bayern Munich have ever succeeded in doing.

Squad[edit]

Goalkeepers[edit]

Defenders[edit]

Midfielders[edit]

Attackers[edit]

First Division Table[edit]

P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Liverpool 42 30 8 4 85 16 +69 68
2 Nottingham Forest 42 21 18 3 61 26 +35 60
3 West Bromwich Albion 42 24 11 7 72 35 +37 59
4 Everton 42 17 17 8 52 40 +12 51
5 Leeds United 42 18 14 10 70 52 +18 50
6 Ipswich Town 42 20 9 13 63 49 +14 49
7 Arsenal 42 17 14 11 61 48 +13 48
8 Aston Villa 42 15 16 11 59 49 +10 46
9 Manchester United 42 15 15 12 60 63 -3 45
10 Coventry City 42 14 16 12 58 68 -10 44
11 Tottenham Hotspur 42 13 15 14 48 61 -13 41
12 Middlesbrough 42 15 10 17 57 50 +7 40
13 Bristol City 42 15 10 17 47 51 -4 40
14 Southampton 42 12 16 14 47 53 -6 40
15 Manchester City 42 13 13 16 58 56 +2 39
16 Norwich City 42 7 23 12 51 57 -6 37
17 Bolton Wanderers 42 12 11 19 54 75 -21 35
18 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 13 8 21 44 68 -24 34
19 Derby County 42 10 11 21 44 71 -27 31
20 Queens Park Rangers 42 6 13 23 45 73 -28 25
21 Birmingham City 42 6 10 26 37 64 -27 22
22 Chelsea 42 5 10 27 44 92 -48 20

Results[edit]

First Division[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Report 1 Report 2
19 August 1978 Queens Park Rangers H 2–1 Dalglish Goal 27' Heighway Goal 76' 50,793 Report Report
22 August 1978 Ipswich Town A 3–0 Souness Goal 17' Dalglish Goal 22'74' 28,114 Report Report
26 August 1978 Manchester City A 4–1 Souness Goal 15'48' R Kennedy Goal 34' Dalglish Goal 56' 46,710 Report Report
2 September 1978 Tottenham Hotspur H 7–0 Dalglish Goal 8'20' R Kennedy Goal 28' Johnson Goal 48'58' Neal Goal 64' (Pen) McDermott Goal 76' 50,705 Report Report
9 September 1978 Birmingham City A 3–0 Souness Goal 12'57' A Kennedy Goal 81' 31,740 Report Report
16 September 1978 Coventry City H 1–0 Souness Goal 27' 51,130 Report Report
23 September 1978 West Bromwich Albion A 1–1 Dalglish Goal 70' 33,834 Report Report
30 September 1978 Bolton Wanderers H 3–0 Case Goal 13'39'55' 47,099 Report Report
7 October 1978 Norwich City A 4–1 Heighway Goal 6'10' Johnson Goal 36' Case Goal 49' 25,632 Report Report
14 October 1978 Derby County H 5–0 Johnson Goal 29' R Kennedy Goal 55'78' Dalglish Goal 61'80' 47,475 Report Report
21 October 1978 Chelsea H 2–0 Johnson Goal 6' Dalglish Goal 71' 45,775 Report Report
28 October 1978 Everton A 0–1 53,131 Report Report
4 November 1978 Leeds United H 1–1 McDermott Goal 81' (Pen) 51,657 Report Report
11 November 1978 Queens Park Rangers A 3–1 Heighway Goal 29' R Kennedy Goal 45' Johnson Goal 85' 26,626 Report Report
18 November 1978 Manchester City H 1–0 Neal Goal 86' (Pen) 47,765 Report Report
22 November 1978 Tottenham Hotspur A 0–0 50,393 Report Report
25 November 1978 Middlesbrough H 2–0 McDermott Goal 30' Souness Goal 69' 39,812 Report Report
2 December 1978 Arsenal A 0–1 51,902 Report Report
9 December 1978 Nottingham Forest H 2–0 McDermott Goal 29 Pen'48' 51,469 Report Report
16 December 1978 Bristol City A 0–1 28,722 Report Report
26 December 1978 Manchester United A 3–0 R Kennedy Goal 5' Case Goal 25' Fairclough Goal 67' 54,940 Report Report
3 February 1979 West Bromwich Albion H 2–1 Dalglish Goal 21' Fairclough Goal 53' 52,211 Report Report
13 February 1979 Birmingham City H 1–0 Souness Goal 37' 35,207 Report Report
21 February 1979 Norwich City H 6–0 Dalglish Goal 3'48' Johnson Goal 46'51' A Kennedy Goal 80' R Kennedy Goal 90' 35,754 Report Report
24 February 1979 Derby County A 2–0 Dalglish Goal 11' R Kennedy Goal 70' 27,859 Report Report
3 March 1979 Chelsea A 0–0 40,594 Report Report
6 March 1979 Coventry City A 0–0 26,629 Report Report
13 March 1979 Everton H 1–1 Dalglish Goal 15' 52,352 Report Report
20 March 1979 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 2–0 McDermott Goal 34' Johnson Goal 48' 39,695 Report Report
24 March 1979 Ipswich Town H 2–0 Dalglish Goal 41' Johnson Goal 81' 43,243 Report Report
7 April 1979 Arsenal H 3–0 Case Goal 49' Dalglish Goal 73' McDermott Goal 88' 47,297 Report Report
10 April 1979 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 1–0 Hansen Goal 33' 30,857 Report Report
14 April 1979 Manchester United H 2–0 Dalglish Goal 36' Neal Goal 46' 46,608 Report Report
16 April 1979 Aston Villa A 1–3 Johnson Goal 65' 44,029 Report Report
21 April 1979 Bristol City H 1–0 Dalglish Goal 5' 43,191 Report Report
24 April 1979 Southampton A 1–1 Johnson Goal 12' 23,181 Report Report
28 April 1979 Nottingham Forest A 0–0 41,898 Report Report
1 May 1979 Bolton Wanderers A 4–1 Johnson Goal 11' R Kennedy Goal 51'76' Dalglish Goal 75' 35,200 Report Report
5 May 1979 Southampton H 2–0 Neal Goal 16'80' 46,687 Report Report
8 May 1979 Aston Villa H 3–0 A Kennedy Goal 1' Dalglish Goal 38' McDermott Goal 57' 50,576 Report Report
11 May 1979 Middlesbrough A 1–0 Johnson Goal 56' 32,244 Report Report
17 May 1979 Leeds United A 3–0 Johnson Goal 21'57' Case Goal 42' 41,324 Report Report

FA Cup[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Report 1 Report 2
10 January 1979 Southend United A 0–0 31,033 Report Report
17 January 1979 Southend United H 3–0 Case Goal 38' Dalglish Goal 75' R Kennedy Goal 85' 37.797 Report Report
30 January 1979 Blackburn Rovers H 1–0 Dalglish Goal 82' 43,432 Report Report
28 February 1979 Burnley H 3–0 Johnson Goal 43'61' Souness Goal 59' 47,161 Report Report
10 March 1979 Ipswich Town A 1–0 Dalglish Goal 52' 31,322 Report Report
31 March 1979 Manchester United N 2–2 Dalglish Goal 17' Hansen Goal 82' 52,584 Report Report
4 April 1979 Manchester United N 0–1 53,069 Report Report

League Cup[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Report 1 Report 2
28 August 1978 Sheffield United A 0–1 53,069 Report Report

European Cup[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Report 1 Report 2
13 September 1978 Nottingham Forest A 0–2 38,316 Report Report
27 September 1978 Nottingham Forest H 0–0 51,679 Report Report

European Super Cup[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Report 1 Report 2
4 December 1978 R.S.C. Anderlecht A 1–3 Case Goal 27' 35,000 Report Report
19 December 1978 R.S.C. Anderlecht H 2–1 Hughes Goal 13' Fairclough Goal 85' 23,598 Report Report

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