1979–80 Liverpool F.C. season

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Liverpool F.C.
1979–80 season
Manager Bob Paisley
First Division 1st
European Cup 1st Round
FA Cup Semi Final
League Cup Semi Final
FA Charity Shield Winners
Top goalscorer League: David Johnson (21)
All: David Johnson (27)

Liverpool F.C. won its 12th league title, and its second in successive seasons. David Johnson was the top scorer and Kenny Dalglish, Phil Neal and Phil Thompson were constants in the side. In the European Cup, there was an early disappointment with a loss to Dinamo Tbilisi in the first round. Liverpool went on to lose in the semi-finals of the FA Cup to the eventual runners-up, Arsenal, after a four-game marathon. They also lost in the semi-finals of the Football League Cup to the eventual runners up, Nottingham Forest, who lost in the final to a Wolverhampton Wanderers team captained by former Liverpool captain Emlyn Hughes, who left Liverpool before the start of the league season.

Squad[edit]

Goalkeepers[edit]

Defenders[edit]

Midfielders[edit]

Attackers[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts
1 Liverpool 42 15 6 0 46 8 10 4 7 35 22 81 30 +51 60
2 Manchester United 42 17 3 1 43 8 7 7 7 22 27 65 35 +30 58
3 Ipswich Town 42 14 4 3 43 13 8 5 8 25 26 68 39 +29 53
4 Arsenal 42 8 10 3 24 12 10 6 5 28 24 52 36 +16 52
5 Nottingham Forest 42 16 4 1 44 11 4 4 13 19 32 63 43 +20 48
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 9 6 6 29 20 10 3 8 29 27 58 47 +11 47
7 Aston Villa 42 11 5 5 29 22 5 9 7 22 28 51 50 +1 46
8 Southampton 42 14 2 5 53 24 4 7 10 12 29 65 53 +12 45
9 Middlesbrough 42 11 7 3 31 14 5 5 11 19 30 50 44 +6 44
10 West Bromwich Albion 42 9 8 4 37 23 2 11 8 17 27 54 50 +4 41
11 Leeds United 42 10 7 4 30 17 3 7 11 16 33 46 50 –4 40
12 Norwich City 42 10 8 3 38 30 3 6 12 20 36 58 66 –8 40
13 Crystal Palace 42 9 9 3 26 13 3 7 11 15 37 41 50 –9 40
14 Tottenham Hotspur 42 11 5 5 30 22 4 5 12 22 40 52 62 –10 40
15 Coventry City 42 12 2 7 34 24 4 5 12 22 42 56 66 –10 39
16 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 8 8 5 25 20 3 7 11 22 37 47 57 –10 37
17 Manchester City 42 8 8 5 28 25 4 5 12 15 41 43 66 –23 37
18 Stoke City 42 9 4 8 27 26 4 6 11 17 32 44 58 –14 36
19 Everton 42 7 7 7 28 25 2 10 9 15 26 43 51 –8 35
20 Bristol City 42 6 6 9 22 30 3 7 11 15 36 37 66 –29 31
21 Derby County 42 9 4 8 36 29 2 4 15 11 38 47 67 –20 30
22 Bolton Wanderers 42 5 11 5 19 21 0 4 17 19 52 38 73 –35 25

Results[edit]

First Division[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Report 1 Report 2
21-Aug-79 Bolton Wanderers H 0–0 45,900 Report Report
25-Aug-79 West Bromwich Albion H 3–1 Johnson Goal 11'58' McDermott Goal 52' 48,021 Report Report
01-Sep-79 Southampton A 2–3 Johnson Goal 16' Irwin Goal 74' 21,402 Report Report
08-Sep-79 Coventry City H 4–0 Johnson Goal 27'90' Case Goal 58' Dalglish Goal 62' 39,926 Report Report
15-Sep-79 Leeds United A 1–1 McDermott Goal 81' 39,779 Report Report
22-Sep-79 Norwich City H 0–0 44,120 Report Report
29-Sep-79 Nottingham Forest A 0–1 28,262 Report Report
06-Oct-79 Bristol City H 4–0 Johnson Goal 3' Dalglish Goal 30' R Kennedy Goal 34' McDermott Goal 80' 38,213 Report Report
09-Oct-79 Bolton Wanderers A 1–1 Dalglish Goal 80' 25,571 Report Report
13-Oct-79 Ipswich Town A 2–1 Own Goal Goal 18' Johnson Goal 54' 25,310 Report Report
20-Oct-79 Everton H 2–2 Own Goal Goal 8' R Kennedy Goal 55' 52,201 Report Report
27-Oct-79 Manchester City A 4–0 Johnson Goal 12' Dalglish Goal 31'67' R Kennedy Goal 86' 48,128 Report Report
03-Nov-79 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 3–0 Dalglish Goal 4'52' R Kennedy Goal 67' 49,541 Report Report
10-Nov-79 Brighton & Hove Albion A 4–1 R Kennedy Goal 19' Dalglish Goal 65'83' Johnson Goal 67' 29,682 Report Report
17-Nov-79 Tottenham Hotspur H 2–1 McDermott Goal 34'69' 51,092 Report Report
24-Nov-79 Arsenal A 0–0 55,561 Report Report
01-Dec-79 Middlesbrough H 4–0 McDermott Goal 5' Hansen Goal 13' Johnson Goal 73' R Kennedy Goal 84' 39,885 Report Report
08-Dec-79 Aston Villa A 3–1 R Kennedy Goal 55' Hansen Goal 60' McDermott Goal 74' 41,160 Report Report
15-Dec-79 Crystal Palace H 3–0 Case Goal 44' Dalglish Goal 48' McDermott Goal 67' 42,898 Report Report
22-Dec-79 Derby County A 3–1 Own Goal Goal 16' McDermott Goal 53 Pen' Johnson Goal 55' 24,945 Report Report
26-Dec-79 Manchester United H 2–0 Hansen Goal 15' Johnson Goal 85' 51,073 Report Report
29-Dec-79 West Bromwich Albion A 2–0 Johnson Goal 24'44' 34,915 Report Report
12-Jan-80 Southampton H 1–1 McDermott Goal 60 Pen' 44,655 Report Report
19-Jan-80 Coventry City A 0–1 31,578 Report Report
09-Feb-80 Norwich City A 5–3 Fairclough Goal 4'18'75' Dalglish Goal 88' Case Goal 89' 25,624 Report Report
19-Feb-80 Nottingham Forest H 2–0 McDermott Goal 80' R Kennedy Goal 84' 45,093 Report Report
23-Feb-80 Ipswich Town A 1–1 Fairclough Goal 8' 47,566 Report Report
26-Feb-80 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0–1 36,693 Report Report
01-Mar-80 Everton A 2–1 Johnson Goal 19' Neal Goal 31 Pen' 53,013 Report Report
11-Mar-80 Manchester City H 2–0 Own Goal Goal 56' Souness Goal 83' 40,443 Report Report
15-Mar-80 Bristol City A 3–1 R Kennedy Goal 5' Dalglish Goal 55'89' 27,187 Report Report
19-Mar-80 Leeds United H 3–0 Johnson Goal 33'80' A Kennedy Goal 60' 37,008 Report Report
22-Mar-80 Brighton & Hove Albion H 1–0 Hansen Goal 70' 42,747 Report Report
29-Mar-80 Tottenham Hotspur A 0–2 32,114 Report Report
01-Apr-80 Stoke City H 1–0 Dalglish Goal 34' 36,415 Report Report
05-Apr-80 Manchester United A 1–2 Dalglish Goal 14' 57,342 Report Report
08-Apr-80 Derby County H 3–0 Irwin Goal 20' Johnson Goal 50' Own Goal Goal 83' 40,932 Report Report
19-Apr-80 Arsenal H 1–1 Dalglish Goal 12' 46,878 Report Report
23-Apr-80 Stoke City A 2–0 Johnson Goal 34' Fairclough Goal 60' 32,000 Report Report
26-Apr-80 Crystal Palace A 0–0 45,583 Report Report
03-May-80 Aston Villa H 4–1 Johnson Goal 3'72' Cohen Goal 50' Own Goal Goal 78' 51,541 Report Report
06-May-80 Middlesbrough A 0–1 24,458 Report Report

FA Charity Shield[edit]

11 August 1979
Liverpool 3–1 Arsenal
McDermottGoal 38' Goal 65'
Dalglish Goal 63'
Report Sunderland Goal
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 92,000
Liverpool:
GK 1 England Ray Clemence
DF 2 England Phil Neal
DF 3 England Alan Kennedy
DF 4 England Phil Thompson
MF 5 England Ray Kennedy
DF 6 Scotland Alan Hansen
FW 7 Scotland Kenny Dalglish
MF 8 England Jimmy Case
FW 9 England David Johnson
MF 10 England Terry McDermott
MF 11 Scotland Graeme Souness
Substitutes:
MF 12 Republic of Ireland Steve Heighway
MF 13 England Sammy Lee
DF 14 Israel Avi Cohen
FW 15 England David Fairclough
GK 16 England Steve Ogrizovic
Manager:
England Bob Paisley
Arsenal
GK 1 Northern Ireland Pat Jennings
DF 2 England Pat Rice
DF 3 Northern Ireland Sammy Nelson Substituted off
MF 4 England Brian Talbot
DF 5 Republic of Ireland David O'Leary
DF 6 England Steve Walford
MF 7 Republic of Ireland Liam Brady
FW 8 England Alan Sunderland
FW 9 Republic of Ireland Frank Stapleton
MF 10 England David Price Substituted off
MF 11 England Graham Rix
Substitutes:
DF Scotland Willie Young Substituted in
MF England John Hollins Substituted in
Manager:
Northern Ireland Terry Neill

Match rules

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

FA Cup[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Report 1 Report 2
05-Jan-80 Grimsby Town H 5–0 Souness Goal 19' Johnson Goal 42'65'74' Case Goal 87' 49,706 Report Report
26-Jan-80 Nottingham Forest A 2–0 Dalglish Goal 31' McDermott Goal 71 Pen' 33,277 Report Report
16-Feb-80 Bury H 2–0 Fairclough Goal 64'81' 43,769 Report Report
08-Mar-80 Tottenham Hotspur A 1–0 McDermott Goal 38' 48,033 Report Report
12-Apr-80 Arsenal N 0–0 50,174 Report Report
16-Apr-80 Arsenal N 1–1 Fairclough Goal 51' 40,679 Report Report
28-Apr-80 Arsenal N 1–1 Dalglish Goal 90' 42,975 Report Report
01-May-80 Arsenal N 0–1 35,335 Report Report

League Cup[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Report 1 Report 2
29-Aug-79 Tranmere Rovers A 0–0 16,759 Report Report
04-Sep-79 Tranmere Rovers H 4–0 Thompson Goal 46' Dalglish Goal 49'75' Fairclough Goal 83' 24,785 Report Report
25-Sep-79 Chesterfield H 3–1 Fairclough Goal 10' Dalglish Goal 34' McDermott Goal 80' 20,960 Report Report
30-Oct-79 Exeter City H 2–0 Fairclough Goal 60'90' 21,019 Report Report
05-Dec-79 Norwich City A 3–1 Johnson Goal 11'31' Dalglish Goal 37' 23,000 Report Report
22-Jan-80 Nottingham Forest A 0–1 32,234 Report Report
12-Feb-80 Nottingham Forest H 1–1 Fairclough Goal 89' 50,880 Report Report

European Cup[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Report 1 Report 2
19-Sep-79 Dinamo Tbilisi H 2–1 Johnson Goal 19' Case Goal 44' 35,720 Report Report
03-Oct-79 Dinamo Tbilisi A 0–3 80,000 Report Report

References[edit]