2005–06 Liverpool F.C. season

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Liverpool
2005−06 season
Chairman David Moores
Manager Rafael Benítez
Premier League 3rd (82 points)
FA Cup Winners
League Cup Third round
UEFA Champions League Round of 16
UEFA Super Cup Winners
FIFA Club World Cup Runners-up
Top goalscorer League:
Steven Gerrard (10)

All:
Steven Gerrard (23)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2005–06 season was the 115th season in Liverpool Football Club's existence, and their 44th consecutive year in the top-flight, and covers the period from 1 June 2005 to 30 May 2006. Liverpool finished the season in third position, nine points behind champions Chelsea. They won the FA Cup for the seventh time by beating West Ham United in the final 3–1 on penalties after a 3–3 draw.

First team squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Poland GK Jerzy Dudek
2 Netherlands DF Jan Kromkamp
3 Republic of Ireland DF Steve Finnan
4 Finland DF Sami Hyypiä
5 Denmark DF Daniel Agger
6 Norway DF John Arne Riise
7 Australia MF Harry Kewell
8 England MF Steven Gerrard (captain)
9 France FW Djibril Cissé
10 Spain MF Luis García
11 England FW Robbie Fowler
14 Spain MF Xabi Alonso
No. Position Player
15 England FW Peter Crouch
16 Germany MF Dietmar Hamann
19 Spain FW Fernando Morientes
20 England GK Scott Carson
21 Mali DF Djimi Traoré[1]
22 Mali MF Mohamed Sissoko[2]
23 England DF Jamie Carragher
24 France FW Florent Sinama Pongolle
25 Spain GK Pepe Reina
28 England DF Stephen Warnock
30 Netherlands MF Boudewijn Zenden
36 Spain DF Antonio Barragán

Left club during season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
5 Czech Republic FW Milan Baroš (to Aston Villa)
17 Spain DF Josemi (to Villarreal)
31 England DF David Raven (on loan to Tranmere Rovers)
32 England DF John Welsh (to Hull City)
33 England FW Neil Mellor (on loan to Wigan Athletic)
No. Position Player
34 Republic of Ireland MF Darren Potter (on loan to Southampton)
35 Algeria DF Carl Medjani (on loan to Metz)
37 United States DF Zak Whitbread (on loan to Millwall)
Senegal MF Salif Diao (on loan to Portsmouth)
Chile MF Mark González (on loan to Real Sociedad)

Reserve squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
26 England MF Paul Anderson
32 Austria MF Besian Idrizaj
35 England MF Danny Guthrie
38 England MF David Mannix
No. Position Player
39 Scotland MF Ryan Wilkie
40 England GK David Martin
42 Scotland FW Robbie Foy

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Premier League FA Cup League Cup Continential
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK Poland Jerzy Dudek 6 0 5+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 GK Spain Pepe Reina 53 0 33 0 5 0 0 0 15 0
20 GK England Scott Carson 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
Defenders
2 DF Netherlands Jan Kromkamp 17 0 6+7 0 1+3 0 0 0 0 0
3 DF Republic of Ireland Steve Finnan 52 0 33 0 5+1 0 0 0 13 0
4 DF Finland Sami Hyypiä 59 2 35+1 1 6 1 1 0 16 0
5 DF Denmark Daniel Agger 5 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
6 DF Norway John Arne Riise 52 4 24+8 1 6 3 0 0 12+2 0
21 DF Mali Djimi Traoré 24 0 9+6 0 1+1 0 0+1 0 6 0
23 DF England Jamie Carragher 57 1 36 0 6 0 0 0 15 1
28 DF England Stephen Warnock 30 1 15+5 1 1+1 0 1 0 6+1 0
36 DF Spain Antonio Barragán 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
Midfielders
7 MF Australia Harry Kewell 41 3 22+5 3 4+2 0 1 0 3+4 0
8 MF England Steven Gerrard 53 23 32 10 6 4 1 1 10+4 8
10 MF Spain Luis Garcia 50 11 15+16 7 2+1 1 0+1 0 11+4 3
14 MF Spain Xabi Alonso 53 5 29+6 3 5 2 0 0 13 0
16 MF Germany Dietmar Hamann 32 0 13+4 0 1+1 0 1 0 8+4 0
22 MF Mali Mohamed Sissoko 45 0 21+5 0 6 0 0 0 10+3 0
30 MF Netherlands Bolo Zenden 19 2 5+2 2 0 0 1+1 0 6+4 0
Forwards
9 FW France Djibril Cissé 54 19 19+14 9 3+3 2 0 0 7+8 8
11 FW England Robbie Fowler 16 5 9+5 5 0 0 0 0 1+1 0
15 FW England Peter Crouch 49 13 27+5 8 5+1 3 1 0 9+1 2
19 FW Spain Fernando Morientes 46 9 20+8 5 2+3 1 1 0 10+2 3
24 FW France Florent Sinama Pongolle 16 3 3+4 0 0+1 2 0+1 0 1+6 1
Players transferred out during the season
5 FW Czech Republic Milan Baroš 2 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 MF France Anthony Le Tallec 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
17 DF Spain Josemi 12 0 3+3 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
31 DF England David Raven 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
34 MF Republic of Ireland Darren Potter 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4+2 0
37 DF United States Zak Whitbread 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1+1 0

Last updated: 15 May 2006
Source: Competitions

Goalscorers[edit]

Rank No. Pos Player Premier League FA Cup League Cup Champions League Club World Cup Total
1 8 MF England Steven Gerrard 10 4 1 7 1 23
2 9 FW France Djibril Cissé 9 2 0 6 0 19
3 15 FW England Peter Crouch 8 3 0 0 2 13
4 10 MF Spain Luis García 7 1 0 2 0 11
5 19 FW Spain Fernando Morientes 5 1 0 3 0 9
6 11 FW England Robbie Fowler 5 0 0 0 0 5
14 MF Spain Xabi Alonso 3 2 0 0 0 5
8 6 DF Norway John Arne Riise 1 3 0 0 0 4
9 7 MF Australia Harry Kewell 3 0 0 0 0 3
24 FW France Florent Sinama Pongolle 0 2 0 1 0 3
11 4 DF Finland Sami Hyypiä 1 1 0 0 0 2
30 MF Netherlands Boudewijn Zenden 2 0 0 0 0 2
13 23 DF England Jamie Carragher 0 0 0 1 0 1
28 DF England Stephen Warnock 1 0 0 0 0 1
TOTALS 57 19 1 20 3 101

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

# Pos Player From Fee Date
36 DF Spain Antonio Barragán Spain Seville Free 4 July 2005[3]
30 MF Netherlands Boudewijn Zenden England Middlesbrough Free 4 July 2005[4]
25 GK Spain Pepe Reina Spain Villarreal £6,860,000 4 July 2005
22 MF Mali Mohamed Sissoko Spain Valencia £5,600,000 13 July 2005[5]
15 FW England Peter Crouch England Southampton £7,000,000 20 July 2005[6]
34 DF Spain Miki Roqué Spain Lleida Unknown 16 August 2005[7]
46 DF England Jack Hobbs England Lincoln City £150,000 18 August 2005[8]
32 ST Austria Besian Idrizaj Austria Linz £190,000 30August 2005[9]
MF Chile Mark González Spain Albacete £1,500,000 20 October 2005[10]
26 MF England Paul Anderson England Hull City Swap 4 January 2006
2 MF Netherlands Jan Kromkamp Spain Villarreal Swap 4 January 2006[11]
40 GK England David Martin England Milton Keynes £250,000 12 January 2006[12]
5 DF Denmark Daniel Agger Denmark Brøndby £5,800,000 12 January 2006[13]
11 FW England Robbie Fowler England Manchester City Free 27 January 2006[14]

Out[edit]

# Pos Player To Fee Date
11 MF Czech Republic Vladimír Šmicer France Bordeaux Free 13 June 2005[15]
9 FW Senegal El Hadji Diouf England Bolton Wanderers £3,500,000 16 June 2005[16]
12 DF Argentina Mauricio Pellegrino Spain Alavés Free 17 June 2005[17]
31 DM France Alou Diarra France Lens £2,000,000 23 June 2005[18]
25 DM Croatia Igor Bišćan Croatia Panathinaikos Free 15 July 2005[19]
36 DF England Jon Otsemobor England Rotherham United Free 4 July 2005[20]
26 MF Republic of Ireland Richie Partridge Unattached Free 1 July 2005
29 GK France Patrice Luzi Unattached Free 1 July 2005
27 DF France Gregory Vignal England Portsmouth Free 12 July 2005[21]
18 MF Spain Antonio Núñez Spain Celta Vigo £2,000,000 17 July 2005[22]
5 FW Czech Republic Milan Baroš England Aston Villa £6,500,000 23 August 2005[23]
32 MF England John Welsh England Hull City Swap 4 January 2006
17 DF Spain Josemi Spain Villarreal Swap

4 January 2006[24]

All games[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Premier League[edit]

Matches[edit]

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 25 7 6 57 25  +32 82 15 3 1 31 8  +23 10 4 5 26 17  +9

Champions League[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

Last 16[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Third round[edit]

Fourth round[edit]

Fifth round[edit]

Quarter-finals[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

Final[edit]

League Cup[edit]

Third round[edit]

UEFA Super Cup[edit]

World Club Cup[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

Final[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Traoré was born in Saint-Ouen, France, but also qualified to represent Mali internationally and made his international debut for Mali in 2004.
  2. ^ Sissoko was born in Mont-Saint-Aignan, France, but also qualified to represent Mali internationally and made his international debut for Mali in 2004.
  3. ^ "Barragan set for Liverpool move". BBC News. 24 June 2005. 
  4. ^ "Zenden points to Benitez factor". BBC News. 4 July 2005. 
  5. ^ "Sissoko completes Liverpool move". BBC News. 13 June 2005. 
  6. ^ "Zenden points to Benitez factor". BBC News. 20 July 2005. 
  7. ^ "Youngsters seal Liverpool switch". BBC News. 16 August 2005. 
  8. ^ "Hobbs completes move to Liverpool". BBC News. 18 August 2005. 
  9. ^ "Liverpool bring in teenage pair". BBC News. 30 August 2005. 
  10. ^ "Gonzalez completes Reds medical". BBC News. 26 October 2005. 
  11. ^ "Kromkamp ties up Liverpool switch". BBC News. 4 January 2006. 
  12. ^ "Liverpool sign goalkeeper Martin". BBC News. 12 January 2006. 
  13. ^ "Liverpool complete Agger signing". BBC News. 12 January 2006. 
  14. ^ "Liverpool make shock Fowler swoop". BBC News. 27 January 2006. 
  15. ^ "Smicer seals switch to Bordeaux". BBC News. 13 June 2006. 
  16. ^ "Diouf moves to Bolton". BBC News. 16 June 2005. 
  17. ^ "Alaves sign defender Pellegrino". BBC News. 17 June 2005. 
  18. ^ "Liverpool transfer Diarra to Lens". BBC News. 23 June 2005. 
  19. ^ "Biscan joins Greeks Panathinaikos". BBC News. 15 July 2005. 
  20. ^ "Rotherham snap up defensive trio". BBC News. 4 July 2005. 
  21. ^ "Rotherham snap up defensive trio". BBC News. 12 July 2005. 
  22. ^ "Liverpool seal Nunez deal". BBC News. 17 July 2005. 
  23. ^ "Baros completes transfer to Villa". BBC News. 23 August 2005. 
  24. ^ Josemi completes Villarreal move

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