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1961-62 season
General information
Manager

Bill Shankly

Captain

Ron Yeats

Performance
Division 2

1st - promoted

FA Cup

5th round

League Cup

Did not enter

Top scorers
League

Hunt (41)

FA Cup

St John (4)

Overall

Hunt (42)

Attendances
Average

40,312

The 1961-62 season was Liverpool's 70th season of football since they were established.

SquadEdit

LiverpoolSquad1961-1962

Note: Fixed squad numbers were not introduced until the 1993-94 season.

FriendliesEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

No pre-season friendlies were played this season.

Other friendliesEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
 ? Whites 2-1 Hunt 2
18 October 1961 Everton 2-2 Hunt (33) St John (59)
8 May 1962 Everton 1-0 Moran (50)
14 May 1962 Bohemians 1-0 A'Court
16 May 1962 Limerick 5-3 Lewis 2, Callaghan, St John, Melia

ResultsEdit

LeagueEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
19 August 1961 Bristol Rovers 2-0 Lewis (7), Hills (og 55)
23 August 1961 Sunderland 3-0 Hunt (48, 83), Lewis (78)
26 August 1961 Leeds 5-0 Hunt (6, 48, 74), Lewis (pen 53), Melia (68)
30 August 1961 Sunderland 4-1 Hunt (26, 69), St John (39, 90)
2 September 1961 Norwich 2-1 Hunt (63, 86)
9 September 1961 Scunthorpe 2-1 Hemstead (og 12), A'Court (23)
16 September 1961 Brighton 0-0
20 September 1961 Newcastle 2-1 Milne (10), Heslop (og 43)
23 September 1961 Bury 5-0 Melia (1, 46), St John (7), Hunt (64), Lewis (70)
30 September 1961 Charlton 4-0 Hunt (44, 78), Lewis (82), St John (84)
4 October 1961 Newcastle 2-0 Lewis (38), Hunt (75)
7 October 1961 Middlesbrough 0-2
14 October 1961 Walsall 6-1 Lewis (41), Melia (47), Hunt (50, 57, 80), St John (61)
21 October 1961 Derby 0-2
28 October 1961 Leyton Orient 3-3 Hunt (34, 50), Leishman (79)
4 November 1961 Preston 3-1 Milne (29), Callaghan (56), St John (63)
11 November 1961 Luton 1-1 Lewis (6)
18 November 1961 Huddersfield 2-1 Melia (10), Hunt (27)
25 November 1961 Swansea 5-0 Melia (47, 49), Hunt (60, 76, 82)
2 December 1961 Southampton 0-2
9 December 1961 Plymouth 2-1 A'Court (5), St John (80)
16 December 1961 Bristol Rovers 2-0 St John (32), Hunt (79)
23 December 1961 Leeds 0-1
26 December 1961 Rotherham 0-1
13 January 1962 Norwich 5-4 Melia (25, 80), Hunt (42, 57), A'Court (60)
20 January 1962 Scunthorpe 1-1 St John (4)
3 February 1962 Brighton 3-1 Byrne (52), Hunt (81), St John (87)
10 February 1962 Bury 3-0 Hunt (5, 36, 74)
24 February 1962 Middlesbrough 5-1 St John (14, 67), Hunt (39, 48, 90)
3 March 1962 Walsall 1-1 A'Court (55)
10 March 1962 Derby 4-1 Hunt (34, 71), Melia (38, 47)
17 March 1962 Leyton Orient 2-2 A'Court (80, 89)
24 March 1962 Preston 4-1 Melia (9), St John (14), Hunt (37, 67)
28 March 1962 Rotherham 4-1 Hunt (35), St John (47, 55, 90)
31 March 1962 Luton 0-1
7 April 1962 Huddersfield 1-1 Hunt (68)
21 April 1962 Southampton 2-0 Lewis (19, 29)
23 April 1962 Stoke 2-1 Moran (pen 14), Melia (90)
24 April 1962 Stoke 0-0
28 April 1962 Plymouth 3-2 A'Court (16), St John (56), Hunt (60)
30 April 1962 Charlton 2-1 Hunt (89), A'Court (90)
4 May 1962 Swansea 2-4 St John (31), Hunt (75)

FA CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
3 6 January 1962 Chelsea 4-3 St John (16, 41), Hunt (28), A'Court (44)
4 27 January 1962 Oldham 2-1 St John (74, 80)
5 17 February 1962 Preston 0-0
5 (R) 20 February 1962 Preston 0-0
5 (R) 26 February 1962 Preston 0-1

TablesEdit

LeagueEdit

Pos Club Pld W D L F A G. Avg Pts
1Liverpool 42278799432.3062
2Leyton Orient 4222101069401.7354
3Sunderland 422291185501.7053

Player statsEdit

Pos. Name League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
MF Alan A'Court 42 8 5 1 47 9
FW Alf Arrowsmith 1 0 0 0 1 0
DF Gerry Byrne 42 1 5 0 47 1
MF Ian Callaghan 23 1 5 0 28 1
GK Jim Furnell 13 0 0 0 13 0
FW Roger Hunt 41 41 5 1 46 42
MF Tommy Leishman 41 1 5 0 46 1
MF Kevin Lewis 21 10 0 0 21 10
MF Jimmy Melia 42 13 5 0 47 13
MF Gordon Milne 42 2 5 0 47 2
DF John Molyneux 3 0 1 0 4 0
DF Ronnie Moran 16 1 3 0 19 1
GK Bert Slater 29 0 5 0 34 0
FW Ian St John 40 18 5 4 45 22
MF Johnny Wheeler 1 0 0 0 1 0
DF Dick White 24 0 1 0 25 0
DF Ron Yeats 41 0 5 0 46 0

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Player From Fee Date
William Molyneux Earle FC Free 1961
Ron Yeats Dundee Utd £22,000 22 July 1961
Jim Furnell Burnley £18,000 23 February 1962

OutEdit

Player To Fee Date
Alan Banks Cambridge City £3,000 1961
Dave Hickson Cambridge City £1,000 July 1961
John Nicholson Port Vale £2,000 August 1961
Dick White Doncaster £4,000 May 1962


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