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1968-69 season
General information
Manager

Bill Shankly

Captain

Ron Yeats

Performance
Division 1

2nd

FA Cup

5th round

League Cup

4th round

Europe

Inter-Cities Fairs Cup: 1st round

Top scorers
League

Hunt (13)

FA Cup

Callaghan (1)
Hughes (1)
Hunt (1)
Smith (1)

League Cup

Lawler (3)

Europe

Inter-Cities Fairs Cup: Hughes (1)
Hunt (1)
Lawler (1)

Overall

Hunt (7)

Attendances
Average

46,818

The 1968-69 season was Liverpool's 77th season of football since they were established.

SquadEdit

LiverpoolSquad1968-1969

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

FriendliesEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
2 August 1968 Hull 5-3 Hunt (18), Thompson (21), Graham (52, 58), Hughes (83)

Other friendliesEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
22 May 1969 Real Mallorca 2-1 Callaghan, Graham
25 July 1969 Linfield 3-1 Hunt (34, 72), Hateley (48)
30 July 1969 Tranmere 3-0 Callaghan 2, St John

ResultsEdit

LeagueEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
10 August 1968 Man City 2-1 Graham (24), Thompson (73)
14 August 1968 Southampton 0-2
17 August 1968 Arsenal 1-1 Hunt (50)
20 August 1968 Stoke 2-1 Callaghan (63), Allen (og 75)
24 August 1968 Sunderland 4-1 Smith (1), Lawler (16), Callaghan (44), Hateley (66)
27 August 1968 Everton 0-0
31 August 1968 Leeds 0-1
7 September 1968 Queens Park Rangers 2-0 Yeats (43), Graham (55)
14 September 1968 Ipswich 2-0 Graham (48), St John (89)
21 September 1968 Leicester 4-0 Yeats (2), Smith (pen 4), Evans (10), Callaghan (12)
28 September 1968 Wolves 6-0 Hun (15, 74), Thompson (25, 80), Evans (30, 63)
5 October 1968 Burnley 4-0 Hunt (20, 35), Thompson (62), Strong (87)
8 October 1968 Everton 1-1 Smith (75)
12 October 1968 Man Utd 2-0 St John (14), Evans (82)
19 October 1968 Tottenham 1-2 Hunt (37)
26 October 1968 Newcastle 2-1 Evans (23), Thompson (85)
2 November 1968 West Brom 0-0
9 November 1968 Chelsea 2-1 Callaghan (25), Smith (pen 28)
16 November 1968 Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 Lawler (28), Callaghan (71)
23 November 1968 Coventry 2-0 Strong (36), Callaghan (83)
30 November 1968 Nottingham Forest 1-0 Hunt (24)
3 December 1968 Southampton 1-0 Callaghan (14)
7 December 1968 West Ham 2-0 Hughes (44), Thompson (47)
14 December 1968 Man Utd 0-1
21 December 1968 Tottenham 1-0 Hughes (70)
26 December 1968 Burnley 1-1 Lawler (43)
11 January 1969 West Brom 1-0 Thompson (83)
18 January 1969 Chelsea 2-1 Hunt (65), Evans (72)
1 February 1969 Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Hunt (65)
15 February 1969 Nottingham Forest 0-2
22 February 1969 West Ham 1-1 Hunt (51)
15 March 1969 Sunderland 2-0 St John (39), Evans (62)
29 March 1969 Queens Park Rangers 2-1 Smith (pen 28), Hunt (78)
31 March 1969 Arsenal 1-1 Smith (pen 52)
5 April 1969 Wolves 1-0 Hunt (20)
7 April 1969 Stoke 0-0
12 April 1969 Leicester 2-1 Hughes (30), Callaghan (56)
19 April 1969 Ipswich 4-0 Thompson (13), Graham (40, 66), St John (90)
22 April 1969 Coventry 0-0
28 April 1969 Leeds 0-0
12 May 1969 Man City 0-1
17 May 1969 Newcastle 1-1 Hunt (68)

FA CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
3 4 January 1969 Doncaster 2-0 Hunt (70), Callaghan (84)
4 25 January 1969 Burnley 2-1 Smith (pen 13), Hughes (23)
5 1 March 1969 Leicester 0-0
5 (R) 3 March 1969 Leicester 0-1

League CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
2 4 September 1968 Sheffield United 4-0 Hunt (54), Lawler (71), Callaghan (75), Thompson (83)
3 25 September 1968 Swansea 2-0 Lawler (52), Hunt (85)
4 15 October 1968 Arsenal 1-2 Lawler (75)

Inter-Cities Fairs CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
1 (1st leg) 18 September 1968 Athletic Bilbao 1-2 Hunt (67)
1 (2nd leg) 2 October 1968 Athletic Bilbao 2-1[1] Lawler (78), Hughes (87)

TablesEdit

LeagueEdit

Pos Club Pld W D L F A G. Avg Pts
1Leeds 422713266262.5467
2Liverpool 422511663242.6361
3Everton 422115677362.1457

Player statsEdit

Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
MF Alf Arrowsmith 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF Gerry Byrne 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
MF Ian Callaghan 42 8 4 1 3 1 2 0 51 10
GK Ray Clemence 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
FW Alun Evans 33 7 4 0 1 0 1 0 39 7
FW Bobby Graham 13 5 1 0 1 0 1 0 16 5
MF Brian Hall 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
FW Tony Hateley 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
MF Emlyn Hughes 40 3 4 1 3 0 2 1 49 5
FW Roger Hunt 38 13 4 1 3 2 2 1 47 17
DF Chris Lawler 42 3 4 0 3 3 2 1 51 7
GK Tommy Lawrence 42 0 4 0 2 0 2 0 50 0
DF Ian Ross 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
DF Tommy Smith 42 6 4 1 3 0 2 0 51 7
MF Ian St John 41 4 4 0 3 0 2 0 50 4
DF Geoff Strong 31 2 4 0 2 0 1 0 38 2
MF Peter Thompson 42 8 4 0 3 1 2 0 51 9
DF Peter Wall 13 - 0 0 2 0 2 0 17 0
DF Ron Yeats 39 2 4 0 3 0 2 0 48 2

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Player From Fee Date
Alun Evans Wolves £100,000 September 1968
Alec Lindsay Bury £67,000 March 1969
Larry Lloyd Bristol Rovers £50,000 April 1969

OutEdit

Player To Fee Date
David Wilson Preston £4,000 30 May 1968
Tony Hateley Coventry £80,000 19 September 1968
Alf Arrowsmith Bury £25,000 December 1968

NotesEdit

  1. Liverpool lost on a coin toss.


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