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1972-73 season
General information
Manager

Bill Shankly

Captain

Tommy Smith

Performance
Division 1

Winners

FA Cup

4th round

League Cup

5th round

Europe

UEFA Cup: Winners

Top scorers
League

Keegan (13)
Toshack (13)

FA Cup

Toshack (2)

League Cup

Keegan (5)

Europe

UEFA Cup: Boersma (4)
Keegan (4)

Overall

Keegan (22)

Attendances
Average

44,863

The 1972-73 season was Liverpool's 81st season of football since they were established. This season started the 'glory years' for Liverpool, as they began their domination of English football, winning the league title for the first time since the 1965-66 season. They also won the UEFA Cup, beating Borussia Moenchengladbach in the final. The FA Cup and League Cup were less fruitful however, as they were knocked out in the fourth and fifth rounds respectively.

SquadEdit

LiverpoolSquad1972-1973

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

FriendliesEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
1 July 1972 Chester 2-0 Hall, Heighway
2 August 1972 Bochum 2-0 Cormack, Smith
5 August 1972 Utrecht 1-0 Heighway

Other friendliesEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
13 March 1973 Everton 1-2[1] Toshack
30 April 1973 Chelsea 4-2[2] St John (4, 63), Hunt (70, 74)

ResultsEdit

LeagueEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
12 August 1972 Man City 2-0 Hall (3), Callaghan (84)
15 August 1972 Man Utd 2-0 Toshack (12), Heighway (20)
19 August 1972 Crystal Palace 1-1 Hughes (75)
23 August 1972 Chelsea 2-1 Toshack (3), Callaghan (13)
26 August 1972 West Ham 3-2 Toshack (44), Ferguson (og 62), Hughes (64)
30 August 1972 Leicester 2-3 Toshack (8, 16)
2 September 1972 Derby 1-2 Toshack (16)
9 September 1972 Wolves 4-2 Hughes (28), Cormack (76), Smith (pen 80), Keegan (84)
16 September 1972 Arsenal 0-0
23 September 1972 Sheffield United 5-0 Boersma (28), Lindsay (31), Heighway (33), Cormack (51), Keegan (pen 54)
30 September 1972 Leeds 2-1 Lloyd (40), Boersma (65)
7 October 1972 Everton 1-0 Cormack (77)
14 October 1972 Southampton 1-1 Lawler (40)
21 October 1972 Stoke 2-1 Hughes (66), Callaghan (90)
28 October 1972 Norwich 1-1 Cormack (18)
4 November 1972 Chelsea 3-1 Toshack (33, 55), Keegan (50)
11 November 1972 Man Utd 0-2
18 November 1972 Newcastle 3-2 Cormack (5), Lindsay (35), Toshack (48)
25 November 1972 Tottenham 2-1 Heighway (28), Keegan (40)
2 December 1972 Birmingham 4-3 Lindsay (32, 55), Cormack (44), Toshack (77)
9 December 1972 West Brom 1-1 Boersma (21)
16 December 1972 Ipswich 1-1 Heighway (24)
23 December 1972 Coventry 2-0 Toshack (6, 22)
26 December 1972 Sheffield United 3-0 Boersma (27), Lawler (50), Heighway (81)
30 December 1972 Crystal Palace 1-0 Cormack (66)
6 January 1973 West Ham 1-0 Keegan (75)
20 January 1973 Derby 1-1 Toshack (23)
27 January 1973 Wolves 1-2 Keegan (17)
10 February 1973 Arsenal 0-2
17 February 1973 Man City 1-1 Boersma (77)
24 February 1973 Ipswich 2-1 Heighway (67), Keegan (80)
3 March 1973 Everton 2-0 Hughes (80, 88)
10 March 1973 Southampton 3-2 Lloyd (37), Keegan (38, 87)
17 March 1973 Stoke 1-0 Mahoney (og 65)
24 March 1973 Norwich 3-1 Lawler (50), Hughes (55), Hall (88)
31 March 1973 Tottenham 1-1 Keegan (70)
7 April 1973 Birmingham 1-2 Smith (60)
14 April 1973 West Brom 1-0 Keegan (pen 14)
17 April 1973 Coventry 2-1 Boersma (36, 60)
21 April 1973 Newcastle 1-2 Keegan (24)
23 April 1973 Leeds 2-0 Cormack (47), Keegan (85)
28 April 1973 Leicester 0-0

FA CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
3 13 January 1973 Burnley 0-0
3 (R) 16 January 1973 Burnley 3-0 Toshack (31, 49), Cormack (75)
4 3 February 1973 Man City 0-0
4 (R) 7 February 1973 Man City 0-2

League CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
2 5 September 1972 Carlisle 1-1 Keegan (42)
2 (R) 19 September 1972 Carlisle 5-1 Keegan (37), Boersma (39, 82), Lawler (73), Heighway (86)
3 3 October 1972 West Brom 1-1 Heighway (86)
3 (R) 10 October 1972 West Brom 2-1 Hughes (62), Keegan (120)
4 31 October 1972 Leeds 2-2 Keegan (31), Toshack (80)
4 (R) 22 November 1972 Leeds 1-0 Keegan (90)
5 4 December 1972 Tottenham 1-1 Hughes (78)
5 (R) 6 December 1972 Tottenham 1-3 Callaghan (85)

UEFA CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
1 (1st leg) 12 September 1972 Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 Keegan (12), Hughes (75)
1 (2nd leg) 26 September 1972 Eintracht Frankfurt 0-0
2 (1st leg) 24 October 1972 AEK Athens 3-0 Boersma (9), Cormack (28), Smith (pen 78)
2 (2nd leg) 7 November 1972 AEK Athens 3-1 Hughes (18, 44), Boersma (87)
3 (1st leg) 29 November 1972 Dynamo Berlin 0-0
3 (2nd leg) 13 December 1972 Dynamo Berlin 3-1 Boersma (1), Heighway (25), Toshack (56)
4 (1st leg) 7 March 1973 Dynamo Dresden 2-0 Hall (25), Boersma (60)
4 (2nd leg) 21 March 1973 Dynamo Dresden 1-0 Keegan (53)
Semi-final (1st leg) 10 April 1973 Tottenham 1-0 Lindsay (17)
Semi-final (2nd leg) 25 April 1973 Tottenham 1-2 Heighway (55)
Final (1st leg) 10 May 1973 Borussia Moenchengladbach 3-0 Keegan (21, 33), Lloyd (62)
Final (2nd leg) 23 May 1973 Borussia Moenchengladbach 0-2

TablesEdit

LeagueEdit

Pos Club Pld W D L F A G. Avg Pts
1Liverpool 422510772421.7160
2Arsenal 422311857431.3357
3Leeds 4221111071451.5853

Player statsEdit

Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
FW Phil Boersma 19 7 1 2 3 0 8 4 31 13
FW Derek Brownbill 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MF Ian Callaghan 42 3 4 0 8 1 12 0 66 4
GK Ray Clemence 41 0 4 0 7 0 12 0 64 0
MF Peter Cormack 30 8 4 1 8 0 10 1 52 10
MF Brian Hall 21 2 0 0 2 0 8 1 31 3
MF Steve Heighway 38 6 4 0 8 2 12 2 62 10
MF Emlyn Hughes 41 7 4 0 8 2 12 3 65 12
FW Kevin Keegan 41 13 4 0 8 5 11 4 64 22
GK Frank Lane 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
DF Chris Lawler 42 3 4 0 8 1 12 0 66 4
DF Alec Lindsay 37 4 4 0 7 0 11 1 59 5
GK Grahame Lloyd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF Larry Lloyd 42 2 4 0 8 0 12 1 66 3
MF Hughie McAuley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF John McLaughlin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF Tommy Smith 33 2 2 0 4 0 10 1 49 3
DF Trevor Storton 4 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 10 0
MF Phil Thompson 14 0 2 0 1 0 3 0 20 0
FW John Toshack 22 13 4 2 6 1 8 1 40 17
MF Peter Thompson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF John Webb 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FW Jack Whitham 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Player From Fee Date
Peter Cormack Nottingham Forest £110,000 July 1972
Trevor Storton Tranmere £25,000 July 1972
Jimmy Case South Liverpool £500 1 May 1973

OutEdit

Player To Fee Date
Alun Evans Aston Villa £72,000 20 June 1972

NotesEdit

  1. Brian Labone's testimonial.
  2. Ian St John's testimonial.


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