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1976-77 season
General information
Manager

Bob Paisley

Captain

Emlyn Hughes

Performance
Division 1

Winners

FA Cup

Runners-up

League Cup

2nd round

Europe

European Cup: Winners

Top scorers
League

Keegan (12)

FA Cup

Case (4)
Keegan (4)

League Cup

Callaghan (1)

Europe

European Cup: Keegan (4)
Neal (4)

Overall

Keegan (20)

Attendances
Average

46,171

The 1976-77 season was Liverpool's 85th season of football since they were established. The season was one of the most successful in the club's history, as they won both the First Division and their first European Cup. In addition, they reached the final of the FA Cup, however they were knocked out of the League Cup at the first time of asking, in the second round.

SquadEdit

LiverpoolSquad1976-1977

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

FriendliesEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
4 August 1976 Feyenoord 0-2
7 August 1976 Roda 1-1 McDermott (14)
10 August 1976 Twente 0-2

Other friendliesEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
22 November 1976 Northampton 2-2[1] Hughes, Callaghan
27 May 1977 Bobby Charlton XI 9-9[2] Smith, Clemence, McDermott, Case, Keegan, Johnson, Fairclough

ResultsEdit

LeagueEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
21 August 1976 Norwich 1-0 Heighway (55)
25 August 1976 West Brom 1-0 Toshack (40)
28 August 1976 Birmingham 1-2 Johnson (75)
4 September 1976 Coventry 3-1 Keegan (56), Johnson (73), Toshack (80)
11 September 1976 Derby 3-2 Kennedy (6), Toshack (54), Keegan (80)
18 September 1976 Tottenham 2-0 Johnson (7), Heighway (30)
25 September 1976 Newcastle 0-1
2 October 1976 Middlesbrough 0-0
16 October 1976 Everton 3-1 Heighway (7), Neal (pen 12), Toshack (41)
23 October 1976 Leeds 1-1 Kennedy (72)
27 October 1976 Leicester 1-0 Toshack (12)
30 October 1976 Aston Villa 3-0 Callaghan (76), McDermott (80), Keegan (86)
6 November 1976 Sunderland 1-0 Fairclough (76)
9 November 1976 Leicester 5-1 Heighway (26), Toshack (32), Neal (pen 70), Jones (72), Keegan (pen 82)
20 November 1976 Arsenal 1-1 Kennedy (88)
27 November 1976 Bristol 2-1 Keegan (44), Jones (56)
4 December 1976 Ipswich 0-1
11 December 1976 Queens Park Rangers 3-1 Toshack (34), Keegan (84), Kennedy (85)
15 December 1976 Aston Villa 1-5 Kennedy (41)
18 December 1976 West Ham 0-2
27 December 1976 Stoke 4-0 Thompson (5), Neal (pen 62), Keegan (67), Johnson (81)
29 December 1976 Man City 1-1 Watson (og 89)
1 January 1977 Sunderland 2-0 Kennedy (13), Thompson (69)
15 January 1977 West Brom 1-1 Fairclough (84)
22 January 1977 Norwich 1-2 Neal (pen 52)
5 February 1977 Birmingham 4-1 Neal (pen 37), Toshack (42, 72), Heighway (79)
16 February 1977 Man Utd 0-0
19 February 1977 Derby 3-1 Toshack (56), Jones (69), Keegan (84)
5 March 1977 Newcastle 1-0 Heighway (11)
9 March 1977 Tottenham 0-1
12 March 1977 Middlesbrough 1-0 Hughes (41)
22 March 1977 Everton 0-0
2 April 1977 Leeds 3-1 Neal (pen 36), Fairclough (38), Heighway (61)
9 April 1977 Man City 2-1 Keegan (43), Heighway (78)
11 April 1977 Stoke 0-0
16 April 1977 Arsenal 2-0 Neal (20), Keegan (77)
30 April 1977 Ipswich 2-1 Kennedy (70), Keegan (73)
3 May 1977 Man Utd 1-0 Keegan (15)
7 May 1977 Queens Park Rangers 1-1 Case (68)
10 May 1977 Coventry 0-0
14 May 1977 West Ham 0-0
16 May 1977 Bristol 1-2 Johnson (30)

FA CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
3 8 January 1977 Crystal Palace 0-0
3 (R) 11 January 1977 Crystal Palace 3-2 Keegan (20), Heighway (66, 72)
4 29 January 1977 Carlisle 3-0 Keegan (17), Toshack (34), Heighway (69)
5 26 February 1977 Oldham 3-1 Keegan (21), Case (31), Neal (pen 73)
Quarter-final 19 March 1977 Middlesbrough 2-0 Fairclough (55), Keegan (62)
Semi-final 23 April 1977 Everton 2-2 McDermott (10), Case (73)
Semi-final (R) 27 April 1977 Everton 3-0 Neal (pen 31), Case (88), Kennedy (89)
Final 21 May 1977 Man Utd 1-2 Case (52)

League CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
2 31 August 1976 West Brom 1-1 Callaghan (27)
2 (R) 6 September 1976 West Brom 0-1

European CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
1 (1st leg) 14 September 1976 Crusaders 2-0 Neal (pen 18), Toshack (64)
1 (2nd leg) 28 September 1976 Crusaders 5-0 Keegan (34), Johnson (81, 90), McDermott (84), Heighway (87)
2 (1st leg) 20 October 1976 Trabzonspor 0-1
2 (2nd leg) 3 November 1976 Trabzonspor 3-0 Heighway (8), Johnson (10), Keegan (19)
Quarter-final (1st leg) 2 March 1977 St Etienne 0-1
Quarter-final (2nd leg) 16 March 1977 St Etienne 3-1 Keegan (2), Kennedy (59), Fairclough (84)
Semi-final (1st leg) 6 April 1977 Zurich 3-1 Neal (14, pen 67), Heighway (48)
Semi-final (2nd leg) 20 April 1977 Zurich 3-0 Case (33, 79), Keegan (83)
Final 25 May 1977 Borussia Moenchengladbach 3-1 McDermott (27), Smith (64), Neal (pen 82)

OtherEdit

Charity Shield:

Date Opponent Score Scorers
14 August 1976 Southampton 1-0 Toshack (50)

TablesEdit

LeagueEdit

Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD[3] Pts
1 Liverpool 422311862332957
2 Man City 422114760342656
3 Ipswich 422281266392752

Player statsEdit

Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
MF Ian Callaghan 33 1 5 0 2 1 8 0 48 1
MF Jimmy Case 27 1 7 4 1 0 7 2 42 7
GK Ray Clemence 42 0 8 0 2 0 10 0 62 0
MF Peter Cormack 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FW David Fairclough 20 3 5 1 2 0 3 1 30 5
MF Steve Heighway 39 8 7 3 2 0 10 3 58 14
DF Emlyn Hughes 42 1 8 0 2 0 10 0 62 1
FW David Johnson 26 5 4 0 2 0 6 3 38 8
DF Joey Jones 39 3 8 0 2 0 10 0 59 3
FW Kevin Keegan 38 12 8 4 2 0 9 4 57 20
MF Ray Kennedy 41 7 8 1 2 0 10 1 61 9
DF Brian Kettle 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
MF Sammy Lee 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF Alec Lindsay 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
MF Terry McDermott 26 1 5 1 0 0 7 2 38 4
GK Peter McDonnell 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF Phil Neal 42 7 8 2 2 0 9 4 61 13
DF Tommy Smith 16 0 4 0 0 0 7 1 27 1
FW John Toshack 22 10 2 1 1 0 5 2 30 13
DF Phil Thompson 26 2 4 0 2 0 4 0 36 2
FW Alan Waddle 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Player From Fee Date
David Johnson Ipswich £200,000 12 August 1976
Alan Hansen Partick Thistle £100,000 5 May 1977

OutEdit

Player To Fee Date
Brian Hall Plymouth £50,000 July 1976
Peter Cormack Bristol £50,000 November 1976
Kevin Keegan Hamburg £500,000 3 June 1977

NotesEdit

  1. Dave Bowen's testimonial.
  2. Tommy Smith's testimonial.
  3. Goal difference replaced goal average in this season.


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