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1977-78 season
General information
Manager

Bob Paisley

Captain

Emlyn Hughes

Performance
Division 1

Runners-up

FA Cup

3rd round

League Cup

Runners-up

Europe

European Cup: Winners

Top scorers
League

Dalglish (20)

FA Cup

Johnson (1)
Dalglish (1)

League Cup

Dalglish (6)

Europe

European Cup: Dalglish (3)

Overall

Dalglish (31)

Attendances
Average

43,987

The 1977-78 season was Liverpool's 86th season of football since they were established. They lost their league crown, finishing runners up in the English First Division and also disappointed in the FA Cup, going out in only the third round. They did reach the final of the league cup, where they lost to Nottingham Forest however their biggest success of the season came in Europe, where they won the European Cup for a second season in succession.

SquadEdit

LiverpoolSquad1977-1978

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

FriendliesEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
3 August 1977 Hamburg 2-3 Johnson (65), Fairclough (69)
5 August 1977 Ajax 1-2 Notten (og 55)
7 August 1977 Barcelona 1-0 Johnson (16)

Other friendliesEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
19 September 1977 Lancashire XI 2-4[1] Callghan, OG
27 September 1977 Gothenburg 3-2 Case (30), Fairclough (47, 68)
12 December 1977 St Mirren 1-1 Dalglish (57)
12 May 1978 Bolton 5-5[2] Fairclough 3, Mackenzie (guest) 2
26 May 1978 Al Nasr 5-0 Dalglish 2, Irwin 2, Hansen

ResultsEdit

LeagueEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
20 August 1977 Middlesbrough 1-1 Dalglish (7)
23 August 1977 Newcastle 2-0 Dalglish (46), McDermott (87)
27 August 1977 West Brom 3-0 Dalglish (18), Heighway (81), Case (85)
3 September 1977 Birmingham 1-0 Kennedy (2)
10 September 1977 Coventry 2-0 Fairclough (65), Dalglish (67)
17 September 1977 Ipswich 1-1 Dalglish (22)
24 September 1977 Derby 1-0 McDermott (80)
1 October 1977 Man Utd 0-2
4 October 1977 Arsenal 0-0
8 October 1977 Chelsea 2-0 Dalglish (2), Fairclough (79)
15 October 1977 Leeds 2-1 Case (36, 63)
22 October 1977 Everton 0-0
29 October 1977 Man City 1-3 Fairclough (29)
5 November 1977 Aston Villa 1-2 Carrodus (og 65)
12 November 1977 Queens Park Rangers 0-2
19 November 1977 Bristol City 1-1 Dalglish (12)
26 November 1977 Leicester 4-0 Fairclough (18), Heighway (69), Dalglish (81), McDermott (84)
3 December 1977 West Ham 2-0 Dalglish (37), Fairclough (82)
10 December 1977 Norwich 1-2 Thompson (80)
17 December 1977 Queens Park Rangers 1-0 Neal (pen 30)
26 December 1977 Nottingham Forest 1-1 Heighway (30)
27 December 1977 Wolves 1-0 Neal (pen 22)
31 December 1977 Newcastle 2-0 Thompson (48), Dalglish (89)
2 January 1978 Middlesbrough 2-0 Johnson (39), Heighway (80)
14 January 1978 West Brom 1-0 Johnson (10)
21 January 1978 Birmingham 2-3 Thompson (74), Kennedy (87)
4 February 1978 Coventry 0-1
25 February 1978 Man Utd 3-1 Souness (39), Kennedy (49), Case (84)
4 March 1978 Chelsea 1-3 Neal (pen 48)
8 March 1978 Derby 2-4 Fairclough (70), Dalglish (88)
11 March 1978 Leeds 1-0 Dalglish (47)
25 March 1978 Wolves 3-1 Case (35), Dalglish (73, 82)
1 April 1978 Aston Villa 3-0 Dalglish (3, 19), Kennedy (21)
5 April 1978 Everton 1-0 Johnson (13)
8 April 1978 Leicester 3-2 Smith (42, 76), Lee (56)
15 April 1978 Bristol City 1-1 Heighway (41)
18 April 1978 Ipswich 2-2 Dalglish (58), Souness (62)
22 April 1978 Norwich 3-0 Ryan (og 4), Fairclough (35, 46)
25 April 1978 Arsenal 1-0 Fairclough (24)
29 April 1978 West Ham 2-0 McDermott (38), Fairclough (66)
1 May 1978 Man City 4-0 Dalglish (24, 55, 80), Neal (pen 53)
4 May 1978 Nottingham Forest 0-0

FA CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
3 7 January 1978 Chelsea 2-4 Johnson (60), Dalglish (81)

League CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
2 30 August 1977 Chelsea 2-0 Dalglish (25), Case (47)
3 26 October 1977 Derby 2-0 Fairclough (72, 75)
4 29 November 1977 Coventry 2-2 Fairclough (40), Neal (pen 44)
4 (R) 20 December 1977 Coventry 2-0 Case (5), Dalglish (80)
5 17 January 1978 Wrexham 3-1 Dalglish (14, 58, 87)
Semi-final (1st leg) 7 February 1978 Arsenal 2-1 Dalglish (26), Kennedy (81)
Semi-final (2nd leg) 14 February 1978 Arsenal 0-0
Final 18 March 1978 Nottingham Forest 0-0
Final (R) 22 March 1978 Nottingham Forest 0-1

European CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
2 (1st leg) 19 October 1977 Dynamo Dresden 5-1 Hansen (14), Case (21, 57), Neal (pen 44), Kennedy (66)
2 (2nd leg) 2 November 1977 Dynamo Dresden 1-2 Heighway (67)
3 (1st leg) 1 March 1978 Benfica 2-1 Case (37), Hughes (72)
3 (2nd leg) 15 March 1978 Benfica 4-1 Callaghan (6), Dalglish (17), McDermott (78), Neal (88)
Semi-final (1st leg) 29 March 1978 Borussia Moenchengladbach 1-2 Johnson (88)
Semi-final (2nd leg) 12 April 1978 Borussia Moenchengladbach 3-0 Kennedy (6), Dalglish (35), Case (56)
Final 10 May 1978 Bruges 1-0 Dalglish (65)

OtherEdit

Charity Shield:

Date Opponent Score Scorers
13 August 1977 Man City 0-0

European Super Cup:

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
1st Leg 22 November 1977 Hamburg 1-1 Fairclough (65)
2nd Leg 6 November 1977 Hamburg 6-0 Thompson (21), McDermott (40, 55, 56), Fairclough (86), Dalglish (88)

TablesEdit

LeagueEdit

Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts
1 Nottingham Forest 422514369244564
2 Liverpool 42249965343157
3 Everton 422211976453155

Player statsEdit

Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
MF Ian Callaghan 26 0 1 0 7 0 7 1 41 1
MF Jimmy Case 33 5 0 0 8 2 10 4 51 11
GK Ray Clemence 40 0 1 0 9 0 10 0 60 0
FW Kenny Dalglish 42 20 1 1 9 6 10 4 62 31
FW David Fairclough 29 10 1 0 7 3 4 2 42 15
DF Alan Hansen 18 0 1 0 3 0 4 1 26 1
MF Steve Heighway 28 5 1 0 8 0 9 1 46 6
DF Emlyn Hughes 39 0 1 0 9 0 10 1 59 1
DF Colin Irwin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF Joey Jones 20 0 1 0 2 0 4 0 27 0
MF Ray Kennedy 41 4 1 0 9 1 10 2 61 7
FW Kevin Kewley 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
MF Sammy Lee 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
MF Terry McDermott 37 4 0 0 8 0 8 4 53 8
GK Peter McDonnell 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF Phil Neal 42 4 1 0 9 1 10 2 62 7
GK Steve Ogrizovic 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
MF Graeme Souness 15 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 18 2
DF Tommy Smith 22 2 0 0 6 0 6 0 34 2
DF Phil Thompson 27 3 1 0 7 0 8 1 43 4
FW David Johnson 12 3 1 1 1 0 3 1 17 5
FW John Toshack 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 5 0

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Player From Fee Date
Kenny Dalglish Celtic £440,000 10 August 1977
Steve Ogrizovic Chesterfield £70,000 October 1977
Graeme Souness Middlesbrough £352,000 10 January 1978

OutEdit

Player To Fee Date
Alan Waddle Leicester £45,000 1977
Alec Lindsay Stoke £20,000 September 1977
Max Thompson Blackpool £80,000 December 1977
John Toshack Swansea Free February 1978
Kevin Kewley Dallas Tornado £18,000 2 March 1978

NotesEdit

  1. Ian Callaghan's testimonial.
  2. Peter Thompson's testimonial.


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