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1978-79 season
General information
Manager

Bob Paisley

Captain

Emlyn Hughes
Kenny Dalglish

Performance
Division 1

Winners

FA Cup

Semi-final

League Cup

2nd round

Europe

European Cup: 1st round

Top scorers
League

Dalglish (21)

FA Cup

Dalglish (4)

League Cup

None

Europe

European Cup: None

Overall

Dalglish (25)

Attendances
Average

45,391

The 1978-79 season was Liverpool's 87th season of football since they were established. Liverpool managed to regain the league championship this season, but were overall disappointing in the cup competitions. They were knocked out of the League Cup and European Cup at the first time of asking, but did manage to reach the semi-final of the FA Cup.

SquadEdit

LiverpoolSquad1978-1979

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

FriendliesEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
2 August 1978 Bass League XI 3-1 Souness (51), Jones (70), Case (87)
6 August 1978 Basel 6-0 Dalglish (20), Hughes (33), R. Kennedy (44, 69), Case (60), Baldinger (og)
8 August 1978 Bayern Munich 1-1 Fairclough (70)
11 August 1978 Austria Wien 1-0 Heighway (52)
14 August 1978 Celtic 3-2[1] A. Kennedy (32), Dalglish (39, 56)

Other friendliesEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
2 October 1978 Saudi Arabia 1-1 Dalglish
11 October 1978 Swansea 3-2[2] Dalglish (90), Souness
12 December 1978 Werder Bremen 1-1 Neal (80)
27 January 1979 Bangor 4-0 Dalglish (18, 38), McDermott (pen 31), Fairclough (35)
27 March 1979 Borussia Moenchengladbach 0-1[3]
28 May 1979 Israel 3-3 Case (31), R. Kennedy (62), Fairclough (66)


ResultsEdit

LeagueEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
19 August 1978 Queens Park Rangers 2-1 Dalglish (27), Heighway (76)
22 August 1978 Ipswich 3-0 Souness (17), Dalglish (22, 74)
26 August 1978 Man City 4-1 Souness (15, 48), R. Kennedy (34), Dalglish (56)
2 September 1978 Tottenham 7-0 Dalglish (8, 20), R. Kennedy (28), Johnson (48, 58), Neal (pen 64), McDermott (76)
9 September 1978 Birmingham 3-0 Souness (12, 57), A. Kennedy (81)
16 September 1978 Coventr 1-0 Souness (27)
23 September 1978 West Brom 1-1 Dalglish (70)
30 September 1978 Bolton 3-0 Case (13, 39, 55)
7 October 1978 Norwich 4-1 Heighway (6, 10), Johnson (36), Case (49)
14 October 1978 Derby 5-0 Johnson (29), R. Kennedy (55, 78), Dalglish (61, 80)
21 October 1978 Chelsea 2-0 Johnson (6), Dalglish (71)
28 October 1978 Everton 0-1
4 November 1978 Leeds 1-1 McDermott (pen 81)
11 November 1978 Queens Park Rangers 3-1 Heighway (29), R. Kennedy (45), Johnson (85)
18 November 1978 Man City 1-0 Neal (pen 86)
22 November 1978 Tottenham 0-0
25 November 1978 Middlesbrough 2-0 McDermott (30), Souness (69)
2 December 1978 Arsenal 0-1
9 December 1978 Nottingham Forest 2-0 McDermott (pen 29, 48)
16 December 1978 Bristol 0-1
26 December 1978 Man Utd 3-0 R. Kennedy (5), Case (25), Fairclough (67)
3 February 1979 West Brom 2-1 Dalglish (21), Fairclough(53)
13 February 1979 Birmingham 1-0 Souness (37)
21 February 1979 Norwich 6-0 Dalglish (3, 48), Johnson (46, 51), A. Kennedy (80), R. Kennedy (90)
24 February 1979 Derby 2-0 Dalglish (11), R. Kennedy (70)
3 March 1979 Chelsea 0-0
6 March 1979 Coventry 0-0
13 March 1979 Everton 1-1 Dalglish (15)
20 March 1979 Wolves 2-0 McDermott (34), Johnson (48)
24 March 1979 Ipswich 2-0 Dalglish (41), Johnson (81)
7 April 1979 Arsenal 3-0 Case (49), Dalglish (73), McDermott (88)
10 April 1979 Wolves 1-0 Hansen (33)
14 April 1979 Man Utd 2-0 Dalglish (36), Neal (46)
16 April 1979 Aston Villa 1-3 Johnson (65)
21 April 1979 Bristol 1-0 Dalglish (5)
24 April 1979 Southampton 1-1 Johnson (12)
28 April 1979 Nottingham Forest 0-0
1 May 1979 Bolton 4-1 Johnson (11), R. Kennedy (51, 76), Dalglish (75)
5 May 1979 Southampton 2-0 Neal (16, 80)
8 May 1979 Aston Villa 3-0 A. Kennedy (1), Dalglish (38), McDermott (57)
11 May 1979 Middlesbrough 1-0 Johnson (56)
17 May 1979 Leeds 3-0 Johnson (21, 57), Case (42)


FA CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
3 10 January 1979 Southend 0-0
3 (R) 17 January 1979 Southend 3-0 Case (38), Dalglish (75), R. Kennedy (85)
4 30 January 1979 Blackburn 1-0 Dalglish (82)
5 28 February 1979 Burnley 3-0 Johnson (43, 61), Souness (59)
Quarter-final 10 March 1979 Ipswich 1-0 Dalglish (52)
Semi-final 31 March 1979 Man Utd 2-2 Dalglish (17), Hansen (82)
Semi-final (R) 4 April 1979 Man Utd 0-1


League CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
2 28 August 1978 Sheffield 0-1

European CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
1 (1st leg) 13 September 1978 Nottingham Forest 0-2
1 (2nd leg) 27 September 1978 Nottingham Forest 0-0

OtherEdit

European Super Cup:

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
1st leg 4 December 1978 Anderlecht 1-3 Case (27)
2nd leg 19 December 1978 Anderlecht 2-1 Hughes (13), Fairclough (85)


TablesEdit

LeagueEdit

Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts
1Liverpool 42308485166968
2Nottingham Forest 422118361263560
3West Brom 422411772353759


Player statsEdit

Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
MF Jimmy Case 37 7 6 0 1 1 4 1 48 9
GK Ray Clemence 42 0 7 0 1 0 3 0 53 0
FW Kenny Dalglish 42 21 7 4 1 0 4 0 54 25
FW David Fairclough 4 2 3 0 1 0 2 1 10 3
DF Alan Hansen 34 1 6 0 0 1 2 0 42 2
MF Steve Heighway 28 4 5 0 1 0 3 0 37 4
DF Emlyn Hughes 16 0 7 0 1 0 4 1 28 1
FW David Johnson 30 16 4 0 0 2 3 0 37 18
DF Joey Jones 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF Alan Kennedy 37 3 2 0 1 0 3 0 43 3
MF Ray Kennedy 42 10 7 0 1 1 4 0 54 11
DF Brian Kettle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MF Sammy Lee 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
MF Terry McDermott 37 8 7 0 1 0 4 0 49 8
DF Phil Neal 42 5 7 0 1 0 4 0 54 5
GK Steve Ogrizovic 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
MF Graeme Souness 41 8 7 0 1 1 4 0 53 9
DF Phil Thompson 39 0 6 0 1 0 3 0 49 0


TransfersEdit

InEdit

Player From Fee Date
Kevin Sheedy Hereford £80,000 13 July 1978
Alan Kennedy Newcastle £330,000 13 August 1978
Frank McGarvey St Mirren £300,000 May 1979

OutEdit

Player To Fee Date
Tommy Smith Swansea Free August 1978
Peter McDonnell Oldham Free August 1978
Joey Jones Wrexham £20,000 September 1978
Ian Callaghan Swansea Free 15 September 1978
Trevor Birch Shrewsbury £45,000 March 1979 #

NotesEdit

  1. Jock Stein's testimonial.
  2. Chris Lawler's testimonial.
  3. Emlyn Hughes's testimonial.


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