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1980-81 season
General information
Manager

Bob Paisley

Captain

Phil Thompson

Performance
Division 1

5th

FA Cup

4th round

League Cup

Winners

Europe

European Cup: Winners

Top scorers
League

McDermott (13)

FA Cup

Dalglish (2)

League Cup

Johnson (4)

Europe

European Cup: Dalglish (7)

Overall

McDermott (22)

Attendances
Average

35,912

The 1980-81 season was Liverpool's 89th season of football since they were established. This was Liverpool's worst season in the league since the 1970-71 season; though they still finished a respectable fifth place. In cup competitions they were much more successful however, winning both the League Cup and European Cup.

SquadEdit

LiverpoolSquad1980-1981

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

FriendliesEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
30 July 1980 Dundalk 2-0 Dalglish, Neal
1 August 1980 Anderlecht 3-4 Fairclough 2, McDermott
3 August 1980 Hvidore 3-1 Johnson, Thompson, Souness
5 August 1980 Stuttgart 2-3 Dalglish, Fairclough

Other friendliesEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
7 May 1981 Swansea 6-7[1] Unknown
11 May 1981 Everton 2-2[2] Unknown


ResultsEdit

LeagueEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
16 August 1980 Crystal Palace 3-0 Dalglish (25), R. Kennedy (32), A. Kennedy (83)
19 August 1980 Coventry 0-0
23 August 1980 Leicester 0-2
30 August 1980 Norwich 4-1 Hansen (44), McDermott (65), A. Kennedy (72), Johnson (87)
6 September 1980 Birmingham 1-1 Dalglish (49)
13 September 1980 West Brom 4-0 McDermott (pen 27), Souness (44), Fairclough (67, 71)
20 September 1980 Southampton 2-2 Souness (8), Fairclough (56)
27 September 1980 Brighton 4-1 Souness (37, 57), McDermott (pen 56), Fairclough (83)
4 October 1980 Man City 3-0 Dalglish (38), Souness (52), Lee (83)
7 October 1980 Middlesbrough 4-2 McDermott (1, pen 79), R. Kennedy (61), Dalglish (86)
11 October 1980 Ipswich 1-1 McDermott (pen 39)
18 October 1980 Everton 2-2 Lee (23), Dalglish (56)
25 October 1980 Arsenal 1-1 Souness (48)
1 November 1980 Stoke 2-2 Johnson (24), Dalglish (79)
8 November 1980 Nottingham Forest 0-0
11 November 1980 Coventry 2-1 Johnson (28, 80)
15 November 1980 Crystal Palace 2-2 R. Kennedy (45), McDermott (77)
22 November 1980 Aston Villa 2-1 Dalglish (66, 88)
25 November 1980 Wolves 1-4 Neal (44)
29 November 1980 Sunderland 4-2 Johnson (14), McDermott (35), Lee (82, 84)
6 December 1980 Tottenham 2-1 Johnson (19), R. Kennedy (59)
13 December 1980 Ipswich 1-1 Case (61)
20 December 1980 Wolves 1-0 R. Kennedy (33)
26 December 1980 Man Utd 0-0
27 December 1980 Leeds 0-0
10 January 1981 Aston Villa 0-2
17 January 1981 Norwich 1-0 McDermott (23)
31 January 1981 Leicester 1-2 Young (og 15)
7 February 1981 West Brom 0-2
14 February 1981 Birmingham 2-2 Johnson (25), Neal (33)
21 February 1981 Brighton 2-2 Johnson (27), McDermott (65)
28 February 1981 Southampton 2-0 R. Kennedy (13), McDermott (60)
21 March 1981 Everton 1-0 Bailey (og 77)
28 March 1981 Arsenal 0-1
3 April 1981 Stoke 3-0 Whelan (27), McDermott (52, 81)
11 April 1981 Nottingham Forest 0-0
14 April 1981 Man Utd 0-1
18 April 1981 Leeds 0-0
25 April 1981 Tottenham 1-1 Gayle (25)
2 May 1981 Sunderland 0-1
5 May 1981 Middlesbrough 2-1 R. Kennedy (7), Irwin (28)
19 May 1981 Man City 1-0 R. Kennedy (16)


FA CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
3 3 January 1981 Altrincham 4-1 McDermott (27), Dalglish (39, 54), R. Kennedy (88)
4 24 January 1981 Everton 1-2 Case (76)


League CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
2 (1st leg) 27 August 1980 Bradford 0-1
2 (2nd leg) 2 September 1980 Bradford 4-0 Dalglish (9, 36), R. Kennedy (34), Johnson (59)
3 23 September 1980 Swindon 5-0 Lee (7, 85), Dalglish (17), Cockeril (og 75), Fairclough (80)
4 28 October 1980 Portsmouth 4-1 Dalglish (22), Johnson (39, 80), Souness (85)
5 2 December 1980 Birmingham 3-1 Dalglish (23), McDermott (66), Johnson (85)
Semi-final (1st leg) 14 January 1981 Man City 1-0 R. Kennedy (81)
Semi-final (2nd leg) 10 February 1981 Man City 1-1 Dalglish (23)
Final 14 March 1981 West Ham 1-1[3] A. Kennedy (118)
Final (R) 1 April 1981 West Ham 2-1 Dalglish (25), Hansen (28)

European CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
1 (1st leg) 17 September 1980 Oulu Palloseura 1-1 McDermott (15)
1 (2nd leg) 1 October 1980 Oulu Palloseura 10-1 Souness (5, 24, pen 52), McDermott (29, 41, 83), Lee (53), R. Kennedy (66), Fairclough (68, 81)
2 (1st leg) 22 October 1980 Aberdeen 1-0 McDermott (5)
2 (2nd leg) 5 November 1980 Aberdeen 4-0 Miller (og 37), Neal (43), Dalglish (58), Hansen (71)
3 (1st leg) 4 March 1981 CSKA Sofia 5-1 Souness (16, 51, 80), Lee (45), McDermott (62)
3 (2nd leg) 18 March 1981 CSKA Sofia 1-0 Johnson (10)
Semi-final (1st leg) 8 April 1981 Bayern Munich 0-0
Semi-final (2nd leg) 22 April 1981 Bayern Munich 1-1 R. Kennedy (83)
Final 27 May 1981 Real Madrid 1-0 A. Kennedy (81)

OtherEdit

Charity Shield:

Date Opponent Score Scorers
9 August 1980 West Ham 1-0 McDermott (17)


TablesEdit

LeagueEdit

Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts
4West Brom 4220121060421852
5Liverpool 421717862422051
6Southampton 4220101276562050


Player statsEdit

Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
MF Jimmy Case 24 1 2 1 4 0 6 0 36 2
GK Ray Clemence 41 0 2 0 9 0 10 0 62 0
DF Avi Cohen 14 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 19 0
FW Kenny Dalglish 34 8 2 2 8 1 10 7 54 18
FW David Fairclough 9 4 1 0 4 1 2 2 16 7
FW Howard Gayle 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 1
MF Alan Hansen 36 1 0 0 8 1 10 1 54 3
MF Steve Heighway 6 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 10 0
DF Colin Irwin 21 1 2 0 4 0 3 0 30 1
FW David Johnson 29 8 1 0 5 4 6 1 41 13
DF Alan Kennedy 19 2 1 0 7 1 7 1 34 4
MF Ray Kennedy 41 8 2 1 9 2 10 2 62 13
MF Sammy Lee 37 4 2 0 7 2 9 2 55 8
MF Terry McDermott 40 13 2 1 9 1 9 7 60 22
DF Richard Money 14 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 17 0
DF Phil Neal 42 2 2 0 9 0 10 1 63 3
GK Steve Ogrizovic 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
FW Ian Rush 7 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 9 0
FW Colin Russell 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
MF Kevin Sheedy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
MF Graeme Souness 37 6 1 0 8 1 9 6 55 13
DF Phil Thompson 25 0 1 0 6 0 8 0 40 0
MF Ronnie Whelan 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1


TransfersEdit

InEdit

Player From Fee Date
Bruce Grobbelaar Vancouver £250,000 17 March 1981
Craig Johnston Middlesbrough £650,000 3 April 1981

OutEdit

Player To Fee Date
Dave Watson Norwich £200,000 29 November 1980
Steve Heighway Minnesota Kicks Free 1981

NotesEdit

  1. Evans' testimonial.
  2. Steve Heighway's testimonial.
  3. After extra time.


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