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1984-85 season
General information
Manager

Joe Fagan

Captain

Phil Neal

Performance
Division 1

Runners-up

FA Cup

Semi-final

League Cup

3rd round

Europe

European Cup: Runners-up

Top scorers
League

Wark (18)

FA Cup

Rush (7)

League Cup

Robinson (1)
Whelan (1)

Europe

European Cup: Rush (5)
Wark (5)

Overall

Wark (27)

Attendances
Average

33,348

The 1984-85 season was Liverpool's 93rd season of football since they were established. This was a fairly successful season for Liverpool - though they failed to win any trophies. They were runners-up in the league and European Cup, and managed to reach the semi-final of the FA Cup before being knocked out by Man Utd. The League Cup campaign was much less successful, firstly Liverpool barely sneaked past against Stockport in the second round, before being beaten by Tottenham in the following round.

The season ended in controversy with the Heysel Stadium disaster which occurred in the 1985 European Cup Final. Liverpool - along with all other English clubs - were banned from participating in European competitions for an indefinite period as a result of the disaster.

SquadEdit

LiverpoolSquad1984-1985

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

FriendliesEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
4 August 1984 Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Rush
6 August 1984 Charleroi 6-0 Rush, Robinson, Gillespie, Wark, Nicol, Whelan
8 August 1984 Young Boys 1-0 Kennedy (63)
10 August 1984 Grasshoppers 1-0 Wark (72)
12 August 1984 Reykjavik 2-2 Robinson, Neal
20 August 1984 Home Farm 3-0 Whelan 2, Molby

ResultsEdit

LeagueEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
25 August 1984 Norwich 3-3 Bruce (og 2), Dalglish (24), Neal (pen 67)
27 August 1984 West Ham 3-0 Walsh (1), Wark (75, 85)
1 September 1984 Queens Park Rangers 1-1 Whelan (82)
4 September 1984 Luton 2-1 Neal (pen 47), Dalglish (71)
8 September 1984 Arsenal 1-3 Kennedy (82)
15 September 1984 Sunderland 1-1 Walsh (17)
22 September 1984 Man Utd 1-1 Walsh (73)
29 September 1984 Sheffield Wednesday 0-2
6 October 1984 West Brom 0-0
12 October 1984 Tottenham 0-1
20 October 1984 Everton 0-1
28 October 1984 Nottingham Forest 2-0 Whelan (36), Rush (50)
3 November 1984 Stoke 1-0 Whelan (86)
10 November 1984 Southampton 1-1 Rush (46)
18 November 1984 Newcastle 2-0 Nicol (24), Wark (89)
24 November 1984 Ipswich 2-0 Wark (41, 53)
1 December 1984 Chelsea 1-3 Molby (28)
4 December 1984 Coventry 3-1 Wark (8, 89), Rush (pen 23)
15 December 1984 Aston Villa 0-0
21 December 1984 Queens Park Rangers 2-0 Wark (38), Rush (60)
26 December 1984 Leicester 1-2 Neal (pen 60)
29 December 1984 Luton 1-0 Wark (26)
1 January 1985 Watford 1-1 Rush (88)
19 January 1985 Norwich 4-0 Wark (36), Rush (80, 89), Dalglish (86)
2 February 1985 Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Lawrenson (85)
12 February 1985 Arsenal 3-0 Rush (32), Neal (52), Whelan (87)
23 February 1985 Stoke 2-0 Nicol (14), Dalglish (28)
2 March 1985 Nottingham Forest 1-0 Wark (pen 49)
16 March 1985 Tottenham 0-1
23 March 1985 West Brom 5-0 Nicol (6), Dalglish (56), Wark (64, 70, 82)
31 March 1985 Man Utd 0-1
3 April 1985 Sunderland 3-0 Rush (1, 30), Wark (70)
6 April 1985 Leicester 1-0 Whelan (82)
20 April 1985 Newcastle 3-1 Wark (57), Gillespie (69), Walsh (80)
27 April 1985 Ipswich 0-0
4 May 1985 Chelsea 4-3 Whelan (4), Nicol (11, 27), Rush (68)
6 May 1985 Coventry 2-0 Walsh (44, 58)
11 May 1985 Aston Villa 2-1 Whelan (66), Rush (68)
14 May 1985 Southampton 1-1 Wark (31)
17 May 1985 Watford 4-3 Rush (52, 81), Dalglish (57), Wark (pen 59)
20 May 1985 West Ham 3-0 Walsh (26, 36), Beglin (56)
23 May 1985 Everton 0-1

FA CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
3 5 January 1985 Aston Villa 3-0 Rush (4, 74), Wark (49)
4 27 January 1985 Tottenham 1-0 Rush (17)
5 16 February 1985 York 1-1 Rush (52)
5 (R) 20 February 1985 York 7-0 Whelan (15, 55), Wark (28, 58, 79), Neal (72), Walsh (83)
6 10 March 1985 Barnsley 4-0 Rush (55, 80, 84), Whelan (72)
Semi-final 13 April 1985 Man Utd 2-2[1] Whelan (87), Walsh (119)
Semi-final (R) 17 April 1985 Man Utd 1-2 McGrath (og 39)

League CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
2 (1st leg) 24 September 1984 Stockport 0-0
2 (2nd leg) 9 October 1984 Stockport 2-0[2] Robinson (97), Whelan (115)
3 31 October 1984 Tottenham 0-1

European CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
1 (1st leg) 19 September 1984 Lech Poznan 1-0 Wark (62)
1 (2nd leg) 3 October 1984 Lech Poznan 4-0 Wark (13, 19, 89), Walsh (38)
2 (1st leg) 24 October 1984 Benfica 3-1 Rush (44, 71, 76)
2 (2nd leg) 7 November 1984 Benfica 0-1
3 (1st leg) 6 March 1985 Austria Memphis 1-1 Nicol (86)
3 (2nd leg) 20 March 1985 Austria Memphis 4-1 Walsh (16, 55), Nicol (39), Obermayer (og 46)
Semi-final (1st leg) 10 April 1985 Panathinaikos 4-0 Wark (35), Rush (48, 49), Beglin (85)
Semi-final (2nd leg) 24 April 1985 Panathinaikos 1-0 Lawrenson (61)
Final 29 May 1985 Juventus 0-1

OtherEdit

Charity Shield:

Date Opponent Score Scorers
18 August 1984 Everton 0-1

European Super Cup:

Date Opponent Score Scorers
16 January 1985 Juventus 0-2

World Club Championship:

Date Opponent Score Scorers
9 December 1984 Independiente 0-1

TablesEdit

LeagueEdit

Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts
1Everton 42286888434590
2Liverpool 422211968353377
3Tottenham 422381178512777

Player statsEdit

Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
DF Jim Beglin 10 1 2 0 0 0 3 1 15 2
GK Bob Bolder 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MF Kenny Dalglish 36 6 7 0 1 0 9 0 53 6
DF Gary Gillespie 12 1 4 0 3 0 5 0 24 1
GK Bruce Grobbelaar 42 0 7 0 3 0 12 0 64 0
DF Alan Hansen 41 0 7 0 2 0 12 0 62 0
FW David Hodgson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MF Craig Johnston 11 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 17 0
DF Alan Kennedy 32 1 5 0 3 0 9 0 49 1
DF Mark Lawrenson 33 1 4 0 2 0 11 1 50 2
MF Sammy Lee 17 0 1 0 2 0 5 0 25 0
MF Kevin MacDonald 13 0 7 0 0 0 4 0 24 0
MF Jan Molby 22 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 24 1
DF Phil Neal 42 4 7 1 3 0 12 0 64 5
MF Steve Nicol 31 5 6 0 2 0 9 2 48 7
GK Chris Pile 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FW Michael Robinson 6 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 10 1
FW Ian Rush 28 14 6 7 1 0 9 5 44 26
DF Phil Thompson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FW Paul Walsh 26 8 3 2 2 0 8 3 39 13
MF John Wark 40 18 7 4 3 0 12 5 62 27
MF Ronnie Whelan 37 7 7 4 3 1 12 0 59 12

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Player From Fee Date
Jan Molby Ajax £200,000 22 August 1984
Kevin MacDonald Leicester £400,000 November 1984
Wayne Harrison Oldham £250,000 January 1985

OutEdit

Player To Fee Date
Graeme Souness Sampdoria £650,000 12 June 1984
David Hodgson Sunderland £125,000 24 August 1984
Paul Jewell Wigan £15,000 20 December 1984
Michael Robinson Queens Park Rangers £100,000 27 December 1984
Bob Bolder Sunderland Free 1985
Phil Thompson Sheffield United Free March 1985

NotesEdit

  1. After extra time.
  2. After extra time.


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