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1985-86 season
General information
Manager

Kenny Dalglish

Captain

Alan Hansen

Performance
Division 1

Winners

FA Cup

Winners

League Cup

Semi-final

Top scorers
League

Rush (22)

FA Cup

Rush (6)

League Cup

Walsh (4)

Overall

Rush (33)

Attendances
Average

31,592

The 1985-86 season was Liverpool's 94th season of football since they were established. This was a very successful season for Liverpool, as they won the league and FA Cup double (the only time they have ever done so). They could have attained the treble had they not been knocked out in the League Cup semi-final by Queens Park Rangers.

In the aftermath of the Heysel Stadium disaster in the previous season's European Cup final, English clubs were banned from participating in European tournaments. The Screen Sport Super Cup was set up to provide a degree of financial compensation - because they would miss out on money brought in from playing in European competitions.

SquadEdit

LiverpoolSquad1985-1986

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

FriendliesEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
27 July 1985 Burnley 5-1 De Mange, Rush (16, 49, 87), Whelan (79)
30 July 1985 Crewe 2-2 Rush, Nicol
2 August 1985 Oldham 0-1
5 August 1985 Brighton 4-1 Nicol, Rush, Dalglish
7 August 1985 Charlton 2-1 Rush, Lawrenson
10 August 1985 Bristol 3-3 Newman (og 2), Whelan (3), MacDonald (35)

Other friendliesEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
12 August 1985 Everton 2-3 Neal, Johnston

ResultsEdit

LeagueEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
17 August 1985 Arsenal 2-0 Whelan (33), Nicol (61)
21 August 1985 Aston Villa 2-2 Rush (39), Molby (85)
24 August 1985 Newcastle 0-1
26 August 1985 Ipswich 5-0 Nicol (15), Rush (23, 67), Molby (27), Johnston (90)
31 August 1985 West Ham 2-2 Johnston (52), Whelan (83)
3 September 1985 Nottingham Forest 2-0 Whelan (55, 69)
7 September 1985 Watford 3-1 Neal (pen 27), Johnston (67), Rush (72)
14 September 1985 Oxford 2-2 Rush (62), Johnston (75)
21 September 1985 Everton 3-2 Dalglish (1), Rush (16), McMahon (42)
28 September 1985 Tottenham 4-1 Lawrenson (44), Rush (56), Molby (pen 61, pen 67)
5 October 1985 Queens Park Rangers 1-2 Walsh (9)
12 October 1985 Southampton 1-0 McMahon (60)
19 October 1985 Man Utd 1-1 Johnston (46)
26 October 1985 Luton 3-2 Walsh (31, 35), Molby (65)
2 November 1985 Leicester 1-0 Rush (84)
9 November 1985 Coventry 3-0 Beglin (5), Walsh (47), Rush (81)
16 November 1985 West Brom 4-1 Nicol (45), Molby (62), Lawrenson (73), Walsh (87)
23 November 1985 Birmingham 2-0 Rush (10), Walsh (26)
30 November 1985 Chelsea 1-1 Molby (pen 85)
7 December 1985 Aston Villa 3-0 Molby (2), Walsh (67), Johnston (81)
14 December 1985 Arsenal 0-2
21 December 1985 Newcastle 1-1 Nicol (34)
26 December 1985 Man City 0-1
28 December 1985 Nottingham Forest 1-1 MacDonald (55)
1 January 1986 Sheffield Wednesday 2-2 Rush (49), Walsh (76)
12 January 1986 Watford 3-2 Walsh (44, 85), Rush (75)
18 January 1986 West Ham 3-1 Molby (pen 58), Rush (67), Walsh (70)
1 February 1986 Ipswich 1-2 Whelan (36)
9 February 1986 Man Utd 1-1 Wark (40)
22 February 1986 Everton 0-2
2 March 1986 Tottenham 2-1 Molby (66), Rush (90)
8 March 1986 Queens Park Rangers 4-1 McMahon (19, 75), Rush (29), Wark (43)
15 March 1986 Southampton 2-1 Wark (53), Rush (59)
22 March 1986 Oxford 6-0 Rush (1, 71), Lawrenson (18), Whelan (39), Molby (pen 51, 88)
29 March 1986 Sheffield Wednesday 0-0
31 March 1986 Man City 2-0 McMahon (32, 58)
12 April 1986 Coventry 5-0 Whelan (20, 26, 83), Molby (46), Rush (78)
16 April 1986 Luton 1-0 Johnston (17)
19 April 1986 West Brom 2-1 Dalglish (23), Rush (55)
26 April 1986 Birmingham 5-0 Rush (25), Gary Gillespie (46, 58, pen 83), Molby (pen 49)
30 April 1986 Leicester 2-0 Rush (20), Whelan (28)
3 May 1986 Chelsea 1-0 Dalglish (23)

FA CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
3 4 January 1986 Norwich 5-0 MacDonald (23), Walsh (33), McMahon (73), Whelan (78), Wark (81)
4 26 January 1986 Chelsea 2-1 Rush (45), Lawrenson (47)
5 15 February 1986 York 1-1 Molby (pen 64)
5 (R) 18 February 1986 York 3-1[1] Wark (19), Molby (94), Dalglish (98)
6 11 March 1986 Watford 0-0
6 (R) 17 March 1986 Watford 2-1[2] Molby (pen 86), Rush (108)
Semi-final 5 April 1986 Southampton 2-0[3] Rush (99, 104)
Final 10 May 1986 Everton 3-1 Rush (57, 84), Johnston (53)

League CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
2 (1st leg) 24 September 1985 Oldham 3-0 McMahon (25, 76), Rush (33)
2 (2nd leg) 9 October 1985 Oldham 5-2 Whelan (5, 48), Wark (25), Rush (65), MacDonald (72)
3 29 October 1985 Brighton 4-0 Walsh (11, 71, 72), Dalglish (80)
4 26 November 1985 Man Utd 2-1 Molby (57, pen 58)
5 21 January 1986 Ipswich 3-0 Walsh (17), Whelan (28), Rush (66)
Semi-final (1st leg) 12 February 1986 Queens Park Rangers 0-1
Semi-final (2nd leg) 5 March 1986 Queens Park Rangers 2-2 McMahon (42), Johnston (69)

OtherEdit

Screen Sport Super Cup:

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
1 (1st leg) 17 September 1985 Southampton 2-1 Molby (6), Dalglish (28)
1 (2nd leg) 22 October 1985 Southampton 1-1 Walsh (81)
2 (1st leg) 3 December 1985 Tottenham 2-0 MacDonald (19), Walsh (34)
2 (2nd leg) 14 January 1986 Tottenham 3-0 Rush (49, 61), Lawrenson (56)
Semi-final (1st leg) 5 February 1986 Norwich 1-1 Dalglish (79)
Semi-final (2nd leg) 6 May 1986 Norwich 3-1 MacDonald (56), Molby (pen 72), Johnston (79)

TablesEdit

LeagueEdit

Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts
1Liverpool 422610689375288
2Everton 42268887414686
3West Ham 422661074403484

Player statsEdit

Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
DF Gary Ablett 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF Jim Beglin 34 1 7 0 7 0 5 0 53 1
MF Kenny Dalglish 21 3 6 1 2 1 2 2 31 7
DF Gary Gillespie 14 3 5 0 2 0 3 0 24 3
GK Bruce Grobbelaar 42 0 8 0 7 0 6 0 63 0
DF Alan Hansen 41 0 8 0 7 0 4 0 60 0
MF Craig Johnston 41 7 8 1 7 1 5 1 61 10
DF Alan Kennedy 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
DF Mark Lawrenson 38 3 7 1 7 0 6 1 58 5
MF Sammy Lee 15 0 3 0 3 0 5 0 26 0
MF Kevin MacDonald 17 1 2 1 2 1 4 2 25 5
MF Steve McMahon 23 6 4 1 5 3 4 0 36 10
MF Jan Molby 39 14 8 3 5 3 6 2 58 21
DF Phil Neal 13 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 16 1
DF Steve Nicol 34 4 4 0 3 0 6 0 47 4
FW Ian Rush 40 22 8 6 6 3 2 2 56 33
MF Mark Seagraves 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
FW Paul Walsh 20 11 2 1 4 4 6 2 32 18
MF John Wark 9 3 4 2 3 1 2 0 18 6
MF Ronnie Whelan 39 10 7 1 7 3 4 0 57 14

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Player From Fee Date
Steve McMahon Aston Villa £375,000 12 September 1985
Mike Hooper Wrexham £40,000 25 October 1985
John Durnin Waterloo Dock Free 29 March 1986

OutEdit

Player To Fee Date
Alan Kennedy Sunderland £100,000 September 1985
Phil Neal Bolton Free December 1985

NotesEdit

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


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