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1986-87 season
General information
Manager

Kenny Dalglish

Captain

Alan Hansen

Performance
Division 1

Runners-up

FA Cup

3rd round

League Cup

Runners-up

Top scorers
League

Rush (30)

FA Cup

None

League Cup

McMahon (8)

Overall

Rush (40)

Attendances
Highest

44,827

Lowest

13,498

Average

36,284

The 1986-87 season was Liverpool's 95th season of football since they were established. Although Liverpool failed to win any of the main tournaments this season, they did find some success in the Screen Sport Super Cup (origins of cup explained in 1985-86 season) which had carried on from the previous season. Liverpool did manage to stay in the top two in the league, finishing as runners-up to rivals Everton. There was also yet another Wembley outing - when Liverpool were beaten by Arsenal in the 1987 League Cup Final.

SquadEdit

LiverpoolSquad1986-1987

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

FriendliesEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
30 July 1986 Danish Select XI 1-1 MacDonald
1 August 1986 IS Halmia 3-0 Johnston, Whelan, MacDonald
4 August 1986 Swedish Select XI 3-1 Molby 2 (2 pens), Rush
6 August 1986 Kolding 1-1 McMahon
8 August 1986 Hamburger 0-1
12 August 1986 Real Sociedad 0-0

Other friendliesEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
18 September 1986 Jack Charlton XI 2-1 Molby (pen), MacDonald
21 October 1986 Blackburn 3-2 Walsh, McMahon, Rush
3 November 1986 Motherwell 1-1 Wark
9 December 1986 Celtic 1-1[1] Hansen
16 December 1986 Shrewsbury 2-0 McMahonl 2
14 April 1987 Danish Select XI 0-0
11 May 1987 Israel 0-3

ResultsEdit

LeagueEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
23 August 1986 Newcastle 2-0 Rush (5, 83)
25 August 1986 Man City 0-0
30 August 1986 Arsenal 2-1 Molby (pen 19), Rush (57)
3 September 1986 Leicester 1-2 Dalglish (85)
6 September 1986 West Ham 5-2 Whelan (24), Johnston (51), Dalglish (66, 90), Rush (70)
13 September 1986 Charlton 2-0 Molby (pen 56), Rush (80)
20 September 1986 Southampton 1-2 McMahon (62)
27 September 1986 Aston Villa 3-3 Wark (pen 24, 43), McMahon (79)
4 October 1986 Wimbledon 3-1 Molby (50), Rush (56, 90)
11 October 1986 Tottenham 0-1
18 October 1986 Oxford 4-0 Rush (29, 89), Dalglish (33), Molby (pen 53)
25 October 1986 Luton 1-4 Molby (pen 81)
1 November 1986 Norwich 6-2 Nicol (15), Walsh (30, 58, 75), Rush (48, 70)
8 November 1986 Queens Park Rangers 3-1 Rush (9), Nicol (15), Johnston (76)
16 November 1986 Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Rush (58)
23 November 1986 Everton 0-0
29 November 1986 Coventry 2-0 Molby (pen 24), Wark (90)
6 December 1986 Watford 0-2
14 December 1986 Chelsea 3-0 Whelan (31), Rush (51), Nicol (78)
20 December 1986 Charlton 0-0
26 December 1986 Man Utd 0-1
27 December 1986 Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Rush (64)
1 January 1987 Nottingham Forest 1-1 Rush (88)
3 January 1987 West Ham 1-0 McMahon (86)
17 January 1987 Man City 1-0 Rush (72)
24 January 1987 Newcastle 2-0 Walsh (53), Rush (79)
14 February 1987 Leicester 4-3 Rush (29, 47, 86), Walsh (30)
21 February 1987 Aston Villa 2-2 Johnston (1), Walsh (62)
28 February 1987 Southampton 1-0 Aldridge (60)
7 March 1987 Luton 2-0 Molby (pen 17), Donaghy (og 39)
10 March 1987 Arsenal 1-0 Rush (20)
14 March 1987 Oxford 3-1 Wark (35, 63), Rush (53)
18 March 1987 Queens Park Rangers 2-1 Rush (18, 71)
22 March 1987 Tottenham 0-1
28 March 1987 Wimbledon 1-2 Dalglish (47)
11 April 1987 Norwich 1-2 Rush (36)
18 April 1987 Nottingham Forest 3-0 Dalglish (34), Whelan (51), Ablett (68)
20 April 1987 Man Utd 0-1
25 April 1987 Everton 3-1 McMahon (9) Rush (45, 85)
2 May 1987 Coventry 0-1
4 May 1987 Watford 1-0 Rush (82)
9 May 1987 Chelsea 3-3 Rush (9), McMahon (77), Aldridge (84)

FA CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
3 11 January 1987 Luton 0-0
3 (R) 26 January 1987 Luton 0-0
3 (R) 28 January 1987 Luton 0-3

League CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
2 (1st leg) 23 September 1986 Fulham 10-0 Rush (8, 76), Wark (10, 63), Whelan (28), McMahon (44, 66, 71, 79), Nicol (83)
2 (2nd leg) 7 October 1986 Fulham 3-2 McMahon (2), Parker (og 6), Molby (pen 43)
3 29 October 1986 Leicester 4-1 McMahon (5, 7, 60), Dalglish (30)
4 19 November 1986 Coventry 0-0
4 (R) 26 November 1986 Coventry 3-1 Molby (3 pens 4, 39, 72)
5 21 January 1987 Everton 1-0 Rush (83)
Semi-final (1st leg) 11 February 1987 Southampton 0-0
Semi-final (2nd leg) 25 February 1987 Southampton 3-0 Whelan (67), Dalglish (75), Molby (85)
Final 5 April 1987 Arsenal 1-2 Rush (23)

OtherEdit

Charity Shield:

Date Opponent Score Scorers
16 August 1986 Everton 1-1 Rush (87)

Screen Sport Super Cup:

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
Final (1st leg) 16 September 1986 Everton 3-1 Rush (6, 65), McMahon (56)
Final (2nd leg) 30 September 1986 Everton 4-1 Rush (10, 27, 84), Nicol (62)

Note: Some Screen Sport Super Cup games were played in the 1985-86 season.

TablesEdit

LeagueEdit

Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts
1Everton 42268876314586
2Liverpool 422381172423077
3Tottenham 422181368432571

Player statsEdit

Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
DF Gary Ablett 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
FW John Aldridge 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 2
DF Jim Beglin 20 0 1 0 6 0 3 0 30 0
MF Kenny Dalglish 18 6 0 0 5 2 2 0 25 8
FW John Durnin 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
DF Gary Gillespie 37 0 3 0 9 0 2 0 51 0
GK Bruce Grobbelaar 31 0 3 0 9 0 2 0 45 0
DF Alan Hansen 39 0 3 0 9 0 2 0 53 0
GK Mike Hooper 11 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 13 0
FW Alan Irvine 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
MF Craig Johnston 28 3 3 0 5 0 1 0 37 3
DF Mark Lawrenson 35 0 3 0 8 0 3 0 49 0
MF Kevin MacDonald 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 8 0
MF Steve McMahon 37 5 1 0 9 8 3 1 50 14
MF Jan Molby 34 7 3 0 7 5 3 0 47 12
MF Brian Mooney 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
MF Steve Nicol 14 3 0 0 5 1 2 1 21 5
FW Ian Rush 42 30 3 0 9 4 3 6 57 40
MF Nigel Spackman 12 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 14 0
DF Barry Venison 33 0 2 0 6 0 3 0 44 0
FW Paul Walsh 23 6 3 0 5 0 1 0 32 6
MF John Wark 11 5 2 0 3 2 1 0 17 7
DF Alex Watson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MF Ronnie Whelan 39 3 3 0 8 2 3 0 53 5

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Player From Fee Date
Barry Venison Sunderland £200,000 31 July 1986
Steve Staunton Dundalk £20,000 2 September 1986
Alan Irvine Falkirk £75,000 October 1986
John Aldridge Oxford £750,000 27 January 1987
Nigel Spackman Chelsea £400,000 24 February 1987

OutEdit

Player To Fee Date
Sammy Lee Queens Park Rangers £200,000 August 1986
Ian Rush Juventus £3,200,000 1 July 1987
Alan Irvine Dundee United £100,000 28 August 1987

NotesEdit

  1. Liverpool won 4-2 on penalties.


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