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1987-88 season
General information
Manager

Kenny Dalglish

Captain

Alan Hansen

Performance
Division 1

Winners

FA Cup

Runners-up

League Cup

3rd round

Top scorers
League

Aldridge (26)

FA Cup

Beardsley (3)

League Cup

Aldridge (1)
Nicol (1)

Overall

Aldridge (29)

Attendances
Average

39,429

The 1987-88 season was Liverpool's 96th season of football since they were established. Liverpool racked up their 17th league title, finishing nine points ahead of nearest contenders Man Utd. They also fought their way to the 1988 FA Cup Final, but were defeated 1-0 by Wimbledon. Due to the Heysel Stadium disaster, English clubs were still banned from European competition.

SquadEdit

LiverpoolSquad1987-1988

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

FriendliesEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
26 July 1987 Aalborg Chang 4-0 Aldridge 2 (1 pen), Whelan, Barnes
28 July 1987 Bronshoj 1-1 Nicol
1 August 1987 Vejle 3-0 Johnston, Aldridge, Beardsley
3 August 1987 Karlstad 3-0 Beardsley, Aldridge (pen), Walsh
6 August 1987 Valerengens 4-1 Aldridge 3 (1 pen), Walsh
19 August 1987 Irish Olympic XI 5-0 Walsh 2, Whelan, Aldridge (pen), Beardsley
23 August 1987 Atletico Madrid 1-0 Wark (73)

Other friendliesEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
23 July 1987 Bayern Munich 2-3[1] Barnes, Aldridge
9 August 1987 Celtic 1-0[2] Whelan
19 October 1987 Dundee 4-0[3] Barnes 2, Whelan, Houghton
1 March 1988 Osasuna 2-0[4] Dalglish, Houghton
16 May 1988 England XI 3-2[5] Whelan, Rush 2

ResultsEdit

LeagueEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
15 August 1987 Arsenal 2-1 Aldridge (9), Nicol (88)
29 August 1987 Coventry 4-1 Nicol (20, 49), Aldridge (pen 52), Beardsley (83)
5 September 1987 West Ham 1-1 Aldridge (pen 50)
12 September 1987 Oxford 2-0 Aldridge (13), Barnes (37)
15 September 1987 Charlton 3-2 Aldridge (pen 9), Hansen (71), McMahon (73)
20 September 1987 Newcastle 4-1 Nicol (20, 47, 70), Aldridge (37)
29 September 1987 Derby 4-0 Aldridge (pen 41, pen 68, 73), Beardsley (47)
3 October 1987 Portsmouth 4-0 Beardsley (30), McMahon (50), Aldridge (pen 52), Whelan (71)
17 October 1987 Queens Park Rangers 4-0 Johnston (41), Aldridge (pen 65), Barnes (79, 85)
24 October 1987 Luton 1-0 Gillespie (71)
1 November 1987 Everton 2-0 McMahon (35), Beardsley (70)
4 November 1987 Wimbledon 1-1 Houghton (62)
15 November 1987 Man Utd 1-1 Aldridge (21)
21 November 1987 Norwich 0-0
24 November 1987 Watford 4-0 McMahon (54), Houghton (64), Aldridge (68), Barnes (71)
28 November 1987 Tottenham 2-0 McMahon (63), Johnston (80)
6 December 1987 Chelsea 2-1 Aldridge (pen 67), McMahon (87)
12 December 1987 Southampton 2-2 Barnes (11, 38)
19 December 1987 Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Gillespie (76)
26 December 1987 Oxford 3-0 Aldridge (42), Barnes (54), McMahon (61)
28 December 1987 Newcastle 4-0 McMahon (4), Aldridge (pen 48, 76), Houghton (88)
1 January 1988 Coventry 4-0 Beardsley (22, 83), Aldridge (53), Houghton (75)
16 January 1988 Arsenal 2-0 Aldridge (44), Beardsley (61)
23 January 1988 Charlton 2-0 Beardsley (30), Barnes (60)
6 February 1988 West Ham 0-0
13 February 1988 Watford 4-1 Beardsley (29, 49), Aldridge (47), Barnes (60)
27 February 1988 Portsmouth 2-0 Barnes (49, 85)
5 March 1988 Queens Park Rangers 1-0 Barnes (34)
16 March 1988 Derby 1-1 Johnston (54)
20 March 1988 Everton 0-1
26 March 1988 Wimbledon 2-1 Aldridge (34), Barnes (78)
2 April 1988 Nottingham Forest 1-2 Aldridge (pen 70)
4 April 1988 Man Utd 3-3 Beardsley (38), Gillespie (41), McMahon (46)
13 April 1988 Nottingham Forest 5-0 Houghton (18), Aldridge (37, 88), Beardsley (79), Gillespie (58)
20 April 1988 Norwich 0-0
23 April 1988 Tottenham 1-0 Beardsley (34)
30 April 1988 Chelsea 1-1 Barnes (75)
2 May 1988 Southampton 1-1 Aldridge (41)
7 May 1988 Sheffield Wednesday 5-1 Johnston (31, 90), Barnes (36), Beardsley (87, 88)
9 May 1988 Luton 1-1 Aldridge (17)

FA CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
3 9 January 1988 Stoke 0-0
3 (R) 12 January 1988 Stoke 1-0 Beardsley (9)
4 31 January 1988 Aston Villa 2-0 Barnes (53), Beardsley (86)
5 21 February 1988 Everton 1-0 Houghton (76)
6 13 March 1988 Man City 4-0 Houghton (32), Beardsley (pen 53), Johnston (77), Barnes (85)
Semi-final 9 April 1988 Nottingham Forest 2-1 Aldridge (pen 14, 51)
Final 14 May 1988 Wimbledon 0-1

League CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
2 (1st leg) 23 September 1987 Blackburn 1-1 Nicol (30)
2 (2nd leg) 6 October 1987 Blackburn 1-0 Aldridge (89)
3 28 October 1987 Everton 0-1

TablesEdit

LeagueEdit

Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts
1Liverpool 402612287246390
2Man Utd 402312571383381
3Nottingham Forest 402013767393873

Player statsEdit

Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
DF Gary Ablett 17 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
FW John Aldridge 36 26 6 2 3 1 0 0 45 29
MF John Barnes 38 15 7 2 3 0 0 0 48 17
FW Peter Beardsley 38 15 7 3 3 0 0 0 48 18
MF Kenny Dalglish 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
DF Gary Gillespie 35 4 5 0 2 0 0 0 42
GK Bruce Grobbelaar 38 0 5 0 3 0 0 0 46 0
DF Alan Hansen 39 1 7 0 3 0 0 0 49 1
GK Mike Hooper 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
MF Ray Houghton 28 5 7 2 0 0 0 0 35 7
MF Craig Johnston 30 5 3 1 2 0 0 0 35 6
DF Mark Lawrenson 14 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 19 0
MF Kevin MacDonald 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
MF Steve McMahon 40 9 7 0 2 0 0 0 49 9
MF Jan Molby 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
DF Steve Nicol 40 6 7 0 3 1 0 0 50 7
MF Nigel Spackman 27 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 33 0
DF Steve Staunton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF Barry Venison 18 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 22 0
FW Paul Walsh 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 0
MF John Wark 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
DF Alex Watson 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
MF Ronnie Whelan 28 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 33 1

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Player From Fee Date
John Barnes Watford £900,000 9 June 1987
Peter Beardsley Newcastle £1,900,000 14 July 1987
Mike Marsh Kirby Town Free 21 August 1987
Ray Houghton Oxford £825,000 19 October 1987

OutEdit

Player To Fee Date
John McGregor Rangers £70,000 June 1987
Ken De Mange Leeds £65,000 September 1987
Mark Seagraves Man City £100,000 25 September 1987
Brian Mooney Preston £82,000 9 October 1987
John Wark Ipswich £100,000 4 January 1988
Paul Walsh Tottenham £500,000 16 February 1988

NotesEdit

  1. Dieter Hoeness' testimonial.
  2. Tommy Burns' testimonial.
  3. George McGeachie's testimonial.
  4. Sammy Lee's testimonial.
  5. Alan Hansen's testimonial.


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