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1990-91 season
General information
Manager

Kenny Dalglish
Ronnie Moran
Graeme Souness

Captain

Steve Nicol

Performance
Division 1

Runners-up

FA Cup

5th round

League Cup

3rd round

Top scorers
League

Barnes (16)
Rush (16)

FA Cup

Rush (5)

League Cup

Rush (5)

Overall

Rush (26)

Attendances
Average

35,077

The 1990-91 season was Liverpool's 99th season of football since they were established. Liverpool followed up the 1989-90 league championship winning season by being runners-up, finishing 7 points off the lead. The season started with a club record winning streak, but there would be 8 league defeats by season's end, including both fixtures against eventual champions Arsenal. A 2-1 defeat to Nottingham Forest, in the penultimate league game, finally ended the possibility of finishing in top spot.

The domestic cup competitions were less successful for Liverpool, as they were dismissed in the fifth and third rounds in the FA Cup and League Cup respectively.

Ian Rush's good scoring rate in all competitions was backed up by John Barnes and Peter Beardsley, who chipped in with 31 goals between them.

SquadEdit

LiverpoolSquad1990-1991

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

FriendliesEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
2 August 1990 Fiorentina 0-0
5 August 1990 Lillestrom 3-0 McMahon (45), Burrows (69), Barnes (88)
8 August 1990 Stockholm Alliance 1-0 Barnes
10 August 1990 Landskrona Bois 6-3 Houghton 2, Rush 3 (1 pen), Rosenthal
12 August 1990 Helsinki 2-0 Houghton (60), Burrows (76)
14 August 1990 Real Sociedad 3-1[1] McMahon, Rush 2

Other friendliesEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
27 April 1991 Arsenal 3-1[2] Molby, Speedie, Beardsley
17 May 1991 Arsenal 1-1 Rush (52)

ResultsEdit

LeagueEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
25 August 1990 Sheffield United 3-1 Barnes (59), Houghton (65), Rush (88)
28 August 1990 Nottingham Forest 2-0 Rush (52), Beardsley (83)
1 September 1990 Aston Villa 2-1 Beardsley (12), Barnes (87)
8 September 1990 Wimbledon 2-1 Barnes (27), Whelan (31)
16 September 1990 Man Utd 4-0 Beardsley (11, 32, 81), Barnes (44)
22 September 1990 Everton 3-2 Beardsley (36, 68), Barnes (pen 37)
29 September 1990 Sunderland 1-0 Houghton (44)
6 October 1990 Derby 2-0 Beardsley (37), Houghton (85)
20 October 1990 Norwich 1-1 Gillespie (2)
27 October 1990 Chelsea 2-0 Rush (3), Nicol (17)
4 November 1990 Tottenham 3-1 Rush (38, 48), Beardsley (67)
10 November 1990 Luton 4-0 Rush (5, 39), Molby (pen 9), Beardsley (71)
17 November 1990 Coventry 1-0 Beardsley (73)
24 November 1990 Man City 2-2 Rush (82), Rosenthal (86)
2 December 1990 Arsenal 0-3
15 December 1990 Sheffield United 2-0 Rush (61), Barnes (75)
22 December 1990 Southampton 3-2 Rosenthal (33, 43), Houghton (83)
26 December 1990 Queens Park Rangers 1-1 Barnes (48)
30 December 1990 Crystal Palace 0-1
1 January 1991 Leeds 3-0 Barnes (7), Rosenthal (33), Rush (89)
12 January 1991 Aston Villa 0-0
19 January 1991 Wimbledon 1-1 Barnes (33)
3 February 1991 Man Utd 1-1 Speedie (39)
9 February 1991 Everton 3-1 Molby (17), Speedie (49, 53)
23 February 1991 Luton 1-3 Molby (pen 15)
3 March 1991 Arsenal 0-1
9 March 1991 Man City 3-0 Molby (pen 39, pen 44), Barnes (86)
16 March 1991 Sunderland 2-1 Rush (27), Owers (og 44)
23 March 1991 Derby 7-1 Molby (pen 7), Barnes (23, 47), Rush (39), Nicol (56, 63), Houghton (90)
30 March 1991 Queens Park Rangers 1-3 Molby (pen 64)
1 April 1991 Southampton 0-1
9 April 1991 Coventry 1-1 Rush (82)
13 April 1991 Leeds 5-4 Houghton (11), Molby (pen 16), Speedie (25), Barnes (28, 79)
20 April 1991 Norwich 3-0 Barnes (31), Houghton (36), Rush (85)
23 April 1991 Crystal Palace 3-0 Rush (41), Barnes (55), McGoldrick (og 88)
4 May 1991 Chelsea 2-4 Speedie (62), Rosenthal (72)
6 May 1991 Nottingham Forest 1-2 Molby (pen 56)
11 May 1991 Tottenham 2-0 Rush (41), Speedie (48)

FA CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
3 5 January 1991 Blackburn 1-1 Atkins (og 90)
3 (R) 8 January 1991 Blackburn 3-0 Houghton (15), Rush (23), Staunton (82)
4 26 January 1991 Brighton 2-2 Rush (48, 55)
4 (R) 30 January 1991 Brighton 3-2 McMahon (10, 103), Rush (106)
5 17 February 1991 Everton 0-0
5 (R) 20 February 1991 Everton 4-4 Beardsley (37, 71), Rush (77), Barnes (103)
5 (R) 27 February 1991 Everton 0-1

League CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
2 (1st leg) 25 September 1990 Crewe 5-1 McMahon (30), Gillespie (41), Houghton (67), Rush (72, 85)
2 (2nd leg) 9 October 1990 Crewe 4-1 Rush (18, 48, 74), Staunton (42)
3 31 October 1990 Man Utd 1-3 Houghton (83)

OtherEdit

Charity Shield:

Date Opponent Score Scorers
18 August 1990 Man Utd 1-1 Barnes (pen 51)

TablesEdit

LeagueEdit

Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts
1 Arsenal 382413174185683
2 Liverpool 38237877403776
3 Crystal Palace 3820995041969

Player statsEdit

Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
DF Gary Ablett 23 0 6 0 1 0 1 0 31 0
MF John Barnes 35 16 7 1 2 0 1 1 45 18
FW Peter Beardsley 27 11 5 2 2 0 1 0 35 13
DF David Burrows 35 0 5 0 3 0 1 0 44 0
MF Jimmy Carter 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
DF Gary Gillespie 30 1 2 0 3 1 0 0 35 2
GK Bruce Grobbelaar 31 0 7 0 3 0 1 0 42 0
MF Steve Harkness 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GK Mike Hooper 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
MF Ray Houghton 32 7 3 1 3 2 1 0 39 10
DF Glenn Hysen 32 0 5 0 2 0 1 0 40 0
MF Jim Magilton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MF Mike Marsh 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
MF Steve McMahon 22 0 4 2 2 1 1 0 29 3
MF Steve McManaman 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
MF Jan Molby 25 9 7 0 2 0 0 0 34 9
DF Steve Nicol 35 3 7 0 2 0 0 0 44 3
MF Jamie Redknapp 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FW Ronny Rosenthal 16 5 3 0 3 0 1 0 23 5
FW Ian Rush 37 16 7 5 3 5 1 0 48 26
FW David Speedie 12 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 14 6
DF Steve Staunton 24 0 7 1 2 1 0 0 33 2
DF Nick Tanner 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF Barry Venison 6 0 5 0 2 0 1 0 14 0
MF Ronnie Whelan 14 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 17 1

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Player From Fee Date
Ronny Rosenthal Standard Liege £1,000,000 29 June 1990
Tony Cousins Dundalk £70,000 October 1990
Don Hutchison Hartlepool £175,000 27 November 1990
Jimmy Carter Millwall £800,000 10 January 1991
Jamie Redknapp Bournemouth £350,000 15 January 1991
David Speedie Coventry £675,000 30 January 1991

OutEdit

Player To Fee Date
Jim Magilton Oxford £100,000 3 October 1990
Alex Watson Bournemouth £150,000 18 January 1991

NotesEdit

  1. Kenny Dalglish's testimonial.
  2. Ray Kennedy's testimonial.


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