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1997-98 season
General information
Manager

Roy Evans

Captain

Paul Ince

Performance
Premier League

3rd

FA Cup

3rd round

League Cup

Semi-final

Europe

UEFA Cup: 2nd round

Top scorers
League

Owen (18)

FA Cup

Redknapp (1)

League Cup

Owen (4)

Europe

UEFA Cup: Fowler (1)
McManaman (1)
Owen (1)
Riedle (1)

Overall

Owen (23)

Attendances
Average

39,100

The 1997-98 season was Liverpool's 106th season of football since they were established.

SquadEdit

LiverpoolSquad1997-1998

FriendliesEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
17 July 1997 Gothenburg 0-1
20 July 1997 Brondby 1-1 Barnes (6)
23 July 1997 Bristol 1-1 Owen (76)
26 July 1997 Linfield 2-1 Owen (76, 83)
28 July 1997 Shelbourne/UCD 6-0 Leonhardsen (15, 76), Kennedy (34, 81), Murphy (pen 65), McManaman (85)
31 July 1997 Norway XI 3-1 Fowler (17, 28), Owen (37)
4 August 1997 Crewe 3-1 Owen (31), Ince (37), Murphy (pen 88)

Other friendliesEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
3 March 1998 Rangers 0-1[1]

ResultsEdit

LeagueEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
9 August 1997 Wimbledon 1-1 Owen (pen 71)
13 August 1997 Leicester 1-2 Ince (85)
23 August 1997 Blackburn 1-1 Owen (52)
26 August 1997 Leeds 2-0 McManaman (23), Riedle (75)
13 September 1997 Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 Ince (55), Thomas (67)
20 September 1997 Southampton 1-1 Riedle (37)
22 September 1997 Aston Villa 3-0 Fowler (pen 56), McManaman (79), Riedle (90)
27 September 1997 West Ham 1-2 Fowler (52)
5 October 1997 Chelsea 4-2 Berger (20, 35, 57), Fowler (63)
18 October 1997 Everton 0-2
25 October 1997 Derby 4-0 Fowler (27, 84), Leonhardsen (65), McManaman (88)
1 November 1997 Bolton 1-1 Fowler (1)
8 November 1997 Tottenham 4-0 McManaman (48), Leonhardsen (50), Redknapp (65), Owen (86)
22 November 1997 Barnsley 0-1
30 November 1997 Arsenal 1-0 McManaman (55)
6 December 1997 Man Utd 1-3 Fowler (pen 60)
13 December 1997 Crystal Palace 3-0 McManaman (39), Owen (56), Leonhardsen (61)
20 December 1997 Coventry 1-0 Owen (14)
26 December 1997 Leeds 3-1 Owen (46), Fowler (79, 83)
28 December 1997 Newcastle 2-1 McManaman (31, 43)
10 January 1998 Wimbledon 2-0 Redknapp (71, 84)
17 January 1998 Leicester 0-0
20 January 1998 Newcastle 1-0 Owen (17)
31 January 1998 Blackburn 0-0
7 February 1998 Southampton 2-3 Owen (24, 90)
14 February 1998 Sheffield Wednesday 3-3 Owen (27, 73, 78)
23 February 1998 Everton 1-1 Ince (67)
28 February 1998 Aston Villa 1-2 Owen (pen 6)
7 March 1998 Bolton 2-1 Ince (58), Owen (65)
14 March 1998 Tottenham 3-3 McManaman (21, 89), Ince (64)
28 March 1998 Barnsley 3-2 Riedle (44, 59), McManaman (90)
10 April 1998 Man Utd 1-1 Owen (36)
13 April 1998 Crystal Palace 2-1 Leonhardsen (29), Thompson (85)
19 April 1998 Coventry 1-1 Owen (33)
25 April 1998 Chelsea 1-4 Riedle (45)
2 May 1998 West Ham 5-0 Owen (4), McAteer (21, 25), Leonhardsen (45), Ince (61)
6 May 1998 Arsenal 4-0 Ince (28, 30), Owen (40), Leonhardsen (87)
10 May 1998 Derby 0-1

FA CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
3 3 January 1998 Coventry 1-3 Redknapp (7)

League CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
3 15 October 1997 West Brom 2-0 Berger (52), Fowler (89)
4 18 November 1997 Grimsby 3-0 Owen (27, pen 45, 57)
5 7 January 1998 Newcastle 2-0 Owen (95), Fowler (103)
Semi-final (1st leg) 27 January 1998 Middlesbrough 2-1 Redknapp (31), Fowler (82)
Semi-final (2nd leg) 18 February 1998 Middlesbrough 0-2

UEFA CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
1 (1st leg) 16 September 1997 Celtic 2-2 Owen (6), McManaman (89)
1 (2nd leg) 30 September 1997 Celtic 0-0
2 (1st leg) 21 October 1997 Strasbourg 0-3
2 (2nd leg) 4 November 1997 Strasbourg 2-0 Fowler (pen 63), Riedle (84)

TablesEdit

LeagueEdit

Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts
2Man Utd 38238773264777
3Liverpool 381811968422665
4Chelsea 382031571432863

Player statsEdit

No. Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
6 DF Phil Babb 19 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 22 0
10 MF John Barnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 MF Patrik Berger 22 3 1 0 3 1 2 0 28 4
20 DF Stig Inge Bjornebye 25 0 0 0 3 0 4 0 32 0
23 DF Jamie Carragher 20 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 23 0
9 FW Robbie Fowler 20 9 1 0 4 3 3 1 28 13
29 GK Brad Friedel 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
30 FW Haukur Gudnason 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 DF Steve Harkness 25 0 1 0 4 0 1 0 31 0
17 MF Paul Ince 31 8 1 0 4 0 4 0 40 8
1 GK David James 27 0 1 0 5 0 4 0 37 0
2 DF Rob Jones 21 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 26 0
19 MF Mark Kennedy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
3 DF Bjorn Kvarme 23 0 1 0 2 0 4 0 30 0
8 MF Oyvind Leonhardsen 28 6 1 0 5 0 2 0 36 6
21 DF Dominic Matteo 26 0 1 0 4 0 2 0 33 0
4 MF Jason McAteer 21 2 1 0 3 0 1 0 26 2
7 MF Steve McManaman 36 11 1 0 5 0 4 1 46 12
24 MF Danny Murphy 16 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 17 0
26 GK Jorgen Nielsen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 FW Michael Owen 36 18 0 0 4 4 4 1 44 23
11 MF Jamie Redknapp 20 3 1 1 3 1 2 0 26 5
13 FW Karl-Heinz Riedle 25 6 1 0 5 0 3 1 34 7
28 FW Nicky Rizzo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 DF Gareth Roberts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 DF Neil Ruddock 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 0
16 MF Michael Thomas 11 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 13 1
25 MF David Thompson 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
22 GK Tony Warner 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 MF Danny Williams 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 DF Mark Wright 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 0

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Player From Fee Date
Oyvind Leonhardsen Wimbledon £3,500,000 2 June 1997
Paul Ince Inter Milan £4,200,000 10 July .1997
Danny Murphy Crewe £1,500,000 15 July 1997
Karl-Heinz Riedle Borussia Dortmund £1,800,000 30 July 1997
Jorgen Nielsen Hvidovre £400,000 1 August 1997
Haukur Gudnason Keflavik £150,000 1 December 1997
Brad Friedel Columbus Crew £1,000,000 19 December 1997

OutEdit

Player To Fee Date
Michael Stensgaard Copenhagen Free 1 June 1997
John Barnes Newcastle Free 11 August 1997
Mark Kennedy Wimbledon £1,750,000 26 March 1998

NotesEdit

  1. Walter Smith's testimonial.


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