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2005-06 season
General information
Manager

Rafael Benitez

Captain

Steven Gerrard

Performance
Premier League

3rd

FA Cup

Winners

League Cup

3rd round

Europe

Champions League: Last 16
European Super Cup: Winners

Top scorers
League

Gerrard (10)

FA Cup

Gerrard (4)

League Cup

Gerrard (1)

Europe

Champions League: Gerrard (7)

Overall

Gerrard (23)

Attendances
Highest

44,983

Lowest

42,077

Average

44,241

The 2005-06 season was Liverpool's 114th season of football since they were established. This was a successful season for Liverpool as they managed to win the FA Cup, the UEFA Super Cup, and finish as runners up in the World Club Cup.

SquadEdit

LiverpoolSquad2005-2006

FriendliesEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
9 July 2005 Wrexham 4-3 Morientes (16, 41), Milan Baros (51, 71)
16 July 2005 Bayern Leverkusen 3-0 Cisse (25, 26), Baros (56)
23 July 2005 Olympiacos 4-3 Garcia (31), Morientes (49), Baros (53, 59)

ResultsEdit

LeagueEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
13 August 2005 Middlesbrough 0-0
20 August 2005 Sunderland 1-0 Alonso (24)
10 September 2005 Tottenham 0-0
18 September 2005 Man Utd 0-0
24 September 2005 Birmingham 2-2 Garcia (68), Cisse (pen 85)
2 October 2005 Chelsea 1-4 Gerrard (36)
15 October 2005 Blackburn 1-0 Cisse (75)
22 October 2005 Fulham 0-2
29 October 2005 West Ham 2-0 Alonso (18), Zenden (82)
5 November 2005 Aston Villa 2-0 Gerrard (pen 85), Alonso (89)
19 November 2005 Portsmouth 3-0 Zenden (23), Cisse (39), Morientes (80)
26 November 2005 Man City 1-0 Arne Riise (61)
30 November 2005 Sunderland 2-0 Garcia (30), Gerrard (45)
3 December 2005 Wigan 3-0 Crouch (19, 42), Garcia (70)
10 December 2005 Middlesbrough 2-0 Morientes (72, 77)
26 December 2005 Newcastle 2-0 Gerrard (14), Crouch (43)
28 December 2005 Everton 3-1 Crouch (11), Gerrard (18), Cisse (47)
31 December 2005 West Brom 1-0 Crouch (52)
2 January 2006 Bolton 2-2 Gerrard (pen 67), Garcia (82)
14 January 2006 Tottenham 1-0 Kewell (59)
22 January 2006 Man Utd 0-1
1 February 2006 Birmingham 1-1 Gerrard (62)
5 February 2006 Chelsea 0-2
8 February 2006 Charlton 0-2
11 February 2006 Wigan 1-0 Hyypia (30)
14 February 2006 Arsenal 1-0 Garcia (87)
26 February 2006 Man City 1-0 Kewell (40)
4 March 2006 Charlton 0-0
12 March 2006 Arsenal 1-2 Garcia (76)
15 March 2006 Fulham 5-1 Fowler (16), Brown (og 34), Morientes (71), Crouch (89), Warnock (90)
19 March 2006 Newcastle 3-1 Crouch (10), Gerrard (35), Cisse (pen 52)
25 March 2006 Everton 3-1 Neville (og 45), Garcia (47), Kewell (84)
1 April 2006 West Brom 2-0 Fowler (7), Cisse (38)
9 April 2006 Liverpool 1-0 Fowler (45)
16 April 2006 Blackburn 1-0 Fowler (29)
26 April 2006 West Ham 2-1 Cisse (19, 54)
29 April 2006 Aston Villa 3-1 Morientes (4), Gerrard (61, 66)
7 May 2006 Portsmouth 3-1 Fowler (52), Crouch (84), Cisse (89)

FA CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
3 7 January 2006 Luton 5-3 Gerrard (16), Sinama-Pongolle (62, 74), Alonso (69, 90)
4 29 January 2006 Portsmouth 2-1 Gerrard (pen 37), Arne Riise (41)
5 18 February 2006 Man Utd 1-0 Crouch (19)
Quarter-final 21 March 2006 Birmingham 7-0 Hyypia (1), Crouch (5, 38), Morientes (59), Arne Riise (70), Tebily (og 77), Cisse (89)
Semi-final 22 April 2006 Chelsea 2-1 Arne Riise (21), Garcia (53)
Final 13 May 2006 West Ham 3-3 Cisse (32), Gerrard (54, 90)

League CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
3 25 October 2005 Crystal Palace 1-2 Gerrard (40)

Champions LeagueEdit

Qualifying stagesEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
1 (1st leg) 13 July 2005 TNS 3-0 Gerrard (8, 21, 89)
1 (2nd leg) 19 July 2005 TNS 3-0 Cisse (26), Gerrard (85, 86)
2 (1st leg) 26 July 2005 FBK Kaunas 3-1 Cisse (27), Carragher (30), Gerrard (pen 54)
2 (2nd leg) 2 August 2005 FBK Kaunas 2-0 Gerrard (77), Cisse (86)
3 (1st leg) 10 August 2005 CSKA Sofia 3-1 Cisse (25), Morientes (31, 58)
3 (2nd leg 23 August 2005 CSKA Sofia 0-1

Group stageEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
13 September 2005 Real Betis 2-1 Sinama-Pongolle (2), Garcia (14)
28 September 2005 Chelsea 0-0
19 October 2005 Anderlecht 1-0 Cisse (20)
1 November 2005 Anderlecht 3-0 Morientes (34), Garcia (61), Cisse (89)
23 November 2005 Real Betis 0-0
6 December 2005 Chelsea 0-0

Knockout stagesEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
Last 16 (1st leg) 21 February 2006 Benfica 0-1
Last 16 (2nd leg) 8 March 2006 Benfica 0-2

OtherEdit

European Supercup:

Date Opponent Score Scorers
26 August 2005 CSKA Moscow 3-1[1] Cisse (82, 102), Garcia (109)

World Club Cup:

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
Semi-final 15 December 2005 Saprissa 3-0 Crouch (3, 58), Gerrard (32)
Final 18 December 2005 Sao Paulo 0-1

Player statsEdit

No. Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
5 DF Daniel Agger 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
14 MF Xabi Alonso 35 3 5 2 0 0 11 0 51 5
26 MF Paul Anderson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5[2] FW Milan Baros 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
36 DF Antonio Barragan 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
23 DF Jamie Carragher 36 0 6 0 0 0 13 1 55 1
20 GK Scott Carson 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 4 0
9 FW Djibril Cisse 33 9 6 2 0 0 14 8 53 19
15 FW Peter Crouch 32 8 6 3 1 0 8 0 47 11
1 GK Jerzy Dudek 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
3 DF Steve Finnan 33 0 6 0 0 0 12 0 51 0
11 FW Robbie Fowler 14 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 16 5
8 MF Steven Gerrard 32 10 6 4 1 1 12 7 51 22
16 MF Dietmar Hamann 17 0 2 0 1 0 11 0 31 0
4 DF Sami Hyypia 36 1 6 1 1 0 14 0 57 2
17 DF Josemi 6 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 11 0
7 MF Harry Kewell 27 3 6 0 1 0 6 0 40 3
2 DF Jan Kromkamp 13 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 17 0
13 FW Anthony Le Tallec 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
10 MF Luis Garcia 31 7 3 1 1 0 13 3 48 11
35 DF Carl Medjani 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 FW Fernando Morientes 28 5 5 1 1 0 11 3 45 9
34 MF Darren Potter 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 7 0
31 DF David Raven 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
25 GK Pepe Reina 33 0 5 0 0 0 13 0 51 0
6 DF John Arne Riise 32 1 6 3 0 0 12 0 50 4
24 FW Florent Sinama-Pongolle 7 0 1 2 1 0 4 1 13 3
22 MF Momo Sissoko 26 0 6 0 0 0 11 0 43 0
21 DF Djimi Traore 15 0 2 0 1 0 5 0 23 0
28 DF Stephen Warnock 20 1 2 0 1 0 6 0 29 1
37 DF Zak Whitbread 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 0
30 MF Boudewijn Zenden 7 2 0 0 0 0 10 0 17 2

TablesEdit

LeagueEdit

Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts
2Manchester United 38258572343883
3Liverpool 38257657253282
4Arsenal 38207116833767

EuropeEdit

Champions League group stage

Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts
1Liverpool 633061512
2Chelsea 632171611
3Real Betis 621337−47
4Anderlecht 610518−73

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Player From Fee Date
Antonio Barragan Sevilla £240,000 4 July 2005
Boudewijn Zenden Free Transfer Free 4 July 2005
Pepe Reina Villarreal £6,000,000 4 July 2005
Momo Sissoko Valencia £5,600,000 14 July 2005
Peter Crouch Southampton £7,000,000 20 July 2005
Miki Roque Lleida Unknown 15 August 2005
Jack Hobbs Lincoln £150,000 18 August 2005
Besian Idrizaj LASK Linz £190,000 22 August 2005
Mark Gonzalez Albacete £1,500,000 20 October 2005
Paul Anderson Hull Swap 1 January 2006
Jan Kromkamp Villareal Swap 4 January 2006
David Martin MK Dons £250,000 12 January 2006
Daniel Agger Brondby £5,800,000 12 January 2006
Robbie Fowler Man City Free 27 January 2006

OutEdit

Player To Fee Date
Vladimir Smicer Bordeaux Free 13 June 2005
El Hadji Diouf Bolton £3,500,000 15 June 2005
Mauricio Pellegrino Alaves Free 17 June 2005
Alou Diarra Lens £2,000,000 23 June 2005
Igor Biscan Panathinaikos Free 1 July 2005
Jon Otsemobor Rotherham Free 1 July 2005
Mark Smyth Released 1 July 2005
Paul Harrison Released 1 July 2005
Richie Partridge Released 1 July 2005
Patrice Luzi Released 1 July 2005
Gregory Vignal Portsmouth Free 1 July 2005
Antonio Nunez Celta Vigo £2,000,000 29 July 2005
Milan Baros Aston Villa £6,500,000 23 August 2005
John Welsh Hull Swap 1 January 2006
Josemi Villarreal Swap 2 January 2006

NotesEdit

  1. After extra time.
  2. Prior to his transfer


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