1976–77 Liverpool F.C. season

Liverpool F.C. won their tenth Football League title after winning it for the second successive season, but lost out to Manchester United in the FA Cup final, their defeat preventing them from becoming the first English club to win three major trophies in the same season.

Liverpool F.C.
1976–77 season
ChairmanJohn W Smith
ManagerBob Paisley
First DivisionChampions
European CupWinners
FA CupRunners-up
League CupSecond round
FA Charity ShieldWinners
Top goalscorerLeague: Kevin Keegan (12)
All: Kevin Keegan (20)
Average home league attendance47,284

However, four days after their defeat in the FA Cup final, the club won the European Cup for the first time, beating Borussia Mönchengladbach 3-1 at the Olympic Stadium in Rome. In doing so, they became the second English and the third British club to win the trophy.[1]

This was not only the final season, but the final game for Kevin Keegan before he moved to Hamburg for a British record transfer fee of £500,000.

One transfer that passed almost unnoticed as Liverpool were going for the treble, was the signing of Alan Hansen from Partick Thistle for £100,000.

SquadEdit

GoalkeepersEdit

DefendersEdit

MidfieldersEdit

AttackersEdit

First DivisionEdit

TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Liverpool (C) 42 23 11 8 62 33 +29 57 Qualified for European Cup
2 Manchester City 42 21 14 7 60 34 +26 56 Qualified for UEFA Cup
3 Ipswich Town 42 22 8 12 66 39 +27 52
4 Aston Villa 42 22 7 13 76 50 +26 51 League Cup winners, qualified for UEFA Cup
5 Newcastle United 42 18 13 11 64 49 +15 49 Qualified for UEFA Cup
Source:[citation needed]
(C) League Champions

MatchesEdit

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Report 1 Report 2
21-Aug-76 Norwich City H 1–0 Heighway   55' 49,753 Report Report
24-Aug-76 West Bromwich Albion A 1–0 Toshack   40' 30,334 Report Report
28-Aug-76 Birmingham City A 1–2 Johnson   75' 33,228 Report Report
04-Sep-76 Coventry City H 3–1 Keegan   56' Johnson   73' Toshack   80' 40,371 Report Report
11-Sep-76 Derby County A 3–2 Kennedy   6' Toshack   54' Keegan   80' 28,833 Report Report
18-Sep-76 Tottenham Hotspur H 2–0 Johnson   7' Heighway   30' 47,421 Report Report
25-Sep-76 Newcastle United A 0–1 33,204 Report Report
02-Oct-76 Middlesbrough H 0–0 45,107 Report Report
16-Oct-76 Everton H 3–1 Heighway   7' Neal   12' (Pen) Toshack   41' 55,141 Report Report
23-Oct-76 Leeds United A 1–1 Kennedy   72' 44,696 Report Report
27-Oct-76 Leicester City A 1–0 Toshack   12' 29,384 Report Report
30-Oct-76 Aston Villa H 3–0 Callaghan   76' McDermott   80' Keegan   86' 51,751 Report Report
06-Nov-76 Sunderland A 1–0 Fairclough   76' 39,956 Report Report
09-Nov-76 Leicester City H 5–1 Heighway   26' Toshack   32' Neal   70' (Pen) Jones   72' Keegan   82 Pen' 39,851 Report Report
20-Nov-76 Arsenal A 1–1 Kennedy   88' 45,016 Report Report
27-Nov-76 Bristol City H 2–1 Keegan   44' Jones   56' 44,323 Report Report
04-Dec-76 Ipswich Town A 0–1 35,082 Report Report
11-Dec-76 Queens Park Rangers H 3–1 Toshack   34' Keegan   84' Kennedy   85' 37,154 Report Report
15-Dec-76 Aston Villa A 1–5 Kennedy   41' 42,851 Report Report
18-Dec-76 West Ham United A 0–2 24,175 Report Report
27-Dec-76 Stoke City H 4–0 Thompson   5' Neal   62' (Pen) Keegan   67' Johnson   81' 50,371 Report Report
29-Dec-76 Manchester City A 1–1 Own Goal   89' 50,020 Report Report
01-Jan-77 Sunderland H 2–0 Kennedy   13' Thompson   69' 44,687 Report Report
15-Jan-77 West Bromwich Albion H 1–1 Fairclough   84' 39,195 Report Report
22-Jan-77 Norwich City A 1–2 Neal   52' (Pen) 25,913 Report Report
05-Feb-77 Birmingham City H 4–1 Neal   37' (Pen) Toshack   42', 72' Heighway   79' 41,072 Report Report
16-Feb-77 Manchester United A 0–0 57,487 Report Report
19-Feb-77 Derby County H 3–1 Toshack   56' Jones   69' Keegan   84' 44,202 Report Report
05-Mar-77 Newcastle United H 1–0 Heighway   11' 45,553 Report Report
09-Mar-77 Tottenham Hotspur A 0–1 32,098 Report Report
12-Mar-77 Middlesbrough A 1–0 Hughes   41' 29,000 Report Report
22-Mar-77 Everton A 0–0 56,562 Report Report
02-Apr-77 Leeds United H 3–1 Neal   36' (Pen) Fairclough   38' Heighway   61' 48,791 Report Report
09-Apr-77 Manchester City H 2–1 Keegan   43' Heighway   78' 55,283 Report Report
11-Apr-77 Stoke City A 0–0 29,905 Report Report
16-Apr-77 Arsenal H 2–0 Neal   20' Keegan   77' 48,174 Report Report
30-Apr-77 Ipswich Town H 2–1 Kennedy   70' Keegan   73' 56,044 Report Report
03-May-77 Manchester United H 1–0 Keegan   15' 53,046 Report Report
07-May-77 Queens Park Rangers A 1–1 Case   68' 29,382 Report Report
10-May-77 Coventry City A 0–0 38,032 Report Report
14-May-77 West Ham United H 0–0 55,675 Report Report
16-May-77 Bristol City A 1–2 Johnson   30' 38,688 Report Report

1976 FA Charity ShieldEdit

Liverpool1–0Southampton
Toshack   50' Report Report
Attendance: 76,500
Referee: John Homewood
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Liverpool
 
 
 
 
 
 
Southampton
GK 1   Ray Clemence
RB 2   Phil Neal
LB 3   Joey Jones
CB 4   Phil Thompson
LM 5   Ray Kennedy
CB 6   Emlyn Hughes
CF 7   Kevin Keegan
CM 8   Jimmy Case
CM 9   Steve Heighway
CF 10   John Toshack
RM 11   Ian Callaghan
Substitutes:
CF   David Fairclough
DF   Alec Lindsay
MF   Terry McDermott
MF   Peter Cormack
GK   Peter McDonnell
Manager:
  Bob Paisley
GK 1   Ian Turner
DF 2   Peter Rodrigues
DF 3   David Peach
MF 4   Nick Holmes
DF 5   Mel Blyth  
DF 6   Jim Steele
MF 7   Paul Gilchrist
FW 8   Mick Channon
FW 9   Peter Osgood
FW 10   Jim McCalliog
MF 11   Bobby Stokes
Substitutes:
MF   Hugh Fisher  
Manager:
  Lawrie McMenemy

Match rules

  • 90 minutes, no extra time
  • Five named substitutes
  • Maximum of three substitutions

Football League CupEdit

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Report 1 Report 2
31-Aug-76 West Bromwich Albion H 1–1 Callaghan   27' 23,378 Report Report
06-Sep-76 West Bromwich Albion A 0–1 22,662 Report Report

FA CupEdit

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Report 1 Report 2
08-Jan-77 Crystal Palace H 0–0 44,730 Report Report
11-Jan-77 Crystal Palace A 3–2 Keegan   20' Heighway   66', 72' 42,664 Report Report
29-Jan-77 Carlisle United H 3–0 Keegan   17' Toshack   34' Heighway   69' 45,358 Report Report
26-Feb-77 Oldham Athletic H 3–1 Keegan   21' Case   31' Neal   73' (Pen) 52,455 Report Report
19-Mar-77 Middlesbrough H 2–0 Fairclough   55' Keegan   62' 55,881 Report Report
23-Apr-77 Everton N 2–2 McDermott   10' Case   73' 52,637 Report Report
27-Apr-77 Everton N 3–0 Neal   31' (Pen) Case   88' Kennedy   89' 52,579 Report Report

FinalEdit

Liverpool1–2Manchester United
Case   53' Report Report Pearson   51'
J. Greenhoff   55'
Attendance: 99,252
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Liverpool
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Manchester United
GK 1   Ray Clemence
DF 2   Phil Neal
DF 3   Joey Jones
DF 4   Tommy Smith
MF 5   Ray Kennedy
DF 6   Emlyn Hughes (c)
FW 7   Kevin Keegan
MF 8   Jimmy Case
MF 9   Steve Heighway
FW 10   David Johnson   64'
MF 11   Terry McDermott
Substitute:
MF 12   Ian Callaghan   64'
Manager:
  Bob Paisley
GK 1   Alex Stepney
DF 2   Jimmy Nicholl
DF 3   Arthur Albiston
MF 4   Sammy McIlroy
DF 5   Brian Greenhoff
DF 6   Martin Buchan (c)
MF 7   Steve Coppell
MF 8   Jimmy Greenhoff
FW 9   Stuart Pearson
FW 10   Lou Macari
MF 11   Gordon Hill   81'
Substitute:
MF 12   David McCreery   81'
Manager:
  Tommy Docherty

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Replay if scores still level.
  • One named substitute.

European CupEdit

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Report 1 Report 2
14-Sep-76   Crusaders H 2–0 Neal   18' (Pen) Toshack   64' 22,442 Report Report
28-Sep-76   Crusaders A 5–0 Keegan   34' Johnson   81', 90' McDermott   84' Heighway   87' 10,500 Report Report
20-Oct-76   Trabzonspor A 0–1 25,000 Report Report
03-Nov-76   Trabzonspor H 3–0 Heighway   8' Johnson   10' Keegan   19' 42,275 Report Report
02-Mar-77   AS Saint-Étienne A 0–1 38,000 Report Report
16-Mar-77   AS Saint-Étienne H 3–1 Keegan   2' Kennedy   59' Fairclough   84' 55,043 Report Report
06-Apr-77   FC Zürich A 3–1 Neal   14', 67' (Pen) Heighway   48' 28,000 Report Report
20-Apr-77   FC Zürich H 3–0 Case   33', 79' Keegan   83' 50,611 Report Report

FinalEdit

Liverpool  3–1  Borussia Mönchengladbach
McDermott   28'
Smith   64'
Neal   82' (pen.)
Report Report Simonsen   52'
Attendance: 57,000
Referee: Robert Wurtz (France)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Liverpool
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Borussia Mönchengladbach
GK 1   Ray Clemence
RB 2   Phil Neal
LB 3   Joey Jones
CB 4   Tommy Smith
LM 5   Ray Kennedy
CB 6   Emlyn Hughes (c)
CF 7   Kevin Keegan
CM 8   Jimmy Case
CF 9   Steve Heighway
RM 10   Ian Callaghan
CM 11   Terry McDermott
Substitutes:
GK 12   Peter McDonnell
FW 13   David Fairclough
FW 14   David Johnson
MF 15   Alan Waddle
DF 16   Alec Lindsay
Manager:
  Bob Paisley
GK 1   Wolfgang Kneib
CB 2   Berti Vogts (c)
CB 3   Hans Klinkhammer
SW 4   Hans-Jürgen Wittkamp
RM 5   Rainer Bonhof
CM 6   Horst Wohlers   79'
CF 7   Allan Simonsen
LM 8   Herbert Wimmer   24'
CM 9   Uli Stielike   85'
DM 10   Winfried Schäfer
CF 11   Jupp Heynckes
Substitutes:
GK   Wolfgang Kleff
MF 15   Wilfried Hannes   79'
MF 12   Christian Kulik   24'
FW   Kalle Del'Haye
FW   Herbert Heidenreich
Manager:
  Udo Lattek

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rome 1977: through the eyes of the 11 reds heroes". Liverpoolfc.com. 24 May 2017. Retrieved 25 May 2017.