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The 2004–05 Liverpool F.C. season was the 113th season in the club's existence, and their 43rd consecutive year in the top-flight. This article covers the period from 1 July 2004 to 30 June 2005.

Liverpool
2004–05 season
CL parade Lpool.jpg
Liverpool players during their UEFA Champions League victory parade, 2005
ChairmanDavid Moores
ManagerRafael Benítez
Premier League5th
FA CupThird round
League CupRunners-up
UEFA Champions LeagueWinners
Top goalscorerLeague:
Milan Baroš (9)

All:
Milan Baroš
Steven Gerrard
Luis García (13)
Average home league attendance41,303[1]

Liverpool finished the season in fifth position in the FA Premier League, but won their fifth UEFA Champions League/European Cup title by beating Milan in the 2005 UEFA Champions League Final 3–2 on penalties after a 3–3 draw.[2]

Contents

PlayersEdit

First-team squadEdit

Squad at end of season[3]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Jerzy Dudek
3   DF Steve Finnan
4   DF Sami Hyypiä
5   FW Milan Baroš
6   DF John Arne Riise
7   MF Harry Kewell
8   MF Steven Gerrard (captain)
9   FW Djibril Cissé
10   MF Luis García
11   MF Vladimír Šmicer
12   DF Mauricio Pellegrino
13   MF Anthony Le Tallec
14   MF Xabi Alonso
15   MF Salif Diao
16   MF Dietmar Hamann
17   DF Josemi
No. Position Player
18   MF Antonio Núñez
19   FW Fernando Morientes
20   GK Scott Carson
21   DF Djimi Traoré[notes 1]
22   GK Chris Kirkland
23   DF Jamie Carragher
24   FW Florent Sinama Pongolle
25   MF Igor Bišćan
26   MF Richie Partridge
28   DF Stephen Warnock
31   DF David Raven
32   MF John Welsh
33   FW Neil Mellor
34   MF Darren Potter[notes 2]
37   DF Zak Whitbread
41   MF Mark Smyth

Left club during seasonEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2   DF Stéphane Henchoz (to Celtic)
No. Position Player
19   FW El Hadji Diouf (on loan to Bolton Wanderers)

Reserve squadEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
29   GK Patrice Luzi
36   DF Jon Otsemobor
40   GK Paul Harrison
42   FW Robbie Foy
No. Position Player
  DF James Smith
  DF Danny Guthrie
  MF David Mannix

StatisticsEdit

Player statisticsEdit

As of 25 May 2005
No. Pos Nat Player Total Premier League FA Cup League Cup Champions League
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK   Jerzy Dudek 41 0 24 0 1 0 6 0 10 0
2 DF   Stéphane Henchoz 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0
3 DF   Steve Finnan 52 1 29+4 1 0 0 4+1 0 12+2 0
4 DF   Sami Hyypiä 49 3 32 2 1 0 1 0 15 1
5 FW   Milan Baroš 45 13 22+4 9 0+1 0 1+3 2 13+1 2
6 DF   John Arne Riise 57 8 34+3 6 0 0 3+2 1 15 1
7 MF   Harry Kewell 31 1 15+3 1 0 0 1 0 7+5 0
8 MF   Steven Gerrard 43 13 28+2 7 0 0 3 2 10 4
9 FW   Djibril Cissé 25 5 10+6 4 0 0 0 0 4+5 1
10 FW   Luis García 44 13 26+3 8 0 0 2+1 0 12 5
11 MF   Vladimír Šmicer 19 1 2+8 0 0 0 3+0 0 0+6 1
12 DF   Mauricio Pellegrino 13 0 11+1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
13 MF   Anthony Le Tallec 7 0 2+2 0 0 0 0 0 1+2 0
14 MF   Xabi Alonso 32 3 20+4 2 0 0 0 0 7+1 1
15 MF   Salif Diao 14 1 4+4 0 0 0 3 1 1+2 0
16 MF   Dietmar Hamann 43 1 23+7 0 0 0 3 0 8+2 1
17 DF   Josemi 23 0 13+2 0 0 0 1 0 5+2 0
18 MF   Antonio Núñez 26 1 8+10 0 0 0 2+1 1 2+3 0
19 FW   Fernando Morientes 15 3 12+1 3 0 0 2 0 0 0
20 GK   Scott Carson 5 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
21 DF   Djimi Traoré 42 0 18+8 0 1 0 5 0 10 0
22 GK   Chris Kirkland 14 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
23 DF   Jamie Carragher 56 0 38 0 0 0 3 0 15 0
24 FW   Florent Sinama Pongolle 26 4 6+10 2 1 0 4+1 1 0+4 1
25 MF   Igor Bišćan 35 2 8+11 2 1 0 4+2 0 8+1 0
28 DF   Stephen Warnock 30 0 11+8 0 1 0 3+1 0 2+4 0
31 DF   David Raven 3 0 0+1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
32 MF   John Welsh 7 0 2+1 0 1 0 0+2 0 0+1 0
33 FW   Neil Mellor 16 5 6+3 2 0+1 0 4 2 1+1 1
34 MF   Darren Potter 10 0 0+2 0 1 0 3+1 0 1+2 0
37 DF   Zak Whitbread 4 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0
41 DF   Mark Smyth 1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0

TransfersEdit

InEdit

# Pos Player From Fee Date
9 FW   Djibril Cissé   Auxerre £14,500,000 1 July 2004[4]
17 DF   Josemi   Málaga £2,000,000 28 July 2004[5]
18 MF   Antonio Núñez   Real Madrid £1,500,000 17 August 2004[6]
14 MF   Xabi Alonso   Real Sociedad £10,700,000 20 August 2004[7]
10 MF   Luis García   Barcelona £6,000,000 20 August 2004[8]
12 DF   Mauricio Pellegrino   Valencia Free 5 January 2005[9]
19 FW   Fernando Morientes   Real Madrid £6,300,000[10] 13 January 2005
20 GK   Scott Carson   Leeds United £1,000,000 21 January 2005[11]

OutEdit

# Pos Player To Fee Date
6 DF   Markus Babbel   VfB Stuttgart Free 16 July 2004[12]
13 MF   Danny Murphy   Charlton Athletic £2,500,000 10 August 2004[13]
10 FW   Michael Owen   Real Madrid £8,000,000 + Antonio Núñez[14] 14 August 2004
2 DF   Stéphane Henchoz   Celtic Free 28 January 2005[15]
  • In:   £42,000,000
  • Out:   £10,500,000
  • Total spending:   £31,500,000

Match resultsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Premier LeagueEdit

Results by roundEdit

Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
GroundAHAHAHAAHAHHAHAAHHAHHAHAAHAAHHHAHAAHAH
ResultDWLWLWLWWDLWLWDLDWWWLWLLWWLLDWWLDWLDLW
Position755107968555668666666655555555555555555
Source: Results
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

ClassificationEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
3 Manchester United 38 22 11 5 58 26 +32 77 Qualification for the Champions League third qualifying round
4 Everton 38 18 7 13 45 46 −1 61
5 Liverpool 38 17 7 14 52 41 +11 58 Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round[a]
6 Bolton Wanderers 38 16 10 12 49 44 +5 58 Qualification for the UEFA Cup first round[b]
7 Middlesbrough 38 14 13 11 53 46 +7 55
Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ Although they failed to qualify for the Champions League as one of the top four English clubs, Liverpool were given a special dispensation to compete as the defending champions. They were, however, forced to enter in the first qualifying round. See Liverpool F.C. 2005–06 UEFA Champions League qualification for details.
  2. ^ Since the finalists of the FA Cup, Arsenal and Manchester United, as well as Chelsea, who won the 2004–05 Football League Cup, were qualified for the Champions League, and the fifth-placed team (Liverpool) were moved to the Champions League, the sixth and seventh-placed teams in the Premier League were rewarded entry to the UEFA Cup.

Results summaryEdit

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 17 7 14 52 41  +11 58 12 4 3 31 15  +16 5 3 11 21 26  −5

TopscorersEdit

FA CupEdit

Date Round Opponents H / A Result Scorers Referee Attendance
18 January 2005 Third round Burnley A 0–1 Mark Clattenburg 19,033

League CupEdit

Date Round Opponents H / A / N Result Scorers Referee Attendance
26 October 2004 Third round Millwall A 3–0 Diao 18', Baroš 70', 80' Alan Wiley 17,655
10 November 2004 Fourth round Middlesbrough H 2–0 Mellor 83', 89' Howard Webb 28,176
1 December 2004 Quarter-final Tottenham Hotspur A 1–1 (a.e.t.)
4–3 pen.
Pongolle 115'
Pen:
Henchoz  
Partridge  
Potter  
Welsh  
Pongolle  
Neale Barry 36,100
11 January 2005 Semi-final, first leg Watford H 1–0 Cox 51' (o.g.) Steve Dunn 35,739
25 January 2005 Semi-final, second leg Watford A 1–0
2–0 agg
Gerrard 76' Mike Riley 19,797
27 February 2005 Final Chelsea N 2–3 (a.e.t.) Riise 1', Núñez 113' Steve Bennett 71,622

UEFA Champions LeagueEdit

Third qualifying roundEdit

Group stageEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Monaco 6 4 0 2 10 4 +6 12
  Liverpool 6 3 1 2 6 3 +3 10
  Olympiacos 6 3 1 2 5 5 0 10
  Deportivo La Coruña 6 0 2 4 0 9 −9 2

Last 16Edit

Quarter finalsEdit

Semi finalsEdit

FinalEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistics for the 2004–2005 Season". LFChistory.net. Archived from the original on 26 June 2010. Retrieved 30 May 2009.
  2. ^ "Liverpool lifted the European Cup after the 'Miracle of Istanbul' 10 years ago... but what happened to the comeback kings?". Daily Mail. 25 May 2015. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  3. ^ FootballSquads - Liverpool - 2004/05
  4. ^ "Liverpool tie up Cisse deal". BBC News. 26 May 2004.
  5. ^ "Liverpool seal Josemi deal". BBC News. 28 July 2004.
  6. ^ "Liverpool seal Nunez deal". BBC News. 17 August 2004.
  7. ^ "Real Sociedad drop Alonso". BBC Sport. 11 August 2004. Retrieved 30 May 2009.
  8. ^ "Liverpool grab Garcia". BBC Sport. 20 August 2004. Retrieved 30 May 2009.
  9. ^ "Liverpool seal Pellegrino signing". BBC News. 5 January 2005.
  10. ^ "Morientes completes Reds switch". BBC Sport. 13 January 2005. Retrieved 30 May 2009.
  11. ^ "Carson seals switch to Liverpool". BBC News. 21 January 2005.
  12. ^ "Babbel joins Stuttgart". BBC News. 16 July 2004.
  13. ^ "Charlton secure Murphy deal". BBC News. 10 August 2004.
  14. ^ "Owen unveiled by Real". BBC Sport. 14 August 2004. Archived from the original on 18 June 2009. Retrieved 30 May 2009.
  15. ^ "Henchoz completes Celtic switch". BBC News. 29 January 2005.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Traoré was born in Saint-Ouen, France, but also qualified to represent Mali internationally and made his international debut for Mali in October 2004.
  2. ^ Potter was born in Liverpool, England, but also qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally and represented them at youth level before making his international debut for the Republic of Ireland in May 2007.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit