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The 2005–06 season was the 114th season in Liverpool Football Club's existence, and their 44th consecutive year in the top-flight, and covers the period from 1 June 2005 to 30 May 2006. Liverpool finished the season in third position, nine points behind champions Chelsea. They won the FA Cup for the seventh time by beating West Ham United in the final 3–1 on penalties after a 3–3 draw.

Liverpool
2005−06 season
ChairmanDavid Moores
ManagerRafael Benítez
Premier League3rd (82 points)
FA CupWinners
League CupThird round
UEFA Champions LeagueRound of 16
UEFA Super CupWinners
FIFA Club World CupRunners-up
Top goalscorerLeague:
Steven Gerrard (10)

All:
Steven Gerrard (23)

Contents

PlayersEdit

First team squadEdit

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
2   DF Jan Kromkamp
3   DF Steve Finnan
4   DF Sami Hyypiä
5   DF Daniel Agger
6   DF John Arne Riise
7   MF Harry Kewell
8   MF Steven Gerrard (captain)
9   FW Djibril Cissé
10   MF Luis García
11   FW Robbie Fowler
14   MF Xabi Alonso
No. Position Player
15   FW Peter Crouch
16   MF Dietmar Hamann
19   FW Fernando Morientes
20   GK Scott Carson
21   DF Djimi Traoré[notes 1]
22   MF Mohamed Sissoko[notes 2]
23   DF Jamie Carragher
24   FW Florent Sinama Pongolle
25   GK Pepe Reina
28   DF Stephen Warnock
30   MF Boudewijn Zenden
36   DF Antonio Barragán

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
5   FW Milan Baroš (to Aston Villa)
17   DF Josemi (to Villarreal)
31   DF David Raven (on loan to Tranmere Rovers)
32   DF John Welsh (to Hull City)
33   FW Neil Mellor (on loan to Wigan Athletic)
No. Position Player
34   MF Darren Potter[notes 3] (on loan to Southampton)
35   DF Carl Medjani[notes 4] (on loan to Metz)
37   DF Zak Whitbread (on loan to Millwall)
  MF Salif Diao (on loan to Portsmouth)
  MF Mark González[notes 5] (on loan to Real Sociedad)

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
26   MF Paul Anderson
32   MF Besian Idrizaj
35   MF Danny Guthrie
38   MF David Mannix
No. Position Player
39   MF Ryan Wilkie
40   GK David Martin
42   FW Robbie Foy

StatisticsEdit

Appearances and goalsEdit

No. Pos Nat Player Total Premier League FA Cup League Cup Continental
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK   Jerzy Dudek 6 0 5+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 GK   Pepe Reina 53 0 33 0 5 0 0 0 15 0
20 GK   Scott Carson 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
Defenders
2 DF   Jan Kromkamp 17 0 6+7 0 1+3 0 0 0 0 0
3 DF   Steve Finnan 52 0 33 0 5+1 0 0 0 13 0
4 DF   Sami Hyypiä 59 2 35+1 1 6 1 1 0 16 0
5 DF   Daniel Agger 5 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
6 DF   John Arne Riise 52 4 24+8 1 6 3 0 0 12+2 0
21 DF   Djimi Traoré 24 0 9+6 0 1+1 0 0+1 0 6 0
23 DF   Jamie Carragher 57 1 36 0 6 0 0 0 15 1
28 DF   Stephen Warnock 30 1 15+5 1 1+1 0 1 0 6+1 0
36 DF   Antonio Barragán 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
Midfielders
7 MF   Harry Kewell 41 3 22+5 3 4+2 0 1 0 3+4 0
8 MF   Steven Gerrard 53 23 32 10 6 4 1 1 10+4 8
10 MF   Luis Garcia 50 11 15+16 7 2+1 1 0+1 0 11+4 3
14 MF   Xabi Alonso 53 5 29+6 3 5 2 0 0 13 0
16 MF   Dietmar Hamann 32 0 13+4 0 1+1 0 1 0 8+4 0
22 MF   Mohamed Sissoko 45 0 21+5 0 6 0 0 0 10+3 0
30 MF   Bolo Zenden 19 2 5+2 2 0 0 1+1 0 6+4 0
Forwards
9 FW   Djibril Cissé 54 19 19+14 9 3+3 2 0 0 7+8 8
11 FW   Robbie Fowler 16 5 9+5 5 0 0 0 0 1+1 0
15 FW   Peter Crouch 49 13 27+5 8 5+1 3 1 0 9+1 2
19 FW   Fernando Morientes 46 9 20+8 5 2+3 1 1 0 10+2 3
24 FW   Florent Sinama Pongolle 16 3 3+4 0 0+1 2 0+1 0 1+6 1
Players transferred out during the season
5 FW   Milan Baroš 2 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 MF   Anthony Le Tallec 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
17 DF   Josemi 12 0 3+3 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
31 DF   David Raven 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
34 MF   Darren Potter 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4+2 0
37 DF   Zak Whitbread 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1+1 0

Last updated: 15 May 2006
Source: Competitions

GoalscorersEdit

Rank No. Pos Player Premier League FA Cup League Cup Champions League Club World Cup Total
1 8 MF   Steven Gerrard 10 4 1 7 1 23
2 9 FW   Djibril Cissé 9 2 0 6 0 19
3 15 FW   Peter Crouch 8 3 0 0 2 13
4 10 MF   Luis García 7 1 0 2 0 11
5 19 FW   Fernando Morientes 5 1 0 3 0 9
6 11 FW   Robbie Fowler 5 0 0 0 0 5
14 MF   Xabi Alonso 3 2 0 0 0 5
8 6 DF   John Arne Riise 1 3 0 0 0 4
9 7 MF   Harry Kewell 3 0 0 0 0 3
24 FW   Florent Sinama Pongolle 0 2 0 1 0 3
11 4 DF   Sami Hyypiä 1 1 0 0 0 2
30 MF   Boudewijn Zenden 2 0 0 0 0 2
13 23 DF   Jamie Carragher 0 0 0 1 0 1
28 DF   Stephen Warnock 1 0 0 0 0 1
TOTALS 57 19 1 20 3 101

TransfersEdit

InEdit

# Pos Player From Fee Date
36 DF   Antonio Barragán   Seville Free 4 July 2005[1]
30 MF   Boudewijn Zenden   Middlesbrough Free 4 July 2005[2]
25 GK   Pepe Reina   Villarreal £6,860,000 4 July 2005
22 MF   Mohamed Sissoko   Valencia £5,600,000 13 July 2005[3]
15 FW   Peter Crouch   Southampton £7,000,000 20 July 2005[4]
34 DF   Miki Roqué   Lleida Unknown 16 August 2005[5]
46 DF   Jack Hobbs   Lincoln City £150,000 18 August 2005[6]
32 ST   Besian Idrizaj   Linz £190,000 30 August 2005[7]
MF   Mark González   Albacete £1,500,000 20 October 2005[8]
26 MF   Paul Anderson   Hull City Swap 4 January 2006
2 MF   Jan Kromkamp   Villarreal Swap 4 January 2006[9]
40 GK   David Martin   Milton Keynes £250,000 12 January 2006[10]
5 DF   Daniel Agger   Brøndby £5,800,000 12 January 2006[11]
11 FW   Robbie Fowler   Manchester City Free 27 January 2006[12]

OutEdit

# Pos Player To Fee Date
11 MF   Vladimír Šmicer   Bordeaux Free 13 June 2005[13]
9 FW   El Hadji Diouf   Bolton Wanderers £3,500,000 16 June 2005[14]
12 DF   Mauricio Pellegrino   Alavés Free 17 June 2005[15]
31 DM   Alou Diarra   Lens £2,000,000 23 June 2005[16]
25 DM   Igor Bišćan   Panathinaikos Free 15 July 2005[17]
36 DF   Jon Otsemobor   Rotherham United Free 4 July 2005[18]
26 MF   Richie Partridge Unattached Free 1 July 2005
29 GK   Patrice Luzi Unattached Free 1 July 2005
27 DF   Gregory Vignal   Portsmouth Free 12 July 2005[19]
18 MF   Antonio Núñez   Celta Vigo £2,000,000 17 July 2005[20]
5 FW   Milan Baroš   Aston Villa £6,500,000 23 August 2005[21]
32 MF   John Welsh   Hull City Swap 4 January 2006
17 DF   Josemi   Villarreal Swap

4 January 2006[22]

All gamesEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Premier LeagueEdit

MatchesEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Chelsea (C) 38 29 4 5 72 22 +50 91 Qualification for the Champions League group stage[a]
2 Manchester United 38 25 8 5 72 34 +38 83
3 Liverpool 38 25 7 6 57 25 +32 82 Qualification for the Champions League third qualifying round
4 Arsenal 38 20 7 11 68 31 +37 67
5 Tottenham Hotspur 38 18 11 9 53 38 +15 65 Qualification for the UEFA Cup first round
Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ Since Manchester United qualified for the Champions League, their place in the UEFA Cup as League Cup winners passed down to the league and was awarded to Blackburn Rovers as the highest-placed team not already qualified for European competitions.

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 25 7 6 57 25  +32 82 15 3 1 31 8  +23 10 4 5 26 17  +9

UEFA Champions LeagueEdit

Qualifying RoundsEdit

First qualifying round

Second qualifying round

Third qualifying round

Group StageEdit

Round of 16Edit

FA CupEdit

Knockout stagesEdit

FinalEdit

League CupEdit

UEFA Super CupEdit

FIFA Club World CupEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

FinalEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Barragan set for Liverpool move". BBC News. 24 June 2005.
  2. ^ "Zenden points to Benitez factor". BBC News. 4 July 2005.
  3. ^ "Sissoko completes Liverpool move". BBC News. 13 June 2005.
  4. ^ "Zenden points to Benitez factor". BBC News. 20 July 2005.
  5. ^ "Youngsters seal Liverpool switch". BBC News. 16 August 2005.
  6. ^ "Hobbs completes move to Liverpool". BBC News. 18 August 2005.
  7. ^ "Liverpool bring in teenage pair". BBC News. 30 August 2005.
  8. ^ "Gonzalez completes Reds medical". BBC News. 26 October 2005.
  9. ^ "Kromkamp ties up Liverpool switch". BBC News. 4 January 2006.
  10. ^ "Liverpool sign goalkeeper Martin". BBC News. 12 January 2006.
  11. ^ "Liverpool complete Agger signing". BBC News. 12 January 2006.
  12. ^ "Liverpool make shock Fowler swoop". BBC News. 27 January 2006.
  13. ^ "Smicer seals switch to Bordeaux". BBC News. 13 June 2006.
  14. ^ "Diouf moves to Bolton". BBC News. 16 June 2005.
  15. ^ "Alaves sign defender Pellegrino". BBC News. 17 June 2005.
  16. ^ "Liverpool transfer Diarra to Lens". BBC News. 23 June 2005.
  17. ^ "Biscan joins Greeks Panathinaikos". BBC News. 15 July 2005.
  18. ^ "Rotherham snap up defensive trio". BBC News. 4 July 2005.
  19. ^ "Rotherham snap up defensive trio". BBC News. 12 July 2005.
  20. ^ "Liverpool seal Nunez deal". BBC News. 17 July 2005.
  21. ^ "Baros completes transfer to Villa". BBC News. 23 August 2005.
  22. ^ Josemi completes Villarreal move

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Traoré was born in Saint-Ouen, France, but also qualified to represent Mali internationally and made his international debut for Mali in 2004.
  2. ^ Sissoko was born in Mont-Saint-Aignan, France, but also qualified to represent Mali internationally and made his international debut for Mali in 2004.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Medjani was born in Lyon, France, and represented them at youth level, but also qualified to represent Algeria internationally through his father and would make his international debut for Algeria in 2010.
  5. ^ González was born in Durban, South Africa, but was raised in Chile from the age of 10 and made his international debut for Chile in 2003.

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