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The 2013–14 season was Liverpool Football Club's 122nd season in existence, and their 52nd consecutive season in the top flight of English football. It was also the club's 22nd consecutive season in the Premier League. As well as the Premier League, the club competed in the FA Cup and the League Cup.

Liverpool
2013–14 season
ChairmanTom Werner
ManagerBrendan Rodgers
StadiumAnfield
Premier League2nd
FA CupFifth round
League CupThird round
Top goalscorerLeague:
Luis Suárez (31)

All:
Luis Suárez (31)
Highest home attendance44,822 vs. Stoke City
(17 August 2013, Premier League)[1]
Average home league attendance44,671 (in Premier League)[2]

Liverpool enjoyed a memorable season, scoring 101 league goals, the highest number of goals scored by a Premier League runner-up and also the fourth highest number of goals ever scored by the Premier League clubs. Luis Suárez finished as the league's top scorer with 31 goals, winning the Premier League Golden Boot as well as the PFA Players' Player of the Year, while Steven Gerrard finished with the most assists, with 13.

Liverpool fans were allowed for some optimism during the pre-season as the club looked to attain UEFA Champions League qualification for the first time since finishing second in 2008–09. The team soon exceeded expectations however, with Liverpool securing their pre-season aim of qualifying for the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League after winning 2–3 away to Norwich City. After having won 11 games in succession and leading the title race while competing against rivals Chelsea and Manchester City, a 0–2 home defeat to the former and a 3–3 draw away to Crystal Palace led to Liverpool finishing second on the final day, behind champions Manchester City by two points. This represented the closest checkpoint the club had come to winning the league title since 1990.

First teamEdit

Last updated on 21 February 2014
Squad no. Name Nationality Position Date of birth (age)
Goalkeepers
1 Brad Jones   GK (1982-03-19)19 March 1982 (aged 32)
22 Simon Mignolet   GK (1988-03-06)6 March 1988 (aged 26)
Defenders
2 Glen Johnson   RB/LB (1984-08-23)23 August 1984 (aged 29)
3 José Enrique   LB (1986-01-23)23 January 1986 (aged 28)
4 Kolo Touré   CB (1981-03-19)19 March 1981 (aged 33)
5 Daniel Agger (vc)   CB (1984-12-12)12 December 1984 (aged 29)
17 Mamadou Sakho   CB/LB (1990-02-13)13 February 1990 (aged 24)
20 Aly Cissokho   LB (1987-09-15)15 September 1987 (aged 26)
34 Martin Kelly   RB (1990-04-27)27 April 1990 (aged 24)
37 Martin Škrtel   CB (1984-12-15)15 December 1984 (aged 29)
38 Jon Flanagan   RB/LB (1993-01-01)1 January 1993 (aged 21)
44 Brad Smith   LB (1994-04-09)9 April 1994 (aged 20)
Midfielders
6 Luis Alberto   AM/CF (1992-09-28)28 September 1992 (aged 21)
8 Steven Gerrard (c)   DM/CM (1980-05-30)30 May 1980 (aged 34)
10 Philippe Coutinho   AM/LW (1992-06-12)12 June 1992 (aged 21)
12 Victor Moses   LW/RW (1990-12-12)12 December 1990 (aged 23)
14 Jordan Henderson   CM/RM (1990-06-17)17 June 1990 (aged 23)
21 Lucas   DM (1987-01-09)9 January 1987 (aged 27)
24 Joe Allen   DM/CM (1990-03-14)14 March 1990 (aged 24)
31 Raheem Sterling   LW/RW (1994-12-08)8 December 1994 (aged 19)
33 Jordon Ibe   RW/LW (1995-12-08)8 December 1995 (aged 18)
53 João Carlos Teixeira   AM (1993-01-18)18 January 1993 (aged 21)
Forwards
7 Luis Suárez   FW (1987-01-24)24 January 1987 (aged 27)
9 Iago Aspas   ST/LW (1987-08-01)1 August 1987 (aged 26)
15 Daniel Sturridge   ST (1989-09-01)1 September 1989 (aged 24)

Transfers and loansEdit

Transfers inEdit

Entry date Position No. Player From club Fee
22 June 2013 AM 6   Luis Alberto   Sevilla £6,800,000[3]
23 June 2013 FW 9   Iago Aspas   Celta Vigo £7,000,000[4]
27 June 2013 GK 22   Simon Mignolet   Sunderland £9,000,000[5]
2 July 2013 CB 4   Kolo Touré   Manchester City Free[6]
2 September 2013 CB 26   Tiago Ilori   Sporting CP £7,000,000[7]
2 September 2013 CB 17   Mamadou Sakho   Paris Saint Germain £15,000,000[8]

Loans inEdit

Start date End date Position No. Player From club
20 August 2013 31 May 2014 LB 20   Aly Cissokho   Valencia[9]
2 September 2013 31 May 2014 LW 12   Victor Moses   Chelsea[10]

Transfers outEdit

Exit date Position No. Player To club Fee Ref.
7 February 2013 CB 23   Jamie Carragher Retired [11]
27 May 2013 CB 22   Danny Wilson   Heart of Midlothian Released [12]
19 June 2013 ST 9   Andy Carroll   West Ham United £15,500,000 [13]
3 July 2013 CM 33   Jonjo Shelvey   Swansea City £5,000,000 [14]
8 August 2013 DM 20   Jay Spearing   Bolton Wanderers £1,500,000 [15]
13 August 2013 LW 19   Stewart Downing   West Ham United £5,000,000 [16]
2 September 2013 AM 12   Dani Pacheco   Alcorcón Released [17]
3 January 2014 ST 50   Adam Morgan   Yeovil Town Released [18]

Loans outEdit

Start date End date Position No. Player To club
10 July 2013 9 October 2013 ST   Michael Ngoo   Yeovil Town[19][20]
12 July 2013 31 May 2014 AM 30   Suso   Almería[21]
19 July 2013 1 January 2014 ST   Henoc Mukendi   Partick Thistle[22]
22 July 2013 1 January 2014 DM 35   Conor Coady   Sheffield United[23]
26 July 2013 30 June 2014 AM   Krisztián Adorján   Groningen[24]
29 July 2013 31 May 2014 GK 25   Pepe Reina   Napoli[25]
1 August 2013 31 May 2014 LB 49   Jack Robinson   Blackpool[26]
27 August 2013 31 May 2014 MF 11   Oussama Assaidi   Stoke City[27]
2 September 2013 31 May 2014 FW 29   Fabio Borini   Sunderland[28]
10 September 2013 1 January 2014 FW 53   João Carlos Teixeira   Brentford[29]
22 October 2013 31 May 2014 RB/CB 47   Andre Wisdom   Derby County[30]
9 January 2014 31 May 2014 RB 43   Ryan McLaughlin   Barnsley[31][32]
20 January 2014 31 May 2014 CB 26   Tiago Ilori   Granada
23 January 2014 31 May 2014 CB 16   Sebastián Coates   Nacional
31 January 2014 31 May 2014 FW   Michael Ngoo   Walsall[33]
21 February 2014 31 May 2014 FW 33   Jordon Ibe   Birmingham City[34]

Transfer summaryEdit

Pre-season and friendliesEdit

CompetitionsEdit

OverallEdit

Competition Started round Final
position / round
First match Last match
Premier League 2nd 17 August 2013 11 May 2014
League Cup 2nd round 3rd round 27 August 2013 25 September 2013
FA Cup 3rd round 5th round 5 January 2014 16 February 2014

Source: Competitions

Premier LeagueEdit

Liverpool fans were allowed for some optimism during the pre-season as the club looked to attain UEFA Champions League qualification for the first time since finishing second in 2008–09. The team soon exceeded expectations, however, and a loss to Crystal Palace for Chelsea on 29 March gave Liverpool fans hope that the team could go on to clinch their first ever Premier League title and their first title win since 1990. Liverpool's title hopes were further strengthened on 13 April, as Liverpool beat Manchester City 3–2 in a dramatic and emotional encounter two days before the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 Liverpool fans died.

On 20 April, Liverpool mathematically secured their pre-season aim of qualifying for the 2014-15 UEFA Champions League, after winning 2–3 away to Norwich City. They were granted a group stage seat at the same time. However, their title hopes were snatched away after a loss to Chelsea on 27 April and a dramatic draw when Crystal Palace scored three goals in the last ten minutes of the game from 0–3 down. Liverpool finished second on the final day, finishing behind Manchester City by only two points.

This season recorded an all-time high mark of goals scored by Liverpool not only in Premier League season, but in all their English top flight seasons. Only in 1895–96 Division 2 did the Reds score more league goals over the course of a season – 106 versus 101 they netted this season.

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Manchester City (C) 38 27 5 6 102 37 +65 86 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Liverpool 38 26 6 6 101 50 +51 84
3 Chelsea 38 25 7 6 71 27 +44 82
4 Arsenal 38 24 7 7 68 41 +27 79 Qualification for the Champions League play-off round
5 Everton 38 21 9 8 61 39 +22 72 Qualification for the Europa League group stage
Source: Barclays Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Play-offs (only if needed to decide champion, teams for relegation or teams for UEFA competitions).[35]
(C) Champion.

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 26 6 6 101 50  +51 84 16 1 2 53 18  +35 10 5 4 48 32  +16

Last updated: 11 May 2014.
Source: BBC Sport

Results by matchdayEdit

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GroundHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAAHAHHAHAHAAAHHAHAHAH
ResultWWWDLWWDWLWDLWWWWLLWWDWDWWWWWWWWWWWLDW
Position[nb 1]42112213232244221454444444422221111122
Updated to match(es) played on 11 May 2014. Source: Statto.com
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

MatchesEdit

Last updated: 11 May 2014.
Source: Liverpool F.C.

Aggregate scoresEdit

Opponent Home Away Aggregate Points
Arsenal 5–1 2–0 5–3 3
Aston Villa 2–2 0–1 3–2 4
Cardiff City 3–1 3–6 9–4 6
Chelsea 0–2 2–1 1–4 0
Crystal Palace 3–1 3–3 6–4 4
Everton 4–0 3–3 7–3 4
Fulham 4–0 2–3 7–2 6
Hull City 2–0 3–1 3–3 3
Manchester United 1–0 0–3 4–0 6
Manchester City 3–2 2–1 4–4 3
Newcastle United 2–1 2–2 4–3 4
Norwich City 5–1 2–3 8–3 6
Southampton 0–1 0–3 3–1 3
Stoke City 1–0 3–5 6–3 6
Sunderland 2–1 1–3 5–2 6
Swansea City 4–3 2–2 6–5 4
Tottenham Hotspur 4–0 0–5 9–0 6
West Bromwich Albion 4–1 1–1 5–2 4
West Ham United 4–1 1–2 6–2 6

FA CupEdit

Source: Liverpool F.C.

League CupEdit

Source: Liverpool F.C.

Squad statisticsEdit

AppearancesEdit

Numbers in parentheses denote appearances as substitute.
Players with no appearances not included in the list.
As of match played 12 May 2014[36]
No. Pos. Nat. Name Premier League FA Cup League Cup Total
Apps Apps Apps Apps
1 GK   AUS Brad Jones 0 3 0 3
2 DF   ENG Glen Johnson 29 0 1 30
3 DF   ESP José Enrique 6 (2) 0 1 7 (2)
4 DF   CIV Kolo Touré 15 (5) 2 2 19 (5)
5 DF   DEN Daniel Agger 17 (4) 2 0 (1) 19 (5)
6 MF   ESP Luis Alberto 0 (9) 1 (1) 1 2 (10)
7 FW   URU Luis Suárez 33 2 (1) 1 36 (1)
8 MF   ENG Steven Gerrard 33 (1) 3 2 38 (1)
9 FW   ESP Iago Aspas 5 (9) 1 0 6 (9)
10 MF   BRA Philippe Coutinho 28 (5) 2 (1) 0 (1) 30 (7)
12 MF   NGA Victor Moses 6 (13) 2 1 9 (13)
14 MF   ENG Jordan Henderson 35 2 (1) 1 (1) 38 (2)
15 FW   ENG Daniel Sturridge 26 (3) 2 2 30 (3)
17 DF   FRA Mamadou Sakho 17 (1) 0 1 18 (1)
20 DF   FRA Aly Cissokho 12 (3) 3 1 16 (3)
21 MF   BRA Lucas 20 (7) 0 (1) 1 21 (8)
22 GK   BEL Simon Mignolet 38 0 2 40
24 MF   WAL Joe Allen 15 (9) 1 1 17 (9)
31 MF   ENG Raheem Sterling 24 (9) 2 (1) 1 (1) 27 (11)
33 MF   ENG Jordon Ibe 0 (1) 0 1 1 (1)
34 DF   ENG Martin Kelly 0 (5) 2 0 (1) 2 (6)
37 DF   SVK Martin Škrtel 36 2 1 39
38 DF   ENG Jon Flanagan 23 1 (1) 0 24 (1)
44 DF   ENG Brad Smith 0 (1) 0 0 0 (1)
47 DF   ENG Andre Wisdom 1 (1) 0 1 2 (1)
53 MF   POR João Carlos Teixeira 0 (1) 0 0 0 (1)

GoalscorersEdit

Includes all competitive matches. The list is sorted by shirt number when total goals are equal.

As of match played 11 May 2014[36]
Rank Pos. No. Player Premier League FA Cup League Cup Total
1 FW 7   Luis Suárez 31 0 0 31
2 FW 15   Daniel Sturridge 21 1 2 24
3 MF 8   Steven Gerrard 13 1 0 14
4 MF 31   Raheem Sterling 9 0 1 10
5 DF 37   Martin Škrtel 7 0 0 7
6 MF 10   Philippe Coutinho 5 0 0 5
MF 14   Jordan Henderson 4 0 1 5
8 DF 5   Daniel Agger 2 0 0 2
MF 12   Victor Moses 1 1 0 2
10 FW 9   Iago Aspas 0 1 0 1
DF 17   Mamadou Sakho 1 0 0 1
MF 24   Joe Allen 1 0 0 1
DF 38   Jon Flanagan 1 0 0 1
Own goals 5 1 0 6
Totals 101 5 4 110

Disciplinary recordEdit

As of match played 5 May 2014[37]
No. Pos. Name Premier League FA Cup League Cup Total
               
2 DF   Glen Johnson 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
4 DF   Kolo Touré 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
7 FW   Luis Suárez 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
8 MF   Steven Gerrard 7 0 2 0 0 0 9 0
9 FW   Iago Aspas 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
10 MF   Philippe Coutinho 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
12 MF   Victor Moses 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
14 MF   Jordan Henderson 4 1 0 0 1 0 5 1
15 FW   Daniel Sturridge 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
20 DF   Aly Cissokho 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
21 MF   Lucas 5 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
24 MF   Joe Allen 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
31 MF   Raheem Sterling 3 0 1 0 1 0 5 0
37 DF   Martin Škrtel 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
38 DF   Jon Flanagan 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
47 DF   Andre Wisdom 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Total 49 1 5 0 5 0 59 1

AwardsEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Liverpool's position at the end of the day in which their match was played

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