1968-69 season
General information
Manager

Bill Shankly

Captain

Ron Yeats

Performance
Division 1

2nd

FA Cup

5th round

League Cup

4th round

Europe

Inter-Cities Fairs Cup: 1st round

Top scorers
League

Hunt (13)

FA Cup

Callaghan (1)
Hughes (1)
Hunt (1)
Smith (1)

League Cup

Lawler (3)

Europe

Inter-Cities Fairs Cup: Hughes (1)
Hunt (1)
Lawler (1)

Overall

Hunt (7)

Attendances
Average

46,818

The 1968-69 season was Liverpool's 77th season of football since they were established.

Squad[edit | edit source]

LiverpoolSquad1968-1969.jpg

Note: Fixed squad numbers were not introduced until the 1993-94 season.

Friendlies[edit | edit source]

Pre-season[edit | edit source]

Date Opponent Score Scorers
2 August 1968 Hull 5-3 Hunt (18), Thompson (21), Graham (52, 58), Hughes (83)

Other friendlies[edit | edit source]

Date Opponent Score Scorers
22 May 1969 Real Mallorca 2-1 Callaghan, Graham
25 July 1969 Linfield 3-1 Hunt (34, 72), Hateley (48)
30 July 1969 Tranmere 3-0 Callaghan 2, St John

Results[edit | edit source]

League[edit | edit source]

Date Opponent Score Scorers
10 August 1968 Man City 2-1 Graham (24), Thompson (73)
14 August 1968 Southampton 0-2
17 August 1968 Arsenal 1-1 Hunt (50)
20 August 1968 Stoke 2-1 Callaghan (63), Allen (og 75)
24 August 1968 Sunderland 4-1 Smith (1), Lawler (16), Callaghan (44), Hateley (66)
27 August 1968 Everton 0-0
31 August 1968 Leeds 0-1
7 September 1968 Queens Park Rangers 2-0 Yeats (43), Graham (55)
14 September 1968 Ipswich 2-0 Graham (48), St John (89)
21 September 1968 Leicester 4-0 Yeats (2), Smith (pen 4), Evans (10), Callaghan (12)
28 September 1968 Wolves 6-0 Hun (15, 74), Thompson (25, 80), Evans (30, 63)
5 October 1968 Burnley 4-0 Hunt (20, 35), Thompson (62), Strong (87)
8 October 1968 Everton 1-1 Smith (75)
12 October 1968 Man Utd 2-0 St John (14), Evans (82)
19 October 1968 Tottenham 1-2 Hunt (37)
26 October 1968 Newcastle 2-1 Evans (23), Thompson (85)
2 November 1968 West Brom 0-0
9 November 1968 Chelsea 2-1 Callaghan (25), Smith (pen 28)
16 November 1968 Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 Lawler (28), Callaghan (71)
23 November 1968 Coventry 2-0 Strong (36), Callaghan (83)
30 November 1968 Nottingham Forest 1-0 Hunt (24)
3 December 1968 Southampton 1-0 Callaghan (14)
7 December 1968 West Ham 2-0 Hughes (44), Thompson (47)
14 December 1968 Man Utd 0-1
21 December 1968 Tottenham 1-0 Hughes (70)
26 December 1968 Burnley 1-1 Lawler (43)
11 January 1969 West Brom 1-0 Thompson (83)
18 January 1969 Chelsea 2-1 Hunt (65), Evans (72)
1 February 1969 Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Hunt (65)
15 February 1969 Nottingham Forest 0-2
22 February 1969 West Ham 1-1 Hunt (51)
15 March 1969 Sunderland 2-0 St John (39), Evans (62)
29 March 1969 Queens Park Rangers 2-1 Smith (pen 28), Hunt (78)
31 March 1969 Arsenal 1-1 Smith (pen 52)
5 April 1969 Wolves 1-0 Hunt (20)
7 April 1969 Stoke 0-0
12 April 1969 Leicester 2-1 Hughes (30), Callaghan (56)
19 April 1969 Ipswich 4-0 Thompson (13), Graham (40, 66), St John (90)
22 April 1969 Coventry 0-0
28 April 1969 Leeds 0-0
12 May 1969 Man City 0-1
17 May 1969 Newcastle 1-1 Hunt (68)

FA Cup[edit | edit source]

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
3 4 January 1969 Doncaster 2-0 Hunt (70), Callaghan (84)
4 25 January 1969 Burnley 2-1 Smith (pen 13), Hughes (23)
5 1 March 1969 Leicester 0-0
5 (R) 3 March 1969 Leicester 0-1

League Cup[edit | edit source]

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
2 4 September 1968 Sheffield United 4-0 Hunt (54), Lawler (71), Callaghan (75), Thompson (83)
3 25 September 1968 Swansea 2-0 Lawler (52), Hunt (85)
4 15 October 1968 Arsenal 1-2 Lawler (75)

Inter-Cities Fairs Cup[edit | edit source]

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
1 (1st leg) 18 September 1968 Athletic Bilbao 1-2 Hunt (67)
1 (2nd leg) 2 October 1968 Athletic Bilbao 2-1[1] Lawler (78), Hughes (87)

Tables[edit | edit source]

League[edit | edit source]

Pos Club Pld W D L F A G. Avg Pts
1 Leeds 42 27 13 2 66 26 2.54 67
2 Liverpool 42 25 11 6 63 24 2.63 61
3 Everton 42 21 15 6 77 36 2.14 57

Player stats[edit | edit source]

Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
MF Alf Arrowsmith 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF Gerry Byrne 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
MF Ian Callaghan 42 8 4 1 3 1 2 0 51 10
GK Ray Clemence 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
FW Alun Evans 33 7 4 0 1 0 1 0 39 7
FW Bobby Graham 13 5 1 0 1 0 1 0 16 5
MF Brian Hall 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
FW Tony Hateley 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
MF Emlyn Hughes 40 3 4 1 3 0 2 1 49 5
FW Roger Hunt 38 13 4 1 3 2 2 1 47 17
DF Chris Lawler 42 3 4 0 3 3 2 1 51 7
GK Tommy Lawrence 42 0 4 0 2 0 2 0 50 0
DF Ian Ross 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
DF Tommy Smith 42 6 4 1 3 0 2 0 51 7
MF Ian St John 41 4 4 0 3 0 2 0 50 4
DF Geoff Strong 31 2 4 0 2 0 1 0 38 2
MF Peter Thompson 42 8 4 0 3 1 2 0 51 9
DF Peter Wall 13 - 0 0 2 0 2 0 17 0
DF Ron Yeats 39 2 4 0 3 0 2 0 48 2

Transfers[edit | edit source]

In[edit | edit source]

Player From Fee Date
Alun Evans Wolves £100,000 September 1968
Alec Lindsay Bury £67,000 March 1969
Larry Lloyd Bristol Rovers £50,000 April 1969

Out[edit | edit source]

Player To Fee Date
David Wilson Preston £4,000 30 May 1968
Tony Hateley Coventry £80,000 19 September 1968
Alf Arrowsmith Bury £25,000 December 1968

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Liverpool lost on a coin toss.


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