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1970-71 season
General information
Manager

Bill Shankly

Captain

Tommy Smith

Performance
Division 1

5th

FA Cup

Runners-up

League Cup

3rd round

Europe

Inter-Cities Fairs Cup: Semi-final

Top scorers
League

A. Evans (10)

FA Cup

Heighway (2)
Lawler (2)

League Cup

A. Evans (1)
Hughes (1)
Smith (1)

Europe

Inter-Cities Fairs Cup: A. Evans (3)

Overall

A. Evans (15)

Attendances
Average

44,732

The 1970-71 season was Liverpool's 79th season of football since they were established.

Squad

LiverpoolSquad1970-1971.jpg
  • GK. Ray Clemence
  • GK. Tommy Lawrence
  • DF. Steve Arnold
  • DF. Chris Fagan
  • DF. Ron Yeats
  • DF. Roy Evans
  • DF. Chris Lawler
  • DF. Alec Lindsay
  • DF. Larry Lloyd
  • DF. Ian Ross
  • DF. John McLaughlin
  • DF. Tommy Smith
  • MF. Emlyn Hughes
  • MF. Peter Thompson
  • MF. Steve Heighway
  • MF. Doug Livermore
  • MF. Ian Callaghan
  • MF. Brian Hall
  • MF. Ian St John
  • FW. Phil Boersma
  • FW. Alun Evans
  • FW. Bobby Graham
  • FW. Jack Whitham
  • FW. John Toshack

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

Friendlies

Pre-season

Date Opponent Score Scorers
31 July 1970 League of Ireland 2-1 Graham, Thompson
4 August 1970 Preston 5-0 Thompson 2, Hughes 2, A. Evans
7 August 1970 Middlesbrough 1-3 Graham

Other friendlies

Date Opponent Score Scorers
25 May 1971 AGF Aarhus 2-3 Whitham, Graham
27 May 1971 IFK Lulea 5-0 Keegan, Whitham 2, Lindsay, Graham
1 June 1971 Gif Sundsvall 4-0 Graham, Keegan, Callaghan, Thompson

Results

League

Date Opponent Score Scorers
15 August 1970 Burnley 2-1 A. Evans (19), Hughes (77)
17 August 1970 Blackpool 0-0
22 August 1970 Huddersfield 4-0 McLaughlin (9, 39), A. Evans (74, 88)
25 August 1970 Crystal Palace 1-1 Graham (28)
29 August 1970 West Brom 1-1 A. Evans (25)
5 September 1970 Man Utd 1-1 A. Evans (22)
12 September 1970 Newcastle 0-0
19 September 1970 Nottingham Forest 3-0 Graham (15), Thompson (27), A. Evans (69)
26 September 1970 Southampton 0-1
3 October 1970 Chelsea 1-0 A. Evans (22)
10 October 1970 Tottenham 0-1
17 October 1970 Burnley 2-0 Yeats (44), Heighway (51)
24 October 1970 Ipswich 0-1
31 October 1970 Wolves 2-0 Smith (pen 48), A. Evans (72)
7 November 1970 Derby 0-0
14 November 1970 Coventry 0-0
21 November 1970 Everton 3-2 Heighway (69), Toshack (76), Lawler (84)
28 November 1970 Arsenal 0-2
5 December 1970 Leeds 1-1 Toshack (52)
12 December 1970 West Ham 2-1 Whitham (27), Boersma (43)
19 December 1970 Huddersfield 0-0
26 December 1970 Stoke 0-0
9 January 1971 Blackpool 2-2 Heighway (38), Craven (og 82)
12 January 1971 Man City 0-0
16 January 1971 Crystal Palace 0-1
30 January 1971 Arsenal 2-0 Toshack (4), Smith (50)
6 February 1971 Leeds 1-0 Toshack (2)
16 February 1971 West Ham 1-0 Toshack (58)
20 February 1971 Everton 0-0
27 February 1971 Wolves 0-1
13 March 1971 Coventry 0-1
20 March 1971 Derby 2-0 Mackay (og 42), Lawler (88)
29 March 1971 Ipswich 2-1 A. Evans (17), Graham (60)
2 April 1971 West Brom 1-1 A. Evans (83)
6 April 1971 Newcastle 1-1 Lawler (44)
10 April 1971 Stoke 1-0 Thompson (32)
12 April 1971 Chelsea 0-1
17 April 1971 Tottenham 0-0
19 April 1971 Man City 2-0 Heighway (19), Edwards (og 58)
24 April 1971 Nottingham Forest 1-0 Hall (68)
26 April 1971 Man City 2-2 Graham (30, 34)
1 May 1971 Southampton 1-0 Hughes (30)

FA Cup

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
3 2 January 1971 Aldershot 1-0 McLaughlin (28)
4 23 January 1971 Swansea 3-0 Toshack (53), St John (85), Lawler (87)
5 13 February 1971 Southampton 1-0 Lawler (29)
6 6 March 1971 Tottenham 0-0
6 (R) 16 March 1971 Tottenham 1-0 Heighway (25)
Semi-final 27 March 1971 Everton 2-1 A. Evans (59), Hall (73)
Final 8 May 1971 Arsenal 1-2[1] Heighway (92)

League Cup

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
2 8 September 1970 Mansfield 0-0
2 (R) 22 September 1970 Mansfield 3-2[2] Hughes (16), Smith (pen 85), A. Evans (117)
3 6 October 1970 Swindon 0-2

Inter-Cities Fairs Cup

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
1 (1st leg) 15 September 1970 Ferencvaros 1-0 Graham (17)
1 (2nd leg) 29 September 1970 Ferencvaros 1-1 Hughes (65)
2 (1st leg) 21 October 1970 Dinamo Bucharest 3-0 Lindsay (60), Lawler (76), Hughes (82)
2 (2nd leg) 4 November 1970 Dinamo Bucharest 1-1 Boersma (47)
3 (1st leg) 9 December 1970 Hibernian 1-0 Toshack (75)
3 (2nd leg) 22 December 1970 Hibernian 2-0 Heighway (23), Boersma (50)
Quarter-final (1st leg) 10 March 1971 Bayern Munich 3-0 A. Evans (30, 49, 73)
Quarter-final (2nd leg) 24 March 1971 Bayern Munich 1-1 Ross (75)
Semi-final (1st leg) 14 April 1971 Leeds 0-1
Semi-final (2nd leg) 28 April 1971 Leeds 0-0

Tables

League

Pos Club Pld W D L F A G. Avg Pts
4 Wolves 42 22 8 12 64 54 1.19 52
5 Liverpool 42 17 17 8 42 24 1.75 51
6 Chelsea 42 18 15 9 52 42 1.24 51

Player stats

Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
DF Steve Arnold 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
FW Phil Boersma 15 1 3 0 0 0 3 2 21 3
MF Ian Callaghan 23 0 5 0 1 0 5 0 34 0
GK Ray Clemence 41 0 7 0 3 0 10 0 61 0
FW Alun Evans 21 10 4 1 3 1 6 3 34 15
DF Roy Evans 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 6 0
DF Chris Fagan 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
FW Bobby Graham 14 5 0 0 2 0 4 1 20 6
MF Brian Hall 35 1 7 1 3 0 8 0 53 2
MF Steve Heighway 33 4 7 2 2 0 7 1 49 7
MF Emlyn Hughes 39 2 7 0 3 1 10 2 59 5
DF Chris Lawler 41 3 7 2 3 0 10 1 61 6
GK Tommy Lawrence 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
DF Alec Lindsay 21 0 4 0 2 0 8 1 35 1
MF Doug Livermore 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 0
DF Larry Lloyd 40 0 7 0 3 0 10 0 60 0
DF John McLaughlin 33 2 4 1 1 0 7 0 45 4
DF Ian Ross 12 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 14 1
DF Tommy Smith 41 2 7 0 3 1 10 0 61 3
MF Ian St John 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 1
MF Peter Thompson 28 2 2 0 1 0 8 0 39 2
FW John Toshack 21 5 7 1 0 0 5 1 33 7
FW Jack Whitham 6 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 1
DF Ron Yeats 12 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 16 1

Transfers

In

Player From Fee Date
Steve Heighway Skelmersdale Free May 1970
Steve Arnold Crewe £10,000 9 September 1970
John Toshack Cardiff £110,000 11 November 1970

Out

Player To Fee Date
Peter Wall Crystal Palace £35,000 May 1970
Geoff Strong Coventry £30,000 10 August 1970
Doug Livermore Norwich £25,000 26 November 1970
Ian St John Hellenic FC Free 1971

Notes

  1. After extra time.
  2. After extra time.


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