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2008-09 season
General information
Manager

Rafael Benitez

Captain

Steven Gerrard

Performance
Premier League

2nd

FA Cup

4th round

League Cup

4th round

Europe

Champions League: Quarter-final

Top scorers
League

Gerrard (16)

FA Cup

Gerrard (1)
Riera (1)
Torres (1)

League Cup

Agger (1)
Hyypia (1)
Lucas (1)
Plessis (1)

Europe

Champions League: Gerrard (7)

Overall

Gerrard (24)

Attendances
Highest

44,424

Lowest

28,591

Average

42,623

The 2008-09 season was Liverpool's 117th season of football since they were established. The second place finish in this season was Liverpool's best league finish since the 2001-02 season. Liverpool managed to complete the double over rivals Man Utd win 2-1 and 4-1 wins.

SquadEdit

LiverpoolSquad2008-2009

FriendliesEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
12 July 2008 Tranmere 1-0 Benayoun (44)
16 July 2008 Luzern 2-1 Lucas (10), Voronin (37)
19 July 2008 Wisla Krakow 1-1 Voronin (6)
22 July 2008 Hertha Berlin 0-0
30 July 2008 Villarreal 0-0
2 August 2008 Rangers 4-0 Torres (23), N'Gog (56), Benayoun (58), Alonso (70)
5 August 2008 Valerenga 4-1 Alonso (19), Torres (50), Benayoun (61), N'Gog (84)
8 August 2008 Lazio 1-0 Voronin (90)

ResultsEdit

LeagueEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
16 August 2008 Sunderland 1-0 Torres (83)
23 August 2008 Middlesbrough 2-1 Pogatetz (og 86), Gerrard (90)
31 August 2008 Aston Villa 0-0
13 September 2008 Man Utd 2-1 Brown (og 27), Babel (77)
20 September 2008 Stoke 0-0
27 September 2008 Everton 2-0 Torres (59, 62)
5 October 2008 Man City 3-2 Torres (55, 73), Kuyt (90)
18 October 2008 Wigan 3-2 Kuyt (37, 85), Riera (80)
26 October 2008 Chelsea 1-0 Bosingwa (og 10)
29 October 2008 Portsmouth 1-0 Gerrard (pen 76)
1 November 2008 Tottenham 1-2 Kuyt (3)
8 November 2008 West Brom 3-0 Keane (34, 43), Arbeloa (90)
15 November 2008 Bolton 2-0 Kuyt (28), Gerrard (73)
22 November 2008 Fulham 0-0
1 December 2008 West Ham 0-0
6 December 2008 Blackburn 3-1 Alonso (69), Benayoun (79), Gerrard (90)
13 December 2008 Hull 2-2 Gerrard (24, 32)
21 December 2008 Arsenal 1-1 Keane (42)
26 December 2008 Bolton 3-0 Riera (26), Keane (53, 58)
28 December 2008 Newcastle 5-1 Gerrard (31, 66), Hyypia (36), Babel (50), Alonso (pen 77)
10 January 2009 Stoke 0-0
19 January 2009 Everton 1-1 Gerrard (68)
28 January 2009 Wigan 1-1 Benayoun (41)
1 February 2009 Chelsea 2-0 Torres (89, 90)
7 February 2009 Porstmouth 3-2 Aurelio (69), Kuyt (85), Torres (90)
22 February 2009 Man City 1-1 Kuyt (78)
28 February 2009 Middlesbrough 0-2
3 March 2009 Sunderland 2-0 N'Gog (52), Benayoun (65)
14 March 2009 Man Utd 4-1 Torres (28), Gerrard (pen 44), Aurelio (77), Dossena (90)
22 March 2009 Aston Villa 5-0 Kuyt (8), Riera (33), Gerrard (pen 39, 50, pen 65)
4 April 2009 Fulham 1-0 Benayoun (90)
11 April 2009 Blackburn 4-0 Torres (5, 33), Agger (83), N'Gog (90)
21 April 2009 Arsenal 4-4 Torres (49, 72), Benayoun (56, 90)
25 April 2009 Hull 3-1 Alonso (45), Kuyt (63, 89)
3 May 2009 Newcastle 3-0 Benayoun (22), Kuyt (28), Lucas (87)
9 May 2009 West Ham 3-0 Gerrard (2, 38), Babel (84)
17 May 2009 West Brom 2-0 Gerrard (28), Kuyt (63)
24 May 2009 Tottenham 3-1 Torres (31), Hutton (og 64), Benayoun (81)

FA CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
3 3 January 2009 Preston North End 2-0 Riera (24), Torres (90)
4 25 January 2009 Everton 1-1 Gerrard (53)
4 (R) 4 February 2008 Everton 0-1

League CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
3 23 September 2008 Crewe 2-1 Agger (15), Lucas (58)
4 12 November 2008 Tottenham 2-4 Plessis (48), Hyypia (62)

Champions LeagueEdit

Qualifying stagesEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
3 (1st leg) 13 August 2008 Standard Liege 0-0
3 (2nd leg) 27 August 2008 Standard Liege 1-0 Kuyt (117)

Group stageEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
16 September 2008 Marseille 2-1 Gerrard (26, pen 32)
1 October 2008 PSV Eindhoven 3-1 Kuyt (4), Keane (33), Gerrard (75)
22 October 2008 Athletico Madrid 1-1 Keane (14)
4 November 2008 Athletico Madrid 1-1 Gerrard (pen 90)
26 November 2008 Marseille 1-0 Gerrard (22)
9 December 2008 PSV Eindhoven 3-1 Babel (45), Riera (68), N'Gog (77)

Knockout stagesEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Scorers
Last 16 (1st leg) 25 February 2009 Real Madrid 1-0 Benayoun (81)
Last 16 (2nd leg) 10 March 2009 Real Madrid 4-0 Torres (15), Gerrard (pen 28, 46), Dossena (87)
Quarter-final (1st leg) 8 April 2009 Chelsea 1-3 Torres (5)
Quarter-final (2nd leg) 14 April 2009 Chelsea 4-4 Aurelio (18), Alonso (pen 28), Lucas (81), Kuyt (83)

Player statsEdit

No. Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Diego Cavalieri 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 4 0
2 DF Andrea Dossena 16 1 2 0 1 0 7 1 26 2
4 DF Sami Hyypia 16 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 19 2
5 DF Daniel Agger 17 1 1 0 2 1 5 0 25 2
7 FW Robbie Keane 19 5 1 0 1 0 7 2 28 7
8 MF Steven Gerrard 31 16 3 1 0 0 10 7 44 24
9 FW Fernando Torres 24 14 3 1 2 0 9 2 38 17
11 MF Albert Riera 28 3 3 1 0 0 9 1 40 5
12 DF Fabio Aurelio 24 2 1 0 0 0 8 1 33 3
14 MF Xabi Alonso 33 3 3 0 1 0 10 1 47 4
15 MF Yossi Benayoun 33 8 1 0 0 0 9 1 43 9
16 MF Jermaine Pennant 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
17 DF Alvaro Arbeloa 29 1 2 0 0 0 12 0 43 1
18 MF Dirk Kuyt 38 12 2 0 0 0 11 3 53 15
19 MF Ryan Babel 27 3 3 0 2 0 10 1 42 4
20 MF Javier Mascherano 27 0 3 0 0 0 8 0 38 0
21 MF Lucas 25 1 2 0 2 1 9 1 38 3
22 DF Emiliano Insua 10 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 13 0
23 DF Jamie Carragher 38 0 3 0 1 0 12 0 54 0
24 FW David N'Gog 14 2 0 0 2 0 3 1 19 3
25 GK Pepe Reina 38 0 2 0 0 0 11 0 51 0
26 MF Jay Spearing 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
27 DF Philipp Degen 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
28 MF Damien Plessis 1 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 5 1
31 MF Nabil El Zhar 15 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 19 0
32 DF Stephen Darby 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 0
34 DF Martin Kelly 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
37 DF Martin Skrtel 21 0 2 0 0 0 7 0 30 0

TablesEdit

LeagueEdit

Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts
1Man Utd 38286468244490
2Liverpool 382511277275086
3Chelsea 38258568244483

EuropeEdit

Champions League group stage

Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts
1Liverpool 6420115614
2Athletico Madrid 633094512
3Marseille 611457−24
4PSV Eindhoven 6105514−93

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Player From Fee Date
Philipp Degen Borussia Dortmund Free 3 July 2008
Andrea Dossena Udinese £7,000,000 4 July 2008
Diego Cavalieri Palmeiras £3,500,000 11 July 2008
David N'Gog Paris St-Germain £1,500,000 24 July 2008
Robbie Keane Tottenham £20,300,000 28 July 2008
Albert Riera Espanyol £8,000,000 1 September 2008

OutEdit

Player To Fee Date
John Arne Riise Roma £4,000,000 1 July 2008
Harry Kewell Free Transfer Free 1 July 2008
Anthony Le Tallec Le Mans Undisclosed 2 July 2008
Peter Crouch Portsmouth £11,000,000 11 July 2008
Danny Guthrie Newcastle £2,250,000 14 July 2008
Scott Carson West Brom £3,250,000 18 July 2008
Steve Finnan Espanyol Undisclosed 31 August 2008
Robbie Keane Tottenham £16,000,000 2 February 2009
Jack Hobbs Leicester Undisclosed 24 April 2009
Sami Hyypia Free Transfer Free 1 June 2009
Jermaine Pennant Real Zaragoza Free 1 July 2009


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