Report

Liverpool 5 - 0 Nottingham Forest

Game date: Wednesday 13 April 1988 at 19:30 Stadium: Anfield
Competition: 1st Division Attendance: 39,535
Half-time score 2 - 0 Referee Milford RG
Manager Kenny Dalglish Opposition manager Brian Clough
   

Opposition lineup

Steve Sutton, Steve Chettle, Stuart Pearce, Des Walker, Colin Foster, Terry Wilson, Gary Crosby, Neil Webb, Nigel Clough, Lee Glover, Brian Rice

Opposition substitutions

Des Walker out for Darren Wassall 46'

Notes

- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 27.4
- Average age of the Nottingham Forest starting lineup: 22.82
- Liverpool league position after match: 1
- Nottingham Forest league position after match: 5
- Click here to view the full league table after the match.
- The legendary Sir Tom Finney certainly enjoyed Liverpool's performance: "It was the finest exhibition I've seen the whole time I've played and watched the game. You couldn't see it bettered anywhere, not even in Brazil. The moves they put together were fantastic."

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1st Division

Overall Home Away
# P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A Pts
1 Liverpool 34 24 8 2 78 20 14 3 0 46 7 10 5 2 32 13 80
2 Manchester United 36 19 12 5 61 35 11 5 1 33 14 8 7 4 28 21 69
3 Queens Park Rangers 36 19 8 9 45 33 12 3 4 29 13 7 5 5 16 20 65
4 Everton 35 18 10 7 48 22 14 3 1 32 8 4 7 6 16 14 64
5 Nottingham Forest 34 18 9 7 58 34 9 4 2 32 13 9 5 5 26 21 63
6 Arsenal 36 17 10 9 52 33 11 3 4 34 14 6 7 5 18 19 61
7 Wimbledon 34 13 11 10 51 40 8 6 3 27 15 5 5 7 24 25 50
8 Sheffield Wednesday 36 15 5 16 46 56 10 1 7 23 22 5 4 9 23 34 50
9 Coventry City 35 12 11 12 42 49 5 7 5 21 23 7 4 7 21 26 47
10 Newcastle United 35 11 13 11 47 47 7 6 5 27 21 4 7 6 20 26 46
11 Southampton 36 11 12 13 45 48 5 7 6 24 24 6 5 7 21 24 45
12 Tottenham Hotspur 37 11 10 16 35 45 8 5 6 24 22 3 5 10 11 23 43
13 Luton Town 32 12 6 14 46 48 9 5 3 35 18 3 1 11 11 30 42
14 Norwich City 35 12 6 17 36 45 7 3 7 24 23 5 3 10 12 22 42
15 Chelsea 36 9 12 15 45 60 7 9 2 22 15 2 3 13 23 45 39
16 Derby County 37 9 11 17 32 44 5 6 7 16 17 4 5 10 16 27 38
17 West Ham United 35 8 13 14 33 46 5 8 5 18 19 3 5 9 15 27 37
18 Charlton Athletic 36 8 12 16 33 49 6 6 6 20 20 2 6 10 13 29 36
19 Portsmouth 35 7 12 16 30 55 4 7 7 18 23 3 5 9 12 32 33
20 Oxford United 36 6 12 18 39 69 5 6 7 23 31 1 6 11 16 38 30
21 Watford 36 6 9 21 23 47 4 3 11 13 22 2 6 10 10 25 27

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