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John Barnes

Tropical Jamaica seemed another planet away when the family arrived in England on 26 January 1976 after his father had been hired as Jamaica’s military attaché in London. "I had never seen snow before," as John revealed in his autobiography. Within a week he had found a football club, Stowe Boys Club. At home in Kingston Barnes was used to play in the middle or up front, but everybody in the Stowe team wanted to attack and couldn't care less about defensive duties. Barnes spent the next three and a half years with Stowe…

Birthdate: 7 November 1963
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Other clubs: Sudbury Court, Watford (1981-87), Newcastle United (1997-99), Charlton Athletic (1999)
Nationality: England
Bought from: Watford
Signed for LFC: £900,000, 09.06.1987
Liverpool debut: 15.08.1987
Last appearance: 11.05.1997
Debut goal: 12.09.1987
Last goal: 19.04.1997
Contract expiry: 13.08.1997
Honours: League Championship 1987/88, 1989/90; FA Cup 1989; League Cup 1995; FWA Footballer of the Year 1988, 1990; PFA Player of the Year 1988
League games / goals / assists: 314 / 84 / 78
Total games / goals / assists: 407 / 108 / 101
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Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 314 51 26 12 4 407
1987-1988 38 7 3 0 0 48
1988-1989 33 6 3 0 2 44
1989-1990 34 8 2 0 1 45
1990-1991 35 7 2 0 1 45
1991-1992 12 4 0 1 0 17
1992-1993 27 2 2 0 0 31
1993-1994 26 2 2 0 0 30
1994-1995 38 6 6 0 0 50
1995-1996 36 7 3 4 0 50
1996-1997 35 2 3 7 0 47
1997-1998 0 0 0 0 0 0
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 84 16 3 3 2 108
1987-1988 15 2 0 0 0 17
1988-1989 8 3 2 0 1 14
1989-1990 22 5 1 0 0 28
1990-1991 16 1 0 0 1 18
1991-1992 1 3 0 0 0 4
1992-1993 5 0 0 0 0 5
1993-1994 3 0 0 0 0 3
1994-1995 7 2 0 0 0 9
1995-1996 3 0 0 0 0 3
1996-1997 4 0 0 3 0 7
1997-1998 0 0 0 0 0 0

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"I've never seen a player with such a good eye for the final forward next to him or his team-mates. He never missed a pass, his vision was just unbelievable. He wasn't the quickest when he came to us but his performance on his debut at Aston Villa was one of the best I've ever seen in a Liverpool shirt."

The last ...

Game was against
Southampton on Saturday, 12 Nov 2022
Goal was scored by
Darwin Nunez against Southampton on Saturday, 12 Nov 2022
Own goal was scored by
Alisson Becker against West Ham United on Sunday, 07 Nov 2021
Sending off was
Darwin Nunez against Crystal Palace on Monday, 15 Aug 2022
Penalty goal was
Mohamed Salah against Rangers on Tuesday, 04 Oct 2022
Missed penalty was
Mohamed Salah against Leicester City on Tuesday, 28 Dec 2021
Home win was against
Southampton on Saturday, 12 Nov 2022
Home draw was against
Derby on Wednesday, 09 Nov 2022
Home defeat was against
Leeds United on Saturday, 29 Oct 2022
Away win was against
Tottenham on Sunday, 06 Nov 2022
Away draw was against
Everton on Saturday, 03 Sep 2022
Away defeat was against
Nottingham Forest on Saturday, 22 Oct 2022
Five games

Few facts from our database

  • Liverpool FC have scored 10267 goals in 5880 competitive matches registered at LFChistory.
  • 207 of those goals are own goals and 539 came from the penalty spot.
  • 466 players have scored a goal for Liverpool FC.
  • 430 players have scored a league goal for Liverpool FC.
  • Liverpool have scored 1.7 goals on average in each game.
  • 794 players have played in competitive matches for Liverpool FC since 1892.
  • 15351 players have played against Liverpool FC since the 1893-1894 season.

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