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David Hodgson

Hodgson arrived as an England u-21 international, seemingly having a bright future ahead of him in the game. He was hardly a proven goalscorer, having only scored 20 times in 140 matches for Middlesbrough. He scored four goals in his first six games for Liverpool flourishing alongside Dalglish and Rush and played a total of 37 matches in his first season, scoring nine goals. His main attribute was his pace, but he lacked skill and composure. When fellow striker Michael Robinson arrived at the club, Hodgson's chances were few and far between…

Birthdate: 6 August 1960
Birthplace: Gateshead, England
Other clubs: Middlesbrough (1978-82), Sunderland (1984-86), Norwich City (1986-87), Middlesbrough (loan 2 / 1987), Xerez (1987-88), Sheffield Wednesday (1988-89), Mazda (1989-90), Metz (1990-92), Swansea City (1992)
Bought from: Middlesbrough
Signed for LFC: £450,000, 11.08.1982
Liverpool debut: 21.08.1982
Last appearance: 18.02.1984
Debut goal: 04.09.1982
Last goal: 25.10.1983
Contract expiry: 24.08.1984
Honours: League Championship 1982/83, 1983/84; European Cup 1984
League games / goals / assists: 28 / 4 / 3
Total games / goals / assists: 49 / 10 / 7
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Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 28 3 9 7 2 49
1982-1983 23 3 5 5 1 37
1983-1984 5 0 4 2 1 12
1984-1985 0 0 0 0 0 0
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 4 1 3 2 0 10
1982-1983 4 1 2 2 0 9
1983-1984 0 0 1 0 0 1
1984-1985 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Kevin Keegan after the European Cup final 1977

"The lap of honour was fantastic. I am so pleased for them. Tonight was great and tomorrow for the homecoming will be tremendous. This was the perfect ending for me. I have played my last game for Liverpool. I have no regrets. It is a fantastic way to finish. I have only stayed on for this season because the club chairman asked me to stay to help to try to win the European Cup. I have kept my side of the bargain."

The last ...

Game was against
Southampton on Saturday, 27 Nov 2021
Goal was scored by
Virgil Van Dijk against Southampton on Saturday, 27 Nov 2021
Own goal was scored by
Alisson Becker against West Ham United on Sunday, 07 Nov 2021
Sending off was
Alisson Becker against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday, 30 Nov 2019
Penalty goal was
Mohamed Salah against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, 19 Oct 2021
Missed penalty was
Mohamed Salah against AC Milan on Wednesday, 15 Sep 2021
Home win was against
Southampton on Saturday, 27 Nov 2021
Home draw was against
Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday, 30 Oct 2021
Home defeat was against
Fulham on Sunday, 07 Mar 2021
Away win was against
Preston North End on Wednesday, 27 Oct 2021
Away draw was against
Brentford on Saturday, 25 Sep 2021
Away defeat was against
West Ham United on Sunday, 07 Nov 2021
Five games

Few facts from our database

  • Liverpool FC have scored 10131 goals in 5815 competitive matches registered at LFChistory.
  • 204 of those goals are own goals and 530 came from the penalty spot.
  • 460 players have scored a goal for Liverpool FC.
  • 426 players have scored a league goal for Liverpool FC.
  • Liverpool have scored 1.7 goals on average in each game.
  • 783 players have played in competitive matches for Liverpool FC since 1892.
  • 15138 players have played against Liverpool FC since the 1893-1894 season.

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