|14||1260||West Ham United|
|2||180||Red Star Belgrade|
|4||West Ham United|
|1||European Cup Winners Cup|
|Total||Goal minute period|
|4||West Ham United|
|3||West Bromwich Albion|
|3||Queens Park Rangers|
|50||05.09.1972||Carlisle United||Brunton Park||League Cup|
|100||17.04.1973||Coventry City||Highfield Road||League|
|150||23.02.1974||Newcastle United||St James' Park||League|
We are pleased to welcome columnist Declan Sloan aboard at LFChistory.net. He takes a look at important penalties for Liverpool throughout the years.
Kevin Keegan believes Brendan Rodgers has returned the club to the attacking football played by Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley. From BBC Radio 5.
Dominic King on Kevin Keegan's legacy at Liverpool on 6th March 2010.
The Telegraph report on Liverpool - Manchester City on 11.02.2004.
Match report from British Soccer Week on Liverpool - Chesterfield on 22.09.1992.
Kevin Keegan waited for Shankly on a dustbin to complete his move to Liverpool.
The Liverpool Echo on the FA Cup final Liverpool 3 -0 Newcastle on 4 May 1974.
John Toshack and Kevin Keegan were the quintessential strike pair.
Match report from 21.11.1993 on Newcastle - Liverpool from British Soccer Week.
A newspaper article from 28 June 1976 from the Daily Express.
"Kevin's sheer enthusiasm, bravery, fearless attitude and desire forced him in to the team. First game of the season we beat Nottingham Forest 3-1 at home, and he was never out of the side after that."
Ray Clemence on Mighty Mouse Keegan
"If he does not want to play for Liverpool then we can forego the option. If he had been keen to come back to Liverpool then we would have thought about it."
LFC had first option on Keegan but he decided against a return to Anfield and signed for Southampton - Bob Paisley
"Kevin Keegan was signed and made an unbelievable impact. He was the first superstar that Liverpool had. Kevin was a great player for Liverpool and I've nothing but admiration for him."
Ian Callaghan’s opinion on Kevin Keegan
"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."
Kevin Keegan after the European Cup final 1977
"Myself and Kevin Keegan worked up a good understanding and as a partnership we flourished. We seemed to hit it off from almost day one and then got better and better as time went by."
"The next morning, I had my picture taken by the pool with the European Cup by my side. Kevin Keegan came sporting a black eye. He had been larking about in the pool with Phil Neal who had accidentally caught him in the eye. Of course, the Press immediately linked Kevin’s eye injury with the fact that he was leaving the club. Rumours swept around Rome that either myself or Jimmy Case had given Kevin a belt. It sounds a great story, but it’s completely untrue."
"I was just as sure of Keegan as I was of Denis Law and I never had cause to think again about Denis. These two players are so much alike in number of ways. Keegan is an exciting boy all right."
Keegan and Shankly developed a close friendship during their time at Liverpool as Keegan remembers: "I always carry a picture of him, he comes into my conversation a lot. I learned a lot from him and owe the man a great deal."
Shankly could see straight away he has signed a true gem as he revealed in late August 1971.
"The self-appointed representative of the Kop came on the field to greet me. He gave me a kiss, and the smell of booze on his breath almost knocked me off my feet. He needed a shave as well as his beard was rough. The police accepted this ritual whenever there was a new player. This Kopite was a nice old fellow with no harm in him. He kissed me, then kissed the grass in front of the Kop and went back to join his mates in the crowd."
"I'm not a Scouser and I've never pretended to be," he explained. "I've never made out to feel as passionate about, for example, derby matches as true Scousers do but at the same time I still hold the club very close to my heart. The fans are brilliant, they always supported me and even when I decided to move abroad I think they understood my reasons for doing so. Bill Shankly had gone and I just felt there was another mountain for me to climb somewhere. As it happens they didn't do too badly out of it because they went out and bought Kenny Dalglish. Having sold me for £500,000 and then paying £440,000 for Kenny. They banked £60,000 which was a great piece of business."
Kevin Keegan had his reasons for leaving Liverpool
"Toshack was a wonderful player to play alongside. His aerial ability was fantastic and I always knew that he was going to win the high balls. From then on it was just a question of me reading which way the ball was going to go and from those situations we created many chances. I always admired Tosh's honesty as a player. He was a nice approachable lad and he did a really great job for the club during his time here."
Kevin Keegan on his striking partner, John Toshack
"He was inspirational. If he told you, you were going to hell, you would look forward to the trip."
Keegan on Shankly in 2008
"With the litheness of a contortionist he twisted one way and another several times, with the ball bobbing between his feet, while Bobby Moncur hopped from one foot to another like someone jumping into the bath when the water is too hot, until he was knotted as adeptly as if a boy scout had roped him up."
Kevin Keegan's goal in a 5-0 win vs Newcastle in March 1972 was so described by Liverpool Echo
What an exciting time the 1970s were. The Kop buzzed and Keegan was the embodiment of that restless energy that cascaded down from the terraces. He chased, he harried, he gave everything. We loved him. And then he left and none of us could comprehend why. The challenge, he said. Just tell us the truth and say the money, we wept. Had we known his parting gift was going to be Kenny Dalglish we would have pushed him out the door long before.
Tony Evans from Times online on Kevin Keegan
|Club||Season||Club rank||League apps||League goals||Total apps||Total goals|
|Scunthorpe United||1968-1969||England Fourth Division||33||2||35||2|
|Scunthorpe United||1969-1970||England Fourth Division||46||6||54||9|
|Scunthorpe United||1970-1971||England Fourth Division||45||10||52||11|
|Hamburg SV||1977-1978||Germany 1||25||6||33||12|
|Hamburg SV||1978-1979||Germany 1||34||17||35||17|
|Hamburg SV||1979-1980||Germany 1||31||9||43||11|
|Southampton||1980-1981||England First Division||27||11||32||12|
|Southampton||1981-1982||England First Division||41||26||48||30|
|Newcastle United||1982-1983||England Second Division||37||21||41||21|
|Newcastle United||1983-1984||England Second Division||41||27||44||28|
|Blacktown City Demons||1985-1986||Australia NSL||2||1||2||1|