Match details

Southampton 2 - 0 Liverpool

Game date: Saturday 2 December 1961 at 15:00 Stadium: The Dell
Competition: 2nd Division Attendance: 21,445
Half - time score: 1 - 0 Referee: Mann R
Manager: Bill Shankly Opposition manager: Edward Bates
   

Opposition lineup

Tony Godfrey, Ron Davies, Tommy Traynor, Brian Clifton, Tony Knapp, Cliff Huxford, Terry Paine, George O'Brien, Derek Reeves, Tommy Mulgrew, Harry Penk

Opposition goals

George O'Brien
Tommy Mulgrew

Notes

- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 24.53
- Average age of the Southampton starting lineup: 27.14
- Liverpool league position after match: 1
- Southampton league position after match: 3
- Click here to view the full league table after the match.
- Liverpool took the unusual step (for the time) of flying to and from Southampton. Bill Shankly later commented “That one can be home from a game played over 200 miles away in three hours after the final whistle provides a fact against which it is difficult to find any suitable argument”.

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Match programme

Other games during this season

2nd Division

Overall Home Away
# P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A Pts
1 Liverpool 20 14 3 3 51 17 7 2 0 32 6 7 1 3 19 11 31
2 Leyton Orient 20 10 5 5 38 21 7 1 2 21 8 3 4 3 17 13 25
3 Southampton 20 9 5 6 37 25 5 3 3 21 11 4 2 3 16 14 23
4 Luton Town 20 10 3 7 46 36 6 1 3 27 20 4 2 4 19 16 23
5 Sunderland 20 9 5 6 37 31 7 1 1 23 10 2 4 5 14 21 23
6 Derby County 20 9 5 6 43 39 6 3 1 24 14 3 2 5 19 25 23
7 Rotherham United 19 9 5 5 42 38 5 3 0 20 10 4 2 5 22 28 23
8 Scunthorpe United 20 9 4 7 46 39 7 2 1 33 15 2 2 6 13 24 22
9 Huddersfield Town 20 8 5 7 32 28 6 3 1 21 9 2 2 6 11 19 21
10 Plymouth Argyle 20 8 4 8 34 41 5 2 3 21 17 3 2 5 13 24 20
11 Norwich City 20 7 6 7 28 35 6 2 2 20 15 1 4 5 8 20 20
12 Swansea City 20 6 8 6 31 41 6 3 1 19 13 0 5 5 12 28 20
13 Newcastle United 20 7 5 8 36 26 5 4 2 24 12 2 1 6 12 14 19
14 Walsall 20 7 5 8 34 37 5 4 2 21 14 2 1 6 13 23 19
15 Stoke City 20 6 6 8 30 29 6 2 2 20 9 0 4 6 10 20 18
16 Bury 20 8 2 10 25 41 5 2 3 18 18 3 0 7 7 23 18
17 Brighton & Hove Albion 20 5 8 7 25 42 3 5 2 12 12 2 3 5 13 30 18
18 Leeds United 20 6 5 9 27 34 4 3 3 13 10 2 2 6 14 24 17
19 Middlesbrough 19 6 4 9 30 32 5 2 4 21 18 1 2 5 9 14 16
20 Preston North End 21 5 6 10 24 31 3 2 5 14 15 2 4 5 10 16 16
21 Bristol Rovers 20 6 2 12 28 40 5 0 5 19 18 1 2 7 9 22 14
22 Charlton Athletic 19 3 3 13 21 42 2 2 5 11 16 1 1 8 10 26 9
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