Match details

Liverpool 2 - 0 Southampton

Game date: Saturday 21 April 1962 at 15:00 Stadium: Anfield
Competition: 2nd Division Attendance: 40,410
Half - time score: 2 - 0 Referee: Holland A
Manager: Bill Shankly Opposition manager: Edward Bates
   

Opposition lineup

Tony Godfrey, Roy Patrick, Tommy Traynor, Ken Wimshurst, Tony Knapp, Cliff Huxford, Terry Paine, Brian Clifton, Derek Reeves, Tommy Mulgrew, Harry Penk

Notes

- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 24.34
- Average age of the Southampton starting lineup: 27.02
- Liverpool league position after match: 1
- Southampton league position after match: 6
- Click here to view the full league table after the match.
- Liverpool's eight-year exile from the top flight came to an end. Promotion was won on a damp afternoon at Anfield. Ronnie Moran has fond memories of the game: "Kevin [Lewis] was only playing because Ian St John wasn't available but he scored the goals that took us up. I was particularly proud because I'd played a lot of games for the club in Division Two and we'd tried so hard for so long to get into the top league."

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Related files

Liverpool Echo report
Lap of honour became race for survival
Suspended St John couldn't stay away!
The proudest moment of my life, says Shankly
Salute to Liverpool FC - Liverpool Echo souvenir
Now for the derby games
Match programme
Press report from Ken Charmer's scrapbook
Salute to Liverpool
Salute to Liverpool - 2

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 37 24 7 6 90 35 16 3 0 64 17 8 4 6 26 18 55
2 Leyton Orient 40 20 10 10 64 39 10 5 5 32 17 10 5 5 32 22 50
3 Sunderland 39 20 8 11 77 49 16 3 1 56 16 4 5 10 21 33 48
4 Scunthorpe United 39 20 7 12 82 63 14 4 2 51 23 6 3 10 31 40 47
5 Plymouth Argyle 39 19 7 13 73 67 12 3 4 43 27 7 4 9 30 40 45
6 Southampton 40 17 8 15 71 60 12 3 5 48 27 5 5 10 23 33 42
7 Huddersfield Town 39 15 12 12 63 53 11 5 3 38 17 4 7 9 25 36 42
8 Stoke City 39 17 7 15 53 50 13 3 4 34 17 4 4 11 19 33 41
9 Rotherham United 39 15 9 15 67 69 9 6 5 36 27 6 3 10 31 42 39
10 Bury 40 17 4 19 52 74 9 4 8 32 36 8 0 11 20 38 38
11 Newcastle United 40 14 9 17 62 54 10 5 5 40 24 4 4 12 22 30 37
12 Luton Town 40 16 5 19 66 68 11 1 7 41 34 5 4 12 25 34 37
13 Charlton Athletic 39 14 9 16 66 70 9 5 6 36 29 5 4 10 30 41 37
14 Walsall 39 13 11 15 65 69 10 7 2 37 20 3 4 13 28 49 37
15 Derby County 40 13 11 16 65 73 9 7 3 39 25 4 4 13 26 48 37
16 Preston North End 40 14 9 17 52 56 10 3 6 31 22 4 6 11 21 34 37
17 Norwich City 40 13 11 16 57 68 9 6 5 33 28 4 5 11 24 40 37
18 Middlesbrough 39 13 7 19 69 70 9 3 7 40 28 4 4 12 29 42 33
19 Leeds United 40 11 11 18 47 61 9 5 6 24 19 2 6 12 23 42 33
20 Bristol Rovers 40 13 7 20 52 77 11 3 7 36 31 2 4 13 16 46 33
21 Brighton & Hove Albion 40 10 11 19 42 81 7 7 7 24 32 3 4 12 18 49 31
22 Swansea City 38 10 10 18 51 80 8 4 6 28 27 2 6 12 23 53 30
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