Match details

Liverpool 4 - 0 Queens Park Rangers

Game date: Saturday 17 October 1987 at 15:00 Stadium: Anfield
Competition: 1st Division Attendance: 43,735
Half - time score: 1 - 0 Referee: Bridges R
Manager: Kenny Dalglish Opposition manager: James Smith
   

Opposition lineup

David Seaman, Warren Neill, Ian Dawes, Paul Parker, Alan McDonald, Terry Fenwick, Martin Allen, Dean Coney, Gary Bannister, John Byrne, Kevin Brock

Opposition substitutions

Warren Neill out for David Pizanti 77'
Dean Coney out for Gavin Maguire 77'

Notes

- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 27.09
- Average age of the Queens Park Rangers starting lineup: 24.95
- Liverpool league position after match: 1
- Queens Park Rangers league position after match: 2
- Click here to view the full league table after the match.
- John Aldridge scores in his 10th consecutive League match, which is still a Liverpool record.
- Ste Speed shares his memories of that special day on the This is Anfield website: “We won 4-0 that day and Barnes scored two superb goals. His first was a beautiful run into the box and a one two pass before firing past David Seaman. It was his second goal that day that I’ve chosen. I still remember the first time I saw this goal on Match of the Day that night. Every time I see this goal I’m transported back to being a kid again and it continues to impress me again and again. Barnes won the ball inside his own half and then went on a fantastic run towards the goal. As he got to the edge of the box he jinked past a couple of defenders before slotting the ball home with perfection in front of The Kop. I believe that it was this performance that made him a true Kop Idol, which he remains to this day.”

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1st Division

Overall Home Away
# P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A Pts
1 Liverpool 9 8 1 0 28 6 5 0 0 17 2 3 1 0 11 4 25
2 Queens Park Rangers 11 8 1 2 16 9 4 1 0 9 2 4 0 2 7 7 25
3 Nottingham Forest 11 7 2 2 19 9 2 2 1 7 4 5 0 1 12 5 23
4 Manchester United 12 6 5 1 21 12 4 2 0 10 4 2 3 1 11 8 23
5 Chelsea 12 7 1 4 22 17 5 1 0 13 6 2 0 4 9 11 22
6 Arsenal 10 6 2 2 18 5 4 0 1 13 2 2 2 1 5 3 20
7 Tottenham Hotspur 11 6 2 3 15 8 5 0 0 11 2 1 2 3 4 6 20
8 Everton 12 5 4 3 19 9 4 1 1 12 4 1 3 2 7 5 19
9 Coventry City 10 5 1 4 11 13 2 1 2 4 8 3 0 2 7 5 16
10 Oxford United 11 4 2 5 15 18 3 0 2 12 9 1 2 3 3 9 14
11 Derby County 11 3 4 4 8 12 1 2 3 3 5 2 2 1 5 7 13
12 Portsmouth 11 3 4 4 12 23 3 2 1 10 9 0 2 3 2 14 13
13 Wimbledon 11 3 3 5 12 15 1 3 1 8 6 2 0 4 4 9 12
14 Luton Town 12 3 3 6 14 18 2 3 1 8 6 1 0 5 6 12 12
15 West Ham United 11 2 5 4 11 14 1 3 2 5 7 1 2 2 6 7 11
16 Newcastle United 10 2 4 4 12 17 1 1 3 5 9 1 3 1 7 8 10
17 Southampton 10 2 4 4 12 17 1 2 2 4 8 1 2 2 8 9 10
18 Norwich City 12 3 1 8 9 17 2 1 3 7 8 1 0 5 2 9 10
19 Watford 10 2 2 6 5 12 1 2 2 2 5 1 0 4 3 7 8
20 Sheffield Wednesday 12 1 3 8 11 26 1 1 4 7 12 0 2 4 4 14 6
21 Charlton Athletic 11 1 2 8 8 21 1 0 5 3 10 0 2 3 5 11 5
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