Match details

Liverpool 4 - 3 Birmingham City

Game date: Saturday 2 December 1972 at 15:00 Stadium: Anfield
Competition: 1st Division Attendance: 45,407
Half - time score: 2 - 3 Referee: Hart AL
Manager: Bill Shankly Opposition manager: Frederick Goodwin
   

Opposition lineup

Mike Kelly, Ray Martin, Tony Want, Gary Pendrey, Roger Hynd, Stan Harland, Robert Hope, Jimmy Calderwood, Bob Latchford, Bob Hatton, Gordon Taylor

Opposition goals

Gordon Taylor 12'
Robert Hope 20'
Bob Latchford 42'

Notes

- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 25.29
- Average age of the Birmingham City starting lineup: 26.42
- Liverpool league position after match: 1
- Birmingham City league position after match: 16
- Click here to view the full league table after the match.

Related files

Emlyn Hughes on the cover of Shoot!
Poster of Steve Heighway - Football Monthly
Match programme
Anfield classic
Even for Liverpool this was an epic!
Press report from Adrian Killen's scrapbook
Magic from Shankly's wizards
Toshack to the rescue
The day Anfield erupted

Other games during this season

1st Division

Overall Home Away
# P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A Pts
1 Liverpool 20 13 4 3 41 24 10 0 0 29 11 3 4 3 12 13 30
2 Arsenal 21 11 5 5 27 21 8 3 1 16 6 3 2 4 11 15 27
3 Leeds United 20 10 6 4 38 24 7 2 1 23 8 3 4 3 15 16 26
4 Tottenham Hotspur 20 9 5 6 27 21 5 2 2 13 9 4 3 4 14 12 23
5 Chelsea 20 7 8 5 29 24 4 3 2 15 9 3 5 3 14 15 22
6 Ipswich Town 19 7 8 4 25 21 3 3 2 12 9 4 5 2 13 12 22
7 West Ham United 20 8 5 7 37 28 6 3 1 25 10 2 2 6 12 18 21
8 Newcastle United 19 9 3 7 33 28 6 1 2 17 10 3 2 5 16 18 21
9 Coventry City 19 8 5 6 21 18 5 3 3 15 13 3 2 3 6 5 21
10 Derby County 20 9 3 8 25 30 7 1 1 18 8 2 2 7 7 22 21
11 Norwich City 20 8 5 7 21 27 5 5 1 13 8 3 0 6 8 19 21
12 Southampton 20 6 8 6 22 21 5 4 1 14 8 1 4 5 8 13 20
13 Wolves 20 7 5 8 32 34 5 1 4 19 16 2 4 4 13 18 19
14 Manchester City 20 8 3 9 29 31 7 2 1 21 8 1 1 8 8 23 19
15 Everton 20 7 4 9 21 21 4 2 4 14 12 3 2 5 7 9 18
16 Birmingham City 21 5 6 10 27 34 4 4 1 18 11 1 2 9 9 23 16
17 Manchester United 20 5 6 9 20 27 4 3 3 11 9 1 3 6 9 18 16
18 Sheffield United 19 6 4 9 19 28 4 2 4 9 9 2 2 5 10 19 16
19 West Bromwich Albion 20 5 5 10 20 29 4 3 3 12 12 1 2 7 8 17 15
20 Stoke City 20 4 6 10 29 34 4 5 1 20 12 0 1 9 9 22 14
21 Leicester City 19 4 6 9 21 27 3 4 4 13 13 1 2 5 8 14 14
22 Crystal Palace 19 3 8 8 15 27 3 3 4 9 12 0 5 4 6 15 14
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