1989–90 Liverpool F.C. Season

1989–90 Liverpool F.C. Season

The 1989–90 season was the 98th season in Liverpool F.C.'s existence, and their 27th consecutive year in the top flight. This article covers the period from 1 July 1989 to 30 June 1990.

Liverpool finished the season as league champions for the 18th time, and looked on course for another double, only to be knocked off course in the final stages for the third season running – this time by a dramatic 4–3 semi-final defeat against a Crystal Palace side they had beaten 9–0 in the league earlier in the season. They did finish the season nine points ahead of runners-up Aston Villa in the league, but had faced a stiff challenge from Villa for much of the season and earlier in the season from neighbouring Everton.

The autumn of 1989 saw the departure of striker John Aldridge to Spain. Aldridge had lost his place in the starting line-up to a resurgent Ian Rush, who had returned to the club a year earlier after an unhappy season in Italy. Injury-plagued defender Jim Beglin was transferred to Leeds United just before the start of the season, with the defence being bolstered by the arrival of Swedish star Glenn Hysen.

Competition Result Top Scorer
First Division Winners John Barnes, 22
FA Cup Semi Finals Ian Rush, 6
League Cup Third Round Steve Staunton, 3
Charity Shield Winners Peter Beardsley, 1
Overall John Barnes, 28

Read more about 1989–90 Liverpool F.C. Season:  Pre-season Friendlies, First-team Squad

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