The Biggest Defeats in Liverpool FC History
Liverpool FC is one of the greatest football clubs in England and even the whole of Europe. Even as a big team in the world, Liverpool FC has had its share of embarrassing defeats with the loss to Tottenham being the worst Liverpool FC latest defeat in their history in the league.
Below are some of the biggest defeats in Liverpool FC records that remain memorable usually due to the size of the defeat.
Liverpool – Arsenal (9/1/07)
This period is one of those ones Liverpool fans want to forget as fast as possible. Just days after Liverpool lost to Arsenal in Anfield in an FA cup match that saw the home team lose by 3 goals to 1, they suffered another embarrassing defeat to Arsenal at the quarterfinal stage of the League cup competition. While some may argue that it was one of those Liverpool FC games where the team fielded can be said to be a weak one, Arsenal also had a weakened team with the reserves making most of the first eleven. On this occasion, Julio Baptista took Liverpool FC to the laundry scoring four goals and ensuring that Liverpool conceded six goals at home, the first time in about 77 years.
Liverpool – Chelsea (2/10/05)
This defeat came while Liverpool FC was still in the euphoria of their Champions league semifinal victory over Chelsea FC. This loss can therefore be described as revenge on the part of Chelsea who was at that time the champions of the Premier league. The defeat also meant that Chelsea went seventeen points clear of Liverpool with Didier Drogba bullying the Liverpool defense and stealing the show, having a hand in all the goals scored by Chelsea.
Man United – Liverpool (05/04/03)
This defeat came from one of Liverpool’s fiercest rivals in England and the whole of Europe. Liverpool could not have had a worst start to the game with Sami Hyypia seeing red as early as four minutes into the game when he conceded a penalty that the Dutch forward, Ruud Van Nistelrooy converted. This marked the beginning of a memorable defeat for Liverpool especially as the backline was a makeshift one with injuring forcing the coach to call on Igor Biscan as a center back. The second goal came from a harshly awarded penalty with Van Nistelrooy stepping up to score his second of the game. Ryan Giggs and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer completed the scoring in the later stages of the game.
Chelsea – Liverpool (16/12/01)
Before the match was played, Liverpool was sitting top of the league table with three points ahead of second placed Arsenal FC which had a game in hand. On the other hand, Chelsea was searching for their first home win in 13 matches. It however did not take too long for Chelsea to establish their seriousness in securing their first home win in 14 matches as Graeme Le Saux put the host ahead in less than 3 minutes of the match with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbank doubling the lead on 28 minutes. Sam Dalla ensured Liverpool was leaving the bridge with nothing when he scored the third goal with Eidur Gudjohnsen completing the rout in the 90th minute.
Coventry – Liverpool (19/12/92)
This defeat came at a time when Liverpool FC was suffering their worst period in ten years and Coventry City just had to be part of the party. This loss at that time, was the biggest defeat suffered by Liverpool since they were thrashed 5 – 1 by Villa in the 1976/77 season. Jamie Redknapp tried to bring back some prestige to the score line after scoring from a free kick in the 65th minute but his sending four minutes after his goal spelt doom for the Reds. Ironically, Micky Quin was a Liverpool fan scored a brace after the sending off. The match ended 5 – 1 in favor of Coventry City of course.
Coventry – Liverpool (10/12/83)
This defeat could be termed surprising considering that the Liverpool team at that time was an impressive one that went on to win a hat-trick of League championships. The fact that Liverpool conceded four goals without scoring one makes it even more amazing.
The Defeats mentioned above are just some of the biggest one in the history of the club that has also seen the club amass many Liverpool FC trophies over the years.