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What is Liverpool’s biggest win?

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Founded in 1892 following a dispute between the Everton Committee and the owner of the land of the Anfield ground, Liverpool have enjoyed many famous victories in the intervening period since.


However, some of them have been by very big margins.

Their biggest win over came in the old UEFA Cup Winners-Cup in 1974, when they were drawn against the Norwegian amateur side Strømsgodset in the first-round, with the first leg taking place at Anfield.


Liverpool were in no mood to take pity on such lowly opponents and were five up by half-time, with Alec Lindsay setting them on the way with an early penalty, before Phil Boersma scored a brace, and Phil Thompson and Steve Heighway grabbed a goal apiece.


There was no let-up in the second half as six more were added, Peter Cormack, Emlyn Hughes. Tommy Smith, Ian Callaghan and Ray Kennedy all earning themselves a goal bonus, whilst Thompson got his second of the night.


By the end, even the Liverpool players themselves had lost track of what the score was, and had to ask the bench.

To their credit, the Norwegians restricted them to just a solitary goal in the return leg, as Liverpool ran out 12 – 0 winners of the tie on aggregate.


Liverpool’s biggest domestic win came in the League Cup against Fulham in September 1986, who they trounced 10 – 0 at Anfield.

Ian Rush and John Wark scored two early goals and then Ronnie Whelan and Steve McMahon made it four just before the break.


McMahon scored three more in the second half, and even missed a penalty into the bargain. With Rush, Wark and Whelan also doubling up, it was a night to forget for the team from West London.

In terms of league wins, Liverpool have twice scored nine without reply.


The first time was in the old First Division days when they put Crystal Palace to the sword in September, 1989.

Palace, who had just been promoted, were trailing by three goals at half-time, Rush, Steve Nicol and McMahon the scorers.


And then they pressed the accelerator by adding six more after the break, among them John Aldridge with a penalty that proved to be his last ever goal for the club. Gary Gillespie, Peter Beardsley, John Barnes and Glenn Hysén also found the net, whilst Nicol, who had started things off, finished them with his second.

More recently, they matched that scoreline in the Premier League against Bournemouth in August 2022.

Again they chose a newly promoted side on whom to inflict a painful defeat.


Luis Diáz and Harvey Elliott put the home side two up after just six minutes, and Trent Alexander-Arnold, Roberto Firmino and Virgil van Dijk added three more before the break.

Any hopes that Bournemouth had of keeping down the scoreline were then ended when their defender Chris Mepham put through his own goal within a minute of the restart.

Firmino then got his second of the night as did Díaz later, sandwiched by a goal from Fabio Cárvalho.


The comments of Bournemouth manager Scott Parker after the match that his team was ill-equipped to take on the challenge of a club like Liverpool did not go down well with the team’s owners, and he was subsequently sacked.

It remains the joint ever heaviest defeat in Premier League history.

Ibiye Ambille
Ibiye Ambillehttps://interestingfootball.com
I'm a sports enthusiast, love writing about football. I have been writing about top teams in Europe, the Premier League and La Liga.

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