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2003–04 Liverpool F.C. season

Liverpool
2003–04 season
Chairman England David Moores
Manager France Gérard Houllier (To 10 June 2004)
FA Premier League 4th
FA Cup Fifth round
League Cup Fourth round
UEFA Cup Fourth round
Top goalscorer League:
Michael Owen (16)
All:
Michael Owen (19)
Average home league attendance 41,777[1]
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2003–04 season was the 113th season in Liverpool F.C.'s existence, and their 42nd consecutive year in the top-flight. This article covers the period from 1 July 2003 to 30 May 2004. Liverpool finished the season in 4th place.

Season summary

Liverpool finished the season in fourth position in the Premier League, is what was to be Gérard Houllier's last in charge of Liverpool. He was replaced by Rafael Benítez at the end of the season after six years in charge.

Competition Result Top Scorer
Premier League 4th England Michael Owen, 16
UEFA Cup Fourth round Australia Harry Kewell, 3
FA Cup Fifth round France Bruno Cheyrou, 2
League Cup Fourth round England Emile Heskey, 2
England Danny Murphy, 2
Overall England Michael Owen, 19

First-team squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Poland GK Jerzy Dudek
2 Switzerland DF Stéphane Henchoz
3 Republic of Ireland DF Steve Finnan
4 Finland DF Sami Hyypiä
5 Czech Republic FW Milan Baroš
6 Germany DF Markus Babbel
7 Australia MF Harry Kewell
8 England FW Emile Heskey
9 Senegal FW El Hadji Diouf
10 England FW Michael Owen
11 Czech Republic MF Vladimír Šmicer
13 England MF Danny Murphy
15 Senegal MF Salif Diao
16 Germany MF Dietmar Hamann
17 England MF Steven Gerrard
18 Norway DF John Arne Riise
20 France MF Anthony Le Tallec
21 France DF Djimi Traoré[2]
No. Position Player
22 England GK Chris Kirkland
23 England DF Jamie Carragher
24 France FW Florent Sinama-Pongolle
25 Croatia MF Igor Bišćan
26 Republic of Ireland MF Richie Partridge
27 France DF Grégory Vignal
28 France DF Bruno Cheyrou
29 France GK Patrice Luzi
30 France DF Carl Medjani[3]
31 France MF Alou Diarra
32 England MF John Welsh
33 England FW Neil Mellor
34 Republic of Ireland MF Darren Potter
35 England DF Stephen Warnock
36 England DF Jon Otsemobor
37 United States DF Zak Whitbread
38 Republic of Ireland MF Michael Foley-Sheridan
40 England GK Paul Harrison

Left club during season

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
7 Finland FW Daniel Sjölund (to Djurgårdens IF)
12 Wales GK Paul Jones (on loan from Southampton)

Transfers

In

# Pos Player From Fee Date
20 MF France Anthony Le Tallec France Le Havre £1,500,000 01-07-2003
24 FW France Florent Sinama-Pongolle France Le Havre £1,500,000 01-07-2003
3 DF Republic of Ireland Steve Finnan England Fulham £3,500,000 01-07-2003
7 MF Australia Harry Kewell England Leeds United £5,000,000 09-07-2003
30 DF France Carl Medjani France Saint-Étienne Free 08-08-2003
12 GK Wales Paul Jones England Southampton Loan 09-01-2004

Out

# Pos Player To Fee Date
15 MF Czech Republic Patrik Berger England Portsmouth Free 01-07-2003
24 MF France Bernard Diomède France Ajaccio Free 01-07-2003
14 DF Norway Vegard Heggem Unattached Free 01-07-2003
19 GK Guadeloupe Pegguy Arphexad England Coventry City Free 01-07-2003
7 FW Finland Daniel Sjölund Sweden Djurgårdens IF Free 15-01-2004
3 DF Portugal Abel Xavier Germany Hannover 96 Free 02-02-2004
18 FW England Emile Heskey England Birmingham City £6,250,000 18-05-2004
  • In: Increase £11,500,000
  • Out: Decrease £6,250,000
  • Total spending: Decrease £5,250,000

Match results

Premier League

UEFA Cup

  • Olimpija Ljubljana 1-1 Liverpool
  • Liverpool 3-0 Olimpija Ljubljana
  • Steaua București 1-1 Liverpool
  • Liverpool 1-0 Steaua București
  • Liverpool 2-0 Levski Sofia
  • Levski Sofia 2-4 Liverpool

25 March 2004
Marseille France 2 – 1 England Liverpool
Drogba Goal 38' (pen.)
Méïté Goal 58'
Report Heskey Goal 15'
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille

League Cup

  • Blackburn Rovers 3–4 Liverpool (attendance 16,918)

FA Cup

  • Yeovil Town 0–2 Liverpool
  • Liverpool 1–1 Portsmouth (attendance 34,669)
  • Portsmouth 1–0 Liverpool (attendance 19,529)

Top scorers

Results summary

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 16 12 10 55 37 +18 60 10 4 5 29 15 +14 6 8 5 26 22 +4

Big Four games

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
6 2 0 4 7 10 −3 6 0 0 3 3 6 −3 2 0 1 4 4 0

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