23 Sept 2011

LIVERPOOL vs. WOLVES: 12 little-known facts you've probably never heard...

Liverpool face Wolves at Anfield on Saturday in what is surely a must-win game for the club. Having already dropped points at home this season, another draw would arguably not be good enough for a team with genuine ambitions of finishing in the top 4. How have Liverpool fared against Wolves in the past?

Here are 12 fun-facts about Liverpool vs. Wolves:

- Liverpool beat wolves 6-0 on two occasions under Bill Shankly; once at Anfield, and once at Molineux (and Roger Hunt scored two goals in each game).

- Kenny Dalglish scored 5 goals in 3 games against Wolves over his Liverpool career.

- Ian Rush scored 346 goals for Liverpool throughout his career, but only one of those came against Wolves.

- Between 1963 and 1970, Bill Shankly’s Liverpool were unbeaten in 12 straight games against Wolves.

- No Liverpool player has ever been sent off against Wolves (Let’s hope this doesn’t change on Saturday)

- No Liverpool player has ever scored a hat-trick against Wolves (let’s hope this DOES change on Saturday!)

- Between 1952 and 1982, Liverpool was unbeaten in 21 straight home games against Wolves.

- Wolves' record attendance at Molineux is 61,315 for a game against Liverpool in 1939.

- Only two Liverpool players have scored on their debuts against Wolves: Edmund Crawford in 1932, and John Sealey in 1965)

- Emlyn Hughes and Phil Thompson have both scored own goals against Wolves (Let’s hope own goal king Jamie Carragher doesn’t follow suit!)

- Liverpool haven’t won a penalty against Wolves since 1977.

- Liverpool prevented Wolves from winning the league title on the last day of the 1946-7 season. Wolves were top at the time, but lost 2-1 on the day, and the title went to Liverpool instead!

Jaimie Kanwar


  1. You missed out Liverpool record attendance 61,905 was against Wolves..

  2. As a wolves fan I hate to remind you that the last time we beat milwall 5-0 we lost the following game against Liverpool 6-0! I hope it's a good game either way, my first trip to anfield! Coyw! Sleath