European Football

GOTP Data: The full English – United v Liverpool

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Chelsea v Manchester City 1971 ECWC

AS WE are all too aware, the rivalry between Manchester United and Liverpool is deep-rooted, historic and bitter. They’ve met many times in league and cup, but their pairing in the last 16 of the Europa League will be their first in Europe.

In more successful times, both clubs would not care too much for the Europa League, but with the light fading in Salford and Merseyside, the competition may prove to be their only way of salvaging the 2015-16 season.

English clubs don’t meet too often in European competition – although the period when they were dominating the UEFA Champions League in the 2004-11 threw up a lot of all-English clashes.

United have been involved in five ties with their league stable-mates, Liverpool eight. While United have an excellent record – just one defeat, at Tottenham in 1963-64, Liverpool don’t fare too well when they come up against English clubs.

  P W D L F A Win %
Manchester United 9 7 1 1 15 8 78%
Liverpool 16 4 6 6 17 20 25%

For both clubs, this year’s Europa League may be the saving grace for their seasons. Louis van Gaal’s time at Old Trafford appears to be coming to a close, while the Juergen Klopp honeymoon may be over at Anfield. A piece of silverware would come in very handy for both managers.

All English-clashes

European Cup –Winners Cup

1963-64: Round Two – Manchester United 4 Tottenham 3 (0-2, 4-1)

1970-71: Semi-Final – Chelsea 2 Manchester City 0 (1-0, 1-0)

Inter-Cities Fairs Cup

1964-65: Round Three – Manchester United 3 Everton 2 (1-1, 2-1)

1969-70: Round Three – Newcastle 1 Southampton 1 (0-0, 1-1) Newcastle on away goals

1970-71: Semi-Final – Liverpool 0 Leeds United 1 (0-1, 0-0)

UEFA Cup

1971-72: Final – Tottenham 3 Wolves 2 (2-1, 1-1)

1972-73: Semi-Final – Liverpool 2 Tottenham 2 (1-0, 1-2) Liverpool on away goals

European Cup

1978-79: Round One – Nottingham Forest 2 Liverpool 0 (2-0, 0-0)

UEFA Champions League

2003-04: Quarter-Final – Chelsea 3 Arsenal 2 (1-1, 2-1)

2004-05: Semi-Final – Chelsea 0 Liverpool 1 (0-0, 0-1)

2006-07: Semi-Final – Chelsea 1 Liverpool 1 (1-0, 0-1) Liverpool on pens

2007-08: Quarter-Final – Arsenal 3 Liverpool 5 (1-1, 2-4)

2007-08: Semi-Final – Chelsea 4 Liverpool 3 (1-1, 3-2)

2007-08: Final – Manchester United 1 Chelsea 1 Man.Utd on pens

2008-09: Quarter-Final – Chelsea 7 Liverpool 5 (3-1, 4-4)

2008-09: Semi-Final – Manchester United 4 Arsenal 1 (1-0, 3-1)

2010-11: Quarter-Final – Manchester United 3 Chelsea 1 (1-0, 2-1)

Last five years – European Records

Manchester United                                                       Liverpool

Did not qualify n/a 2014-15 Europa (after UCL Group exit) Round of 32 (Besiktas)
Quarter Final (Bayern) UEFA CL 2013-14 n/a Did not qualify
Round of 16 (Real Madrid) UEFA CL 2012-13 Europa Round of 32 (Zenit)
Round of 16 (Athletic Bilbao) Europa (after UCL Group exit) 2011-12 n/a Did not qualify
Final (Barcelona) UEFA CL 2010-11 Europa Round of 16 (Sporting Braga)

The last 10 European prizes for English clubs

2012-13 Europa League Chelsea
2011-12 UEFA Champions League Chelsea
2007-08 UEFA Champions League Manchester United
2004-05 UEFA Champions League Liverpool
2001-01 UEFA Cup Liverpool
1998-99 UEFA Champions League Manchester United
1997-98 European Cup-Winners Cup Chelsea
1993-94 European Cup-Winners Cup Arsenal
1990-91 European Cup-Winners Cup Manchester United
1984-85 European Cup-Winners Cup Everton

 

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