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Liverpool have won the League Cup on eight occasions. It took the Reds a number of years to win the competition for the first time but once they did they went on to  win it four times in a row. Below are various facts and figures from the games the Reds have played.

The Reds' first ever game in the League cup was in 1960 when they drew 1-1 away at Luton Town. Tommy Leishman scored the goal for the Reds. The Reds won the replay comfortably before going out in the next round at home to Southampton.

The Reds took a break from the competition after their first entry and didn't play again until 1967 and have played in the competition every season since.

Ian Rush has played the most times for the Reds in the competition and also scored the most goals for them as well. He scored 48 times in 78 appearances.

The Reds have faced a wealth of oponents in the competition. Click Here to see the teams drawn to play the Reds and the number of times it has happened.

The only sides to beat the Reds at Anfield are Southampton (1960-61), Middlesborough (1974-75), Everton (1987-88), Newcastle United (1995-96), Spurs (1998-99), Grimsby Town (2001-02), Bolton Wanderers (2003-04), Arsenal (2006-07), Northampton Town (2010/11), Sawnsea City (2012/13), Stoke City (2015/16), Southampton (2016/17), Chelsea (2018/19), Arsenal (2020/21).  On all occassion the loss has put the Reds out of the competition.

In October 1989 the Reds played Wigan over two legs but both legs were payed at Anfield. The second leg which was meant to be Wigan's home tie was switched to Anfied to generate more money for Wigan. Steve Staunton scored a hat-trick in the match.

There have been a total of thirteen Liverpool Hat-tricks in the competition. Ian Rush with three has the most individually. No player has ever scored a hat-trick against the Reds.

The biggest league cup win for the Reds is 10-0. That came at Anfield in 1986-87. The biggest away win was the 8-0 win over Stoke in 2000-01.

Aston Villa inflicted the biggest defeat on the Reds in 2019/20 when they beat the Reds 5-0 at Villa Park.  Liverpool played a mainly yuothful side as the first team were playing the World Club Cup.  

Chesterfield played out a 4-4 draw against the Reds in 1992-93 only to get beat in the return leg at Chesterfield 4-1.

Five sides from a lower division have dumped the Reds out fo the competition - Bolton in 1967-68, Swindon in 1970-71, Peterborough in 1991-92, Middlesbrough in 1997-98, Grimsby in 2001-02 and Northampton Town 2010-11.

1994 saw the first Reds tie to be decided on spot kicks. They lost out to Wimbledon. Since then they have beaten Birmingham, Ipswich , Spurs, Cardiff City, Middlesborough, Carlisle Utd, Arsenal, Leicester City and Chelsea on spot kicks. Further defeats by on penalties happened against Northampton Town, Manchester City & Arsenal.

 Played  W  D  L  F  A  Win %
 246   148   45   53   491   243   60.16%

   P  W  D  L  F  A  Win %
 Home  118  81  23  14  280  111  68.44
 Away  128  67  22  39  211  132  52.34

 Home  Away
 Year  P  W  D  L  F  A  P  W  D  L  F  A
 2021/22  3  2  1  0  6  3  3  3  0  0  4  0
 2020/21  1  0  0  1  0  0  1  1  0  0  7  2
 2019/20  1  1  0  0  5  5  2  1  0  1  2  5
 2018/19  1  0  0  1  1  2  0  0  0  0  0  0
 2017/18  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  1  0  2
 2016/17  3  2  0  1  4  2  3  2  0  1  8  1
 2015/16  3  2  0  1  2  2  3  2  0  1  8  2
 2014/15  3  2  1  0  5  4  2  1  0  1  3  2
 2013/14  1  1  0  0  4  2  1  0  0  1  0  1
 2012/13  1  0  0  1  1  3  1  1  0  0  2  1
 2011/12  1  0  1  0  2  2  6  6  0  0  12  5
 2010/11  1  0  0  1  2  2  0  0  0  0  0  0
 2009/10  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  1  0  1  2  2
 2008/09  1  1  0  0  2  1  1  0  0  1  2  4
 2007/08  1  1  0  0  2  1  2  1  0  1  4  4
 2006/07  2  1  0  1  7  9  1  1  0  0  1  0
 2005/06  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  1  1  2
 2004/05  2  2  0  0  3  0  4  3  0  1  7  4
 2003/04  1  0  0  1  2  3  1  1  0  0  4  3
 2002/03  3  3  0  0  6  2  3  2  0  1  7  5
 2001/02  1  0  0  1  1  2  0  0  0  0  0  0
 2000/01  3  3  0  0  10  1  3  2  0  1  10  3
 1999/00  1  1  0  0  4  2  2  1  0  1  6  3
 1998/99  2  1  0  1  4  4  0  0  0  0  0  0
 1997/98  2  2  0  0  5  1  3  2  0  1  4  2
 1996/97  2  2  0  0  8  3  2  0  1  1  2  3
 1995/96  3  2  0  1  6  1  1  1  0  0  1  0
 1994/95  3  3  0  0  5  1  5  5  0  0  11  3
 1993/94  3  2  1  0  9  3  2  1  0  1  5  3
 1992/93  3  1  2  0  8  5  3  1  1  1  5  3
 1991//92  2  0  2  0  4  4  3  2  0  1  7  4
 199091  1  1  0  0  5  1  2  1  0  1  5  4
 1989/90  2  2  0  0  8  2  1  0  0  1  0  1
 1988/89  2  1  1  0  2  1  4  2  1  1  6  6
 1987/88  2  1  0  1  1  1  1  0  1  0  1  1
 1986/87  4  4  0  0  20  2  5  2  2  1  5  4
 1985/86  5  4  1  0  14  3  2  1  0  1  5  3
 1984/85  1  1  0  0  2  0  2  0  1  1  0  1
 1983/84  5  3  2  0  13  3  8  4  4  0  12  5
 1982/83  5  5  0  0  10  1  3  2  0  1  4  3
 1981/82  5  3  2  0  14  3  5  4  1  0  14  2
 1980/81  5  4  1  0  17  3  4  2  1  1  4  3
 197980  4  3  1  0  10  2  3  1  1  1  3  2
 1978/79  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  1  0  1
 1977/78  4  3  1  0  8  3  5  2  2  1  5  2
 1976/77  1  0  1  0  1  1  1  0  0  1  0  1
 1975/76  1  0  1  0  1  1  2  1  0  1  1  1
 1974/75  3  2  0  1  6  2  1  0  1  0  0  0
 1973/74  2  2  0  0  4  1  4  1  2  1  4  3
 1972/73  4  2  2  0  10  5  4  1  2  1  4  5
 1971/72  2  2  0  0  4  0  1  0  0  1  1  2
 1970/71  1  1  0  0  3  2  2  0  1  1  0  2
 1969/70  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  1  0  1  4  4
 1968/69  2  2  0  0  6  0  1  0  0  1  1  2
 1967/68  1  0  1  0  1  1  1  0  0  1  2  3
 1960/61  2  0  1  1  2  3  1  1  0  0  5  2
                         
   118  81  23  14  280  111  128  67  22  39  211  132

LFC League Cup Record

Liverpool have played 246 games in the League Cup, winning 148, losing 53 and drawing 45.

The Reds have scored 491 goals in total in the 244 games played, Conceding 242.

LFC League Cup Record


LFC League Cup Appearances

Ian Rush has played the most amount of league Cup games with 78 appearances, top scoring with 48 goals.

Liverpool have won the trophy a record 8 times.

LFC League Cup Appearances


LFC League Cup Goalscorers

Ian Rush is the leading reds goalscorer in the League Cup with a total of 48 goals in 78 appearances.

Robbie "God" Fowler comes in second with 29 goals scored in 35 games played.

LFC League Cup Goalscorers


LFC League Cup Final 2022

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Liverpool won the ninth League Cup Final with a hard fought win over Chelsea after penalties.

The Redsprevious wins were in 81, 82, 83, 84, 95, 01, 03,  2012 and most recently 2022

LFC League Final 2022