2008: The year in numbers

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The number of times Liverpool lost in the League at Anfield during the calendar year. The only team to win at Anfield were Barnsley in the FA Cup.

68
Games played in 2008 in all competitions, including friendlies; 40 victories, 22 draws and 6 defeats.

8
The number of players signed in 2008 who have gone on to make first team appearances; Robbie Keane, Albert Riera, Martin Skrtel, Diego Cavalieri, David Ngog, Andrea Dossena, Philipp Degen and Javier Mascherano’s permanent transfer.

The same number also left the club during the year; Sissoko, Riise, Kewell, Le Tallec, Crouch, Guthrie, Carson and Finnan.

Keane£19,000,000
The amount paid for striker Robbie Keane, as claimed by Tottenham. With a further £1.3m in potential bonuses.

14
The record number of points achieved in the Champions League group stage.

Riise214
The number of appearances John Arne Riise made for the club during his seven years from 2001 until this summer when he joined AS Roma.

Dicks£1,200,000
Personal expenses claimed by owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett for their first seven months of “management”, as revealed in June this year.

24
Goals scored by Fernando Torres.

22
Goals scored by Steven Gerrard.

2
The most goals scored by any player against The Reds in 2008; Amir Zaki for Wigan in the 3-2 win this season.

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The number of times Ryan Babel came on as a sub.

4
Number of Liverpool players involved in the Spain squad which won the European Championships; Torres, Alonso, Reina and Arbeloa.

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