- Liverpool used 23 players. Bruce Grobbelaar, Steve McMahon, Ian Rush, Ronnie Whelan, Glenn Hysen, John Barnes, Alan Hansen and Peter Bearsdsley made the most appearances.
- They were helped by, amongst others, Barry Venison, David Burrows, Steve Staunton, Ray Houghton and Gary Ablett.
- In September it was 0-0 at Anfield against Norwich; In October, we lost 4-1 away to Southampton and in November, the Reds lost 1-0 at home to Coventry
- December, two more draws at home - 1-1 with Aston Villa and 0-0 with Manchester United. On to January - 2-2 at Anfield against Luton.
I could go on, but the point is made. It's very difficult to remember how you would have felt in December 1989, or January 1990. I'll be honest, I don't know what I felt. But was it like it was now? I doubt it.
Four draws at home and defeats to inferior opposition with only half the season gone - if that was now the 'experts' would be wheeling out their computers. Showing where Kenny Dalglish was going wrong. Questioning every team selection. Making mischief about players not being in the side.
They'd question the quality of his signings, sigh, shake their heads, and say 'For me, Arsenal have got just that bit more quality.'
Of course, then it was different. Everything wasn't analysed to death. You had your radio phone-in and Tommy Smith's letter page in the Pink Echo. That was about it. No Sky, no internet forums, and no 'final word' from Andy Gray.
And so it was left to Dalglish to prove the doubters, if there were any, wrong. So he did. After the Coventry defeat, Liverpool didn't lose another league game at home that season.
We went on to win the league, Ronny Rosenthal chipped in with some vital goals and we were all happy (especially when we beat Crystal Palace 9-0 - see video below).
Rafa Benitez's Liverpool (unbeaten at Anfield in the league let's remember) are more than capable of the same feat. And, crucially, the Reds, have actually performed better on the road, winning six, drawing one and losing one so far.
Benitez's sides have typically been better in the second half of the season, Fernando Torres is on the comeback trail, Robbie Keane will surely play a telling part at some point, and, who knows, we might even strengthen the squad come January.
Then there's the opposition. United have stuttered, Dimitar Berbatov has hardly set the world alight, and now they're off to Japan.
Thanks to us, Chelsea are having some home discomfort, they've (amazingly) got money worries and now (ridcuously) there's doubts creeping in about Luiz Felipe Scolari (there's that change in culture again).
Arsenal, well, fingers crossed, if we can beat them at the Emirates on Sunday, they are out all but out of the title race...not that Arsene Wenger will see that of course...
So forgive me for being Doctor Feelgood, but if you step out of the noughties' culture of "I want that NOW" you'll see we've got a great manager, some great players and as good a chance as any of other big boys of winning the league.
Now where's that Northside album...