Liverpool FC:

Nicknames: The Reds

City: Anfield Rd, Liverpool, Merseyside L4 0TH

 

Liverpool was founded in 1892 and admitted into the Football League a year later. Liverpool F.C. was founded following a dispute between the Everton F.C. committee and John Houlding, club president and owner of the land at Anfield

They have played at their home ground, Anfield, since their formation, although since 2002 there have been plans to move to a new stadium in Stanley Park.

The most successful period in Liverpool’s history was the 1970s and 80s. The management of Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley led the club to eleven league titles and seven European trophies.

The club’s supporters have been involved in two major tragedies. The first was the Heysel Stadium disaster in 1985, where charging Liverpool fans caused a wall to collapse, resulting in the death of 39 Juventus supporters. In the 1989 Hillsborough Disaster, 96 Liverpool supporters lost their lives in a crush against perimeter fencing.

 

Kit:

For much of Liverpool’s history its home colours have been all red, but when the club was founded its kit was more like the contemporary Everton kit. The blue and white quartered shirts were used until 1894, when the club adopted the city’s colour of red.

The Liverpool badge is based on the city’s liver bird, which is placed inside a shield. Above the shield is a representation of the Shankly Gates with the title of club’s anthem, “You’ll Never Walk Alone”.

The twin flames at either side are symbolic of the Hillsborough memorial outside Anfield, where an eternal flame burns in memory of those who died in the Hillsborough Disaster.

 

Arch-enemy: Everton FC

Honours: Liverpool are one of the most decorated clubs in Europe.

Honours

5 x Champions League

1977  1978  1981  1984  2005

3 x Europa League

1973  1976  2001

3 x UEFA-Supercup

1977  2001  2005

18 x Premier League

1901  1906  1922  1923  1947  1964  1966  1973  1976  1977  1979  1980  1982  1983  1984  1986  1988  1990

7 x FA Cup

1965  1974  1986  1989  1992  2001

8 x League Cup

1981  1982  1983  1984  1995  2001  2003  2012

15 x FA Community Shield

1964  1965  1966  1974  1976  1977  1979  1980  1982  1986  1988  1989  1990  2001  2006

 

Did You Know?  Liverpool was the first English professional club to have a sponsor’s logo on its shirts, after agreeing a deal with Hitachi in 1979

Famous Players: Liverpool have provided the English game with so many famous players from across the globe that that include internationals such as Steve McManaman,Luis Garcia, Ian St. John, Steve Heighway, Phil Neal, Peter Beardsley, Ian Callaghan, Jan Molby, David Fairclough, Bruce Grobbelaar, Emlyn Hughes, Alan Hansen, Michael Owen, Graeme Souness, Kevin Keegan, Jamie Carragher, Tommy Smith, Robbie Fowler, Ian Rush, John Barnes, Steven Gerrard and not forgetting King Kenny.

Biggest away defeat overall:
Birmingham City 9 Liverpool 1, 11.12.1954

Biggest home win overall:
Liverpool 11 Stromsgodset 0, 17.09.1974