History and Records
Liverpool was formed as a result of a dispute over rent between Everton committee and John Houlding (the club president and Anfield land owner), therefore Everton got reallocated to Goodison Park in 1892 and John Houlding founded a new club by the name of Everton Athletic. But official recognition could not be received to the club by this name as a club with the name of Everton already existed. The club was then renamed as Liverpool FC having Anfield as its home ground.
Liverpool won the Lancashire League in its debut season to get promoted to the Second division in 1893-94 season. Liverpool won that season and got promoted to the first division straight away on its way to create histories.
Liverpool have had a great journey of around 127 years and have seen some great victories. The greatest victory witnessed by the club in terms of goals was when they defeated Stromsgodset (Norwegian Football Club) by the score of 12-0 on aggregate in the UEFA cup winners’ cup back in year 1974.
Liverpool have seen some difficult matches as well and have lost some-one sided games as well. The day which the liverpool fans would want to remove from history is 11 December 1954 when the lost to Birmingham City FC by 9-1. This is till date their biggest loss.
The nickname of Liverpool FC, The Reds, certainly comes from the colour the club Jersey. The club started with blue and white stripes colour but later took to the city’s colour of red but with white shorts. In 1960, the club changed the shorts to red making the jersey completely red which earned it the nickname “THE REDS”.
We are Liverpool
Liverpool FC came up with a slogan narrated by none other than their manager Jurgen Klopp. The words stated by him certainly meant that Liverpool is not just a club for them, it’s a family. A family whose home is Anfield and the manager as their guardian.
This means more
This slogan was actually the title of the campaign that Liverpool started to promote the home kit of the 2018-19 season. It was used to bring out the feeling one experiences on wearing the red jersey. The feeling which is much more than wearing just a cloth, it is much more special.
You will never walk alone - YNWA
You’ll never walk alone is the club’s anthem since 1960 and the hashtag YNWA can be seen used by the fans frequently. YNWA is not just a slogan for Liverpool FC and their fans, they actually believe in it. YNWA means that they are always together no matter whether they win or lose, perform good or bad, they will always stay together.
The bird in the Liverpool logo is the Liverpool city’s symbol of the liver bird. The logo of the club has the bird placed inside the badge. There are twin flames on either side of the badge, a symbol to memorise the Hillsborough disaster.This logo also included a representation of Shankly Gates. However, in 2012, Warrior Sports modified the logo by removing the shield and gates. The flames were added at the back of the jersey with number 96 to signify the number of people who died in the disaster.
Liverpool Manager - Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp is the current manager of Liverpool. As a Player he played for Mainz 05 for the majority of his career and scored a total of 52 goals in 325 games.
As a manager the first team he managed was the team he played for, Mainz 05, from 2001 to 2008 with a winning percentage of around 40. Klopp then managed Borussia Dortmund from 2008 to 2015 and the club also came as runner-up in UEFA Champions League in 2012-13 under him.
He has been the manager of Liverpool since 2015 and has a winning percent of about 57, He led the club to two consecutive UEFA Champions League finals in 2017-18 and 2018-19, winning it in the latter year and breaking the trophyless deadlock of the club. Liverpool also secured 97 points in Premier league but could earn them only the second spot.
Liverpool Stadium - Anfield
Anfield is a stadium located in Liverpool city and has been the home of Liverpool FC since its formation in 1892. Anfield is the seventh largest football stadium in England having a seating capacity of 54,074.
The stadium has four stands: The Spion Kop, The Main Stand, The Sir Kenny Dalglish Stand and The Anfield Road End. The stadium has two entries with the gates named after the former managers Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley. The stadium also has a Hillsborough memorial near the Main stand.
Liverpool Owner - Fenway Sports Group
Fenway Sports Group is the owner of Liverpool Football Club since October 2010 when John W. Henry successfully bid for the ownership of the club. Fenway sports group is an American sports company which was founded in 2001 by John W. Henry and Tom Werner, the current chairman of Liverpool FC. Fenway Sports Group is headquartered in Boston, United States.
Liverpool have won the most number of first division league titles which is as high as 18. The Reds have also won the FA Cup 7 times. The biggest European football competition UEFA Champions League (previously known as European Cup) is won by Liverpool 6 times which is third only to Real Madrid (Spain) and Milan (Italy).
Liverpool First Division League Titles (18)
Liverpool FA Cup Titles (7)
Liverpool UEFA Champions League Titles (6)
|S. No||Liverpool Champions League Titles||Runner - Ups|
|2||1977-78||Club Brugge KV|
Liverpool All Time Top Scorer
Ian Rush, the Welsh Striker played for Liverpool from 1980 to 1996. Ian Rush turned out to be a goal Machine for the reds as he scored a total of 346 goals in 660 appearances. A record which is yet to be broken.
He won 5 First Division Leagues, 3 FA Cup, 5 League Cup and 2 European Cup with Liverpool. He won PFA young player of the year, PFA player of the year and European Golden Boot all in 1984.
Liverpool and United Rivalry
One of the biggest club rivalries that the football world has witnessed is between Manchester United and Liverpool. The roots of this rivalry are from the industrial Revolution of the 19th Century when both the cities were competing with each other in the industrial sector. That rivalry has been carried to modern football as well.
Liverpool and Manchester United Rivalry is so Intense that both the clubs have never had a successful period together. United has a greater success in the Premier League while Liverpool is more successful in European Leagues. The last transfer between the clubs was Phil Chisnall from Liverpool to United in 1964.
Graeme Souness,the Scottish Midfielder played for the Reds from 1978 to 1984. Souness left an everlasting impact in this short span of 7 years. He won 5 League Championships, 3 European Cups and 4 League Cups.
Souness won the golden boot in 1980-81 and featured in the PFA team of the year for 4 consecutive years from 1980 to 1984. Graeme Souness was also a part of the PFA team of the century declared in 2007.
Kenny Dalglish played for Liverpool for 23 years after making a debut on 13 August 1977. The Striker made 502 appearances for the club and scored 169 goals.
The club titles he won with Liverpool includes 6 league titles, 1 FA Cup, 4 League Cups, 3 European Cups and 1 European Super Cup. He was awarded the PFA player of the season in 1982-83 and IOC European Footballer of the season in 1977-78. He was also the runner-up for ballon d’or in 1983.
Robert Bernad Fowler, popularly known as Robbie Fowler had two spells for Liverpool. The first spell was of 9 seasons from 1993 to 2001, while the second spell was just 2 seasons long from 2006 January to 2007 May. He scored 171 goals in 330 appearances in his first spell and 12 goals in 39 appearances in second spell taking the total to 183 goals in 369 appearances.
He won 1 FA Cup, 2 League Cups, 1 UEFA Cup and 1 UEFA Super Cup each. The English Striker was awarded PFA Young player of the season in 1995 and 1996.
Jamie Carragher is the legendary defender who was very faithful to the reds and never played for any other club. He has a record of most number of appearances for Liverpool which is as high as 737. The Englishman played for Liverpool from 1996 to 2013.
He won 2 FA Cup, 3 League Cup, 1 UCL, 1 UEFA Cup and 2 UEFA Super Cup. He made it to PFA team of the season in 2005-06 and was also the Liverpool’s player of the season 3 times.
Steven Gerrard, the English midfielder, played for Liverpool from 1998 to 2015. The Defensive midfielder has 504 appearances for the reds, which is the second highest for the club.
Gerrard scored 186 goals in these 710 matches. He won 2 FA Cups, 3 League Cups, 1 UCL, 1 UEFA Cup and 1 UEFA Super Cup. He made 8 appearances in PFA team of the year, 3 appearances in UEFA team of the year, won 1 PFA player of the year and 1 PFA young player of the year.
He was Liverpool’s player of the season four times. The man of the match in UCL final 2005 also secured third place for Ballon D’Or in 2005.