A Brief History of Liverpool Football Club
Nickname: The Reds
Club Motto: You’ll Never Walk Alone
Liverpool have won honours both domestically and in European cup competitions.
They have won the English League Championship 18 times, the FA Cup seven times and the League Cup a record eight times.
In their first season, 1892–93, they won the Lancashire League title and the Liverpool District Cup, and their most recent success came in 2019, when they won the FIFA Club World Cup for the first time.
Stadium Capacity: 54,074
Anfield is the seventh largest football stadium in England and has been the home of Liverpool F.C. since their formation in 1892.
Construction for an extension to the Main Stand began on 8 December 2014 and opened to the public on 9 September 2016 increased the stadium capacity to 54,074, making it one of the largest all-seater single stands in European football.
There are future plans to expand the Anfield Road Stand which could bring the stadium size to around 61,000
Stadium Naming Rights
The naming rights of Anfield Stadium have not been sold.
Highest Attendance: 61,905
Liverpool 2-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
FA Cup 4th Round
2 February 1952
Appointed: October 2015
Liverpool Manager: Jürgen Klopp
Jürgen Klopp was appointed as the club’s manager, on 8 October 2015, signing a three-year contract.
To date he was steered Liverpool to silverware in the 2019 Champions League, UEFA Super Cup & the FIFA World Cup all in 2019.
And looks favourite to claim Liverpool’s first Premier League title in 2019/20, needing just 6 points from their remaining 9 games.
Liverpool Chairmen: Tom Werner
Tom Werner is an American television producer and businessman. Through his investment in Fenway Sports Group, he is currently chairman of both Liverpool Football Club and the Boston Red Sox.
Liverpool Captain: Jordan Henderson
Appointed: June 2015
Jordan Henderson has worn the Captain’s armband since Steven Gerrard’s departure in June 2015
On 1 June 2019, Henderson captained Liverpool in a 2–0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the 2019 UEFA Champions League Final in Madrid, becoming the fifth Liverpool captain to lift the Champions League trophy,the club’s sixth overall.
Liverpool then followed this up by winning the 2019 UEFA Super Cup, beating Chelsea on penalties
In December 2019, Henderson led Liverpool to their first FIFA Club World Cup title, making them the only English club to win the treble of continental trophies.
Liverpool Club Mascot: Mighty Red
Liverpool Football Kits 2019/20 Season
Kit Sponsors: Standard Chartered (chest) Western Union (Sleeve)
Kit Manufacturer: New Balance
Liverpool have officially announced Nike as their new kit sponsor from the start of next season (2020/21) in what could amount to a English record.
The Reds will strengthen their ability to spend aggressively with the added financial backing following the end of their partnership with New Balance
Liverpool’s Premier League History
Liverpool won the Premier League for the first time in 2019/20.
Their previous best performances were as Runners-up which they have achieved four times
Premier League Table 2019/20
|15||Brighton & Hove Albion||38||9||14||15||39||54||-15||41|
|16||West Ham United||38||10||9||19||49||62||-13||39|
Liverpool’s FA Cup Wins
Liverpool have won the FA Cup on 7 occasions making them the 5th most successful winners in the competition
|2006||Liverpool||West Ham United||3-3||3-1 Pens|
|1965||Liverpool||Leeds United||2-1||Extra Time|
Liverpool’s Football League Cup Wins
Liverpool have won the League Cup on 8 occasions making them the all-time record winners
|2012||Liverpool||Cardiff City||2-2||3-2 on Pens|
|2001||Liverpool||Birmingham City||1-1||5-4 on Pens|
|1981||Liverpool||West Ham United||1-1||2-1 Replay|
Liverpool In European Competition
Liverpool are the most successful British Team in European Competitions, having won the European Cup / Champions League six times, the UEFA Cup three times and the European Super Cup four times
|2019||European Super Cup||Chelsea||2-2 (5-4 Pens)|
|2019||Champions League||Tottenham Hotspur||2-0|
|2005||European Super Cup||CSKA Moscow||3-1 aet|
|2005||Champions League||AC Milan||3-3 (3-2 Pens)|
|2001||European Super Cup||Bayern Munich||3-2|
|2001||UEFA Cup||Deportivo Alavés||5-4 aet|
|1984||European Cup||Roma||1-1 (4-2 Pens)|
|1981||European Cup||Real Madrid||1-0|
|1978||European Cup||Club Brugge||1-0|
|1977||European Super Cup||Hamburger SV||7-1 agg|
|1977||European Cup||Borussia Mönchengladbach||3-1|
|1976||UEFA Cup||Club Brugge||4-3 agg|
|1973||UEFA Cup||Borussia Mönchengladbach||3-2 agg|
The 1977 European Super Cup was played over 2 legs, The first leg ended in a 1-1- draw and Liverpool won 6-0 at Anfield in the second leg, which meant Liverpool won 7-1 on aggregate.
The 1976 UEFA Cup was played over 2 legs, Liverpool won 3-2 at Anfield and second leg ended 1-1, which meant Liverpool won 4-3 on aggregate.
The 1973 UEFA Cup was played over 2 legs, with both teams winning their home ties, Liverpool won 3-0 and Borussia Mönchengladbach won 2-0, which meant Liverpool won 3-2 on aggregate.
Liverpool In Worldwide Club Competition
|2019||FIFA Club World Cup||Liverpool||Flamengo||1-0|
Liverpool’s Record Appearances: Ian Callaghan
Club Appearances: 857
Ian Callaghan holds the all-time record for most appearances for Liverpool, playing in 857 games for the club between 1960 – 1978
Top 10 Liverpool Player Appearances
- 857 Ian Callaghan (1960-1978)
- 737 Jamie Carragher (1996-2013)
- 710 Steven Gerrard (1998-2015)
- 665 Ray Clemence (1967 – 1981)
- 665 Emlyn Hughes (1967-1979)
- 660 Ian Rush (1980–1987 & 1988–1996)
- 650 Phil Neal (1974-1985)
- 638 Tommy Smith (1962-1978)
- 628 Bruce Grobbelaar (1980-1994)
- 620 Alan Hansen (1977-1991)
Competitive matches only
Liverpool’s Record Goal Scorer: Ian Rush
Total Goals: 346
Ian Rush is the all-time top goalscorer for Liverpool with 346 goals in all competitions
Top 10 Liverpool Goal Scorers
- 346 Ian Rush (1980–1987 & 1988–1996)
- 286 Roger Hunt (1958-1969)
- 241 Gordon Hodgson (1925-1936)
- 228 Billy Liddell (1938-1961)
- 186 Steven Gerrard (1998-2015)
- 183 Robbie Fowler (1993–2001 & 2006–2007)
- 172 Kenny Dalglish (1977-1990)
- 158 Michael Owen (1996-2004)
- 151 Harry Chambers (1915-1928)
- 130 Jack Parkinson (1903-1914)
Liverpool’s Club Record Signing: Virgil van Dijk
Transfer Fee: £75m
Virgil van Dijk joined Liverpool for a club record fee of £75m from Southampton in January 2018
Liverpool’s Top 5 Highest Transfers In
- Virgil van Dijk £75m from Southampton in January 2018
- Alisson £66.8m from Roma in July 2018
- Naby Keita £45m from RB Leipzig in July 2018
- Fabinho £33m from Monaco in May 2018
- Mohamed Salah £33m from Roma in June 2017
Liverpool’s Top 5 Highest Transfers Out
- Philippe Coutinho £142m to Barcelona in January 2018
- Luis Suárez £80m to Barcelona in July 2014
- Fernando Torres £50m to Chelsea in January 2012
- Raheem Sterling £49m to Manchester City in July 2015
- Xabi Alonso £30m to Real Madrid in August 2010
Liverpool’s Official Club Tours & Museum
Tours Info: A must for all Football fans, not just Liverpool Fans.
The club offers several different Tour Experiences and is sure to offer a great day out for fans.
Visit the clubs Tour page: https://stadiumtours.liverpoolfc.com/tours
Liverpool Fan Club Membership
There is an LFC Official Membership to suit Reds of all ages, from tots to lifelong fans, with a range of benefits that last all season long,
including access to the Members’ allocation of 10,000 tickets for every Premier League home game, sold in the two Members’ ticket sales in July and November, as well as access to late availability tickets before each home match.
For more info visit the club website
Liverpool’s Club Information
Club Website: https://www.liverpoolfc.com/
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