Liverpool Football Club History, Facts & Records

A Brief History of Liverpool Football Club

Founded: 1892

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

Stadium Info:

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

Appointed: 2010

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

Home Kit

Away Kit

3rd Kit

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

2Manchester City38263910235+6781
3Manchester United38181286636+3066
5Leicester City38188126741+2662
6Tottenham Hotspur381611116147+1459
7Wolverhampton Wanderers38151495140+1159
9Sheffield United381412123939054
13Newcastle United381111163858-2044
14Crystal Palace381110173150-1943
15Brighton & Hove Albion38914153954-1541
16West Ham United38109194962-1339
17Aston Villa3898214167-2635
20Norwich City3856272675-4921

Liverpool’s FA Cup Wins

Liverpool have won the FA Cup on 7 occasions making them the 5th most successful winners in the competition

2006LiverpoolWest Ham United3-33-1 Pens
1989LiverpoolEverton3-2Extra Time
1974LiverpoolNewcastle United3-0
1965LiverpoolLeeds United2-1Extra Time

Liverpool’s Football League Cup Wins

Liverpool have won the League Cup on 8 occasions making them the all-time record winners

english football league cup trophy
2012LiverpoolCardiff City2-23-2 on Pens
2003LiverpoolManchester United2-0
2001LiverpoolBirmingham City1-15-4 on Pens
1995LiverpoolBolton Wanderers2-1
1984LiverpoolEverton0-01-0 Replay
1983LiverpoolManchester United2-1
1982LiverpoolTottenham Hotspur3-1
1981LiverpoolWest Ham United1-12-1 Replay

Liverpool In European Competition

UEFA’s club competition trophies
The UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and UEFA Europa League ©UEFA

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

2019European Super CupChelsea2-2 (5-4 Pens)
2019Champions LeagueTottenham Hotspur2-0
2005European Super CupCSKA Moscow3-1 aet
2005Champions LeagueAC Milan3-3 (3-2 Pens)
2001European Super CupBayern Munich3-2
2001UEFA CupDeportivo Alavés5-4 aet
1984European CupRoma1-1 (4-2 Pens)
1981European CupReal Madrid1-0
1978European CupClub Brugge1-0
1977European Super CupHamburger SV7-1 agg
1977European CupBorussia Mönchengladbach 3-1
1976UEFA CupClub Brugge4-3 agg
1973UEFA CupBorussia Mönchengladbach3-2 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

2019FIFA Club World CupLiverpoolFlamengo1-0

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

  1. Virgil van Dijk £75m from Southampton in January 2018
  2. Alisson £66.8m from Roma in July 2018
  3. Naby Keita £45m from RB Leipzig in July 2018
  4. Fabinho £33m from Monaco in May 2018
  5. Mohamed Salah £33m from Roma in June 2017

Liverpool’s Top 5 Highest Transfers Out

  1. Philippe Coutinho £142m to Barcelona in January 2018
  2. Luis Suárez £80m to Barcelona in July 2014
  3. Fernando Torres £50m to Chelsea in January 2012
  4. Raheem Sterling £49m to Manchester City in July 2015
  5. 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:

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:

Liverpool Football Club
Skipton Rd
L4 2UZ

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