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Liverpool FC History and Information



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Club Facts

Full name: Liverpool Football Club
Nickname: The Reds, The Mighty Reds
Founded: 1892
Stadium: Anfield, Liverpool
Capacity: 45,362
Chairman: David Moores
Manager: Rafael Benítez
League: FA Premier League
2004-05: Premier League, 5th


Miscellaneous

- Only 14 first team players were used in the 1965/66 season, when Liverpool won the League.

- Liverpool played against Blackburn Rovers F.C. on the 5th of September 1896. Rovers won 1-0, but six goals were disallowed during this game.

- Liverpool's first ever competitive game was in the Lancashire League against Higher Walton. They won 8-0. Their side did not have one English player.

- League debut: 2-0 v Middlesbrough Ironopolis on September 2, 1893 (Division 2)

- FA Cup debut: September 1892 4-0 v Nantwich

- Largest victory: 11-0 v Strømsgodset on the 17th of September 1974.

- Largest league victory: 9-0 v Crystal Palace F.C. on 12th September 1989.

- Largest defeat: 0-8 v Huddersfield in 1935.

- First Championship: in the 1893/94 season they became the Second Division Champions.

- First European match: on the 17th of August 1964 versus KR Reykjavik, Iceland, for the European Cup, and won 5-0.

- Record: Goals in a Season: Ian Rush - he scored 47 goals in the 1983/84 season.

- Record: League Goals: Roger Hunt - in the 1961/62 season he scored 41 goals.

- Record: 5 goals in one match. These are: Andy McGuigan, 1901/02, John Evans, 1954/55, Ian Rush, 1983/84, Robbie Fowler, 1993/94

Club culture

The song "You'll Never Walk Alone", originally from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel and famously performed by Liverpool musicians Gerry & the Pacemakers, is the anthem of Liverpool FC, and has become almost synonymous with the club.



Championships

Football League First Division and Premiership Champions: 18

- 1900/01, 1905/06, 1921/22, 1922/23, 1946/47, 1963/64, 1965/66, 1972/73, 1975/76, 1976/77, 1978/79, 1979/80, 1981/82, 1982/83, 1983/84, 1985/86, 1987/88, 1989/90



Football League Second Division Champions: 4

- 1893/94, 1895/96, 1904/05, 1961/62



Lancashire League Champions: 1

- 1892-93



UEFA Champions League Champions: 5

- 1976/77 3-1 vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach
- 1977/78 1-0 vs. Club Brugge
- 1980/81 1-0 vs. Real Madrid
- 1983/84 1-1 (4-2 in penalty shootout) vs. AS Roma
- 2004/05 3-3 (3-2 in penalty shootout) vs. AC Milan



UEFA Cup Champions: 3

- 1972/73 vs. Borussia M’Gladback 3-2
- 1975/76 vs. Club Brugge 4-3
- 2000/01 vs. Alavés 5-4


FA Cup Champions: 6

- 1964/65 vs. Leeds United 2-1
- 1973/74 vs. Newcastle United 3-0
- 1985/86 vs. Everton 3-1
- 1988/89 vs. Everton 3-2
- 1991/92 vs. Sunderland 2-0
- 2000/2001 vs. Arsenal 2-1

 

FA Cup: 7

- 1965 - Liverpool 2 - 1 Leeds United
- 1974 - Liverpool 3 - 0 Newcastle
- 1986 - Liverpool 3 - 1 Everton
- 1989 - Liverpool 3 - 2 Everton
- 1992 - Liverpool 2 - 0 Sunderland
- 2001 - Liverpool 2 - 1 Arsenal
- 2006 - Liverpool 3 - 3 (3-1 pen) West Ham



FA Youth Cup Champions: 1 1995/96


League Cup Champions: 7

- 1980/81 vs. West Ham 3-1
- 1981/82 vs. Tottenham 3-1
- 1982/83 vs. Manchester United 2-1
- 1983/84 vs. Everton 1-0
- 1994/95 vs. Bolton 2-1
- 2000/01 vs. Birmingham City (5-4 penalties)
- 2002/03 vs. Manchester United 2-0



Charity Shield Champions: 14

- 1963/64 vs. West Ham 2-2
- 1964/65 vs. Man United 2-2
- 1965/66 vs. Everton 1-0
- 1973/74 vs. Leeds United (6-4 penalties)
- 1975/76 vs. Southampton 1-0
- 1976/77 vs. Man United 0-0
- 1978/79 vs. Arsenal 3-1
- 1979/80 vs. West Ham 1-0
- 1981/82 vs. Tottenham 1-0
- 1985/86 vs. Everton 1-1
- 1987/88 vs. Wimbledon 2-1
- 1988/89 vs. Arsenal 1-0
- 1989/90 vs. Man United 1-1
- 2000/01 vs. Man United 2-1


European Super Cup Champions: 2

- 1977 vs. Hamburger SV 7-1
- 2001 vs. Bayern Munich 3-2


Super Cup Champions: 1

- 1985/86


Reserves Division One Champions: 16


- 1956/57, 1968/69, 1969/70, 1970/71, 1972/73, 1973/74, 1974/75, 1975/76, 1976/77, 1978/79, 1980/81, 1981/82, 1983/84, 1984/85, 1989/90, 1999/2000



Legendary Players

- 1892 to 1959:

Alan A'Court - Matt Busby - Sam Hardy - Gordon Hodgson - Billy Liddell - Jimmy Melia - Bob Paisley - Elisha Scott - Cyril Sidlow - Albert Stubbins

- 1960 to 1990

Gary Ablett - John Aldridge - John Barnes - Peter Beardsley - Jim Beglin - David Burrows - Gerry Byrne - Ian Callaghan - Jimmy Case - Ray Clemence - Peter Cormack - Kenny Dalglish - Alun Evans - Roy Evans - David Fairclough - Howard Gayle - Gary Gillespie - Bruce Grobbelaar - Brian Hall - Alan Hansen - Steve Heighway - David Hodgson - Mike Hooper - Ray Houghton - Emlyn Hughes - Roger Hunt - Glenn Hysen - David Johnson - Craig Johnston - Joey Jones - Kevin Keegan - Alan Kennedy - Ray Kennedy - Chris Lawler - Tommy Lawrence - Mark Lawrenson - Sammy Lee - Alec Lindsay - Larry Lloyd - Terry McDermott - Kevin MacDonald - Steve McMahon - Mike Marsh - Ronnie Moran - Jan Mølby - Phil Neal - Steve Nicol - Michael Robinson - Ronnie Rosenthal - Ian Rush - Ian St. John - Tommy Smith - Graeme Souness - Nigel Spackman - Steve Staunton - Peter Thompson - Phil Thompson - John Toshack - Barry Venison - Paul Walsh - John Wark - Ronnie Whelan - Ron Yeats


- 1990 to present

Nicolas Anelka - Nick Barmby - Patrik Berger - Jamie Carragher - Stan Collymore - Robbie Fowler - Brad Friedel - Steven Gerrard - Paul Ince - Rob Jones - David James - Harry Kewell - Jari Litmanen - Jason McAteer - Gary McAllister - Steve McManaman - Danny Murphy - Michael Owen - Jamie Redknapp - Ronnie Rosenthal - Neil Ruddock - Dean Saunders - Michael Thomas - Sander Westerveld - Mark Wright - John Arne Riise - Djibril Cisse - Fernando Morientes - Steve Finnan - Jerzy Dudek - Xabi Alonso - Jamie Carragher - Sami Hyypia - Milan Baros.



Managers

- W. E. Barclay 1892 - 1896
- Tom Watson 1896 - 1915
- David Ashworth 1920 - 1923
- Matt McQueen 1923 - 1928
- George Patterson 1928 - 1936
- George Kay 1936 - 1951
- Don Welsh 1951 - 1956
- Phil Taylor 1956 - 1959
- Bill Shankly 1959 - 1974
- Bob Paisley 1974 - 1983
- Joe Fagan 1983 - 1985
- Kenny Dalglish 1985 - 1991
- Graeme Souness 1991 - 1994
- Roy Evans 1994 - 1998
- Gerard Houllier 1998 - 2004
- Rafael Benítez 2004 - date



 
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