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Liverpool Football Club is an English professional football club who currently play in the Premier League, the top flight in the English football system. The club was founded in 1892 and was admitted into the Football League a year later.

Liverpool are one the the most successful teams in the history of English football. Liverpool have won 18 league titles, seven FA Cups, and a record eight League Cups. Liverpool is the most successful English club in European competition having won five European Cups and 3 UEFA cups. They are currently the fourth most successful club in Europe and seventh in terms of most international titles won.

Liverpool have been involved in two tragedies, the Heysel Stadium disaster in 1985, resulting in the deaths of 39 Juventus supporters, and the Hillsborough disaster where 96 Liverpool supporters were crushed to death.

The club anthem is "You'll Never Walk Alone". The phrase appears on the Shankly Gates and on the club's crest.

HistoryEdit

See: 100 Days That Shook The Kop

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CrestEdit

See: Liverpool F.C. Crest

The first crest was introduced in 1950 following the 1950 FA Cup Final. Although the Liverpool crest has undergone many transitions over the years, there has been one mainstay: the Liver bird, which is the symbol of the city.

Liverpool's current badge includes several components central to Liverpool. The crest incorporates the Liver bird, a banner reading You'll Never Walk Alone (based on the anthem of the club), and the twin flames which were added in memory of the Hillsborough disaster.

KitEdit

See: Home, away, third kits

When the club was formed in 1892 a blue and white quartered shirt was used. This changed in 1894, to the iconic red shirt still used today, matching the traditional colour of the city.

StadiaEdit

See Anfield

SupportersEdit

See: Famous Red Supporters
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RivalriesEdit

See: Merseyside Derby

Liverpool's main rivalries are with Everton and Manchester United, with whom the Merseyside Derby and the Liverpool-Man Utd Derby are contested respectively. The city rivalry between Liverpool and Everton was born from the dispute over Liverpool's foundation, and between Everton officials. The rivalry is often labelled the "friendly derby", due to the fact that no segregation is enforced, and that many supporters of each team are family and friends.

The rivalry between Liverpool and Man Utd is often considered to be a much more fiercely contested fixture than the Merseyside Derby. This is possibly because Liverpool and Everton are united in being Liverpudlians, whereas Man Utd are outsiders to the city. Due to the intensity of the rivalry, transfers between the two clubs are rare, and only nine have happened in total.

Owners and FinancesEdit

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Stats and RecordsEdit

See: Liverpool F.C. Record Transfers; Liverpool F.C. Record Transfer Sales

Most Appearances

  1. Ian Callaghan 857
  2. Jamie Carragher 737
  3. Steven Gerrard 709
  4. Emlyn Hughes and Ray Clemence 665
  5. Ian Rush 660
  6. Phil Neal 650
  7. Tommy Smith 638
  8. Bruce Grobbelaar 628
  9. Alan Hansen 620
  10. Chris Lawler 549

Most Goals

  1. Ian Rush 346
  2. Roger Hunt 286
  3. Gordon Hodgson 241
  4. Billy Liddell 228
  5. Steven Gerrard 185
  6. Robbie Fowler 183
  7. Kenny Dalglish 172
  8. Michael Owen 158
  9. Harry Chambers 151
  10. Jack Parkinson and Sam Raybould 129

Record transfers

In:

  1. Andy Carroll £35,000,000
  2. Mohamed Salah £34,300,000
  3. Sadio Mane £34,000,000
  4. Christian Benteke £32,500,000
  5. Roberto Firmino £29,000,000
  6. Adam Lallana £25,000,000; Georginio Wijnaldum £25,000,000
  7. Luis Suarez £22,800,000
  8. Fernando Torres £22,000,000
  9. Stewart Downing £20,000,000; Dejan Lovren £20,000,000
  10. Lazar Markovic £19,800,000

Out:

  1. Luis Suarez £75,000,000
  2. Fernando Torres £50,000,000
  3. Raheem Sterling £49,000,000
  4. Xabi Alonso £32,500,000
  5. Christian Benteke £32,000,000
  6. Javier Mascherano £17,250,000
  7. Robbie Keane £16,000,000
  8. Andy Carroll £15,500,000
  9. Jordon Ibe £15,000,000
  10. Joe Allen £13,000,000

Current SquadEdit

Liverpool F.C. – current squad
1. Karius • 2. Clyne • 3. Sakho • 5. Wijnaldum • 6. Lovren • 7. Milner • 9. Firmino • 10. Coutinho • 11. Salah
12. Gomez • 14. Henderson (c) • 15. Sturridge • 16. Grujic • 17. Klavan • 18. Moreno • 19. Mané • 20. Lallana
22. Mignolet • 23. Can • 25. Brannagan • 26. Robertson • 27. Origi • 28. Ings • 29. Solanke • 32. Matip • 34. Bogdan
38. Flanagan • 39. Fulton • 40. Kent • 49. Williams • 50. Markovic • 51. L. Jones • 52. Ward • 53. Ejaria • 54. Ojo
56. Randall • 57. Brewster • 58. Woodburn • 59. Wilson • 66. Alexander-Arnold • 68. Chirivella • MF Allan • FW Awoniyi

Manager: Klopp


Reserves and AcademyEdit

See: Liverpool F.C. Reserves
Liverpool F.C. Academy

HonoursEdit

League:

  • English Football (Level 1) Champions: 18
    • Winners: 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
      • Runners-up: 1898-99, 1909-10, 1968-69, 1973-74, 1974-75, 1977-78, 1984-85, 1986-87, 1988-89, 1990-91, 2001-02, 2008-09, 2013-14
  • English Football (Level 2) Champions: 4
    • Winners: 1893-94, 1895-96, 1904-05, 1961-62
      • Third place: 1955-56, 1956-57, 1959-60, 1960-61
  • Lancashire League: 1
    • Winners: 1892-93

Cups:

  • FA Cup: 7
    • Winners: 1965, 1974, 1986, 1989, 1992, 2001, 2006
      • Runners-up: 1914, 1950, 1971, 1977, 1988, 1996, 2012
  • League Cup: 8
    • Winners: 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1995, 2001, 2003, 2012
      • Runners-up: 1978, 1987, 2005, 2016
  • Charity Shield: 15
    • Winners: 1964 (shared), 1965 (shared), 1966, 1974, 1976, 1977 (shared), 1979, 1980, 1982, 1986 (shared), 1988, 1989, 1990 (shared), 2001, 2006
      • Runners-up: 1922, 1965, 1971, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1992, 2002
  • Screen Sport Super Cup: 1
    • Winners: 1986
  • FA Youth Cup: 3
    • Winners: 1996, 2006, 2007
      • Runners-up: 1963, 1972

Europe:

  • European Cup/Champions League: 5
    • Winners: 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, 2005
      • Runners-up: 1985, 2007
  • UEFA Cup/Europa League: 3
    • Winners: 1973, 1976, 2001
      • Runners-up: 2016
  • UEFA Cup Winners' Cup:0
    • Runners-up: 1966
  • European Super Cup: 3
    • Winners: 1977, 2001, 2005
      • Runners-up:' 1978, 1984
  • Intercontinental Cup: 0
    • Runners-up: 1981, 1984
  • Club World Championship: 0
    • Runners-up: 2005

External Link Edit

www.liverpoolfc.com

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