History of Liverpool

Early years


Merseyside was never the same before March 15, 1892 when a disagreement between the directors of the Everton Football Club and its President John Houlding (the owner of Anfield) led to the formation of Liverpool FC. Apparently, a dispute over the rent forced Everton FC to move their base to the Goodison Park, with an empty Anfield at Houding’s disposal. Liverpool FC played in the English Football League for the first time in 1893-94, following which they have shaped as one of the most decorated football clubs in the world, earning multiple trophies to enrich their cabinet.

Liverpool

It was at the stroke of the 20th century that the club won its first English title, edging past Sunderland by two points. By the 1922-1923 season, they managed to add three more championships to their name. They also won the FA Cup, the second trophy which they (apart from the league) conquered for the first time in their history, in the 1964-65 season, which was the first of their seven trophies. But the spell which glorified their legacy and helped them gain worldwide recognition was during the 1970s.

European glory


Three years into the decade (70s), the Reds claimed their first ever continental title by handing Borussia Monchengladbach a 3-2 defeat (on aggregate) over two legs in the UEFA Cup (now, Europa League). If that was a monumental, then the 3-1 win over similar opponents in the final of European Cup (now, the Champions League) just added more glamour to a growing phenomenon. By 1984, the Reds had won four European Cup titles, second only to the great Real Madrid. Simultaneously, they had been winning domestic titles, having won five in the 1970s and bettered it with six in the next decade.

Bill Shankly, the manager who was in the hot seat between 1959 to 1974 was largely credited for the rise of the club from a simple English side to a continental powerhouse. It was the era which laid the foundation for Liverpool for years to come. The rest, as Liverpool fans say – is history.

Bill-Shankly


Till date, Liverpool have won 18 English League titles (the second most after Manchester United), 6 Champions League titles (the most by an English club), 3 UEFA Europa Leagues, 7 FA Cups and 8 EFL Cup. Their first FIFA Club World Cup win was the latest addition to their trophy cabinet after the Reds lifted their sixth Champions League win last season.

Rivalries


The Reds have enjoyed a long-standing rivalry with two other major powerhouses in English football – Everton and Manchester United. The Merseyside Derby which features Liverpool FC and Everton FC is the longest running top flight derby in England and has been a spectacle in the Northern part of England. The first match of its kind was played in the 1894-95 season where Everton thrashed Liverpool 3-0. Overall, a total of 235 matches have been played between these two teams, with Liverpool emerging as winners on 95 occasions, Everton 66 times while 74 matches were stalemates. Liverpool is currently enjoying a 21-match unbeaten streak against their arch-rivals starting from 2011.

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Also known as the North-West Derby, Manchester United share a unique, but intense rivalry with the Merseyside club and the fixture is regarded as the biggest in English football. The Red Devils have an edge over Liverpool in Head to Head matches with a tally of 80 wins compared to Liverpool’s 67, with 57 hard fought draws. The fan following these clubs enjoys in the United Kingdom and also around the globe is massive, which makes them special and are also two of the most successful clubs in Europe till date.

Current state


After the 1989-90 League win, the Reds are yet to claim a league title, which has been quite disturbing and disappointing for the passionate followers. Not only that, barring Tottenham, Liverpool are the only top six side not to win a Premier League title. The Champions League win back in 2005 following a historic win over AC Milan in Istanbul and the 2019 triumph are the two top achievements by the club in the 21st century. In the 2019-20 season, Liverpool FC has been playing some sensational football with German manager Jurgen Klopp at the helm and are in pole position with 79 points, ahead of second placed Manchester City by 22 points. If all’s well, they are likely to be crowned as the champions of England for the first time in 30 years!!

Jurgen-Klopp


Fantasy trivia


Fantasy football is growing popular day by day and there’s no denying that it has a bright future in the reckoning. Well, if you have made up your mind to make the best use of the opportunity and climb up the ladder in the points table, the preparation must be done to an optimum level. From Liverpool FC’s point of view, there are many players which are relevant in fantasy football. For example, Trent Alexander Arnold has the highest number of assists for his club with 12, followed by Roberto Firmino and Andrew Robertson, both of them with seven each.

Fantasy football is growing popular day by day and there’s no denying that it has a bright future in the reckoning. Well, if you have made up your mind to make the best use of the opportunity and climb up the ladder in the points table, the preparation must be done to an optimum level. From Liverpool FC’s point of view, there are many players which are relevant in fantasy football. For example, Trent Alexander Arnold has the highest number of assists for his club with 12, followed by Roberto Firmino and Andrew Robertson, both of them with seven each.