When thinking of a famous football club from England, Liverpool will certainly be one of the first that pop into the head of fans.
This Merseyside outfit have been synonymous around the world for their ability to win silverware at one point, as glory used to follow them wherever they went. These days, things have been a little different, but the glory might be coming back to Anfield in a big way sooner than many may think.
Liverpool football club is a football team that has a huge amount of history, and as mentioned, that involves their ability to have been able to win almost everything that they ever competed in. Indeed, throughout the Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley eras, the Reds were one team everyone feared playing against; something Jurgen Klopp has looked to do as he tries to make history repeat itself.
The Reds have won numerous First Division/Premier League titles throughout their existence, although the 2019/20 success was a bittersweet moment for the club as it was their first League title in 30 years; something unheard of for the team that was founded in 1892.
Other pieces of silverware to have been collected include numerous UEFA European titles, as well as many other domestic cups.
Liverpool’s Anfield stadium is an iconic venue, with the Kop stand being renowned around the world. The Reds have been at Anfield Road for their entire existence, although the ground can hold 53,494 seated fans; making it the seventh-largest stadium in England.
Best Players & Managers
Liverpool has been littered with superstar talent throughout their history as a football club, although that is not a surprise considering the success that they have managed to acquire for themselves.
Fans of a particular age may remember the likes of Emlyn Hughes, Kenny Dalglish, Terry McDermott, Graeme Souness, Kevin Keegan, Ian Rush, John Barnes, Bruce Grobbelaar, Steve Nicol, Peter Beardsley, Graeme Souness and Phil Thompson all doing their thing for the club as they enjoyed hugely successful periods with them.
Others will remember the likes of Steve McManaman, Robbie Fowler, Emile Heskey, Michael Owen, Fernando Torres, Jamie Carragher, Luis Suárez, Xabi Alonso, Steven Gerrard, Philippe Coutinho, Jordan Henderson, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino among many other classy individuals that have all played important roles throughout the club’s history.
Jurgen Klopp might be the most recent manager in the dugout at Anfield who appears to be doing a good job, however, he has mighty big shoes to fill as Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley had huge amounts of success at the helm.
Shankly turned the entire club around in the 60s and 70s as he won large numbers of silverware, whilst Paisley provided the Reds with six league titles in the nine years he was in charge.
Historic & Memorable moments
Liverpool football club has a huge amount of iconic and historic moments that can all be looked at and remembered positively, whilst their 2005 UEFA Champions League win might just be the most historic of them all.
Rafa Benitez’s side looked ready to concede defeat to AC Milan in the final in Istanbul as they were 3-0 down at half-time, however, a spectacular showing from his team meant the game would finish level 3-3 after 90 minutes, before going on to shock everyone by beating the Italians in a penalty shoot-out.
Unfortunately, there have been some rather sombre moments that have featured the club, with the Heysel and Hillsborough tragedies involving the club. The Heysel disaster saw 39 fans crushed to their death in the 1985 European Cup Final against Juventus, whilst the 1989 FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest saw 94 fans die just six minutes after the first whistle was blown at Hillsborough.