[98] In 1989, after a five-month trial in Belgium, 14 Liverpool fans were given three-year sentences for involuntary manslaughter;[99] half of the terms were suspended. [126] In May 2010, accounts were released showing the holding company of the club to be £350m in debt (due to leveraged takeover) with losses of £55m, causing auditor KPMG to qualify its audit opinion. [100], The second disaster took place during an FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield, on 15 April 1989. Liverpool fans will be praying for some consistent fitness from now on. Shankly approved and an iconic kit was born. [109] Ranked the two biggest clubs in England by France Football magazine, Liverpool and Manchester United are the most successful English teams in both domestic and international competitions, and both clubs have a global fanbase. A Champions League in his first campaign was followed by the clubs first Premier League title in his second, and how Klopp’s side have performed during his absence this season speaks volumes of his influence. Liverpool … [30] In 2001, Houllier's second full season in charge, Liverpool won a "treble": the FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Cup. After various colour combinations in the 1990s, including gold and navy, bright yellow, black and grey, and ecru, the club alternated between yellow and white away kits until the 2008–09 season, when it re-introduced the grey kit. players (25–99 appearances), List of Liverpool F.C. [9], Liverpool played their first match on 1 September 1892, a pre-season friendly match against Rotherham Town, which they won 7–1. [120] The chairmanship changed hands many times before John Smith, whose father was a shareholder of the club, took up the role in 1973. One of the most widely supported teams in the world,[3] in 2019, Liverpool was the world's seventh-highest-earning football club, with an annual revenue of €604 million,[4] and the world's eighth-most-valuable football club, valued at $2.183 billion. For much of Liverpool's history its home colours have been all red, but when the club was founded its kit was more like the contemporary Everton kit. Liverpool Football Club are an English professional association football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who currently play in the Premier League. [68] In 2012, Warrior Sports' first Liverpool kit removed the shield and gates, returning the badge to what had adorned Liverpool shirts in the 1970s; the flames were moved to the back collar of the shirt, surrounding the number 96 for the number who died at Hillsborough. The first was the 1985 Heysel Stadium disaster, in which 39 Juventus supporters were killed. [116] Despite the 39 league titles and nine European Cups between them[115] the two rivals have rarely been successful at the same time – Liverpool's run of titles in the 1970s and 1980s coincided with Manchester United's 26-year title drought, and United's success in the Premier League-era likewise coincided with Liverpool's 30-year title drought,[117] and the two clubs have finished first and second in the league only five times. "Why not go the whole hog, boss?" In 1965, the club won its first FA Cup. [101] Subsequent investigations proved the allegations false, leading to a boycott of the newspaper by Liverpool fans across the city and elsewhere; many still refuse to buy The Sun 30 years later. … Reserves and Academy § Staff, Liverpool F.C. [72], The Kop was built in 1906 due to the high turnout for matches and was called the Oakfield Road Embankment initially. In 1992, to commemorate the centennial of the club, a new badge was commissioned, including a representation of the Shankly Gates. The team Liverpool fielded against Rotherham was composed entirely of Scottish players – the players who came from Scotland to play in England in those days were known as the Scotch Professors. Full stats on LFC players, club products, official partners and lots more. 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[130] In April 2010 business magazine Forbes ranked Liverpool as the sixth most valuable football team in the world, behind Manchester United, Real Madrid, Arsenal, Barcelona and Bayern Munich; they valued the club at $822m (£532m), excluding debt. The Hillsborough disaster in 1989, where 96 Liverpool supporters died in a crush against perimeter fencing, led to the elimination of fenced standing terraces in favour of all-seater stadiums in the top two tiers of English football. [118], As the owner of Anfield and founder of Liverpool, John Houlding was the club's first chairman, a position he held from its founding in 1892 until 1904. Record consecutive league wins: 18 (from 27 October 2019 to 24 February 2020). [41] At the start of the 2010–11 season Liverpool was on the verge of bankruptcy and the club's creditors asked the High Court to allow the sale of the club, overruling the wishes of Hicks and Gillett. [53][54] Liverpool beat Flamengo of Brazil in the final 1–0 to win the FIFA Club World Cup for the first time. UEFA laid the blame for the incident solely on the Liverpool supporters,[96] and banned all English clubs from European competition for five years. Lowest League Cup home attendance: 9,902 (against, Lowest European home attendance: 12,021 (against, This page was last edited on 3 April 2021, at 11:41. For consistency, fees in the record transfer tables below are all sourced from BBC Sport's contemporary reports of each transfer. Most goals in a season: Ian Rush, 47 (during the, Most league goals in a season: Roger Hunt, 41 (during the, Most goals in a season by a Liverpool player in the. Most top-flight league goals in a season: Most continental goals in a season: Mohamed Salah and. Since the establishment of the club in 1892, 45 players have been club captain of Liverpool F.C. [142] The club also featured in the 1984 children's television show Scully, about a young boy who tries to gain a trial with Liverpool.[143]. [132] According to a 2018 report by Deloitte, the club had an annual revenue of €424.2 million for the previous year,[133] and Forbes valued the club at $1.944 billion. A third kit is designed for European away matches, though it is also worn in domestic away matches on occasions when the current away kit clashes with a team's home kit. [139] To mark the club's appearance in the 1988 FA Cup Final, Liverpool released the "Anfield Rap", a song featuring John Barnes and other members of the squad. The next year twin flames were added at either side, symbolic of the Hillsborough memorial outside Anfield, where an eternal flame burns in memory of those who died in the Hillsborough disaster. The contract with Carlsberg, which was signed in 1992, was the longest-lasting agreement in English top-flight football. Let's go out all in red." The deal valued the club and its outstanding debts at £218.9 million. Record consecutive league matches without a defeat: 44 (from 12 January 2019 to 24 February 2020). Moores owned 51 percent of the club, and in 2004 expressed his willingness to consider a bid for his shares in Liverpool. Liverpool finally got its hands on the English Premier League trophy following an action-packed 5-3 win against Chelsea at Anfield. Includes the Football League and the Premier League. A High Court judge, Mr Justice Floyd, ruled in favour of the creditors and paved the way for the sale of the club to Fenway Sports Group (formerly New England Sports Ventures), although Gillett and Hicks still had the option to appeal. rivalry, Liverpool F.C. For a season-by-season statistical breakdown, see. [8] Originally named "Everton F.C. Liverpool landed a 10th league title in the club’s history, this time edging Manchester City by a solitary point at the top of the table. was founded following a dispute between the Everton committee and John Houlding, club president and owner of the land at Anfield. [6][7], Liverpool F.C. The Reds’ home form played a key role in achieving back-to-back First Division success as the champions remained unbeaten at Anfield. They produced the kits for 10 years before Adidas made the kits from 2006 to 2012. In their first season, 1892–93, they won the Lancashire League title and the Liverpool District Cup,[2] and their most recent success came in 2020, when they won their 19th league title, and their first in the Premier League era. [127] The group's creditors, including the Royal Bank of Scotland, took Gillett and Hicks to court to force them to allow the board to proceed with the sale of the club, the major asset of the holding company. Liverpool Football Club is a professional football club in Liverpool, England, that competes in the Premier League, the top tier of English football. [1] They have won the English top league 19 times and the League Cup a record eight times. You look 7 ft tall." [95], The club's supporters have been involved in two stadium disasters. [50] Liverpool reached the finals of the Football League Cup and UEFA Europa League in Klopp's first season, finishing as runner-up in both competitions. Liverpool will win first Premier League title with asterisk, but it only underlines their dominance Whatever happens next, if and when Liverpool are confirmed as Premier League champions, there will be some kind of asterisk next to the title. [12] Liverpool suffered its second Cup Final defeat in 1950, playing against Arsenal. The new design was approved by the Council in November 2007. [102] Many support organisations were set up in the wake of the disaster, such as the Hillsborough Justice Campaign, which represents bereaved families, survivors and supporters in their efforts to secure justice. The following season, the club retained the League title and won the European Cup for the first time, but it lost in the 1977 FA Cup Final. First Football League match: Liverpool 2–0, Record league win: 10–1 against Rotherham Town in, Fewest league wins in a season: 2 wins from 30 games (during the, Most home wins in a season (all competitions): 22 (during the, Most wins away from home in a season: 14 (during the, Record defeat: 1–9 against Birmingham City FC in, Record Premier League defeat: 1–6 against, Most league defeats in a season: 23 defeats from 42 games (during the, Fewest defeats in a season: Unbeaten during the 28-game. and Athletic Grounds Ltd" (Everton Athletic for short), the club became Liverpool F.C. The incident became known as the Heysel Stadium disaster. Liverpool F.C.–Manchester United F.C. [52] Klopp took Liverpool to successive Champions League finals in 2018 and 2019, with the club defeating Tottenham Hotspur 2–0 to win the 2019 UEFA Champions League Final. Most league goals conceded in a season: 97 in 42 games (during the 1953–54 season, First Division). Most consecutive league matches with a Liverpool goal since the start of a season: 27 (during the, Record highest home attendance: 61,905 (against, Highest league home attendance: 58,757 (against, Highest League Cup home attendance: 52,694 (against, Highest European home attendance: 55,104 (against, Record lowest home attendance: 1,000 (against. [27], Dalglish cited the Hillsborough disaster and its repercussions as the reason for his resignation in 1991; he was replaced by former player Graeme Souness. 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[104] The Merseyside derby is one of the few local derbies which do not enforce fan segregation, and hence has been known as the "friendly derby". Despite finishing fifth in Benítez's first season, Liverpool won the 2004–05 UEFA Champions League, beating A.C. Milan 3–2 in a penalty shootout after the match ended with a score of 3–3. They have played at their current home ground, Anfield, since their foundation in 1892. The club is one of five teams with five-plus Champions League (formerly European Cup) titles, tied with Bayern Munich and Barcelona for the third most all-time. Most of these were Italians and Juventus fans, and English clubs were given a five-year ban from European competition as a result. Notable groups include Spirit of Shankly. The last player to be transferred between the two clubs was Phil Chisnall, who moved to Liverpool from Manchester United in 1964. The capacity of the stadium at the time was 20,000, although only 100 spectators attended Liverpool's first match at Anfield. ", "Roberto Firmino scores extra-time winner as Liverpool beat Flamengo to lift Club World Cup", "Treble treble: The teams that won the treble", Football League 100th Championship Challenge, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Liverpool_F.C.&oldid=1014738794, Association football clubs established in 1892, Wikipedia pages semi-protected against vandalism, Short description is different from Wikidata, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Directors: John W. Henry, Tom Werner, Michael Gordon, Peter Moore, Michael Egan, This page was last edited on 28 March 2021, at 20:36. † - These properties are owned by NESV through the Fenway Sports Group subsidiary. Jordan Henderson is the first Liverpool captain in three decades to lift the English top-flight trophy. Between 1949 and 1993 the Community Shield was usually shared if the game was drawn. It has been referred to as "the most ill-disciplined and explosive fixture in the Premier League". Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. The Heysel Stadium disaster, where escaping fans were pressed against a collapsing wall at the 1985 European Cup Final in Brussels, resulted in 39 deaths. Record consecutive home league defeats: 6 (from 21 January 2021 to 7th March 2021), Most league goals scored in a season: 106 in 30 games (during the, Most Top flight goals scored in a season: 101 in 38 games (during the, Fewest league goals scored in a season: 42 in 34 and 42 games (during the. The team changed from red shirts and white shorts to an all-red home strip in 1964 which has been used ever since. After a 30 year wait, Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool are Premier League Champions. I suggested. [138] Liverpool fans featured in the Pink Floyd song "Fearless", in which they sang excerpts from "You'll Never Walk Alone". Matches played (including as a substitute) appear in brackets.[21][22]. [8] The city's symbol of the liver bird was adopted as the club's badge in 1901, although it was not incorporated into the kit until 1955. Domestically, the club has won nineteen League titles, seven FA Cups, a record eight League Cups and fifteen FA Community Shields. [51] The club finished second in the 2018–19 season with 97 points, losing only one game: a points record for a non-title winning side. Record consecutive home league wins: 24 (from 9 February 2019 to 5 July 2020). Most league appearances: Ian Callaghan, 640. Record consecutive home league matches without defeat: 68 (from 7 May 2017 to 17 January 2021). The "Other" column includes goals and appearances (including those as a substitute) in. Fewest league goals conceded in a season: 16 in 42 games (during the 1978–79 season, First Division). [49], Rodgers was replaced by Jürgen Klopp. [28] Under his leadership Liverpool won the 1992 FA Cup Final, but their league performances slumped, with two consecutive sixth-place finishes, eventually resulting in his dismissal in January 1994. This was all part of a £260 million project to improve the Anfield area. [62] The only other branded shirts worn by the club were made by Umbro until 1985, when they were replaced by Adidas, who produced the kits until 1996 when Reebok took over. Liverpool's income in the 2009–10 season was €225.3m. [64], Liverpool was the first English professional club to have a sponsor's logo on its shirts, after agreeing a deal with Hitachi in 1979. The resulting weight of people caused a retaining wall to collapse, killing 39 fans, mostly Italians. The club's supporters have been involved in two major tragedies. It took Liverpool 30 long, painful years to win a 19th top-flight league title.