Club review: Liverpool

Liverpool Football Club is an all English Premier League football club that has its base in the city of Liverpool. This club has won a record eighteen League titles, Seven FA Cups and also holds a record eight League Cups.

In the entire English football history, Liverpool has won record more European titles than any other English club. Liverpool has won five European Cups, three UEFA Cups and also three UEFA Super Cups.

The founders of Liverpool founded in the year 1892 and it was immediately signed up to the Football league in the year that followed. Liverpool has played at the Anfield stadium (its home base) ever since it the club was formed.

During the 1970a and 1980a decades, Liverpool was known to run the most successful period where two players, Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley led the club to eleven league titles and seven European trophies. Supporters of Liverpool football club have had a string of unfortunate events, where they were involved in two tragedies.

The very first tragedy was the Heysel Stadium disaster in 1985 in which charging Liverpool fans caused a wall to collapse, killing 39 Juventus supporters. The second tragedy happened during the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, 96 Liverpool supporters lost their lives in a crush against perimeter fencing.

Liverpool is known to habour long standing rivalries with their neighbours (Everton) and the Great Manchester United. During the year 1964, Liverpool changed from red shirts and white shorts to an all red home strip.

Liverpool’s club anthem is simply; “You’ll Never Walk Alone”.

Liverpool’s home colours have always been red but when the club was founded, its kit resembled that of the contemporary Everton kit. The blue and white quartered shirts were used until 1894, when the club adopted the city’s colour of red.

Liverpool F.C adopted the city’s symbol of the liver bird and used it as the club’s badge during the year 1901; however this badge was to later be incorporated in the kit in the year 1955. Liverpool continued to wear red shirts and very white shorts until the year 1964 when its manager Bill Shankly decided to change to an all red strip.

Liverpool’s Anfield stadium was built in the year 1884 on a land that was adjacent to the Stanley Park. This land was originally used by the football club Everton before the club moved to Goodison Park after a rent dispute with the then Anfield owner John Houlding.

After Houlding was left with an empty ground, He preceded on and founded Liverpool FC back in 1892 and the club continues to play in Anfield ever since then. The club’s stadium’s capacity during the olden days was 20,000sadly though only 100 football spectators attended Liverpool’s first ever match in the Anfield stadium.

Back in the year 1906, the banked stand at one end of the ground was formally renamed the Spion Kop after a hill in KwaZulu-Natal. The hill was the site of the Battle of Spion Kop in the Second Boer War, where over 300 men of the Lancashire Regiment died, many of them from Liverpool.

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