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Liverpool
Full nameLiverpool Football Club
Nickname(s)The Reds
Short nameLFC
Founded3 June 1892; 128 years ago (1892-06-03)[1]
GroundAnfield
Ground Capacity53,394[2]
OwnerFenway Sports Group
ChairmanTom Werner
ManagerJürgen Klopp
LeaguePremier League
2019–20Premier League, 1st of 20 (champions)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Liverpool Football Club (/ˈlɪvərpl/) is a professional association football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. They play in the Premier League, the top tier of English football. The club has won 6 European Cups, an English club record, 3 UEFA Cups, 4 UEFA Super Cups, 19 League titles (Including 1 Premier League), 7 FA Cups, a record 8 EFL Cups, 15 FA Community Shield, title and 1 FIFA Club World Cup title. Liverpool's anthem is "You'll Never Walk Alone".

History[change | change source]

Liverpool won their first League championship in 1901, and their second in 1906. They played their first FA Cup final in 1914, losing 1–0 to Burnley. The last domestic trophy they won was the EFL Cup in February 2012, after beating Cardiff City. They have also won the Champions League six times, the most of any British side. Their 5th success was in Istanbul in 2005. The game was won after Liverpool tied 3–3 with A.C. Milan, after being down 3–0 at half-time. The Reds then won the penalty shootout, partly due to goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek's saves. Their 6th and most recent success was in 2019 when they beat fellow Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in Madrid. Liverpool F.C. have won England's top football league 18 times. The club won the 2019-20 Premier League title, thirty years after their last first division title win in the 1989-90 season.

Liverpool has had two tragedies in their history. The first was the Heysel Stadium disaster of 1985, which led to the death of 39 Juventus fans and the second was the Hillsborough disaster in 1989, which lead to the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans.

Honours[change | change source]

League[change | change source]

  • First Division/Premier League
    • Winners (19): 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, 2019-20
  • Second Division
    • Winners (4): 1893–94, 1895–96, 1904–05, 1961–62

European[change | change source]

Club World Cup[change | change source]

  • Winners (1): 2019

Domestic Cups[change | change source]

  • FA Cup
    • Winners (7): 1964–65, 1973–74, 1985–86, 1988–89, 1991–92, 2000–01, 2005–06
  • Football League Cup
    • Winners (8): 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1994–95, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2011–12 (record)
  • FA Charity / Community Shield
    • Winners (15): 1964*, 1965*, 1966, 1974*, 1976, 1977*, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1986*, 1988, 1989, 1990*, 2001, 2006 (* shared)
  • Sheriff of London Charity Shield:
    • Winners (1): 1906

League positions[change | change source]

Season League Position
2000/01 Premier League 3rd
2001/02 Premier League 2nd
2002/03 Premier League 5th
2003/04 Premier League 4th
2004/05 Premier League 5th
2005/06 Premier League 3rd
2006/07 Premier League 3rd
2007/08 Premier League 4th
2008/09 Premier League 2nd
2009/10 Premier League 7th
2010/11 Premier League 6th
2011/12 Premier League 8th
2012/13 Premier League 7th
2013/14 Premier League 2nd
2014/15 Premier League 6th
2015/16 Premier League 8th
2016/17 Premier League 4th
2017/18 Premier League 4th
2018/19 Premier League 2nd
2019/20 Premier League Champions

Former League Positions[change | change source]


First-team squad[change | change source]

As of 6 October 2020[3]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Brazil GK Alisson
3 Brazil MF Fabinho
4 Netherlands DF Virgil van Dijk (3rd captain)
5 Netherlands MF Georginio Wijnaldum (4th captain)
6 Spain MF Thiago Alcântara
7 England MF James Milner (vice-captain)
8 Guinea MF Naby Keïta
9 Brazil FW Roberto Firmino
10 Senegal FW Sadio Mané
11 Egypt FW Mohamed Salah
12 England DF Joe Gomez
13 Spain GK Adrián
14 England MF Jordan Henderson (captain)[4]
15 England MF Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
17 England MF Curtis Jones
No. Position Player
18 Japan FW Takumi Minamino
20 Portugal FW Diogo Jota
21 Greece DF Kostas Tsimikas
23 Switzerland MF Xherdan Shaqiri
26 Scotland DF Andrew Robertson
27 Belgium FW Divock Origi
32 Cameroon DF Joël Matip
47 England DF Nathaniel Phillips
58 Wales MF Ben Woodburn
59 Wales MF Harry Wilson
62 Republic of Ireland GK Caoimhín Kelleher
66 England DF Trent Alexander-Arnold
67 England MF Harvey Elliott
72 Netherlands DF Sepp van den Berg
76 Wales DF Neco Williams

Out on loan[change | change source]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
16 Serbia MF Marko Grujić (at Porto until 30 June 2021)
22 Germany GK Loris Karius (at Union Berlin until 30 June 2021)
54 England MF Sheyi Ojo (at Cardiff City until 30 June 2021)
No. Position Player
73 Poland GK Kamil Grabara (at AGF until 30 June 2021)
Nigeria FW Taiwo Awoniyi (at Union Berlin until 30 June 2021)


Club captains[change | change source]

Since the establishment of the club in 1892, 45 players have been club captain of Liverpool F.C.[5] Andrew Hannah became the first captain of the club after Liverpool separated from Everton and formed its own club. Alex Raisbeck, who was club captain from 1899 to 1909, was the longest serving captain before being overtaken by Steven Gerrard who served 12 seasons as Liverpool captain starting from the 2003–04 season.[5] The present captain is Jordan Henderson, who in the 2015–16 season replaced Gerrard who moved to LA Galaxy.[4][6]

Name Period
Scotland Andrew Hannah 1892–1895
Scotland Jimmy Ross 1895–1897
Scotland John McCartney 1897–1898
England Harry Storer 1898–1899
Scotland Alex Raisbeck 1899–1909
England Arthur Goddard 1909–1912
England Ephraim Longworth 1912–1913
England Harry Lowe 1913–1915
Scotland Donald McKinlay 1919–1920
England Ephraim Longworth 1920–1921
Scotland Donald McKinlay 1921–1928
England Tom Bromilow 1928–1929
Scotland James Jackson 1929–1930
Scotland Tom Morrison 1930–1931
Scotland Tom Bradshaw 1931–1934
Name Period
England Tom Cooper 1934–1939
Scotland Matt Busby 1939–1940
Scotland Willie Fagan 1945–1947
England Jack Balmer 1947–1950
England Phil Taylor 1950–1953
England Bill Jones 1953–1954
England Laurie Hughes 1954–1955
Scotland Billy Liddell 1955–1958
England Johnny Wheeler 1958–1959
England Ronnie Moran 1959–1960
England Dick White 1960–1961
Scotland Ron Yeats 1961–1970
England Tommy Smith 1970–1973
England Emlyn Hughes 1973–1978
England Phil Thompson 1978–1981
Name Period
Scotland Graeme Souness 1982–1984
England Phil Neal 1984–1985
Scotland Alan Hansen 1985–1988
Republic of Ireland Ronnie Whelan 1988–1989
Scotland Alan Hansen 1989–1990
Republic of Ireland Ronnie Whelan 1990–1991
Scotland Steve Nicol 1990–1991
England Mark Wright 1991–1993
Wales Ian Rush 1993–1996
England John Barnes 1996–1997
England Paul Ince 1997–1999
England Jamie Redknapp 1999–2002
Finland Sami Hyypiä 2001–2003
England Steven Gerrard 2003–2015
England Jordan Henderson 2015–

References[change | change source]

  1. "Happy birthday LFC? Not quite yet..." Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 15 March 2014. Liverpool F.C. was born on 3 June 1892. It was at John Houlding's house in Anfield Road that he and his closest friends left from Everton FC, formed a new club.
  2. "Premier League Handbook 2019/20" (PDF). Premier League. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  3. "First team". Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Henderson appointed Liverpool captain". Liverpool F.C. 10 July 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Captains for Liverpool FC since 1892". Liverpool F.C. 29 April 2009. Archived from the original on 18 July 2009. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  6. "Steven Gerrard: LA Galaxy confirm deal for Liverpool captain". BBC Sport. 7 January 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2015.