Liverpool F.C.

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Liverpool F.C.
The words "Liverpool Football Club" are in the centre of a pennant, with flames either side. The words "You'll Never Walk Alone" adorn the top of the emblem in a green design, "EST 1892" is at the bottom
Full nameLiverpool Football Club
Nickname(s)The Reds
Founded3 June 1892; 131 years ago (1892-06-03)[1]
OwnerFenway Sports Group
ChairmanTom Werner
ManagerArne Slot
LeaguePremier League
2021–22Premier League, 2nd of 20
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Liverpool Football Club (/ˈlɪvərpl/) (established as Everton Athletics in 1892) is a professional men's association football team. It based in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. They play in the Premier League, the top tier of English football. They have won 1 FIFA Club World Cup title, 6 European Cups (an English club record), 4 UEFA Super Cups, 3 UEFA Cups , 19 League titles (including 1 Premier League title), 7 Men's FA Cups, a record 10 EFL Cups and 16 FA Community Shields.

History[change | change source]

Liverpool won their first League championship in 1901, and their second in 1906. Liverpool played their first FA Cup final in 1914, losing 1–0 to Burnley. The most recent FA Cup victory by Liverpool was achieved in 2021-22 season, increasing their tally to 8 FA Cups. The last domestic cup trophy Liverpool won was the EFL Cup in February 2024, after beating Chelsea, increasing Liverpool’s tally to 10 League Cups. Liverpool have also won the Champions League six times, the most of any British side. Liverpool’s 5th UCL 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. Liverpool F.C.‘s 6th and most recent UCL 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-flight football league 19 times. Liverpool F.C.’s most recent league title was won during the 2019–20 Premier League season, handing the club their first domestic title after thirty years, the last time being in the English First Division season of 1989-90. In other domestic competitions, Liverpool have won 15 Charity/Community Shields. Intentionally; Liverpool F.C. have won 4 UEFA Super Cup, 3 UEFA Cups & were crowned FIFA Club World Cup Champions in 2019 naming the Reds Champions of the World for the first time in club history.

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. The death toll was put up to 97 in 2021 when 55 year old Andrew Devine passed away due to sustaining brain damage during the disaster, meaning he was also unlawfully killed at Hillsborough.

Honours[change | change source]

Liverpool F.C Men's Honours
Type Competition Titles Seasons
Domestic First Division / Premier League[note 1] 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[note 1] 0 no second division won []], Football League
FA Cup 8 1964–65, 1973–74, 1985–86, 1988–89, 1991–92, 2000–01, 2005–06, 2021–22
Football League Cup/EFL Cup 10 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1994–95, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2011–12, 2021–22 , 2023-24
FA Charity Shield/FA Community Shield 16 1964*, 1965*, 1966, 1974, 1976, 1977*, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1986*, 1988, 1989, 1990*, 2001, 2006, 2022 (* shared)
Football League Super Cup 1 1985-86
Continental European Cup/UEFA Champions League 6 1976–77, 1977–78, 1980–81, 1983–84, 2004–05, 2018–19
UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League 3 1972–73, 1975–76, 2000–01
UEFA Super Cup 4 1977, 2001, 2005, 2019
Worldwide FIFA Club World Cup 1 2019
  1. 1.0 1.1 Upon its formation in 1992, the Premier League became the top tier of English football; the Football League First and Second Divisions then became the second and third tiers, respectively. From 2004, the First Division became the Championship and the Second Division became League One.

Minor titles[change | change source]

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 (1st)
2020/21 Premier League 3rd
2021/22 Premier League 2nd
2022/23 Premier League 5th

Former League Positions[change | change source]

First-teams[change | change source]

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As of 2 July 2023[3]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Brazil Brazil Allison Becker
2 DF Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland Daniel Cullen
3 MF Japan Japan Wataru Endo
4 DF Netherlands Netherlands Virgil van Dijk
5 DF France France Ibrahima Konate
6 MF Spain Spain Thiago
123 DF Pakistan Pakistan Daniel Cullen
999 GK Venezuela Venezuela Peter Byrne (Captain)
9 FW United States Virgin Islands U.S. Virgin Islands Thomas Lawless
10 MF Argentina Argentina Alexis Mac Allister
9654 FW United States United States kaelyn mcglacken (Vice Captain)
13 GK Spain Spain Adrián
17 MF England England Curtis Jones
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 FW Netherlands Netherlands Cody Gakpo
19 MF England England Harvey Elliott
20 FW Portugal Portugal Diogo Jota
21 DF Greece Greece Kostas Tsimikas
26 DF Scotland Scotland Andrew Robertson
32 DF Cameroon Cameroon Joël Matip
38 MF Netherlands Netherlands Ryan Gravenberch
43 MF Spain Spain Stefan Bajcetic
47 DF England England Nat Phillips
49 FW England England Kaide Gordon
50 DF Scotland Scotland Ben Doak
84 DF Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland Conor Bradley
62 GK Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland Caoimhin Kelleher
66 DF England England Trent Alexander Arnold

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. Pos. Nation Player
22 DF Scotland Scotland Calvin Ramsay (at Preston North End until 30 June 2024)[4]
28 FW Portugal Portugal Fábio Carvalho (at RB Leipzig until 30 June 2024)[5]
46 DF England England Rhys Williams (at Aberdeen until 30 June 2024)[6]

Club captains[change | change source]

Since the establishment of the club in 1892, 45 players have been club captain of Liverpool F.C.[7] 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.[7] The present captain is Jordan Henderson, who in the 2015–16 season replaced Gerrard who moved to LA Galaxy.[8][9]

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
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 2015–2023
Netherlands Virgil Van Dijk 2023–

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 2020/21" (PDF). Premier League. p. 24. Archived (PDF) from the original on 12 April 2021. Retrieved 12 April 2021.
  3. "Mens". Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 2 July 2023.
  4. "Calvin Ramsay agrees to join Preston North End on loan". Liverpool. 13 June 2023. Retrieved 13 June 2023.
  5. "Fabio Carvalho joins RB Leipzig on loan". Liverpool. 30 June 2023. Retrieved 30 June 2023.
  6. "Rhys Williams completes loan switch to Aberdeen". Liverpool. 28 June 2023. Retrieved 28 June 2023.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Captains for Liverpool FC since 1892". Liverpool F.C. 29 April 2009. Archived from the original on 18 July 2009. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  8. Cite error: The named reference hendo was used but no text was provided for refs named (see the help page).
  9. "Steven Gerrard: LA Galaxy confirm deal for Liverpool captain". BBC Sport. 7 January 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2015.