Liverpool F.C.

association football club in Liverpool, England
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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".

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

HistoryEdit

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.

HonoursEdit

LeagueEdit

  • 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

EuropeanEdit

Club World CupEdit

  • Winners (1): 2019

Domestic CupsEdit

  • 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 positionsEdit

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 PositionsEdit


First-team squadEdit

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

Out on loanEdit

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

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


Club captainsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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.