Brief History of Liverpool
Formed in 1892 Liverpool are one of the most successful clubs in the United Kingdom. It is ironic that the club was formed after a disagreement with the Everton committee, as the Reds have gone on to claim more silverware than their Merseyside rivals.
With very few lean decades Liverpool Football Club have consistently been challenging for major honours throughout their history in this football mad city. Champions League wins, European Cup triumphs and league titles have seen plenty of open-top buses slowly drive through Liverpool City Centre over the years. With German manager Jurgen Klopp at the wheel more silverware seems certain.
Legendary Players for Liverpool
Liverpool have had so many successful periods in their history but it was the 1980's that they were virtually unbeatable. There would be an argument for that whole team but the one that stand out above the rest is 'King' Kenny Dalglish. Making his debut against Manchester United in the Charity Shield at Wembley Stadium, Dalglish would go down in folklore. He played 502 times for Liverpool scoring 169 goals and went on to manage the club.
He is a legend in Liverpool not only for his on the pitch exploits but for the way he has helped the families and campaigned on behalf of the Hillsborough victims after the 1989 tragedy.
Bill Shankly managed Liverpool from 1959 to 1974. When he took over Liverpool were in the Second Division. When he left in 1974 his last match was Liverpool vs Newcastle United at Wembley Stadium in the FA Cup Final. Liverpool ran out 3-0 winners to end Shankley's time at LFC.
His legacy was three league titles, two FA Cups and one UEFA Cup. Interestingly he did not reach a League Cup Final (now called the Carabao Cup Final) during his time at the club and Liverpool would only win their first League Cup in the 1980/81 season.
Traditionally Everton have been Liverpool's main rival. Separated only by Stanley Park in recent decades Liverpool have held the upper hand. During this period another club has become more and more of a main rival for Liverpool, Manchester United.
A matchday at Old Trafford or Anfield for this North West derby produces a fervent atmosphere. With Liverpool king's of the 80's and Manchester United bossing the 90's and 00's these two teams separated by a ship canal. Games between the pair have produced the most sendings off in top flight history, apart from Liverpool and Everton matches.
Over recent years Chelsea have become more of a rival for Liverpool. The pair have met on numerous occasions in big matches, no more so than Liverpool’s Luis Garcia’s so called ‘ghost goal’ at Anfield in the 2005 Champions League semi-final game. The goal looked like it had not crossed the line, it was awarded and Liverpool progressed. The teams would go on and draw each other in the Champions League semi-finals twice in the next three years with Liverpool and Chelsea progressing one-time each.
To top off an already long list Manchester City have emerged as a rival over the last few seasons. Many commentators feel Liverpool and Manchester City are the best and most consistent side in the country at present and matches at Anfield and the Etihad Stadium have produced some stunning matches.
Current Premier League Stars for Liverpool
Liverpool have an abundance of talent steering by the enigmatic Jurgen Klopp. Mo Saleh is one of the best players in the world and is so far ahead on the Premier League top scorers table that he looks to be a good bet to finish on top. If Saleh cuts onto his left foot defences have problems. Interestingly at the time of writing Diogo Jota, the Reds' signing from Wolverhampton Wanderers who dazzled fans there is second on the list.
If Saleh is the star up front Virgil van Dijk is the star at the heart of the defence. The man signed from Southampton was tempted away from St Mary's Stadium to play at Anfield and but for a long injury in the 2020/21 season has developed into one of the world's best centre-halves. Throw in wing-backs Trent-Alexander Arnold and Andy Robertson and Liverpool have a defence most other clubs are envious of.
Liverpool's 2021/22 Premier League Season So Far
At the half-way point in the season Liverpool look to be the only challengers to the runaway leaders Manchester City. Whilst the Reds have played some sumptuous football they have been left ruing dropped points such as the draws against Brighton and Tottenham Hotspur, and away losses at Leicester City and West Ham United.
Liverpool started extremely well with four wins out of five included convincing victories against Norwich City, Burnley and Leeds United. After a lean spell thrashings of Watford (5-0) and Arsenal (4-0) were followed by more determined performances where wins were ground out such as the win against Aston Villa (1-0) where they came up against ex-Liverpool favourite Steven Gerrard who will be plotting how to get the better of Klopp next time the teams meet at Villa Park.
In the Champions League a trip to face Inter Milan in the San Siro awaits. But do the Reds have the depth of squad to challenge on both fronts?
Liverpool Quick Facts
- 19-time First Division/Premier League Winners
- 7-time FA Cup Winners
- 8-time League Cup Winners
- 6-time European Cup/Champions League Winners
- 3-time UEFA Cup Winners
- 1-time Club World Cup Winners
- Most Appearances: Ian Callaghan (857)
- Most Goals: Ian Rush (346)
Reasons to Go to Anfield for Liverpool Home Games
The Kop is one of the most famous stands in the world and to experience the noise on matchday is spine tingling. With the Anfield Road stand currently being redeveloped even more Liverpool season ticket holders and fans are going to be packed into one of the most well known stadiums in world football. Just a bus-ride from the Liverpool city centre, football tickets at Anfield with a day or night out in Liverpool is a great combination
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