Full Name: Liverpool Football Club
Liverpool Football Club were founded on March 15, 1892 by brewery owner John Houlding, who at the time was also the owner of the Anfield Road stadium. Anfield Road had been used used by Everton Football Club but the Blues left in protest over proposed rent increases. In response, Houlding formed a brand-new club and named it Liverpool Football Club. Liverpool FC played one season in the Lancashire League before joining the Football League for the 1893-94 season. Liverpool became a major force under the guidance of legendary manager Bill Shankly, and later Shankly's longtime assistant Bob Paisley. The Reds' period of sustained dominance in the 1970s and 1980s was unmatched until the rise of Manchester United in the 1990s.
The Anfield stadium is located on Anfield Road, adjacent to Stanley Park. Arch-rival Everton's stadium is located at the opposite end of the same park. One end of the stadium is known as the Kop (named for the 1906 battle of Spion Kop in the Anglo-Boer War) and holds pride of place for providing some of the best support in the world.
Liverpool FC use the official city of Liverpool colors of red, and the Liverbird (a symbol of the city) in its club emblem. Liverpool's emblem also includes two eternal flames and the Liverpool motto, You'll Never Walk Alone in honor of the Liverpool supporters who died in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster. Liverpool have sadly been involved in two of football's greatest crowd disasters - Heysel in 1985 and Hillsborough in 1989. The team's foundation date can also be seen at the bottom.
Liverpool FC Motto:
The Liverpool FC motto 'You'll Never Walk Alone' is one of the club's most famous traits. It has subsequently been adopted by other clubs around the world. It originally appeared in the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstien musical Carousel and was later popularized by the 1960s Liverpool pop group Gerry & The Pacemakers and soon after was adopted as an anthem by Liverpool FC supporters.
The rivalry with Everton is known as the Merseyside Derby for the Merseyside area encompassing Greater Liverpool. Merseyside takes its name from the river Mersey which flows through Liverpool.
Liverpool's second chief rival are Manchester United. Liverpool and United are the two most successful clubs in England, having jointly won the most top-level league titles in England. Their matches are sometimes called the Northwest Derby.
First Tier League Titles
Second Tier League Titles
Titles marked with * were shared with another club.
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