Liverpool Football Club

Geographic Location: Liverpool , is a city and metropolitan borough in Merseyside, England, and it is along the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary. Liverpool is located in North West England.

Team’s History: Liverpool F.C. was founded by John Houlding in 1892 to play in Anfield stadium. For the previous seven years the stadium had been used by Everton F.C.. However, in 1891, Houlding, the leaseholder of Anfield, purchased the ground outright and proposed increasing the rent from £100 to £250 a year. The Everton members objected, left Anfield and moved to Goodison Park. With an empty ground and just three players remaining, Houlding decided to form his own football club and on 15 March 1892, Liverpool Football Club was born.

On February 6th 2007, George Gillett, owner of the Montreal Canadiens and Tom Hicks, owner of the Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers, took control of Liverpool FC in a deal worth £470 million.

Current Success: 2006 Community Shield, 2006 FA Cup, 2005 UEFA Cup

Past Success: Liverpool has won eighteen First Division titles, seven FA Cups, seven League Cups, five European Cups and three UEFA Cups.

  • League titles: 18
    • 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
  • European Cups and UEFA Champions League titles: 5
    • 1977 3-1 vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach
    • 1978 1-0 vs. Club Brugge
    • 1981 1-0 vs. Real Madrid
    • 1984 1-1 (4-2 in penalty shootout) vs. AS Roma
    • 2005 3-3 (3-2 in penalty shootout) vs. AC Milan
  • UEFA Cups: 3
    • 1973, 1976, 2001
  • FA Cups: 7
    • 1965, 1974, 1986, 1989, 1992, 2001, 2006
  • League Cups: 7
    • 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1995, 2001, 2003
  • Community Shields: 15
    • 1964 (shared), 1965 (shared), 1966, 1974, 1976, 1977 (shared), 1979, 1980, 1982, 1986 (shared), 1988, 1989, 1990 (shared), 2001, 2006
  • UEFA Super Cups: 3
    • 1977, 2001, 2005

Current and Past Players:
Robbie Fowler (England)
Michael Owen (England)
Steven Gerrard, Captain (England)
Peter Crouch (England)
Xabi Alonso (Spain)
Djibril Cissé (France) (Currently on loan toOlympique de Marseille)
Milan Baros (Czech Republic)

Club Manager: Rafael Benítez (Spain)

Uniforms: Liverpool’s traditional colours are red and white, with the home kit being all red since the mid 1960s. Liverpool’s away colors are traditionally white shirts and black shorts or all yellow. The current Liverpool badge is based around the traditional liver bird, which is placed inside a shield. Above the shield is a representation of Anfield’s Shankly Gates bearing the title of club’s famous anthem, “You’ll Never Walk Alone”. The twin flames at either side are symbolic of the Hillsborough memorial — an eternal flame burns outside Anfield in memory of those who died in the disaster.

Fans: The song “You’ll Never Walk Alone”, originally from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel and famously recorded by Liverpool musicians Gerry & The Pacemakers, is the anthem of Liverpool FC and has been sung by the Anfield crowd since the early 1960s.

Team Nicknames: The Reds

Stadium: Anfield stadium was built in 1884 on land adjacent to Stanley Park, and was originally inhabited by Everton F.C. Liverpool City Council granted the club planning permission to build a new 61,000 seat stadium just 300 yards away from Anfield at Stanley Park. The old stadium will become a public plaza surrounded by apartments, offices, bars, restaurants and a hotel.

PROS: Strong History and tradition, American Owners, Likable players (Gerrard and Crouch)

CONS: Lack of young talent, Americans, and marquee players

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