Liverpool Football Club (LFC)
When Liverpool FC started out, they were formed soon after their rivals Everton FC had just left Anfield stadium were they played their early games. Everton FC left Anfield after a dispute and the owner of Anfield decided to form a new club; – Liverpool Association FC.
Liverpool FC won their first trophy in 1900-01, not long after they had joined the football league back in 1893. Following on from this, Liverpool FC were crowned league champions once again in 1905-06 and up until the Second World War The Reds won the league two more times in 1922 and 1923.
After Liverpool FC were relegated to the second division in 1954, Bill Shankly arrived at Anfield to turn things around. By 1962, The Reds were champions of the second division by a clear 8 points and were promoted to the first division.
Liverpool Football Club is the most successful team ever in British Football. Amongst their success record is the league title, which they have won a record number of times and the European Cup on many occasions, more than most other clubs across the UK and Europe.
In their first season back in Division One, Liverpool FC were champions once again, four points clear of rivals Manchester United. Following on from this Liverpool FC went on to win their first ever FA Cup against Leeds United. Liverpool FC added another couple of league titles to their history, winning it in 1965-66 and 1972-73.
During the 1970’s, Liverpool FC picked up their first European success with a victory in the UEFA Cup and yet another FA Cup to their name. However, Bill Shankly retired from the manager’s position at the end of the season and Liverpool welcomed their newly appointed manager – Bob Paisley. Winning the UEFA Cup for a second time in 1975-76 under Paisley, Liverpool FC also returned the league title to Anfield. 1977 seen Liverpool FC win 7-1 on aggregate to win the European Super Cup and another 2 league titles followed in 1978-79 and 1979-80.
The decade of the 1980’s saw Liverpool FC sign legend Ian Rush from Chester, yet another couple of European Cup’s was added to their success portfolio and another 5 league titles. The Reds were almost invincible and in 1984, Anfield saw arrival of Joe Fagan at Anfield after Paisley stepped down and scooped a title success, as well as a European Cup in his first season.
Throughout the 1990’s Liverpool FC saw the end of Anfield’s famous Spion Kop terrace and in addition to this Liverpool finished with their lowest league position yet. However, with Liverpool’s success, reputation and young players such as Robbie Fowler, Steve McManaman and Jamie Redknapp coming through the ranks, Liverpool FC will always be feared and considered; massive title contenders. Liverpool FC also picked up their record breaking 5th European Cup in 2005 under management of Rafael Benitez.
In the season of 2006 – 2007, Liverpool found new investors under the names of George Gillett and Tom Hicks, American businessmen who became owners of Liverpool FC that struck a deal worth around £220 million. In this same season The Reds reached yet another Champions League final but came runners up to a 2-1 defeat to Italian Champions AC Milan.