Liverpool

On the North-west side of England, the river Mersey flows out in the Irish Sea from the outlet guarded by Liverpool city. That is the 7th most visited city in the whole of the UK. Where it’s famous for such things as it’s architecture, culture, and music. In fact, one of the world’s most successful bands, the Beatles has its origin from this very place. But we are here to talk about football, which leads us to the Club with the same name as the City, Liverpool Football Club. That took its name and formation after a dispute between the then Anfield stadium owner and the relocation of Everton F.C from Anfield to Goodison Park in 1892. Where the same year Liverpool Football Club got its official status, with the home grounds Anfield stadium ever since.

UEFA club coefficient ranking

Liverpool has been an active football Club, not only in the UK but has plenty of achievements outside the borders as well. With that said, it’s only natural that the Club is in a good position on UEFA’s coefficient ranking system. Where Liverpool currently (2020) is in 8th place, just after the French Ligue 1 Club, Paris Saint-Germain (7th). And the English Premier League (EPL) team Manchester City F.C (6th). However, Liverpool does slide down a couple of position on the 10-year comparison. And come in on around a 12th place with the Spanish La Liga Club, Sevilla F.C (13th) trying to close the gap.

How many times have Liverpool won the Premier League title?

No matter how you try to spin-it, Liverpool has never won the EPL title. But, they are far from not being a successful Club. As they have been crowned top-flight champions no more than 18 times (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). Although, it all has been in the post-era of the EPL. Meaning that on occasion they won the number one spot it was in the First Division that first in 1992 changed its name to the English Premier League. So, let us instead move on and see where the Club has triumphed and crushed its competition, historical and in modern time.

Titles, Trophies, and Triumphs by Liverpool

To keep it easy, we will list the win in order of the number of total victories. Where we already know that they won the First Division 18 times. Followed by 15 (1964, 1965, 1966, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 2001, 2006) FA Community Shields. And 8 (1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1995, 2001, 2003, 2012) League Cup, currently name, Carabao Cup. But also 7 (1965, 1974, 1986, 1989, 1992, 2001, 2006) FA Cup victories. Followed by 6 (1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, 2005, 2019) UEFA Champions League titles. And 4 (1893/94, 1895/96, 1904/05, 1961/62) Second Division wins, 4 UEFA Super Cup (1977, 2001, 2005, 2019), and 3 (1973, 1976, 2001) UEFA Europa League wins. Amongst 1 (1892/93) Lancashire League win, 1 (1906) Sheriff of London Charity Shield, 1 (1985/86) Football League Super Cup, and last, but certainly not least, 1 (2019) FIFA Club World Cup.

Kit and colours

With its close relationship to Everton F.C, the original colours of Liverpool were a 2 shaded blue, dark and light with white attributes from period 1892 to 1896. When they adopted a red shirt and white shorts combination from 1896 to 1965. That got changed to an all-red kit for the following season and has been the case ever since. However, for the away and third kit, there has been no red thread to follow, no pun intended. Where the kit(s) have included all from black, yellow, white, Lime green, purple, grey, and green to mention a few. In the case of the latest development, the away colour is white and navy while the third kit is a phantom black.

Liverpool’s social responsibilities

It’s no hiding the fact, that all the Club’s in the EPL are trying its hardest to give back to the communities in different programs and tailor-made projects. And little is different from Liverpool as they are also giving its best to build a strong bond with its fans but also other target groups in the area. Where they have such things as “Open Goals.” A foundation that is targeting families to get in on the action and be more active in admission-free programs in different public parks. Alongside other football oriented schools for all age groups, to mention a few.

Stadiums and capacity

Little has changed in the Clubs history when it comes to the home grounds as we already covered. Yet, if you skimmed through that part, let’s get you up to speed. The home arena for Liverpool has been the Anfield from its origin in 1892. And the only things that really has changed on a stadium basis is the capacity. With a recent expansion completed reaching the total to 54,074 from 53,394. Plus, the 2nd phase is about to kick off further allowing 7,000 seats bringing the total to a bit north of 61,000.

Liverpool transfers and rumours

Liverpool’s fan base

According to recent studies, Liverpool has close to 600 million fans on a global scale. Which would make the Club one of the largest supported team in the world, that is widely known as the “Red’s”. However, the core fan base also goes by the name “Kopites” that refers to the old terrace behind one of the goals at Anfield. That got torn down in April 30th 1994 due to the Hillsborough tragedy in 1989. and the “Kopites” became synonymous with the “the fans who once stood, and now sit.” All in all, the exact number of supporters might be an estimation, but the Club has a large following, for sure.

Women football in Liverpool

The top-flight in women’s football in the UK is the FA Women’s Super League. By which the official women’s branch, Liverpool F.C Women plays in. And in its course of duration, the Women has proved its worth on many occasions with 2 (2013, 2014) FA Women’s Super League wins. Plus 3 (2003/04, 2006/07, 2009/10) FA Women’s Premier League Northern Division victories. Alongside other accomplishments, moments like 1 (2010) Keele Classic, and 1 (2010) Preston Tournament win. On a side note, the team also got awarded the FA Club of the Year in 2014.

Stakeholders and other financial interests in Liverpool

Holding the sceptre in Liverpool Football Club and Athletic Grounds Limited is an American company by the name Fenway Sports Group, LLC. That also holds an interest in other sports like Major League Baseball in the U.S. Which are split between multiple stakeholders where the largest part is divided within 3 main shareholders. Plus, like any other Club in the EPL, there is a big list of partners and sponsors, including the largest denim manufacturer in the world, banks, and telecommunication developer amongst other of the listed partners.

Fun facts and other pub quiz trivia

Allegedly the all-red kit came to be after the legendary 1964 Club manager; Bill Shankly told the team captain Ronnie Yeats to try out red shorts. Where Shankly burst out “You look 7 ft tall.” That Yeats countered with “Let’s go out all in red,” And rest is a well-known story. Also, did you know that on the first Liverpool match at Anfield only 100 people showed up? Now that you have a better understanding of the Club, you might just stand a chance in the next pub quiz?