Liverpool Football Club
Liverpool fc are the most successful football club in the history of English flight football. The Merseyside club has won more trophies compared to any other English club and they have a record 18 First Division titles, seven League Cup titles, as well as lifting the FA cup seven times. Liverpool football club's success is not only in England but strives across Europe as well. The club has won a English record of five European Cups and continue to stride consistently well in the European competition to this very day.
Liverpool football club's longest unbeated home record throughout all league and cup competitions consisted of 85 games in total from 21 January 1978 through to 31 January 1981.
LFC interesting facts
- In the very early reign of Liverpool FC, the team used to wear a blue and white kit almost identical to that worn by Everton. It was only by 1894 that Liverpool was to choose the famous colour of red.
- The Liverpool club badge only adopted the city's Liver Bird in 1901.
- Anfield stadium was built in 1884. Untill 1892 the stadium housed Everton untill a dispute over rent with the owner John Houlding formed a new club seeing Everton leave the Anfield stadium.
- The original capacity of the Anfield stadium was 20,000 with an average of 100 spectators in the first few games
- The Kop was originally named the Spion Kop after a large hill in Natal where the Battle of Spion Kop resided. This Second Boer War saw over 300 men from the Lancashire Regiment including many soldiers from Liverpool, sadly die in the battle.
- "You'll Never Walk Alone" was originally from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel and has been belowed out of Anfield since the early 1960's.
- The Merseyside Derby is one of a few local derbies that does not sepearate fans or enforce fan segregation.
- Liverpool FC was one of the first clubs to be televised in colour transmission. They also played the first match to be screened on the BBC program 'Match of the day' in 1964.
- Kenny Dalglish when appointed to manage Liverpool FC in 1985 as the first player-manager in English football.