33 Facts About Liverpool FC


Liverpool FC Football Club is a professional football club based in Liverpool FC, England.

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Liverpool FC won two further European Cups in 2005 and 2019 under the management of Rafael Benitez and Jurgen Klopp, respectively; the latter led Liverpool FC to a nineteenth League title in 2020, the club's first during the Premier League era.

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Liverpool FC is one of the most valuable and widely supported clubs in the world.

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Liverpool FC were given a six-year ban from European competition, with all other English clubs received a five-year ban.

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The Hillsborough disaster in 1989, where 97 Liverpool FC supporters died in a crush against perimeter fencing, led to the elimination of fenced standing terraces in favour of all-seater stadiums in the top two tiers of English football.

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Liverpool FC led Liverpool to its first league title in 1901, before winning it again in 1906.

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Liverpool FC suffered its second Cup Final defeat in 1950, playing against Arsenal.

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Liverpool FC retained the European Cup in 1978 and regained the First Division title in 1979.

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Liverpool FC won the League, League Cup and European Cup in Fagan's first season, becoming the first English side to win three trophies in a season.

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Liverpool FC reached the European Cup final again in 1985, against Juventus at the Heysel Stadium.

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Liverpool FC's success was overshadowed by the Hillsborough disaster: in an FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest on 15 April 1989, hundreds of Liverpool FC fans were crushed against perimeter fencing.

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Liverpool FC finished equal with Arsenal on both points and goal difference, but lost the title on total goals scored when Arsenal scored the final goal in the last minute of the season.

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Under his leadership Liverpool FC won the 1992 FA Cup Final, but their league performances slumped, with two consecutive sixth-place finishes, eventually resulting in his dismissal in January 1994.

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Liverpool FC reached the finals of the Football League Cup and UEFA Europa League in Klopp's first season, finishing as runner-up in both competitions.

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Liverpool FC continued to wear red shirts and white shorts until 1964 when manager Bill Shankly decided to change to an all-red strip.

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Liverpool FC played in all red for the first time against Anderlecht, as Ian St John recalled in his autobiography:.

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Liverpool FC [Shankly] thought the colour scheme would carry psychological impact – red for danger, red for power.

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Liverpool FC came into the dressing room one day and threw a pair of red shorts to Ronnie Yeats.

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Liverpool FC was the first English professional club to have a sponsor's logo on its shirts, after agreeing a deal with Hitachi in 1979.

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Liverpool FC badge is based on the city's liver bird symbol, which in the past had been placed inside a shield.

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In 2012, Warrior Sports' first Liverpool FC kit removed the shield and gates, returning the badge to what had adorned Liverpool FC shirts in the 1970s; the flames were moved to the back collar of the shirt, surrounding the number 96 for the number who died at Hillsborough.

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In October 2012, BBC Sport reported that Fenway Sports Group, the new owners of Liverpool FC, had decided to redevelop their current home at Anfield stadium, rather than building a new stadium in Stanley Park.

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Ninety-seven Liverpool FC fans died as a consequence of overcrowding at the Leppings Lane end, in what became known as the Hillsborough disaster.

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Liverpool FC oversaw the most successful period in Liverpool's history before stepping down in 1990.

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Liverpool FC's successor was Noel White who became chairman in 1990.

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Liverpool FC's uncle John Moores was a shareholder at Liverpool and was chairman of Everton from 1961 to 1973.

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Liverpool FC was sold to Fenway Sports Group on 15 October 2010 for £300m.

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Liverpool FC has been described as a global brand; a 2010 report valued the club's trademarks and associated intellectual property at £141m, an increase of £5m on the previous year.

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Liverpool FC featured in the first edition of BBC's Match of the Day, which screened highlights of their match against Arsenal at Anfield on 22 August 1964.

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Liverpool FC fans featured in the Pink Floyd song "Fearless", in which they sang excerpts from "You'll Never Walk Alone".

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Liverpool FC featured in the 2001 film The 51st State, in which ex-hitman Felix DeSouza is a keen supporter of the team and the last scene takes place at a match between Liverpool FC and Manchester United.

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Liverpool FC hold the English record of three wins in the UEFA Cup, UEFA's secondary club competition.

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Liverpool FC hold the English record of four wins in the UEFA Super Cup.

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