Liverpool

Founded:
1892
Ground:
Anfield
League:
Premier League
Manager:
Jurgen Klopp
Legends:
Bill Shankly, Bob Paisley, Roger Hunt, Emlyn Hughes, Kevin Keegan, Kenny Dalglish, Ian Rush, Phil Neal, Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher

Liverpool FC were founded in 1892 and admitted to the football league a year later.  Up until 2011 they were the most successful English club in both English and European competition with 18 League Championship and 5 European Cup/Champions league victories.  Although Manchester United have overtaken Liverpool's total domestically, Liverpool remain the most successful English team in Europe.

The club's most successful years were in the decades of the 1970s and 1980s when Liverpool were the dominant force in English football and also won 4 European Cups, reaching the final on two other occasions. 

The 1980s also brought tragedy with both the Heysel disaster where 39 Juventus fans died after a wall collapsed before the 1985 European Cup final in Brussels and four years later when 96 of Liverpool's own fans tragically passed away before Liverpool played Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup Semi final at Hillsborough in Sheffield.

Liverpool had to wait 20 years for another appearance in a European Cup final when they played AC Milan in Istanbul.  It was one of the greatest ever European Cup Finals with Liverpool coming back from a 3-0 half time deficit to draw 3-3 after extra time and win the cup on penalties. 

Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish returned in 2011 for a second stint as Manager of the Club but was replaced at the end of the 2011/12 season with Northern Irishman Brendan Rodgers who has the remit to bring style to the play and to challenge the top 4 once again.

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