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Liverpool Football Club is a professional English football club based in the city of Liverpool. The club currently competes in the Premier League, which is the top division in the English football pyramid. They are one of a select number of teams to have never been relegated from the Premier League since its inception in the 1992/93 season.
Liverpool currently plays their home matches at Anfield, which has been their home since the club was founded on 3 June 1892. The stadium currently has a maximum capacity of 53,394, although this is set to exceed 60,000 in the near future once the Anfield Road stand’s redevelopment has been completed.
Liverpool have won all of the major honours that are on offer in English football on multiple occasions in their history. To date, they have won the First Division/Premier League title 19 times, ending a 30-year wait to win the title when they won their most recent one in the 2019/20 season. In addition, the Reds have also won the FA Cup eight times and the League Cup nine times, as well as 16 Community Shields. The club’s time outside of the top flight of English football also led to them winning the old Second Division four times in their history. They haven’t returned to the second tier since winning the 1961/62 Second Division title.
Liverpool are renowned for their success in European competition, having won the European Cup/Champions League six times in their history. They won four out of eight European Cups on offer between 1977 and 1984, with their two Champions League successes coming in 2005 and 2019. In addition, the Merseyside club have also won the UEFA Cup three times, doing so in 1973, 1976 and 2001, as well as four UEFA Super Cups. In 2019, they also lifted the FIFA Club World Cup for the first time in their history.
Liverpool were a Second Division club at the time Bill Shankly arrived, but the Scotsman quickly transformed the fortunes of the club, turning them into a powerhouse in English and European football. During his tenure, Shankly won three First Division titles, two FA Cups, one UEFA Cup, three Charity Shields and the Second Division title. His predecessors continued his good work, with Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan and Kenny Dalglish all enjoying trophy-laden spells as manager over the next two decades. By 1990, the club had won 18 First Division titles and four European Cups, but a spell of mediocrity followed in the 1990s.
They failed to win the league during this time, but did win the Champions League in unlikely fashion, defeating AC Milan on penalties in what is arguably the most famous final in the tournament’s history. By previous standards, this was a fairly average Liverpool that was highlighted by Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher and Xabi Alonso, that went on to defeat one of the strongest teams in Europe during that era. Still, the Premier League title alluded their grasp.
However, in recent times, Jurgen Klopp has brought Liverpool back competing for major honours, starting by winning the Champions League final against Tottenham in 2019. The following year, he guided the team to their first Premier League title and first league title in 30 years. Klopp’s team featuring the likes of Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson, Fabinho, Gini Wijnaldum, Jordan Henderson, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah is the most celebrated in the club’s recent history.