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Liverpool Football Club History

1892: The Club was established.

1893: Member of the football league.

1894: First season in Division 1.

1901: Winning Division 1 for the first time.

1959: Bill Shankly is appointed as manager

1965: Winning their first FA cup.

1973: First UEFA Cup trophy

1977: First European cup title.

1981: First league cup title.

1981: Winning their first British Double

1984: Winning their first treble, League, League Cup and European Cup.

1984: Ian Rush scores 47 goals during the 1983 to 84 season and breaking the club record.

1985: Heysel Stadium disaster.

1989: Hillsborogh disaster.

2005: First champions league title.

2006: The American man Tom Hicks becomes the new owner of the club.

2018: Philippe Coutinho is sold to Barcelona for 142 million pounds sterling, new transfer record.

Liverpool Football Club name was synonymous with fame and glory since they were founded in 1892. Liverpool Football Club is the most successful British club of all time with plenty of European trophies on their record. Liverpool Football Club is one of the most popular football teams in the world, with over 1000 supporters clubs in over 50 different countries. Liverpool Football Club magnificent history will forever be plague by two of the worst stadium disaster of all time. Heysel and Hillsborogh.

Following the moving of Everton to Goodison Park in 1892, the club’s then president John Houlding suddenly found himself with the rights to Anfield stadium and no team play on it. Always a practical man, Houlding quickly decided to circumvent this problem by forming his own club Liverpool Ramblers AFC that was founded ten years ago.

After becoming a member of the football league in 1893, the team managed to get promoted to first division after one season in the second division. Liverpool established as one of England’s top clubs, winning league titles in 1901, 1906, 1922 and 1923.

Though an immensely popular club even then, Liverpool Football Club were not particularly consistent in the post WWll period. After claiming their fourth league title in 1947, Liverpool Football Club entered a period of mediocrity which culminated with their relegation to second division in 1954. Liverpool Football Club took a turn for the better after Bill Shankly was hired as manager; Shankly first order of business was to release the first team squad. Bill Shankly turned the club’s storage room into the famous BOOT ROOM, a place that would serve as the coach’s secret meeting room for the next 30 years.

Bill Shankly methods yield fruit soon enough.  After making their way back to the first division in 1962. Liverpool Football Club won the league two years later. During the reminder of Bill Shankly’s tenure as manager, they claimed as additional two league titles in 1966 and 1973, two FA cups in 1965 and 1974, as well as their first European trophy, the 1973 UEFA cup. In 1974, Bill Shankly resigned from his job due to a need to a break, leaving the club in the hands of his assistance Bob Paisley.

The change of personnel did not change Liverpool Football Club dominance. Under Laisley, Liverpool Football Club were a remarkable consistent team; during his nine years in charge, Liverpool Football Club won an incredible 6 league titles and 3 league cups. Liverpool Football Club reign spread over Europe as well, with Liverpool Football Club winning one UEFA cup and three European cups in the period between 1976 and 1981. After Paisley’s retirement in 1983, his assistant Joe Fagan continued the successful tradition by leading the team well in his first season in charge.

In 1985, Liverpool Football Club faced Juventus in the European cup final. Unfortunately, that match is now widely known as the scene of the Heysel disaster; after some unruly fans caused a perimeter wall to collapse, 39 fans were crushed to death. In the after match, considering the blame for the incident was placed solely on Liverpool Football Club fans, all English clubs were banned from European competitions for the next five years.

In the absence of European games, Liverpool Football Club started focusing on the domestic competition. But after winning two more league titles in 1986 and 1988 and an FA cup in 1985, tragedy struck again. In the 1989 FA cup semi final between Liverpool Football Club and Nottingham Forest, 94 fans died in a crowd crush only six minutes after the game has stated. Till this day. The Hillsborough disaster in English football.

After claiming their ninth league title in 1990, Liverpool Football Club entered a downward spiral. With only a couple of cup trophies and some mediocre league finishes in the 90s and early 00s, it seemed lile Liverpool Football Club’s star had waned. Liverpool Football Club proved their mettle in the most exhilarating way possible; after reaching the champions league final in 2005, they recovered from 3-0 down at half-time to beat Milan on penalties.

During the next decade, Liverpool Football Club were mostly seen playing second fiddle to other English clubs, with only two cup trophies and a second place league finish to show for their efforts.

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    Opapeju Adewale

    Great one

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