Liverpool FC : No other sport in the world enjoys this much popularity except football. Unlike other sports, football has its own tradition and glory. Historians predict that football exists even from 1200BC. During those days every countries or empire have their own version of football. During the mid-1800s the game becomes more popular in England. Then England derived set of rules and regulations and played the sport accordingly. They spread their own version of the game to the countries that are under their colonial rule. So the English version of the football was spread to other countries.
The game has reached the sheer amount of popularity among the English men and also schools in England played the major role in promoting the sport. The game was played between the schools and the school management motivates their students to take part in the game. This led to the development of clubs in England and soon after this club culture was spread to English speaking countries. Many club level tournaments were organized during that time.
Due to the overwhelming popularity, the countries decided to set up a governing body for the sport. The Federation of international football association was formed in the year 1904 which set uniform playing codes and regulated the events. The club culture led to the development of club tournaments and professional clubs. Professional club tournaments have become more popular in England during 1950s. One of the most professional clubs in the history of English football is Liverpool FC.
Liverpool FC History
Liverpool FC was founded in the year of 1892 by John Houlding due to some dispute with Everton team. Liverpool FC is one among clubs that displays the glory of English football leagues and their contribution to world football. Liverpool FC is the most successful clubs in the history of professional clubs. They have been more successful both in international tournaments as well in the domestic tournaments. They are the most successful club of all time in English football history. They are the team that displayed the consistency by winning 18 league titles, 3 UEFA titles, 5 European cups, 8 league cups,7FA cups over the years. They are one of the most popular football clubs across 50 countries with 200 supporter clubs.
After clinching its second title in 1948 the club underwent a rough phase and demoted to division two. Then in 1954, there comes the savior in the name of Bill Shankly. The team started performing well and gain promoted to division one in 1962. He was the most successful manager till date for Liverpool and he is also regarded as best manager by the international football community. During his tenure as a manager, the team went on to win two league titles, two FA cups, and UEFA and European trophy once. Then he left the club by handing over the duties to his assistant paisley.
Things didn’t look different as a change in the mentor. Paisley followed the footsteps of Bill, under him, the team was most consistent and won six league titles, one UEFA Cup and three club cups and become more popular than before. He took the team to next level and his tenure is marked as the golden era of Liverpool history. After Paisley, his assistant Joe Fagan took over the charge and continued the legacy. During 1985 European club final some fans led t the collapse of the perimeter wall and that led to the death of 39 people which is marked as Heysel disaster in the history book and this led to the ban of all teams for next five years.
After that incident, Liverpool started focusing on domestic tournaments and continues to dominate. During 1989 the semi-final clash against Nottingham Forrest 94 fans died due to crowd crush and this incident remains the worst disaster in the history of the English football. Then started downfall, the team was unable to maintain the Midas touch during the 1970s and 1980s. Then the team fared average i9n 1990s and 2000s still struggling to find the momentum that took them to reach several heights between 1870s and 1980s.
Facts about Liverpool FC
- Robbie flower holds the record of scoring fastest ever hat-trick in 4 minutes and 33 seconds.
- Liverpool won their first European cup in 1977 by beating Borussia 3-1.
- Xabi Alonso of Liverpool holds the record of scoring goal from the longest distance of 64 yards.
- Liverpool lost its world club championships against Sao Paulo in 2005 after the disqualification of three goals for offside.
- Kenny Dalglish of Liverpool was the first player-manager in English football history.
- At the end of the 20h century, Liverpool has won 44 cups the most by any other team
- Ian Rush of Liverpool appeared in the record 668 times and scored 346 goals the record by any other player in their history
- Their biggest away victory comes against Birmingham 7-0.
- Liverpool’s Michael Owen was the youngest player to appear for England. He represented England at the age of 18 years and 59 days old.
Greatest Players of Liverpool
Tommy Smith, Kevin Keegan, Alan Hansen, Kenny Dalglish, Steven Gerrard are the few of the greatest players for Liverpool FC.
Liverpool is going to participate in ongoing/upcoming tournaments like premier league, UEFA champions’ league.
No wonder Liverpool FC is the most prolific team in the history of the English leagues and it’s time to wish them all success in the future.