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Summary
History
Stadium
Hall of Fame
Honours
Tragedies
Football Club Fan/ Museum

History

Liverpool Football Club were founded in March 1892 by John Houlding, who owned
the Anfield Road stadium. Everton FC were the occupants at Anfield before this
date but following a disagreement with Houlding they promptly moved across
Stanley Park to a new home Goodison Park.

Houlding was left with an empty stadium and so formed Liverpool Football Club. He
appointed John McKenna, an Irishman with many links in Scottish football, McKenna
used his links to form a squad of 13 players, of which 9 were Scottish.
In their first season the club won the second division championship without losing
a game! The first of 18 first division championships arrived at Anfield in season
1900-01, now under the management of Tom Watson, the team finished two points
ahead of Sunderland. Five years before that Liverpool recorded their highest ever
League win when they beat Rotherham United 10-1 in the second division (Feb
18th 1896).

In 1947 another league title was won, losing just one match all season. In search of
the double The Reds reached the semi-final of the FA Cup, but lost after a replay to
Burnley.
1955 saw Liverpool beat Everton 4-0 in an FA Cup tie, but the Jon Welsh could not
get the club out of division two and so was replaced by Phil Taylor the following
year.

History

1973 was a significant year for Liverpool FC, under the leadership of Bill
Shankly they won their first European honour the UEFA Cup and their eighth
league title! Just a year later Shankly made the decision to leave the club by
mutual consent much to the shock of all the Reds adoring fans.

Bob Paisley was promoted from the bootroom, a trend which would continue at
the club for decades to come. Any doubts that Paisley was not the right man for
the job were dispelled in 1976, when Paisleys team won the league title and
UEFA Cup in the same season. The next season saw the league title (again!), the
European Cup and the European Super Cup all arrive at Anfield. The trophies
kept coming with another European Cup in 78 and league titles in 79, 80, 82 and
83. These were won with league cups in 81, 82 and 83 and a third European Cup
in 81. These successes made Bob Paisley the most successful British football
manager ever.

Kenny Dalglish was appointed in 1985 following Fagans retirement and won the
clubs first ever double of league title and FA Cup in 1986. Two more league
championships followed in 88 and 90 along with another FA Cup win in 89.
April 15th 1989 is a date that will live long in the memory of Reds fans through
out the World. Liverpool were playing Nottingham Forest in an FA Cup semi final
at Sheffields Hillsborough Stadium. 96 Liverpool fans were tragically killed
following inadequate policing and stewarding in the Leppings Lane End.

In the summer of 1998 Gerard Houllier was appointed joint manager with Roy
Evans. But that joint partnership was always destined to end in failure and after
four months together Roy Evans left the club. Roy a great servant to the club
was never a man to put himself before the club whom he supported as a boy
and worked himself up from fringe player to first team manger.

Stadium

Anfield was built in 1884 on land


adjacent to Stanley Park. It was
originally used by Everton before
the club moved to Goodison Park
after a dispute over rent with
Anfield owner John Houlding.
Left with an empty ground,
Houlding founded Liverpool in
1892 and the club has played at
Anfield ever since. The capacity
of the stadium at the time was
20,000, although only 100
spectators attended Liverpool's
first match at Anfield.

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. As part
of the redevelopment the
capacity of Anfield was to
increase from 45,276 to
approximately 60,000 and would
cost in the region of 150m.

Stadium

Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame was first revealed in 2002 when Ian Callaghan, Phil
Thompson, Brian Hall and Alan Hansen discussed the merits of each
candidate and sought opinions from supporters groups before making the
agonising decisions of selecting just two players from each decade.

Hall of Fame

Alan A' Court Left Midfield1952 1964


Jack Balmer Striker1935 1952
John Barnes
Left Midfield1987 1997
Harry Bradshaw Striker1893 1898
Ian Callaghan Right Midfield1960 1978
Ray Clemence Goalkeeper1967 1981
Jack Cox Left Midfield1897 1909
Kenny Dalglish Striker1977 1991
Arthur Goddard Right Midfield1902 1914
Alan Hansen Central Defender1977 1991
Gordon Hodgson Striker1925 1936
Roger Hunt Striker1958 1969
Billy Liddell Striker1939 1961
Ephraim Longworth Right Back1910 1928
Donald MacKinlay Right Back1910 1929
Jimmy McDougal lCentral Defender1928 1938
Matt McQueen Goalkeeper1892 1899
Alex Raisbeck Central Defender1898 1909
Ian Rush Striker1980 1996
Elisha Scott Goalkeeper1912 1934
Albert Stubbins Striker1946 1953
Ron Yeats Central Defender1961 - 1971

Honours

Most medals Phil Neal - 20


Most League Championship medals Phil Neal, Alan
Hansen - 8
Most FA Cup winners medals Bruce Grobbelaar,
Steve Nicol, Ian Rush 3
Most League Cup winners medalsIan Rush - 5
Most European Cup winners medalsPhil Neal - 4
European Footballer of the YearMichael Owen 2001European Golden Boot winnerIan Rush - 198384 (32 goals)
FWA Footballer of the Year 1974 - Ian Callaghan
2014 - Brendan
RodgersKnighthoodSir John SmithOBEBob Paisley,
Gerard Houllier (honorary), Roger Hunt, Emlyn
Hughes, John ToshackMBETommy Smith, John
Barnes, Ian Callaghan, Ray Clemence, Kenny
Dalglish, Gary McAllister, Steven GerrardCBESir
John Smith

Tragedies

The club's supporters have been involved in two major tragedies. The first was the Heysel
Stadium disaster in 1985, in which charging Liverpool fans caused a wall to collapse, killing 39
Juventus supporters and resulting in English clubs being banned from European competitions for
five years.

April 15 may be the saddest day of the year for Liverpool supporters as they remember the
Hillsborough disaster, but it's not the only day when many fans stop for a moment to think of a
large group of football supporters who went to a match only never to return.

IfHillsborough is the saddest day in the club's history, May 29th is surely the lowest.
On May 29 1985, 39 football fans died when a wall collapsed at the Heysel stadium in Belgium.
What should have been one of the greatest nights in the club's history turned into a nightmare.
Instead of leaving Brussels having seen our team lift a fifth European Cup, Liverpool supporters
travelled back to England having witnessed the deaths of 39 football fans including32 Italian
fans ofJuventus, four Belgians, two from Franceand one man from Northern Ireland.

In the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, 96 Liverpool supporters lost their lives in a crush against
perimeter fencing.

Tragedies

Tragedies

Almost 20 years after that terrible day, Liverpool and Juventus were
drawn together again for the first time in the quarterfinals of the
Champions League. It was if fate had brought the two teams together
to join forces and honour those who had lost their lives at Heysel.

"There is a friendship between the two clubs and supporters,"


Liverpool Chief Executive Rick Parry revealed after the draw had been
announced. "As soon as the draw paired us together for the first time
in 20 years, memories of the Heysel Stadium disaster were naturally in
people's minds, both in Turin and here on Merseyside. The two clubs
built bridges and forged powerful links after Heysel. The bond between
us remains strong, but we still want all Juventus fans to know that we
are very sorry about the fact that 39 people lost their lives. We moved
forward in a spirit of friendship after Heysel and the clubs continue to
work together in a spirit of mutual respect.

May 29th remains a day of remembrance for both Juventus and


Liverpool supporters.

Football Fan Club / Museum

In the autumn of 1962, although the country didn't know, it


was about to be hit by an explosion of sound but the 'Mersey
Sound' we're talking about was the sound of the Kop rather
than the four mop tops from south Liverpool.
In the spring of 1962, Liverpool were promoted as Champions
of Division Two back to the First Division and while The
Beatles were about to change the music scene of the country,
the Kop was busy changing football crowds forever.
When you walk through a storm
Hold your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark
At the end of the storm
Is a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of a lark
Walk on through the wind
Walk on through the rain
Tho' your dreams be tossed and blown
Walk on, walk on
With hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone
You'll never walk alone

Football Fan Club / Museum

Football Fan Club / Museum

Football Fan Club

Liverpool has unique procedures that it is used to present its matches. It has always
looked for people that are able to give them a good presentation that is sure to attract
more fans their way and has hired specific individuals that are to report the activities of
the club (Levy 2006). The club understands that with the numerous fans that it has, they
are all itching to know what is happening in the club. A good report therefore has to be
written to ensure that the club is given a good display. Any information about the club has
to be thoroughly edited before it is presented to the media houses. There are stern
measures that are taken by the club against any individual that gives unreliable
information about the club. Most of their football matches and updates are usually
presented over the internet; they therefore ensure that they are done in a colorful format
so that they attract their viewers. They also look for websites that have skilled designers
to ensure that whatever is presented is clear.

To ensure that the players maximize the ninety minutes that they are given for their
matches, the club ensures that they are given adequate training. Despite the experience
the club and the players have in football, they have never taken it for granted. They
consider every match that comes their way a new experience that has to be given
adequate attention. They have never despised their opponent team by not practicing
match; they understand that football is a game whose winner is determined by the last
whistle. This has therefore made them to be serious in their training practice to ensure
that they do not loose the game because of inadequate training. As they play, they are
always reminded to know that they have ninety minutes in which they are to either win or
loose. Such sensitivity within them strengthens them throughout the match. This has
made the club successfully to finish their matches without having to complain about
inadequate timing.