Liverpool F.C. was founded following a dispute between the Everton committee and John Houlding, club president and owner of the land at Anfield. After eight years at the stadium, Everton relocated to Goodison Park in 1892 and Houlding founded Liverpool F.C. to play at Anfield. Originally named “Everton F.C. and Athletic Grounds Ltd” (Everton Athletic for short), the club became Liverpool F.C. in March 1892 and gained official recognition three months later, after The Football Association refused to recognize the club as Everton. The team won the Lancashire League in its debut season and joined the Football League Second Division at the start of the 1893 – 1994 season. After finishing in the first place the club was promoted to the First Division, which won in 1901 and again in 1906.
The 1985–86 season was the 94th season in Liverpool F.C.’s existence, and their 24th consecutive year in the top-flight.
This was to be Kenny Dalglish’s first season as manager. At the relatively young age of thirty-four he took over a side that he was still playing in, and with several players in their last seasons as players. The change to the new team would take time during the season, but it ended with them winning the double in both the League and FA Cup, and reaching the League Cup Semi-Finals.
Also as the ban on English clubs after Heysel was in force, there was the Super Cup, sponsored by Screen Sport. As the competition did not end until the 1986 – 1987 season, Liverpool reached the final after getting through the group, and the semi-finals.
Founded in 1892, the club joined the Football League the following year and has played at Anfield since its formation. Liverpool established itself as a major force in English and European football in the 1970s and 1980s when Bill Shankly, Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan and Kenny Dalglish led the club to a combined eleven League titles and four European Cups. Under the management of Rafael Benítez and captained by homegrown player Steven Gerrard, Liverpool became European champions for the fifth time in 2005, before a sixth title was added under Jürgen Klopp in 2019.
1892 – Present / Liverpool Football Club
Liverpool – similar to Chelsea, have a nickname based on color – “The Reds.” Their kits, however, were not always red, when the kits changed from blue to red in 1964 under famous gaffer Bill Shankly, he said it was to try and make the team look scarier to the opposition. The nickname “The Reds” has been around ever since.
Premier League / 18
1990, 1988, 1986, 1984, 1983,1982, 1980, 1979, 1977, 1976, 1973, 1966, 1964, 1947, 1923, 1922, 1906, 1901
FA Cup / 7
2006, 2001, 1992, 1989, 1986, 1974, 1965
Premier League – FA Cup Double / 1
1892 – Present / Anfield Road
2010 – Present / Fenway Sports Group
*Blue is this team’s history