Liverpool is the current champions of Europe. the team being most hated for its past have one of the glorious histories. Liverpool was founded in 1892 by john holding. 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.
Liverpool reached its first FA Cup Final in 1914, losing 1–0 to Burnley. It won consecutive League championships in 1922 and but did not win another trophy until the 1946–47 season when the club won the First Division for a fifth time under the control of ex-West Ham Utd centre half George Kay. Liverpool suffered its second Cup Final defeat in 1950, playing against Arsenal. The club was relegated to the Second Division in the 1953–54 season. Soon after Liverpool lost 2–1 to non-league Worcester City. The club was promoted back into the first division in 1962 and won it in 1964 and the club won its first FA cup in 1966. liverpool won both the league and the UEFA CUP during 1972-73 season. During Paisley’s nine seasons as manager, Liverpool won 20 trophies, including three European Cups, a UEFA Cup, six League titles and three consecutive League Cups; the only domestic trophy he did not win was the FA Cup.
Paisley retired in 1983 and was replaced by his assistant, Joe Fagan. Liverpool won the League, League Cup and European Cup in Fagan’s first season, becoming the first English side to win three trophies in a season. Liverpool reached the European Cup final again in 1985, against Juventus at the Heysel Stadium. Before kick-off, Liverpool fans breached a fence that separated the two groups of supporters and charged the Juventus fans. The resulting weight of people caused a retaining wall to collapse, killing 39 fans, mostly Italians. The incident became known as the Heysel Stadium disaster. The match was played in spite of protests by both managers, and Liverpool lost 1–0 to Juventus. As a result of the tragedy, English clubs were banned from participating in European competition for five years; Liverpool received a ten-year ban, which was later reduced to six years. Fourteen Liverpool fans received convictions for involuntary manslaughter.
Rafael Benítez took the job as a manager at the end of the 2003–04 season. Despite finishing fifth in Benítez’s first season, Liverpool won the 2004–05 UEFA Champions League, beating A.C. Milan 3–2 in a penalty shootout after the match ended with a score of 3–3. The following season, Liverpool finished third in the Premier League and won the 2006 FA Cup Final, beating West Ham United in a penalty shootout after the match finished 3–3. In the 2011–12 season, Liverpool secured a record 8th League Cup success and reached the FA Cup final, but finished in the eighth position, the worst league finish in 18 years; this led to the sacking of Dalglish. He was replaced by Brendan Rodgers, whose Liverpool team in the 2013–14 season mounted an unexpected title charge to finish second behind champions Manchester City and subsequently return to the Champions League, scoring 101 goals in the process, the most since the 106 scored in the 1895–96 season.
Jorgen Klopp appointed as manager in 2015. In his first season at Liverpool, he took the club to the finals of the Football League Cup and UEFA Europa League, finishing as runner-up in both competitions. Liverpool finished second in the 2018–19 season with 97 points, losing only one game: a points record for a non-title winning side. Klopp took Liverpool to successive Champions League Finals in 2018 and 2019, with the club defeating Tottenham Hotspur 2–0 to win the 2019 UEFA Champions League Final. In December 2019, the club won the FIFA Club World Cup for the first time, defeating Brazilian club Flamengo in the final.
The total count of Liverpool trophy shelf contains Liverpool FC has won a total of 42 major trophies. It’s enough to make opposition shake in their studded boots. These include:
- 7 FA Cups
- 8 League Cups (a record)
- 18 League titles
- 3 UEFA Europa League Cups
- 6 UEFA Champions League Cups
They’ve also won a further 21 trophies including
- 3 UEFA Super Cup
- 16 Charity Shields
- 3 FA Youth Cups