LFC have won a record 19 Premier League championships, with Jurgen Klopp leading the Reds to their final victory in 2019–20. Six European Cups have been won by the club: 1976-1977, 1977-1978, 1980-1981, 1983-1984, 2004-05, and 2018-19. The Reds are the only British team to have won six European Cups.
Liverpool's title wins are the most of any English team. The only other team to win more than LFC is Manchester United with nine titles.
The Premier League was founded in 1992 and until 2010, each season ended with a champion being declared at the end of the year after the last game of the season. From 2011-2012 onward, the season finished before Christmas every year as part of an effort to increase the amount of football played in a season. However, no champion was awarded in those seasons because Chelsea and Liverpool both had 66 points at the end of the 2010-2011 season. In 2011-2012, the league went into a winter break; in 2012-2013, it split into two groups at the end of the season with the top group going into a playoff round where Chelsea were champions for the second time.
Another change came in 2013-2014 when the league decided to expand from 20 to 24 teams. This led to the creation of a new top division called "Premier League". The bottom three teams from the previous season entered the new division while the remaining 17 teams stayed in the old one.
The two clubs have won 39 league championships, 19 FA Cups, 13 League Cups, 36 FA Community Shields, nine European Cups, four UEFA Cups, one UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, five UEFA Super Cups, one Intercontinental Cup, and two FIFA Club World Cups between them.
Liverpool became the third most successful club in European Cup history when they defeated Tottenham in the Champions League final. The Reds won the trophy for the sixth time in their ninth final, 42 years after their first and just a year after their most recent defeat, thanks to goals from Mo Salah and Divock Origi in Madrid.
The club has won six European Cups, an English club record, three UEFA Cups, four UEFA Super Cups, 19 league crowns (including one Premier League), seven FA Cups, an English club record eight EFL Cups, and one FIFA Club World Cup. Liverpool is the most illustrious English club, having won 48 recognised trophies in total.
Additionally, they have been finalists of two other competitions: the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, a forerunner to the UEFA Europa League; and the Charity Shield, which is played between the champions of England and Wales. The only other English club to have won a European trophy is Manchester United who have won the Europa League.
Liverpool's triumph in 1974 was particularly memorable as it was their first ever victory in Europe. The team consisted mostly of players from Everton, their local club, and many thought they would never win anything substantial. But luck was on their side that year - especially good fortune with the ball at times, and some brilliant goalkeeping by Bob Brooke and Mel Hartley. They had opportunities to score more goals but injury struck late in the game against Stade de Reims when Roy Evans and John Radford went down injured. Both players were important figures for Liverpool and lost their lives while playing their football.
Since then, Liverpool has continued to produce successful players, most notably Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez.
The club has won 19 Premier League championships and holds the record for the most European Cup triumphs by an English team, having won the competition six times...
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Liverpool won the European Cup again in 1978 and the First Division again in 1979. Liverpool won 20 trophies during Paisley's nine seasons as manager, including three European Cups, a UEFA Cup, six league crowns, and three consecutive League Cups; the only domestic trophy he did not win was the FA Cup. The club's all-time record scorers, Roy Evans and Ian Rush, both played under Paisley. When they left for Wales and Italy respectively, their places were taken by Peter Groome and John Aldridge.
Paisley helped establish a strong youth system at Liverpool, which produced many talented players including Kenny Dalglish, Graeme Souness, Phil Neal, Alan Hansen, and Robbie Fowler. As a coach, Paisley is considered one of England's best ever managers, having led his country to third place at the 1986 World Cup. He also managed Scotland between 1991 and 1995, winning the Scottish Cup in 1993. After leaving Liverpool, Paisley went on to manage several other English clubs including Leeds United, Middlesbrough, and West Bromwich Albion.
Ralph Simpson Jr. was the first black player drafted by an NBA team when he was selected second overall by the Philadelphia Warriors in 1959. Simpson played only one season with the Warriors before moving back home to Detroit where he finished his career.
A Winning Tradition Liverpool Football Club is England's most successful top-flight club. The club has won more league titles than any other club, with the exception of Manchester United, which broke the record only this season. Liverpool has also won the most FA Cups and League Cups of any team, seven in all. Its achievements include the first ever league title in 1887, the last ever championship in 1990, and four other league championships in between. The club was founded in 1875 by John Houlding, a supporter of Arsenal who moved to Merseyside. He bought a piece of land on which stood two inns: The Star Inn and The Black Horse. To mark his purchase, he had a banner with "The Star" written on it in gold letters erected over the land. This is how Liverpool FC came into existence.
John Houlding soon after sold his interest in the club to the brewery owners Evans & Son. They in turn gave the job of managing the football team to one of their directors, Daniel Cleary. Under his leadership, the club started to win matches. In 1877, they entered the inaugural season of the English Football League where they finished as runners-up to Derby County. Four years later, they became the first British club to compete in the European Cup when they took part in the first-ever tournament held in its current form. In 1890, Bill Shankly became the first player to score 100 goals for the club. He remains the only player to have reached this milestone.
Liverpool went on to win two more Champions Leagues. Their sixth European title was won in 2019 when they defeated Tottenham 2-0. Since winning the league title in 1990, Liverpool has won 14 trophies in all, including two Champions Leagues, the UEFA Cup, the Club World Cup, and two FA Cups.
The table below shows you how many times each club has appeared in the English Premier League championship/league winner's cup.
Club Appearances Champion's League Trophies Total Liverpool 26 10 42 Brownsville Athletic Club (US) 1 - 1 Baltimore B&;O Steamships 0 - 1 Brechin City 0 - 1 Chelsea 4 3 7 Everton 5 6 11 Fulham 3 3 6 Glasgow Celtic 0 - 1 Huddersfield Town 0 - 1 Leeds United 0 - 1 Liverpool 24 17 41 Manchester United 4 4 8 Newcastle United 0 - 1 Preston North End 0 - 1 Queens Park Rangers 0 - 1 Sheffield United 0 - 1 Stoke City 0 - 1 Sunderland 0 - 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - 1 West Bromwich Albion 0 - 1 Wimbledon 0 - 1 York City 0 - 1 Average every season 7.75 3.5 27
After losing the first game of the season by a single goal against Derby County at home, Liverpool went on to win their next five games in a row, setting a new record for the most consecutive wins in a single English football season. The run ended with a loss to Sunderland at Roker Park.