Liverpool has reached the final of the Champions League (or European Cup as it was originally known) seven times, winning five of them. Their latest appearance came on May 26, 2019 in Madrid where they lost 3-1 to Real Madrid.
They are one of only three British teams to have played in every Champions League final (the other two being Manchester United and Chelsea). The last time they were beaten in the final was by Roma in London in 2015. That is the last defeat of the legendary manager Brendan Rodgers who succeeded Rafa Benitez after he left the club at the end of 2014.
Liverpool won their first European trophy in 1975 when they beat Hamburg 5-4 on aggregate in the final. They will be hoping to win a second straight European title next month.
The club's current manager, Simon Mignolet, told the BBC before the final that it is "going to be an amazing day" for Liverpool. He added: "We want to go there and give our fans something to cheer about - we know what it means to them and to all of us."
Liverpool has always had a strong connection with Spain.
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.
Liverpool will meet Tottenham in the Champions League final on June 1, hoping to add another title to their amazing collection. The club is one of five with five or more Champions League (previously European Cup) championships, tied for third all-time with Bayern Munich and Barcelona.
Liverpool won the League, League Cup, and European Cup in Fagan's first season, becoming the first English club to do it. Liverpool won the European Cup again in 1985, this time against Juventus at the Heysel Stadium.
European Cup/UEFA Champions League As of 2020, English clubs had won the championship thirteen times and reached the final eight times. There are also two special cases where an English team has finished as champions despite not having been present in the country: Liverpool in 1977 and 1978. In both seasons a British team was declared winners but the European Cup is now known as the UEFA Champions League.
English teams have won the European Cup/Champions League more than any other nation with 13 victories. However, this number includes two occasions where an English team was declared champion despite not having been present in the country. In 1977-78 Liverpool won the league title after Bayern Munich withdrew from the competition due to problems with their stadium. In 2003-04 Chelsea became the first English side to win the trophy when they beat RAFC Bari in the final at the Stadio Adriatico in Venice.
England has also competed in the Champions League every year since its inception in 1992, except for 1995-96 when FA banned all forms of football related activity following the death of 96 fans during the 1994 World Cup finals in Brazil. During this time, only the top division of the English football system functioned as a fully professional league; the second tier was made up of non-paying amateur clubs.
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.
Since 2000, there have been seven previous UEFA Champions League finals between clubs from the same country. City is the eighth English club to reach a European Cup final, the most of any country. They will be attempting to become the first team since Bayern Munich in 1972 and 1976 to win back-to-back European Cups.
City have won the Premier League three times - in 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 - and the FA Cup twice - in 2011-12 and 2012-13. This makes them the most successful club in England outside of the Big Three (Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal).
They are also one of only four clubs to have never been relegated from the Premier League. The others are Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.
What is unique about City's success is that they have never finished below third place in the Premier League table. They have also reached at least the semi-finals of the Champions League every year since its inception in 1992-93.
Furthermore, they have never lost a European game when they lead 3-0 or more after 90 minutes of play.
Overall, City is one of the most successful clubs in Europe over the past 20 years having won two European Championships and five domestic titles.
The Football League Cup Liverpool won the League Cup for a record fifth time this season, defeating Bolton Wanderers 2-1 in the final at Wembley Stadium thanks to two goals from Steve McManaman. This is the first time that they have won five games in a single League and Cup competition.
They had earlier beaten Coventry City 4-0 at Anfield with four first-half goals. Ian Rush and John Arne Riise scored twice each while Robbie Fowler also found the target.
In other news, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has accused Liverpool of trying to steal Manchester United's players following the arrival of Luis Suarez at the Emirates Stadium. The Uruguayan forward joined the Premier League champions last week after eight seasons with Ajax where he became one of the world's most expensive players when Barcelona paid £80 million ($116m) for him.
Suarez has already made an impact at Old Trafford by scoring three goals in three matches. He broke the deadlock against Newcastle United before assisting both Louis Saha and Cristiano Ronaldo as they scored their teams' only goals in 1-1 draws with West Bromwich Albion and Tottenham Hotspur respectively.