Liverpool has won the English Premier League title 19 times, second only to Manchester United. Jurgen Klopp ultimately ended the Reds' 30-year drought for the trophy in June 2020, although they still trail the Red Devils by one championship.
They have also won the FA Cup and UEFA Champions League. This makes Liverpool one of the most successful clubs in European history.
The EPL is currently in its 28th season. Liverpool has appeared in every season except for 1910-11 and 2011-12. The club has never been relegated from the EPL and is expected to continue its dominance in the league.
Currently sitting in first place with 65 points, it's apparent that under Klopp's management, Liverpool is on its way back to being a force to be reckoned with once again.
They'll look to continue their success this season by winning their last three games of the preseason schedule: against Borussia Dortmund (in Germany) on February 23rd, at home to Chelsea on March 2nd, and at Newcastle United on March 5th.
Overall, under Brendan Rodgers in 2014 and Klopp since 2015, Liverpool has reached the final of the UEFA Europa League twice and the Champions League quarterfinals twice. In 2016, they were beaten by Real Madrid in the semifinals after defeating AS Roma 4-2 on aggregate.
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 what Liverpool has won during its time in the league:
Year Winner League Title FA Cup Coaching Contract 1990-1994 Liverpool Yes 1994-2008 Liverpool Yes 2008-2019 Liverpool Yes
After winning the league in 1989, Liverpool didn't win another until 1993. It took them so long to win again after the loss of captain Steve Nicol at the start of the season (he died in a car accident in January 1990) that year saw them lose their focus a bit. They did well to retain their title but it took them until 1994 to do so.
In 1995, Roy Evans was appointed as new manager and he quickly turned things around for the club. Within just a few months of his taking over, he had signed David James from Wimbledon and Graeme Souness from Aberdeen and started using these three players as strikers which helped the team finish as champions again in 1996. More signings followed - Peter Beardsley, Robbie Fowler, Michael Owen, and Fernando Torres - and under Evans' management, Liverpool won four more titles between 1997 and 2009.
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.
When they defeated Tottenham in the Champions League final, Liverpool became the third most successful club in European Cup history. The Reds lifted the trophy for the sixth time in their ninth final-42 years after their first and just 12 months on from their most recent disappointment-thanks to goals from Mo Salah and Divock Origi in Madrid.
Liverpool won four straight titles between 1981 and 1984, whereas Manchester City won four consecutive titles between 2018 and 2021. This makes them the only two English clubs to have done so.
Additionally, Liverpool also won the first ever European Cup in 1975. They are the only club to have won the UEFA Champions League while playing in Liverpool.
They are one of only three British teams (the others being Manchester United and Chelsea) to have been top scorers in each season of the Premier League. The other two seasons were in 1992-93 and 1993-94 when Liverpool scored 99 and 102 goals respectively.
They are the most successful team in English football history with 27 championships, 10 cup wins and 9 super cups to their name.
Their dominance can be seen by the fact that they have won more than half of all the league titles played since the inaugural division in 1888.
Liverpool's home ground is Anfield, which is located in Merseyside. The stadium has a capacity of 60,000 and it was here where Liverpool became the first team to beat defending champion Manchester United 5-4 on aggregate in the UEFA Europa League.
Liverpool has finished second in the Premier League three times: in 2002, 2009, and most recently in 2014. Manchester United has won the Premier League trophy the most times, with 18 victories.
The team earned its first league title in 1901, and its first FA Cup victory came in 1965. Liverpool's most successful decade in terms of trophies was the 1980s, when the team won six league crowns, two FA Cups, four League Cups, five Charity Shields (one shared), and two European Cups.
Each club may claim historical superiority against the other: United has 20 league championships to Liverpool's 19, while Liverpool has six European triumphs to United's three. Manchester United leads Liverpool in overall trophies won, with 66 to 64. However, when it comes to all-time bests, statistics suggest that the rivalry is more evenly matched than most would believe; each team has claimed four league titles and one cup victory over the other.
Liverpool has been ranked as the greatest English club by several publications including The Guardian, while Manchester United has been placed second by some sources.
The two clubs meet on March 16, 2018 at Old Trafford for a Champions League quarter-final second leg match. This is the first time that they will be playing each other in the last eight of the competition.
United has completed more league victories than Liverpool (19-18-63) but the Reds have a head start of five years because they won the 2006-07 Premier League season. That year, Liverpool also won the UEFA Champions League - United's only silverware so far this decade.
However, unlike today's game, then Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez made sure he had an edge by leaving out Javier Hernandez from his squad list before the match started.