Gerard Houllier's Liverpool defeated Southampton 7-1 at Anfield on this day in 1999, recording the club's highest ever Premier League victory. The game saw three goals from Gerrard, two from Michael Owen and one each from Peter Crouch and Dirk Kuyt.
It was a big week for Liverpool as they attempted to defend their title against Manchester United. This was achieved with a 2-0 victory at Old Trafford.
Aston Villa are the team that Liverpool has beaten the most in league competition; the Reds have defeated them 90 times in 186 games. Manchester United has won the most league games against Liverpool, with 68 triumphs. However, only Aston Villa have beaten Liverpool more than once.
This article only considers league matches. In all competitions, Liverpool has been beaten by Chelsea (8-9-10) and Tottenham (7-8-9).
Liverpool has also lost to Olimpija Ljubljana from Slovenia in the UEFA Europa League. The first match between these two teams was a 1-0 Liverpool win in Liverpool on 23 September 2003. This is the only meeting between these two countries at international level.
Also worth mentioning, Liverpool has lost to Galatasaray from Turkey in the 2005 UEFA Champions League group stage. This was after beating Galatasaray 6-1 on aggregate in the previous phase of the tournament.
Finally, Liverpool has lost to Schalke 04 from Germany in the 2006 UEFA Champions League group stage. This was after drawing 1-1 away and then losing 3-1 at home.
These are the only eight teams that have beaten Liverpool in league competition. Aston Villa are the only team to beat Liverpool more than once.
Manchester United's official website Aston Villa are the team that Liverpool has beaten the most in league competition; the Reds have defeated them 90 times in 186 games. Both clubs come from the English Premier League, but United is the more successful of the two with 55 trophies to Liverpool's 47.
United has also won more matches overall, with 89 victories to Liverpool's 87 defeats. However, due to the fact that both clubs have been competing in the top flight for nearly every season since the creation of the Premier League in 1992, this article does not take into account any other competitions they may have competed in before then. For example, Liverpool has won the FA Cup three times while playing in the Premier League and European football, while United hasn't yet managed to win any major trophies even though they've been in the top flight for much longer.
Liverpool is also the more successful club in Europe, having qualified for the UEFA Champions League in each of the last nine seasons. Meanwhile, despite being one of the biggest clubs in England, United has never reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League.
Finally, Liverpool has several famous players who are currently playing outside of England including Uruguay striker Luis Suarez and Colombia midfielder Philippe Coutinho.
On the same day, Middlesbrough defeated Manchester City 8-1 to achieve the season's largest win. The season was significant for the English league's return to the top of UEFA's official ranking list, surpassing La Liga from 1 May 2008 to 30 April 2009. However, it was also notable for its many negative events and controversies.
Middlesbrough's eight goal victory over City is the joint highest scoring game in the Premier League. It was also a record margin of victory at the time. Fernando Torres scored a hat-trick while Giuseppe Giannini and Craig Gordon saved three penalties each.
The match took place at Middlesbrough's Teesside Stadium and was part of the club's first ever Premier League campaign. It began on Saturday, August 16, 2007 and ended on Sunday, March 17, 2008. Middlesbrough were initially expected to struggle in their debut season but quickly proved themselves to be one of the best teams in England, finishing in fourth position with 71 points, seven points behind champions Chelsea. They reached the FA Cup final but lost 2-0 to Manchester United.
City started their Premier League campaign by defeating Newcastle United 7-0 away from home. They went on to defeat Sunderland, Wigan Athletic, Stoke City and Liverpool before losing their last game of the season against Middlesbrough.
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. The club has also been involved in more European competitions than any other English team: UEFA Champions League (seven times), UEFA Cup/Europa League (nine times).
LFC is known for its "winning tradition". Since their formation in 1892, LFC has won almost every honour there is to win in football. In addition to the many domestic trophies, LFC has also won the European Cup twice, in 1977 and 1978. They are one of only three clubs to have done so.
Liverpool is a city in England whose economy is based on commerce and industry. It is located on the River Mersey about 15 miles from London. The population of Liverpool was estimated to be 716,000 in 2015.
Liverpool FC was founded in 1892 by the Jewish businessman John H. Newcombe as New Christchurch F.C. Newcombe wanted to create a team that would represent all of Britain and not just the upper class. He found success quickly, winning the First Division in 1895 and finishing second the following year. By 1900, LFC had become one of the most popular teams in England with support from all classes of society.