Their most recent victory came in 2019, when they defeated rival Premier League team Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in Madrid. Liverpool F.C. has won the Premier League 18 times. The team won the 2019-20 Premier League title, thirty years after winning the first division title in 1989-90.
They are one of only three clubs to have won the European Cup/Champions League multiple times (along with Milan and Real Madrid). Liverpool has won it more times than any other English club - four times. They are also the only British club to have won the tournament.
The club was founded in 1892 by John Houlding, a butcher's son from Derby who made his money selling tickets on the streets of Liverpool. He needed cash to play football so he started his own club. In 1898, when the Football Association banned professional teams from joining the league, Houlding's team was given permission to join because they were not paid. This is why Liverpool plays in red colors; it was supposed to be a gesture to John Houlding's father. In 1902, Liverpool won its first league title under the management of Tom Watson. In 1909, Bill Shankly became the new manager and led the team to further victories including two more league titles before he died in 1981 at the age of 60. His son Bob took over the team and in 1990, won his first league title ever.
In the 2018/19 season, Liverpool defeated Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in an all-Premier League final, while English clubs Arsenal and Chelsea competed in the Europa League final. England has won a total of 13 European Cup/Champions League championships, with Liverpool leading the way with six victories.
The last time these two English teams met in an official UEFA competition match was at the 1978 European Football Championship in Scotland. The British team were crowned champions that day after defeating Germany 1-0 in Glasgow. Tony Adams scored the only goal of the game after just eight minutes when he headed home a free kick from Peter Beardsley.
England's next appearance in the UEFA Champions League final was three years later in 1981 when they were beaten by France on penalties after finishing level at 1-1 after extra time. It is believed that this is now the most recent time that an English team has appeared in a final.
There have been several other finals involving English teams but not from the Champions League. In 2005, Manchester United beat Chelsea 3-2 on penalties after the match had ended 0-0 after 90 minutes of normal time. Eight years earlier, Chelsea had won the trophy by beating United on penalties after the final ended 1-1 after extra time.
It is likely that there will be more than one English team in the final this year as Liverpool are currently leading the table ahead of Spurs.
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 - including this year's Champions League - and they are considered one of the powerhouses of football.
Liverpool was founded in 1892 by John Houlding, a butcher from Liscard who paid £500 for a share in Leeds City AFC. The club initially played on fields near the town centre before moving to Park Avenue in 1894 where they have remained since. They were immediately successful, winning their first trophy a few months after their formation - the Liverpool Senior Cup - and went on to win further cups every year until World War I slowed down competition. After the war, Liverpool became even more dominant, winning the First Division title eleven times in a row. This feat has never been repeated again and today they are regarded as one of the best teams in Europe.
John Henry Lloyd bought the club in 1922 and turned it into a profitable business. He also gave the team new facilities and brought in players such as Albert Stubbins and Billy Wright who helped bring another league title in 1927.