Liverpool created John Goulding in 1892 to have a team that would play at his Anfield Road stadium. The previous Everton team played at the stadium for seven years, but in 1891, John Goulding, who owns the fate of the stadium, bought him completely and offered to increase the rent from 100 pounds to 250 pounds. Everton refused to join it and left Anfield at Goodison Park. Since then liverpool history has begome
There is an empty stadium and three players left. Goulding decided to create his own football club, and FC Liverpool appeared on June 3, 1892. First, the team was supposed to be called Everton Athletic, but the Football Association refused to recognize the title, so it was necessary to change it. The team manager appointed John McCain, who invited a team of 13 Scottish players to a new team.
In the first season, Liverpool won the Lancashire League and for the season of 1893/1894 he was invited to the second division. The team finished the season without defeats, won the title of the champion of the second division and moved to the highest – the first division.
In 1901, Liverpool won its first championship, repeating this achievement in 1906. In the final of the England Cup, Liverpool played for the first time in 1914 but lost to FC Burnley. In 1922 and 1923, Liverpool, whose captain was England’s Efram Longworth player, won for the first time two consecutive championships in his stories. Then came the longest unbroken period. After the war, Liverpool seemed to be outbid, winning the 1947 championship, but hopes for continued success proved useless. In 1954, Liverpool flew out of the first division. From 1954 to 1962, the club hangs in the second division and did not make any success in the England Cup. The worst defeat 1-9 team suffered from Birmingham City in December 1954.
In 1959, Bill Shanklay became next manager in history of liverpool. Over the next fifteen years, he has made Liverpool one of Europe’s leading clubs. In the first year, Shenkleli dismissed 24 players and rebuilt the team. In the third year of his career, Liverpool won the second division with a margin of 8 points and moved to the first division. Since then, the club has been in the highest English division, without interruption, first in the first, and then in the Premier League.
Beginning in 1960 in the second division, at the end of the decade, Liverpool became a force in English football. In 1964 the team became the champion for the first time in the previous 17 years. In 1966, they again won the championship, and in the previous – the cup of England, having won in the final of “Leeds United” 2-1. In 1973, Liverpool became the winner of the U.S.V. and defeated Borussia Mönchengladbach in the UEFA Cup final, winning its first European trophy. But one year after the new victory in the Shenkli Cup he retired. The opportunity to become the team manager was his assistant Bob Paisley.
During the nine seasons of the Paisley management, Liverpool won 21 trophies in total, including three European Champions Cup, UEFA Cup, six Champions League titles, and three years in a row in the League Cup.
Liverpool won their first European Liverpool Cup in 1977. The finals played in Rome, where the team beat Borussia Mönchengladbach 3-1. The following year, Liverpool defended its title by defeating 1: 0 at Wembley Stadium Bruges. A year later, the club beat another record of the English league, winning the title of the champion with 68 points and having missed in 16 matches in 42 games. The third and final victory in the Champions Cup, got under the direction of Paisley, came in 1981 after a 1-0 victory over the Madrid Real. The FA Cup is the only trophy that was not given to the coach in the hands.
It is worth noting the change of managers who came from the club itself. These trainers were called clerical guys, hinting at that part of Anfield, where they discussed the strategy of the team and, as they used to say, kept gin. Just as Paisley changed Shenckley, he handed the reigns to the hands of his assistant – veteran team Joe Fegen. The latter became the coach of 1983, when he was 63. In the first year under his leadership, Liverpool won the first ever in the history of English football three important trophies – the title of champions, the League Cup and the European Champions Cup. However, the next season of Fegen’s rule ended in a tragedy.
In 1985, Liverpool again came to the Champions Cup final. The team had to play against Juventus at the Eisal Stadium, but before the match began, a disaster occurred. Liverpool fans blocked the barrier, which separated them from fans of Juventus and attacked them. Under the weight of the people, the wall supporting the podium fell, 37 fans were killed, most of them Italians. Despite this game, Liverpool lost 0-1. As a result of the tragedy, British clubs were banned from participating in European competitions for 5 years, and Liverpool were disqualified for 10 years (then the term was reduced to six). 14 team fans were sentenced for unintentional murder. This event is known for the Eisal tragedy.
In 1985, Kenny Dalglish, who at that time was considered the most prominent Liverpool player, became the first player to be team-mate. Under his leadership, the club won three more championships and two England cups, including double doubles in the 1985 and 1986 seasons. But these successes eclipsed the tragedy of Hilbow.
On April 15, 1989, when Liverpool played with Nottingham Forest in the English Cup semi-final, several hundred Liverpool fans were pushed to the fence. 94 fans died on the spot, 95th died at the hospital four days later. 96th died in four years, not coming to mind.
After the Hillbrough tragedy, the government conducted a security inspection at the stadiums. The result of what is called Taylor’s report was the law, which required full seating in the stadiums of higher leagues. The report concluded that the main cause of the disaster was an over-pressurization, which was blamed for lack of police control.
In 1991, the manager became Graham Sounes. But his reign was not successful, with the exception of the Cup of England, won the first season. After a shameful defeat from Bristol City at Anfield in the England Cup, Roy Evans became a veteran of the team. Although during his term the game in the championship has improved somewhat, the team has never climbed above the third place. The only trophy of Evans was the 1995 Cup.
In the season 1998/1999, Evans was invited to help former coach of the French national team, Gerard Ulier. There was no co-work, and Evans resigned in November 1998.
Season 2000/2001 was the best for Liverpool in recent years – the team has won a unique trophy of trophies: the England Cup, the League Cup and the UEFA Cup.
In 2002, the club finished the championship in second place. Hurricane suffered from that year with heart disease, which led to the passage of the game with Leeds and before the operation.
Then Spaniard Rafael Benitez became the helm. Liverpool disappointed fifth in the championship in the first season. But the season ended in a surprise. Liverpool won their fifth European Champions Cup in Istanbul. The Red team met in the final with the favorite of the competition – “Milan” in a surprising course of the duel. After the first half, Liverpool lost 0-3 (Paolo Maldini scored in the first minute, and then Argentinean Hernan Crespo borrowed twice in Chelsea). During the first 45 minutes, the team looked very inexperienced. But in the second half, they dramatically played, scoring three goals for a gap of 6 minutes. After an extra time, Liverpool defeated Jerzy Dudeka by goalkeeper
In the 2005/2006 season, Liverpool won the Super Cup, defeating 2-1 CSKA Moscow, and scored 82 points in the Premier League, the highest since 1988. The club won the England Cup in a dramatic final against West Ham United. Liverpool lost 2-3, but Stephen Gerrard drove the ball from the distance of 35 yards away from helpless Shak Khislop just at the moment when picking up a sign on the time added by the referee. “Liverpool” has won a 11-meter thanks to new goalkeeper Pepe Rhine.
In the 2006/2007 season, Liverpool started with a 2-1 victory over Chelsea’s current champions. In February, the long-term search for investors ended with the acquisition of American gurus George Gillett and Tom Hicks, paying more than 470 million pounds. The team finished the season in third place in the championship of England, and in the last match lost to Milan in the final of the European Champions Cup 1: 2.