Liverpool Football Club represents a professional football club in England. The club competes in the Premier League, the top tier of English football. The club has won six European Cups, which equals more than any other English club. Four UEFA Super Cups (both also English records), one FIFA Club World Cup, three UEFA Cups, seven FA Cups, eighteen League titles, a record eight League Cups, and fifteen FA Community Shields are on the list of its achievements.
Founded in 1892, the club entered the Football League the following year and has played at Anfield since its formation. Liverpool established itself as a significant force in both English and European football in the 1970s and 1980s when Joe Fagan, Bob Paisley, Bill Shankly, and Kenny Dalglish led the club to a combined four European Cups and eleven League titles. Captained by homegrown player Steven Gerrard, and under the management of Rafael Benítez, Liverpool became European champions for the fifth time in 2005, before a sixth title was added under Jürgen Klopp in 2019.
Liverpool represented the world’s eighth most valuable football club in 2019, valued at $2.183 billion. The same year it was the seventh highest-earning football club in the world with annual revenue of €604 million. The club is currently on the list of one of the most broadly supported teams in the world. Liverpool has long-standing rivalries with Everton and Manchester United.
The club’s supporters have been involved in two significant disasters. First was the Heysel Stadium tragedy, where escaping fans were pressed against a collapsing wall at the 1985 European Cup Final, with 39 people – mostly Juventus and Italians fans – dying, after which English clubs received a five-year ban from European competition. In four years, Hillsborough disaster occurred in 1989, when 96 Liverpool supporters died in a crush against perimeter fencing.
The team changed from red shirts and white shorts to an all-red strip, which has been used since 1964. Red has been used as the primary shirt color ever since 1896. The club’s anthem is “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”