Liverpool FC currently is one of the best clubs in Europe. Founded in 1892 following a split from Everton, joined the Football League in 1893.
The appointment of Tom Watson as manager resulted in the club’s first successful period, in which they won two League Championships.
Two League Championships were won in the 1920s and a further one was won in 1947. Following the club’s fortunes declined and they were relegated to the Second Division in 1954.
Bill Shankly was appointed as manager in 1959 and guided the club back into the First Division. Shankly’s arrival laid the foundations for the club’s success in the 1970s and 80s domestically and in European competition, as the club won numerous League Championships and four European Cups.
Following the Heysel Stadium disaster in 1985, English clubs were banned from European competitions until 1991.
The club was still successful domestically winning three League Championships during this period. The 1990s saw a lack of success for the club as they struggled to repeat their success in the Premier League era.
The club reached former heights in 2005 when they won the UEFA Champions League (formerly known as the European Cup) for a fifth time.
Following the moving of Everton to Goodison Park in 1892, the club’s then-president John Houlding suddenly found himself with the rights to Anfield stadium and no team to play on it.
Always a practical man, Houlding quickly decided to circumvent this problem by forming his own club – Liverpool (should not be confused with Liverpool Ramblers AFC that was founded ten years earlier).
After becoming a member of the Football League in 1893, the team managed to get promoted to first division after one season in the second division. Early on, Liverpool established themselves as one of England’s top clubs, winning League titles in 1901, 1906, 1922 and 1923.
The change of personnel did not do much to stop Liverpool’s dominance. Under Paisley, Liverpool were a remarkably consistent team; during his nine years in charge, the club won an incredible six League titles and three League Cups.
Their reign spread over Europe as well, with Liverpool winning one UEFA Cup and three European Cups in the period between 1976 and 1981. After Paisley’s retirement in 1983, his assistant Joe Fagan continued the successful tradition by leading the team to a Treble in his first season in charge.
Liverpool was close to win Premier League as runners up in 2002, 2014 and 2019. But in 2020 everything did finally look like falling into place, Liverpool led by German coach Jürgen Klopp pulled away from the competition and it looked as the sky would be red when the league was interrupted in March due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The most characteristic part of the logo is the drawing of the mythical “Liver Bird”, which is the symbol of the City of Liverpool.
The same creature could also be seen as a decoration on Royal Liver Building in Liverpool. In the upper part of the logo the well-known Liverpool FC saying “You’ll never walk alone” is printed.
Liverpool FC on Thursday 25th June, won the 2019 – 2020 English Preimir League title after thirty years of trying.