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Liverpool Football Club was founded on 3 June 1892. The club is one of the most successful sides in English football history, and the most successful English side in European Cup history.
Since 1894, the club has traditionally worn an all-red home kit, leading to the club’s nickname of the Reds. The club’s crest features the city’s symbol of the liver bird, underneath the Shankly Gate with the club’s motto, “You’ll Never Walk Alone”, written on them. In 1993, the club added two flames on either side of the crest, symbolizing the eternal flame that lies outside Anfield. The flame commemorates the victims of the 1989 Hillsborough Stadium Disaster, in which 96 Liverpool supporters lost their lives.
Since the club’s inception, Anfield has been Liverpool’s home stadium. The stadium seats 45,000 spectators and is known for its iconic stand, the Kop. Home fans can be heard singing the club’s anthem, You’ll Never Walk Alone, before every home match.
Liverpool’s local rivals are their Merseyside neighbours, Everton. The Merseyside derby is one of the biggest in England and has seen more red cards than any other Premier League fixture since the tournament began in 1992. As the two most successful sides in English football history, Liverpool also have a long-standing rivalry with Manchester United.
Although they have never won the Premier League, Liverpool have won 18 league titles; second only to Manchester United. The club has also won seven FA Cups and a record eight League Cup titles.
Liverpool are one of the most successful sides in Europe, with five European Cup wins and three UEFA Cup wins. In the 2005 Champions League final, Liverpool overturned a 3-0 halftime deficit to defeat AC Milan on penalties in one of the most memorable finals in the competition’s history.
Ian Callaghan holds the record for the most Liverpool appearances, with 857, while Ian Rush is the club’s all-time leading goalscorer, with 346 goals. Notable former players include Jamie Carragher, Kenny Dalglish, Robbie Fowler and Steven Gerrard.
Liverpool’s longest-serving manager in terms of matches is Bill Shankly, who managed the side from 1959 to 1974. Shankly took charge of 783 matches, winning 11 major honours in that time. Bob Paisley is the club’s most successful manager, winning 19 major honours during his nine-year reign at the club, including three European Cups.