Our History

The story of LFC through the years

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2017

June 3

Liverpool FC celebrates its 125th birthday.

2016

November 29

Ben Woodburn breaks Michael Owen's 19-year-old record to become Liverpool's youngest ever goalscorer, netting the second goal in a 2-0 victory over Leeds United aged just 17 years and 45 days.

2016

September 10

The new Main Stand officially opens to fans as the Reds take on champions Leicester City at Anfield. A 20,500 capacity makes it one of the largest all-seater single stands in European football.

2016

May 18

Liverpool lose out to Spanish side Sevilla in the Europa League final. The Reds had overcome tough ties against Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund and Villarreal en route to the showpiece in Basel but lose out to the reigning champions in Jürgen Klopp's second major final in charge.

2015

Jürgen Klopp takes charge at Anfield

October 8

Liverpool Football Club announce that Jürgen Klopp has been appointed as the club's new manager. The German arrives at Anfield with a track record for success forged at Borussia Dortmund.

2015

October 4

Brendan Rodgers is relieved of his duties as manager after more than three years in charge of the Reds. The Northern Irishman joined LFC in June 2012 and oversaw a memorable title challenge in his second season, as well as developing many exciting young players.

2014

May 11

Heartbreak as Liverpool narrowly lose out to Manchester City in the race for the Premier League title, though they seal a return to the Champions League in the process.

2012

June 1

Brendan Rodgers becomes the 19th different man to take the managerial hotseat at Anfield after impressing with Swansea City.

2012

May 16

LFC part company with Kenny Dalglish following the conclusion of the 2011-12 season.

2012

Reds end trophy wait

February 26

Liverpool end a six-year wait for silverware with a dramatic penalty shootout victory over Cardiff City in the League Cup final at Wembley.

2011

May 12

Fenway Sports Group and Liverpool FC confirm that Kenny Dalglish has been appointed as manager on a permanent basis after signing a three-year deal.

2011

January 8

Roy Hodgson leaves the club by mutual consent, with Kenny Dalglish taking the reins until the end of the season.

2010

Liverpool FC sold to NESV

October 15

New England Sports Ventures (NESV) announces that it has completed the purchase of Liverpool Football Club. The sale to NESV - later known as Fenway Sports Group - who own a portfolio of companies including the Boston Red Sox, New England Sports Network and Roush Fenway Racing, had been agreed on October 6.

2010

July 1

Roy Hodgson is appointed the new manager of Liverpool FC.

2010

June 3

Liverpool FC part company with manager Rafael Benitez, six years on from the Spaniard first arriving at Anfield. A statement from Benitez read: "I'll always keep in my heart the good times I've had here, the strong and loyal support of the fans in the tough times and the love from Liverpool. I have no words to thank you enough for all these years and I am very proud to say that I was your manager."

2007

July 4

LFC smash their transfer record to land Spain international Fernando Torres from Atletico Madrid. 

2007

May 23

Agony for the Reds in Athens as they lose to AC Milan in the final of the Champions League.

2007

April 26

Liverpool's youngsters retain the FA Youth Cup, beating Manchester United in a penalty shootout to clinch the cup at Old Trafford.

2007

February 5

David Moores sells Liverpool FC to American businessmen Tom Hicks and George Gillett.

2006

August 13

Liverpool beat Chelsea to win the Community Shield at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

2006

Reds win 'the Gerrard final'

May 13

The Reds defeat West Ham United to clinch a seventh FA Cup in a game that goes down in Anfield folklore as 'the Gerrard final'.

The captain nets a brace, including a stunning last-minute equaliser, as Liverpool win on penalties after a thrilling 3-3 draw in Cardiff.

2006

April 21

Ten years on from LFC's first Youth Cup success, the club's latest crop of talented youngsters win the trophy as they beat Manchester City. 

2005

August 26

The Reds come from behind to beat CSKA Moscow in extra-time and win the European Super Cup in Monaco.

2005

The miracle of Istanbul

May 25

The most incredible night in the club's history sees a fifth European Cup added to the Anfield trophy cabinet. 

Rafael Benitez's men find themselves 3-0 down to AC Milan at half-time of the competition's showpiece fixture in Istanbul but produce a miraculous response to draw level in the second period before winning on penalties.

2004

June 16

Rafael Benitez arrives at Liverpool having led Valencia to two La Liga titles and a UEFA Cup in three seasons at the helm. 

2003

Academy products see off Man Utd in Cardiff

March 2

Goals from Steven Gerrard and Michael Owen help Liverpool overcome Manchester United to lift the League Cup in Cardiff, Gerard Houllier's sixth major trophy in three years.

2001

August 24

Liverpool become the only English side to have won five trophies in a single calendar year as they beat German giants Bayern Munich to win the European Super Cup.

2001

August 12

The Reds beat arch-rivals Manchester United to win the Charity Shield at the Millennium Stadium.

2001

Dortmund delight for treble-winning Reds

May 16

Liverpool's class of 2000-01 etch their names into the history books by securing a unique treble on a thrilling night in Dortmund as they beat Alaves to lift the UEFA Cup.

An unforgettable final finishes 5-4 after extra-time, with a golden own goal settling things in the Reds' favour.

2001

Owen double downs Arsenal

May 12

Michael Owen produces one of the great FA Cup final performances, scoring twice as the Reds beat Arsenal 2-1.

Gerard Houllier's side find themselves on the back foot for much of the match but two moments of brilliance from their homegrown striker settle it.

2001

February 25

Liverpool survive an extra-time scare to overcome Birmingham City on penalties in an epic League final and clinch their first trophy since 1995.

1998

July 16

Gerard Houllier arrives as joint manager, working initially alongside Roy Evans. The campaign is less than four months old when Evans makes the decision to step down, ending a 35-year association with the Reds.

1997

May 6

Michael Owen becomes the club's youngest ever goalscorer in the penultimate game of the season, netting against Wimbledon at Selhurst Park aged just 17 years and 143 days.

1996

May 17

Michael Owen and Jamie Carragher underline their immense potential as part of a Liverpool team that clinches the club's first ever FA Youth Cup courtesy of victory over West Ham United.

1995

April 2

Steve McManaman hits a magnificent brace as Liverpool claim a record fifth League Cup success at the expense of Bolton Wanderers at Wembley.

1994

The Kop's last stand

April 30

An emotional day at Anfield sees 44,339 supporters say a fond farewell to the standing Kop. Norwich City claim a 1-0 win on the day but, in truth, few fans are concentrating on matters on the pitch.

1992

October 18

Ian Rush writes himself into the Liverpool record books as he surpasses Roger Hunt to become the club's top scorer of all-time courtesy of a goal against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

1992

Thomas and Rush land fifth FA Cup

May 9

Ian Rush and Michael Thomas scores as Liverpool beat Second Division outfit Sunderland to lift the FA Cup at Wembley.

Rush's goal puts him out front as the top scorer in FA Cup finals, with the Welshman having netted five in three outings in the competition's showpiece.

 

1991

February 21

Kenny Dalglish steps down as manager of Liverpool FC after almost six years in charge.

The Scot had guided the Reds to three league titles, two FA Cups, a League Cup, a Super Cup and four Charity Shields after taking over from Joe Fagan.

1990

August 18

Liverpool fight back from a goal down to share the Charity Shield with Manchester United at Wembley.

1990

Reds clinch 18th league title

April 28

Liverpool clinch the title with two games to spare as they come from behind to beat Queens Park Rangers 2-1 courtesy of goals from Ian Rush and John Barnes. 

1989

August 12

Liverpool bring Arsenal crashing back down to earth as they claim a 1-0 victory over George Graham's champions to retain the Charity Shield at Wembley.

1989

May 26

Michael Thomas breaks the hearts of Kopites across the world by scoring a last-gasp goal at Anfield to secure a 2-0 win for Arsenal that sends the title to Highbury on goals scored.

1989

Rush nets twice as Reds win cup

May 20

The Reds lift the FA Cup for the fourth time in their history.

In an emotionally charged all-Merseyside final played just five weeks on from the tragic events at Hillsborough, Liverpool beat Everton 3-2 with Ian Rush scoring twice.

1989

April 15

The darkest day in the club's history. More than 25,000 Liverpool supporters travel down to Hillsborough to watch the FA Cup semi-final match with Nottingham Forest but 96 never return. They will never be forgotten.

1988

August 20

Just three months after having an FA Cup final spot-kick saved, John Aldridge goes some way to exorcising his demons by scoring a Wembley brace to help the Reds beat Wimbledon to the Charity Shield.

1988

May 14

Agony for Aldo as Liverpool lose the FA Cup final at the hands of the so-called 'Crazy Gang', Wimbledon. The striker's second-half penalty is kept out by David Beasant, who leads his team to a shock 1-0 victory.

1988

April 23

Kenny Dalglish's new-look Liverpool claim league title number 17 with some of the most exciting and exhilarating attacking football ever witnessed at Anfield. A side featuring Peter Beardsley, John Aldridge and John Barnes is acclaimed by some as the greatest in the club's history.

1986

August 16

Ian Rush strikes a dramatic late equaliser as the spoils are shared in an all-Merseyside Charity Shield contest at Wembley.

1986

Liverpool at the double under Kenny

May 10

Under the guidance of player-manager Kenny Dalglish, the Reds pip reigning league champions Everton to capture a 16th championship crown and third FA Cup success - the first league and cup double in our history.

Liverpool wrap up the title thanks to a King Kenny goal at Stamford Bridge on May 3, and then beat Merseyside rivals Everton 3-1 at Wembley seven days later, with Ian Rush scoring a brace.

1985

May 29

Liverpool meet Juventus in the European Cup final at Heysel Stadium in Brussels. Tragically, 39 fans - mostly Juventus supporters - lose their lives and hundreds more are injured.

A day of solemn remembrance for LFC, Juventus and the entire football family.

1984

Kennedy the spot-kick hero in Rome

May 30

Alan Kennedy is once again Liverpool's unlikely hero as Joe Fagan's men defy the odds to claim a fourth European Cup, seeing AS Roma off on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

The Reds full-back holds his nerve to fire home the crucial spot-kick in a shootout that sees Bruce Grobbelaar's 'spaghetti legs' cause Francesco Graziani to slam his penalty against the crossbar.

1984

May 12

Joe Fagan leads Reds to title glory in his first season in charge, with draws against Notts County and Norwich City enough to see Liverpool end the season as champions for the 15th time.

1984

March 28

A fourth successive League Cup victory for Liverpool in the first ever all-Merseyside cup final. Liverpool beat Everton in a replay at Manchester City's Maine Road ground after a goalless draw at Wembley, Reds skipper Graeme Souness scoring the only goal after 21 minutes to secure Joe Fagan's first trophy as manager.

1983

Reds win 14th title as Paisley bows out

April 19

Liverpool make it back-to-back titles as they beat newly promoted Watford to the league with an 11-point cushion. 

The title, Paisley's last before bowing out in the summer of 1983, is all but won by the end of March thanks to an astonishing run of 19 wins and four draws from 24 games.

1983

March 26

Liverpool come from behind to beat Manchester United 2-1 and win the League Cup in front of 100,000 spectators at Wembley, with Alan Kennedy and Ronnie Whelan the scorers.

As a mark of respect for the soon-to-be-departed Bob Paisley, captain Graeme Souness makes the great man go up first to lift the cup.

1982

August 21

Bob Paisley and co claim a ninth Charity Shield at Wembley, with an Ian Rush goal seeing off Tottenham Hotspur. 

1982

A 13th title heads to Anfield

May 15

A mid-season reshuffle sees the Reds go on a remarkable run in the second half of the season to seal a 13th league title.

Such an outcome appeared unlikely at the turn of the year, with Bob Paisley's side having endured an awful start to the campaign that featured defeats to Ipswich, Wolves and Southampton.

The boss subsequently took the brave decision to install Graeme Souness as captain at the expense of European Cup-winning skipper Phil Thompson - a decision that proved inspirational. 

1982

March 13

Liverpool pick up two trophies for the price of one as they beat Tottenham Hotspur after extra-time to clinch the League Cup at Wembley.

The Reds, who had already seen off Ipswich, Barnsley, Exeter, Middlesbrough and Arsenal, come from behind in the final to win 3-1 and take home both the old Football League Cup and the new Milk Cup trophy.

1981

Kennedy the hero as Reds beat Madrid

27 May

A left-back with a knack for the unpredictable emerges as the hero as Liverpool secure a third European Cup triumph in just five years at the expense of Real Madrid in Paris.

After 83 minutes of dour deadlock, Alan Kennedy throws off his defensive shackles to latch onto his namesake Ray's throw-in before unleashing a fierce left foot drive that flies into the far corner of the net.

1981

April 1

Alan Hansen is the unlikely matchwinner as Liverpool finally break their League Cup hoodoo to lift the trophy for the first time.

The elegant Scot lashes home the winner on 25 minutes to secure a 2-1 replay win over West Ham United after Kenny Dalglish had cancelled out Paul Goddard's early opener.

1980

August 9

Liverpool claim their fifth outright success in the Charity Shield with a 1-0 win over Second Division outfit West Ham - a team that had shocked the top-flight stars of Arsenal to win the FA Cup final in May.

1980

May 3

Terry McDermott becomes the first player to be named PFA Player of the Year and Football Writers' Footballer of the Year in the same season as Liverpool win the title for a record-breaking 12th time, beating Aston Villa 4-1 at Anfield.

1979

August 11

Business as usual at Wembley as Liverpool beat Arsenal 3-1 to win the Charity Shield. A Terry McDermott double and one from Kenny Dalgish sees the FA Cup-winning Gunners soundly beaten.

1979

Villa victory seals league triumph

May 8

The Boot Room boys gather for a drink having secured an 11th league title in record-breaking style, amassing a magnificent 68 points - a Football League record under the old two points for a win system.

At times Bob Paisley's side were irrepressible, with a free-scoring attack that plundered 85 goals in total and a defence that became officially recognised as the meanest back four in history, having conceded just 16 goals all season.

1978

Wembley glory as Reds beat Bruges

May 10

Liverpool become the first English side to retain the European Cup, edging out Belgian side FC Bruges in a one-sided encounter at Wembley.

Bob Paisley's men dominate from start to finish but are forced to settle for a 1-0 win with the new King of the Kop, Kenny Dalglish, grabbing the crucial goal.

1978

March 22

League Cup replay agony for the Reds as they lose out to Brian Clough's Nottingham Forest in a replay. 

1977

December 6

Terry McDermott strikes a magnificent hat-trick as Liverpool thrash Kevin Keegan's Hamburg 6-0 to secure the European Super Cup at Anfield after a hard-fought 1-1 draw in Germany.

1977

August 13

An entertaining goalless draw sees Liverpool share the Charity Shield with Manchester United. The most encouraging aspect of the game for the Reds is the performance of new boy Kenny Dalglish, who slots in perfectly.

1977

Kenny arrives from Celtic

August 10

Kenny Dalglish's love affair with Liverpool gets under way as he joins the club from Celtic. Fans still heartbroken by the departure of Kevin Keegan could not have foreseen what was to come from the influential Scot, but were witnessing a significant moment in the history of LFC.

1977

Reds conquer Rome to win European Cup

May 25

On a balmy night in Rome's Stadio Olimpico, Emlyn Hughes proudly holds aloft the greatest prize in club football - the European Cup. 

Liverpool overcome Borussia Mönchengladbach to clinch the prize, with Terry McDermott, Tommy Smith and Phil Neal scoring in a 3-1 win that marked the start of an unprecedented period of dominance by an English club in Europe. 

1977

May 21

Having already been crowned league champions, Liverpool suffer FA Cup final heartbreak at the hands of Manchester United. The defeat proves all the more distressing for fans as it prevents the Reds from winning an unprecedented treble. 

1977

May 14

Liverpool win a 10th league title, largely thanks to a home record that sees them claim an impressive 18 victories from 21 matches at Anfield.

Only Middlesbrough, West Brom and West Ham manage to escape the Reds' home ground without suffering defeat.

1977

'Supersub' downs Saint-Etienne

March 16

One of Anfield’s standout European nights. Liverpool recover from a 1-0 first-leg defeat at the hands of a classy Saint-Etienne side to progress to the semi-final thanks to David Fairclough’s famous goal.

1976

August 14

Liverpool beat Southampton 1-0 to win the Charity Shield. John Toshack proves the goal, scoring in the 50th minute to bring more silverware to Merseyside.

1976

A second UEFA Cup victory

May 9

A hard-fought 4-3 aggregate victory over FC Bruges gives Liverpool their second UEFA Cup title, and a repeat of the double Bill Shankly's team had managed three years earlier.

The Reds come back from two down at half-time in the first leg to win 3-2, and then fight back to claim a 1-1 draw courtesy of a Kevin Keegan goal in the second leg.

1976

May 4

The Reds go into their final league game of the season knowing that a point against Wolves will be enough to clinch a record ninth title on goal difference.

A 3-1 victory courtesy of goals from Kevin Keegan, Ray Kennedy and John Toshack ensures Queens Park Rangers are pipped at the post.

1974

September 17

Liverpool romp to a record-breaking victory over Norwegian side Stromsgodset, winning 11-0 in the first round of the Cup Winners' Cup.

1974

Shoot-out success on Shanks' swansong

August 10

Retired former boss Bill Shankly leads the team out for the final time at Wembley as Leeds United are beaten in the Charity Shield. Bob Paisley's team require penalties to clinch the trophy after a 1-1 draw.

1974

Paisley takes charge of LFC

July 26

Bob Paisley takes on a seemingly impossible job, succeeding Bill Shankly as manager of Liverpool Football Club. A taciturn football man, Paisley was an obvious if somewhat reluctant heir to the Anfield throne.

1974

Sensation as Shankly resigns

July 12

An era ends. At a packed Anfield press conference, Bill Shankly confirms that he has decided to resign from his post as Liverpool manager.

1974

FA Cup returns to Anfield

May 4

Kevin Keegan produces a magnificent performance to inspire Liverpool to their second ever FA Cup success with victory over Newcastle United at Wembley.

The diminutive forward hits a superb second-half double to lead the Reds to a thoroughly deserved 3-0 victory.

1973

Europe conquered as Reds land UEFA Cup

May 23

Bill Shankly makes it third time lucky as he finally gets his hands on Liverpool's first piece of European silverware.

The Reds defeat Borussia Moenchengladbach over two legs, winning the Anfield opener 3-0 before suffering a 2-0 defeat in Germany. 

1973

April 28

The Reds emerge triumphant from a three-way battle for the title with Leeds United and Arsenal.

A 2-0 win over Leeds in April, combined with a 2-2 draw for the Gunners at Southampton, all but hands the championship to Bill Shankly's men, who are applauded from the pitch by their opponents.

1971

Shankly defiant in defeat

May 9

The 1971 FA Cup final ends in defeat at the hands of a double-winning Arsenal side, but the day still proves to be a significant one in the club's history.

Upon returning to Liverpool, Bill Shankly puts on the most unbelievable show of defiance in front of the thousands of cheering Kopites who had lined the streets to welcome their heroes back from London.

1966

August 13

Returning World Cup winner Roger Hunt fires in an unstoppable 25-yard drive after just nine minutes to clinch a 1-0 victory over Everton and secure the Charity Shield outright for the first time in the club's history.

1966

May 5

Liverpool lose their first ever European final, suffering a 2-1 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the European Cup Winners' Cup final at Hampden Park in Glasgow.

1966

April 30

The Reds reclaim the First Division title with a 2-1 win over Chelsea at Anfield. Incredibly, just 15 players were used throughout this momentous campaign, with Gerry Byrne, Ian Callaghan, Tommy Lawrence, Tommy Smith and Ron Yeats all ever-present.

1965

August 14

Liverpool share the Charity Shield for the second consecutive year following a 2-2 draw with Manchester United.

1965

Anfield frenzy stuns Inter

May 4

Just days on from the Reds' first ever FA Cup triumph at Wembley, European giants Inter Milan arrive Anfield for a European Cup semi-final first leg. Bill Shankly sends out injured heroes Gerry Byrne and Gordon Milne to parade the cup before kick-off, whipping the Kop up into a frenzy. The atmosphere carries the hosts to a famous 3-1 victory but they are denied a maiden European Cup final outing in a controversial second-leg defeat.

1965

Ee-Aye-Addio! We’ve Won The Cup!

May 1

For 73 years, the FA Cup remained a notable absentee on Liverpool Football Club's roll of honour - that changed on the unforgettable afternoon of May 1, 1965.

The opening 90 minutes failed to yield a goal, leading to the first period of extra-time in a cup final since 1947. Goals from Roger Hunt and Ian St. John subsequently helped Liverpool to a 2-1 victory over Don Revie's Leeds United.

1964

Reds sport all-red kit for first time

November 25

In November 1964, Bill Shankly had an idea: to send his team out in all red.

In doing away with white socks and trim, Shanks thought his team would be more intimidating. As ever, he was right

 

1964

August 17

Welcome to Europe, Liverpool FC. The Reds face Icelandic outfit Reykjavik in their first ever European Cup outing and make a strong start as they claim a five-goal away victory. A 6-1 win at Anfield follows in the second leg, making for a remarkable 11-1 success on aggregate.

1964

April 15

The first piece of silverware of a truly historic season arrives as Liverpool and West Ham play out a 2-2 draw to share the Charity Shield.

1964

April 18

After a season of consolidation following promotion from Division Two, Bill Shankly completes a remarkable turnaround in the club's fortunes by bringing the League Championship back to Anfield for a sixth time.

The key points are picked up with a 5-0 win against Arsenal on April 18, 1964, a day when the turnstiles had to be locked an hour before kick off because the ground was already full.

1962

Reds promoted from Division Two

April 21

When Bill Shankly signed Ron Yeats in July 1961, he claimed with astonishing certainty that the centre-back would lead Liverpool back into the top-flight of English football. Within 12 months, the legendary manager was proved right. 

Promotion was confirmed with five games remaining thanks to a 2-0 win over Southampton. Eight years after Don Welsh oversaw one of the darkest days in the club's history, Liverpool were back were they belonged.

1961

May 2

Ian St John was one of two landmark Scottish signings for Bill Shankly in 1961, alongside centre-back Ron Yeats.

The club agreed to pay Motherwell a record £37,500 for a man known as The Saint, but repaid every penny in goals and assists over the next decade.

1959

Shankly signs in at Anfield

December 1

A date that will forever be etched in the annals of Anfield history - Liverpool Football Club announce Bill Shankly as the successor to Phil Taylor in the managerial hotseat.

Nobody knew at the time but the Reds were about to enter their most exciting era. Second Division mediocrity was to soon be a thing of the past as Shanks set about transforming the club's fortunes. Supporting Liverpool would never be the same again.

1959

January 15

Liverpool suffer the humiliation of losing to non-league opposition as they are knocked out of the FA Cup by Worcester.

1954

December 11

On a freezing December afternoon, Liverpool sink to a record 9-1 defeat against Birmingham City at St Andrews.

1954

April 24

Fifty consecutive seasons of top-flight football comes to an end. A 1-0 defeat at home to Cardiff City - a game which sees Billy Liddell miss a penalty - consigns Don Welsh's team to the drop.

1952

February 2

Anfield welcomes 61,905 fans for an FA Cup fourth round meeting with Wolves - a record attendance to this day.

1950

April 29

Liverpool suffer cup final defeat to Arsenal in their first ever Wembley outing.

1947

Reds confirmed as post-war champions

June 14

The Reds finish just a point ahead of rivals Manchester United to win the first post-war league title.

1946

November 23

Jack Balmer hits consecutive hat-tricks in matches against Portsmouth, Derby County and Arsenal - a feat that has yet to be bettered by a Liverpool player.

1946

September 12

A £12,500 transfer fee may not sound much these days but that's how much chairman Billy McConnell and manager George Kay agreed to pay Newcastle United for striker Albert Stubbins, a record fee at the time. Stubbins went on to score 83 goals in 178 first-team appearances for the Reds.

1938

February 16

Jack Balmer nets what is thought to be the fastest goal in Liverpool Football Club's long and illustrious history. Just 10 seconds had passed in the season's second Merseyside derby at Goodison Park when Balmer rippled the back of the net in front of 33,465 largely baffled spectators.

1928

Spion Kop gets a roof

August 28

The Spion Kop had already developed a reputation for being one of the most vocal stands in the country, but after undergoing a major revamp that saw it extended to 425 feet by 131 feet, it was transformed into an imposing sight for opposition players, housing up to 30,000 standing spectators.

The most important addition saw it topped by an iron cantilever roof, a feature that would act an as an amplifier for the deafening roars of a passionate crowd.

1923

Back-to-back title triumphs

April 21

Despite manager David Ashworth deciding to return to former club Oldham Athletic midway through the season, Liverpool go on to clinch the Championship by finishing six points ahead of Sunderland. Oldham were bottom of the League at the time of Ashworth's return, and indeed went on to suffer relegation.

1922

April 15

An opening-day thrashing at Sunderland's Roker Park hardly bodes well for a renewed assault on the league title, but Liverpool recover from the 3-0 reverse to bring a third Championship to Anfield. Despite losing two of the final three games of the season, Liverpool end the 1921-22 campaign six points ahead of second-placed Tottenham.

1914

April 25

Liverpool make their first appearance in an FA Cup final but lose out to Burnley.

1906

April 14

The First Division title returns to Anfield as newly promoted Liverpool follow up the Division Two title by running out as winners in the top flight the very next season. 

1901

Reds crowned champions for the first time

April 29

Just eight years after entering the Football League, Liverpool Football Club rise to the pinnacle of the English game with a title triumph that set the tone for future generations at Anfield.

1896

August 17

Tom Watson is appointed Liverpool manager. The Newcastle-born boss had taken Sunderland from obscurity to three league titles before Reds chief John McKenna made a financial offer he simply couldn't refuse.

1896

February 18

Promotion-chasing Liverpool bank a record league win with a 10-1 romp over Rotherham that had Anfield purring.

1894

April 28

Liverpool win promotion to the First Division at the first attempt.

1893

September 2

Liverpool play their first ever Football League game against Middlesbrough Ironopolis.

1892

September 3

Higher Walton are the opposition as Liverpool play their first competitive match - an 8-0 victory!

1892

Liverpool Football Club is formed

June 3

On March 15, 1892, John Houlding famously broke from the board of Everton to form a new club - Liverpool FC. The club was formally recognised by the Board of Trade on June 3, making it our official birthday.