Liverpool Football Club today celebrates its official 129th birthday.
It was on June 3, 1892 that the club’s founder, John Houlding, received the following certificate from the Board of Trade, which ratified the existence of his newly-formed team to play at Anfield.
The creation of Liverpool FC had actually started three months earlier, in March 1892, when an acrimonious dispute caused Houlding and his close associates to split from Everton FC and launch a new side to make Anfield home.
A clear mission statement was agreed upon: “That the club be called Liverpool Football Club and shall play under the Rules of the Football Association.”
Those intentions could begin in earnest from June 3, 1892 when Houlding and his friends were informed Liverpool Football Club and Athletic Grounds Company Limited was officially recognised.
And the rest, as they say, is history.
Indeed, history continued to be made during the club’s 129th year – Jürgen Klopp’s team lifted the Premier League trophy in July 2020, LFC’s 48th major men’s honour.