On this day in 1892 Liverpool Football Club was founded.
125 years ago, to this day, after Everton vacated Anfield due to a rent dispute with John Houlding, the former club president was left with a ground but no team to play in it and so decided to start a new team; Liverpool FC. In their first season Liverpool won the Lancashire League and from there didn’t look back.
In the 125 years since the establishment of Liverpool the Merseyside outfit has won a massive 41 major first team honours (59 including Charity Shields and European Super Cups) making them England’s most successful side and one of the biggest names in world football. Over the years a number of wonderful, world class players have donned the Liverpool red, from Billy Liddel, Kevin Keegan and Kenny Dalglish to Fernando Torres, Luis Suarez and (of course) Steven Gerrard.
Even to this day Liverpool Football Club are synonymous with passion and success and their ambition in English football is hard to match. In spite of a slump in recent years the Reds look to be resurgent under Jürgen Klopp with a group of bright, new players looking to take Liverpool to glory. Let’s hope they do so, and here’s to another 125 years of blood, sweat, tears, passion and Liverpool FC.