Do you consider yourself to be the ultimate Liverpool FC supporter who thinks they know it all? We’d like to put that to the test…
Liverpool Football Club is one of England’s most successful and well-known sporting teams. It doesn’t matter if you are are a life-long supporter or a newcomer to the club. We reckon there’s plenty of interesting things you can still learn.
To help you out, we have provided a summary of some of the best statistics and facts about Liverpool FC.
Anfield hasn’t always been Liverpool FC’s home – rivals Everton FC were based at the ground before a rent dispute! This also happened to spark the founding of LFC…
Liverpool have never finished lower than 8th since 1963, the season they returned to the top division of English football
Robbie Fowler previously held the record for quickest Premier League hat-trick – an accolade overtaken by current Red Sadio Mane
The most bizarre injury? Not long after joining, Danish goalkeeper Michael Stensgaard dislocated his shoulder when setting up an ironing board
Think Liverpool have always wore red? Wrong! The club’s original kit was blue and white until 1896
The one and only Sir Kenny Dalglish became the first ever player-manager in English football
Liverpool FC fans can be heard singing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ on Pink Floyd’s Fearless song
Jerome Sinclair is the youngest player to make a first-team appearance while Sir Kenny Dalglish is the oldest (since 1964)
The very first match LFC played brought in a crowd of just 100 despite a stadium capacity of 20,000
Four Liverpool players were banned in 1915 following a match-fixing scandal when facing Manchester United on Good Friday
Liverpool have won five European Cups – more than any other English team
Bob Paisley is the club’s most successful manager having won 21 trophies during nine years in charge
The first ever match featured on the BBC’s Match of the Day highlights program involved Liverpool and Arsenal
Liverpool once held the world record for more expensive defender and goalkeeper at a single time – the latter of which was overtaken week’s later by Chelsea’s capture of Kepa Arrizabalaga
The Merseyside Derby is often dubbed the ‘friendly derby’ due to no segregation between fans, yet there’s been more red cards than in any other Premier League fixture!
Liverpool FC have won the League Title 18 times but are still chasing their first Premier League championship
Take Your Knowledge to the Next Level with a Tour
We hope this interesting article has enhanced your knowledge of Liverpool Football Club. That said, there’s always room for further improvement. Our Liverpool FC bus tour is the perfect opportunity for any Liverpool superfan. LFC City Explorer takes you right to Anfield Stadium where you can tour the iconic ground, visit the club’s museum and acquire a souvenir. Before arriving at the stadium you will witness fantastic views of the city of Liverpool.
If you consider yourself a Liverpool Football Club fanatic, you will no doubt be craving the opportunity to treat yourself and your kids with all the merchandise you can possibly collect. The club opened the doors to its new fan shop last year and it’s now bigger and better than the previous form.
So why is the Anfield superstore the best place to shop for any LFC supporter? Here are some of the best features of the new store.
Detailing the New and Improved LFC Superstore
Having celebrated its launch in August 2017, the new Liverpool FC club shop replaces the old shop which was housed within the stadium itself. The new flagship store is based on the corner of the Main Stand and the Spion Kop. Architects have designed the new structure to appear modern and innovative while taking inspiration from the expanded Main Stand as well as the original and current Kop.
At 19,500 square foot, the store is an incredible four times the size of the old club shop! With an ever-increasing demand, they have made sure to make the shop bigger and better in every way possible so as to accommodate an estimated one million fans each year. There are now 46 till points which is a staggering 130% increase, helping to reduce the checkout time for customers. Get your idol’s name or even your own name printed on your football shirt at one of 20 printing stations.
You can buy just about anything related to the club at this one store including exclusive products only available here. Get yourself kitted out with the latest branded clothing or pick up an accessory such as a football or even a Mighty Red replica. There is a VIP area where you can receive a personal experience when shopping for high-end items like signed frames and jewellery.
The superstore isn’t just a place for browsing the very products but has also been designed to make your visit an experience in itself. For instance, there’s the fan activation space which features a stadium-like seating area comprising of seats from the old Main Stand. The shop is booming on matchdays as thousands of fans from across the globe show their support – there’s even a DJ on-site playing music from multiple decades! On non-matchdays you can grab a few refreshments at the first floor cafe.
You’ve heard what it’s all about, but how does it look? Here are some of the best pictures from inside the store…
Looking for the very best way to travel to Anfield? Then you’re in luck because our tour bus is the perfect way to get to the stadium. The LFC City Explorer hop on, hop off bus takes you around some of the best sightseeing spots in the city. The bus stops right outside the famous Spion Kop stand at Anfield so you can visit the fantastic superstore as well as tour the stadium you’ve always wanted to visit.
Looking for a different type of kit to show your support as a Liverpool FC fan? Then you’re in luck!
Last year, as part of Liverpool FC’s 125th anniversary celebrations, the club released a brand new limited edition ‘Blackout’ home kit. This limited edition home strip featured the same base design as the 17/18 home kit but with a jet black twist.
Other features of the Blackout home kit design included an all black v-collar and accentuated sleeve cuffs, both with subtle detailing, including black on black elements such as the New Balance logo, 125-years club crest and Standard Chartered shirt sponsor.
The new pitch black home kit received a positive reaction in terms of appearance but the £90 price tag certainly divided fan opinions on social media. The kit also came along with a pitch black collection, featuring pitch black hoodies, trousers, t-shirts and long sleeve t-shirts. This version of the 17/18 home kit was available to purchase on the official LFC store from the 21st of September.
Following the huge success of the Blackout home kit, Liverpool Football Club have now announced an all-new version for the current season. The new home shirt again resembles the red 2018/19 kit but has been re-designed with an all black style. A two-button polo collar has been reintroduced to provide the shirt with a lifestyle look, while the linear jacquard striped design has been influenced by the landmark architecture of the redeveloped Main Stand.
The Liverpool FC ‘Blackout’ home kit is now available to purchase from the official club store.
Are you planning to visit the city of Liverpool and explore Anfield, the famous stadium of Liverpool Football Club? Or perhaps you have tickets for an upcoming match and want to arrive in style ahead of kick-off?
Liverpool isn’t a particularly large city but if this is your first visit you may struggle to find your way around. To help make your inaugural appearance a smooth experience, here are some of the ways in which you can get to Anfield Stadium, the home of England’s most successful football club.
How to Get to Anfield Stadium in Liverpool
Liverpool has a fantastic transport infrastructure and is one of the largest cities in the North West so getting to Anfield is relatively simple whether you’re travelling by car, bus, train or other. With Liverpool FC boasting millions of international fans, Liverpool is near some of the country’s largest airports and the city itself is very welcoming to visitors.
If you’re travelling to the city via train, Lime Street Station is located in the heart of the city and connects to railways throughout the country while Liverpool Central Station is just a short walk away. Whatever station your train stops at, Lime Street or Central, rest assured there’s plenty of places to visit within walking distance as well as a range of transport options to further your journey to Anfield. The city centre also happens to be an incredible destination to experience the build up atmosphere hours ahead of a big match!
As we mentioned previously, Liverpool is a perfect city for travellers coming into the city from another country. Liverpool John Lennon Airport offers routes from a number of countries throughout the world. When you arrive, you can continue onwards to the city centre via local bus, train and taxi services. Alternatively, Manchester Airport is just 40 minutes away via car and is one of the largest airports in the world so you shouldn’t have a problem finding a direct or connecting route.
Are you visiting Liverpool by car? Then you can access the city via highly-connected motorways such as the M57 and M62. However, parking around the stadium can be a big hassle on matchdays so we recommend leaving your car elsewhere and instead opt for public transport when travelling to the ground.
Once you have arrived in the city, the city centre is your best place for transport and there are a number of routes connecting to Anfield. One of the best ways to get to Anfield Stadium is without a doubt the LFC City Explorer Liverpool bus tour which stops right outside the stadium. This LFC bus has been designed to enable tourists to catch the best sights throughout the city including incredible views from Everton Park.
With LFC City Explorer, you are able to hop on and hop off at designated stops throughout the route, allowing you to take a sightseeing break before continuing your journey. This bus tour stops right outside Anfield Stadium before beginning the reverse journey towards the Royal Albert Dock Liverpool. Are you looking for more things to do in the city? Luxury Student Homes have included us in a list of the best things to do for students in Liverpool.
Ready to plan your visit to the iconic home of Liverpool FC? Buy your LFC bus tour tickets online today…
Your sightseeing bus tour in Liverpool just got even better. We’re delighted to announce a new stop to our LFC City Explorer bus route… the Shankly Museum!
The Shankly Museum aims to deliver an in-depth glimpse into the history that has made the club the powerhouse it is today. Fans can get a peak into the life of Bill Shankly, one of Liverpool Football Club’s greatest managers and the most iconic figure in the club’s history.
What Does the Shankly Museum Feature?
The Shankly Museum is a must-see visit for any diehard Liverpool FC supporter and is a relatively newcomer to the city’s football-themed attractions. The museum has been created with the help of Bill Shankly’s family who have supplied private memorabilia to provide a personal insight into the manager’s life. You can find the Shankly Museum at The Shankly Hotel on Victoria Street, Liverpool. The museum is situated within the hotel’s bar & restaurant so you can admire the historic memorabilia on the floor, walls and ceiling while dining.
Visitors to the museum can inspect a collection of never-before-seen artefacts including Bill Shanky’s original contract at Liverpool Football Club, a telegram from Neil Armstrong, the key to the famous Shankly Gates, and his This Is Your Life book. Also donated by his family are trophies, personal items, scouting books and clothing.
As you walk into the reception area, you will be greeted with a 30ft video wall showing moving images, quotes and photes from Bill Shankly’s career. This area has been designed to provide guests with a place to relax and read some of the letters penned by the manager himself.
Click here to find out more about the Shankly Museum.
Book Your Trip to the Shankly Museum
Now that our sightseeing tour has just got bigger and better, why not book your tickets today? Our hop on, hop off bus travels from the Albert Dock to Anfield, stopping at iconic locations on the way such as the recently-added Shankly Museum.
You’ve decided you want to explore a new city, but do you know which type of tour is best for your sightseeing adventure?
When it comes to choosing a sightseeing tour, your choice of transport could be by bus or walking. Each will have a number of differences which can affect the overall enjoyment of your tour and what you want to get out of the experience. You will have to consider what landmarks you want to visit, the distance required and your walking capability.
Bus Sightseeing Tours vs. Walking Tours
Here are a few reasons for choosing a bus tour instead of a walking tour:
Bus tours are able to cover more ground allowing you to tick off more attractions from your must-see list
Are you a complete newcomer to the city? You might feel quite uncomfortable walking around areas you know little about
The weather can be unpredictable, especially in Liverpool! With an open top bus you can catch the refreshing air upstairs or seek warmth and shelter below
Are you uncomfortable walking for long periods? Relax your legs while going from place to place
Catch a unique perspective of landmarks from a higher vantage point
Ultimately, a bus tour will get you greater value for your money compared to walking. You will be able to cover more ground over the course of a few hours and thus have the opportunity to check out a larger number of landmarks. This is even more of an efficient choice when you go with a hop on hop off bus, allowing you to combine the two. Simply choose when you want to relax your legs and learn about the city from an onboard tour guide. Then, when you’re ready, just hop off at a designated stop to explore the city yourself on foot.
With the LFC City Explorer tour bus, you will experience some of the best sights in Liverpool including incredible views of the city from Everton Park. Our open top bus takes you on an exhilarating sightseeing journey from the Albert Dock to Liverpool Football Club’s Anfield stadium.
By staying in the city during your visit, you won’t have to rush your itinerary and can retreat to your room after our exhilarating full-day bus tour. This allows you to check out the city in its full glory and ensures you don’t miss a thing. We recommended staying at one of the many hotels throughout the city, such as the Richmond Hotel, a luxury apart-hotel in Liverpool.
Are you interested in discovering Liverpool in style? To find out more about what is going on in the city, visit the Liverpool Noise blog. Click here to book an Anfield bus tour.
As anyone who has ever visited the city can attest to, Liverpool is home to a range of sightseeing hotspots each of which provide tourists and even lifelong residents with unmissable spectacular views of the city and beyond.
No visit to Liverpool is complete without taking in some of these incredible sights which is why we have compiled a list of some of the best views of Liverpool. With views stretching far and wide, you don’t want to miss an opportunity to head to these locations.
Don’t let the name distract you. Everton Park may possess some resemblance to Liverpool Football Club’s local rivals but it’s here where you will be treated to some of the best possible views of the city. Best of all, the LFC City Explorer bus even visits here!
Created in the early 1980s, this elevated park allows you to look down at Liverpool’s famous skyline. Catch panoramic views of iconic landmarks such as the Radio City Tower, Anglican Cathedral and Royal Liver Building. A perfect place to walk the dog or host a picnic during the summer months.
Ferry across the River Mersey and you’ll come across New Brighton, a seaside resort popular with Merseysiders. During its early history this town was initially known for its smuggling and wrecking reputation (some say the secret underground cellars and tunnels exist to this day!), but has since developed into a hotspot for a chilled day out.
Head to New Brighton beach and you’ll be able to witness incredible views across the water looking towards the famous Liverpool waterfront. When it comes to special displays and visits from huge cruise ships, you’ll struggle to find a more magnificent location to watch from afar.
River Mersey Ferry Cruise
River Mersey Ferry Cruise
Fancy getting a tad closer than New Brighton beach? Skip the land experience and go all out with a ferry cruise across the River Mersey. This option allows you to get more up close and personal with the waterfront landmarks while enjoying a lovely breeze.
The daily explorer cruises last nearly an hour and feature onboard commentary from an experienced tour guide. A cafe is available serving hot drinks and refreshments while indoor and outdoor seating is provided. Disembark at one of three terminals to explore more of what Liverpool and the Wirral has to offer.
Anglican Cathedral Tower
Anglican Cathedral Tower
Not only is the Anglican Cathedral one of Liverpool’s most iconic buildings with incredible history and architecture, but it is also the third tallest building in the city. Take the unmissable Tower Experience for an exclusive open-air 360˚ panoramic tour of Liverpool and beyond.
Did you know? Our partners at City Explorer have a combined tour experience where you can go on a river cruise AND a tower tour!
Book a tour to see the best views of Liverpool
Ready to go on a sightseeing tour? While heading to the world famous Anfield stadium, our LFC tour bus will visit some of the best spots in Liverpool including Everton Park. Make a booking today to confirm your place on an action-packed experience. Keep in touch with us on Twitter and Facebook to be the first to heard about more news.
Liverpool Football Club is one of England’s most successful teams having won 41 trophies including 18 League Titles and 5 European Cups since it was founded 126 years ago. But do you know the history of the club? It’s time to put your knowledge to the test…
The founding years of Liverpool FC
Founder of Liverpool FC
The iconic history of Liverpool FC begins in 1892, a number ingrained in the club’s famous crest. The club’s Anfield premises originally belonged to local rivals Everton FC until a dispute resulted in the blue team of Merseyside leaving to form a new ground at Goodison Park. With an empty stadium at hand, local businessman John Houlding made the decision to create a new football team – Liverpool FC. The rest they say is history.
The very first competitive match played by an LFC team was on September 3, 1892 where Higher Walton were handed a very comfortable 8-0 defeat. In the years to come, Liverpool were promoted to the First Division at first attempt and won their first Football League title in 1901. With more success following on and off the field, including back-to-back titles and an Anfield expansion, the club endured a more than stellar start to life.
The 1970s-1980s were fully of glory
European Cup Final 1984
It’s this timeframe that no doubt marks the club’s most successful period to date. Heading into the 70s, Bill Shankly’s love of the game and his charismatic approach brought a fresh lease of life to the club. Liverpool’s first taste of European success came in 1973 with a victory over Borussia Moenchengladbach in the UEFA Cup. Shankly’s resignation a year later was met with great sorrow but ushered in the Bob Paisley era where success came in many forms; 6 League Titles, 3 European Cups and 9 domestic trophies.
Paisley oversaw the beginning of Liverpool’s dominance in England and Europe and today remains the only manager to win three European Cups with a single team. Converting from player to manager, Kenny Dalglish took his hero status to a new level by leading the team to further success including their 18th and last League Title.
The 2000s brought joy & despair
Liverpool FC vs Spartak Moscow – UCL 17/18
What better way to bring in the new millennium than with a treble win, claiming the FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Cup under the leadership of Gerard Houllier. The Spaniard Rafa Bentiez took over in 2004 and his debut season will be remembered for delivering one of sporting’s greatest comebacks in Istanbul to win Liverpool’s fifth European Cup. Following a dismal turn of events both on and off the pitch, an intense battle for ownership reached fever point on October 15, 2010 when Boston-based Fenway Sports Group won the right to take over. Within a matter of months, FSG re-appointed Kenny Dalglish whom ultimately delivered Liverpool’s first trophy in six years.
The season of 2013/14 almost brought Liverpool fans the league title they’ve been desperately been waiting for but even the deadly combination of Suarez and Sturridge couldn’t get it over the line. Fast forward to the present and Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are displaying some of the best attacking football fans have ever seen, all under the roof of a magnificent new Main Stand. The future is optimistic and all connected to Liverpool Football Club will be hoping for a return to Champions League glory in Kiev this May.
Welcome to the LFC Transfer rumour roundup! Here are some of the hottest and most discussed transfers being talked about around the web.
Coutinho Linked to Barcelona (Again)
Surprising to no one keeping up with transfer rumours, Barcelona are rumoured to be prepared to bid over £110M for the want away star during the January transfer window.
Phillipe Coutinho put in an official transfer request during the summer and now wants assurances he will be allowed to leave the club at the end of the season.
Emre Can Exit Looks Likely
Emre Can has continued to stall on signing a new contract which expires this summer, meaning if he does not sign before the season’s end, he will be able to leave the club for free. To add insult to injury, he will be able to sign a pre contract agreement with another club from January.
Emre has stated that his decision to not sign a new contract “is not about money”
Unfortunately with each passing day, it looks more and more likely that Emre Can will leave on a free transfer at the end of the season, with Italian Giants – Juventus rumoured to be waiting to sign the defensive midfielder.
LFC Linked With Aubameyang
Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre Emerick Aubameyang has been rumoured to be reunited with Red’s Boss – Jurgen Klopp who previously worked with him during his time at the Westfalenstadion.
Dortmund are looking for a fee of up to £60M for the out of favour striker, and Chelsea FC are also rumoured to be interested in signing the player.
Liverpool Football Club has decided to rename the Centenary Stand in favour for the Kenny Dalglish Stand in recognition of his incredible contribution to the club as a player and as a manger.
Joined by his friends and family for the ceremony, Kenny gave this speech; “I’m hugely honoured to be recognised by Liverpool in this way. This is a club that means so much, not just to me, but to countless people who have contributed to it either through their ability as footballers, their passion as supporters or their commitment as owners and administrators. I just hope that the people sitting in the stand that bears my name derive as much enjoyment from watching Liverpool as I have had from playing for them.”
The decision to honour Dalglish was made by the club’s American owners, Fenway Sports Group (FSG)
Kenny Dalglish Hounours
Kenny Dalglish featured in 502 games as a Liverpool player in the years 1977 – 1990, scoring 169 Goals in all competitions as well as winning the following:
6x League Titles: 1978-79, 1979-80, 1980-1981, 1982-1983, 1983-1984, 1985-86
1x FA Cups: 1985-86
4x League Cups: 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84
5x Charity Shields: 1977, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1986
3x European Cups: 1977–78, 1980–81, 1983–84
1x Euafa Super Cup: 1977
Kenny managed Liverpool FC twice from the years 1985-1991 and again for a short period in 2011-2012
3x League Titles: 1985–86, 1987–88, 1989–90
2x FA Cups: 1985–86, 1988–89
1x League Cup: 2011-2012
1x Super Cup: 1986-87
4x Charity Shields: 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990
Kenny Dalglish’s contributions to the club were not only made on the pitch but also off it. During the Hillsborough Disaster of 1989 in which 96 innocent LFC fans lost their lives at an away game, Kenny provided support in the aftermath and the struggle for Justice to this day, highlighting his commitment to the club, fans, city and people of Merseyside.