Liverpool FC Team Biography
Nickname: The Reds
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After Everton FC left Anfield for Goodison Park in 1891, John Houlding formed Liverpool Football Club with only three players. The name or names to be chosen were Everton FC and Athletic Grounds, Ltd, or Everton Athletic, The football association would not let them use the name Everton. Their first title won by Liverpool in 1901 after moving to the first division in 1894.
The begin of the "golden era" happened in 1959, when Bill Shankly took the helm of Liverpool. Shankly led the the Reds to the First Division, where they have stayed ever since. In addition, he led Liverpool to a title in 1964 and later in 1966. He also handed Liverpool FC a FA Cup victory in 1965. Once Shankly retired, his assistant, Bob Paisley took over with the same amount of success.
Paisley's nine year reign at the helm of Liverpool, saw the Reds win twenty one trophies. Some of these pieces of hardware included three European Cups, six league titles, a UEFA Cup, and three league cups. Liverpool has remained on top ever since Shankly and Paisley have taken the lead, and have emerged as one of England's biggest clubs.
Liverpool's First Team Squad