In 1892 the Everton Committee and the owner of the Anfield land, John Houlding, have a dispute. Everton moves to Goodison Park and John Houlding founds a new football club to occupy the Anfield pitch: the birth of Liverpool FC takes place. The club was initially called Everton Athletic, although the name was not recognized by the English Football Association and its name was changed to Liverpool FC.

In 1896 Tom Watson was the first coach to launch The Reds club towards success with victories in 1901 and 1906 in the Football League First Division.

In the 1920s, Liverpool FC won the First Division in 1922 and 1923. From then on, in that decade they will usually finish in the middle positions of the table.

In 1947 the Reds won again the First Division. But its performance was falling until the club was relegated in 1954 to the Second Division.

Liverpool FC 1955 team

Liverpool FC Team in 1955

The legendary coach, Bill Shankly, took over the team in 1959 and turned it into a winning team. How did he do it ?  He created a dynamic meeting to talk about football strategies and much more. These informal talks took place  around the Boot Room, a small space where the players' boots were kept. These meetings were attended by Bill Shankly, Reuben Bennett, Joe Fagan, Ronnie Moran, Bob Paisley and Tom Saunders. Four of them were coaches. Their knowledge rebuilt the team that was promoted to the First Division in 1962, won the First Division championship two years later and qualified to play in Europe for the first time. It was around this time when the Club's mythical anthem, "You'll never walk alone", began to be sung.

After these beginnings, the team stabilized. We highlight the FA Cup title in 1965 and the First Division title in 1966. They were also runners-up in the 1965–66 European Cup Winners' Cup

In 1971, the player Kevin Keegan arrived at the Club, and together with his colleague John Toshack, they would become the scoring couple par excellence. In 1973 The Reds won the first European title, the UEFA Cup 72-73, with Keegan scoring two goals in the final. Bill Shankly will leave the Reds in 1974 after winning the FA Cup.

After Shankly leaving the  club, Bob Paisley, who as we have seen before was part of the meetings in the Boot Room, will take up the baton and lead the Club to the highest by winning three Champions Leagues in 1977, 1978 and 1981.

We cannot forget the first treble in the season  1983-84. It was the time of an essential player for Liverpool, Ian Rush, with his goals, the Reds won the First Division, the League Cup and the Champions League. Nor should we forget the days of another player Kenny Dalglish. Below you can see reviews of these legendary players.

Already in the 90s after the triumph in the First Division in 1990 the era of the Premier League began, in the 1992-93 season. This period was not fruitful in terms of titles. It is the time of another exceptional player Steven Gerrard.

Liverpool win the 1989/90 First Division, will return to winning the league title 30 years later

Liverpool win the 1989/90 First Division

This brings us back to the 2000s, history that we leave for an upcoming blog as our intention was to concentrate on this one in the more distant history of Liverpool.


Ian Rush, born in 1961, remains Liverpool's top scorer in the history of the club with 346 goals. He played with Liverpool from 1980 to 1987 and his second period from 1988 to 1996. We highlight the 30 goals in 49 games he scored in the 1981-1982 season, goals that allowed the team to win the Premier League. This was the beginning of great victories in particular; 5 Premier Leagues, 3 FA Cups and two European Cups in 1981 and 1984. He also played for Juventus and other British football teams. He was a forward, with incredible speed, one of those players with explosive energy, he also managed to overwhelm the players of the opposing team in order to take the ball away from them and of course an avid scorer as shown by his records.

Kenny Dalglish was born in 1951. Except for his beginnings in Scotland's Celtic FC for eight years, he played his entire career with Liverpool, from 1977 to 1991. With Liverpool he lived the best time of the Club, that period the fans never forget. He won the European Cup three times, in 1978, 1981 and 1984 and a staggering 8 First Divisions.  He is one of the ten players who holds the record for the most championships won with  35! At Anfield they adored him, they called him King Kenny, he has been voted Liverpool's No. 1 player. He was a very fast football player, very skilled, with an impressive left foot and very imaginative in his game.

Kenny Dalglish - Liverpool FC

Kenny Dalglish, the player who shook the Kop

John Barnes, born in Jamaica in 1963. He played for ten years with Liverpool FC, from 1987 to 1997, where he left his mark despite the problems of racism he suffered at the club. And that being the black player who has played the most times with the English National Team. With the national team he scored 108 goals between the 80s and 90s. He also played for Newcastle and Watford. With Liverpool he won two First Division of the time, in 1987 and 1990 and two FA Cups, in 1989 and 1992.

We do not want to forget other players like Robbie Fowler or Steven Gerrard who are considered true idols of the Reds.

Liverpool FC shirts are legendary and are imbued with all the historical moments of this great Club. Today we cannot imagine Liverpool wearing a color other than red, as the first shirt, however in the beginning they wore half white and half light blue shirts, and dark blue shorts and socks. These kit were only worn for four seasons; from 1892 to 1896 when the Club changed to the legendary red shirt with white shorts and red socks.

A significant date is 1901 when the liver bird,  became the symbol of the Liverpool club, although it was not until 1955 when it was included in the shirts. As it happens in most of the club's crests, this bird appears on the Coat of Arms of the City of Liverpool.

On the other hand, it was his coach Shankly, who in 1964, with an exceptional idea, which the best marketing experts would have wanted to conceive, who dressed his players in a complete red kit; shirts, pants and socks.

We highlight several peculiarities of Liverpool jerseys: it was the first team to include a sponsor, the Hitachi brand on its jersey in 1979 and also to have a third kit, which started out as yellow, until this yellow shirt became the away kit, relegating its white jersey to the third kit.

Liverpool jerseys will have minor modifications throughout their history. They will go from the polo neck shirt, to the round neck or to the V neck shirt. The Umbro brand was for many years the brand that made the Liverpool jerseys, from 1974 to 1985 when Adidas began the collaboration with the Reds, and continued to make the Liverpool jerseys from 1985 to 1996. The Adidas brand will include in the total red of your shirts some very fine white stripes. This will be the beginning of small details that will emerge in the shirts always on the iconic red background. In 1987, Liverpool included their gray jersey as their away kit instead of the yellow one.

At this link Liverpool FC Classic Shirts you can access the information for each shirt and take a tour of the best replicas of the most dazzling Liverpool kits, one of the best football clubs in history. In a Red shirt you will never walk alone.