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Liverpool Football Club are regarded as one of the biggest and most successful clubs in world football and is the most successful English team in europe with an impressive five european cups,3 UEFA Cups and 3 UEFA super cups,they have also won an impressive 18 league titles,seven FA cups and eight league cups which to date is a record in english football.
The club were formed in 1892 and joined the football league the following year,the club have played at the same stadium since being formed when neighbours and huge rivals Everton moved away after a dispute over rent.
Liverpool's most successful era's were the 1970's and 1980's where Liverpool were feared around the whole of europe,in this period Liverpool dominated English football and won plenty of silverware along the way.
In 1958 Liverpool appointed the now legendary manager Bill Shankly,it was he who transformed Liverpool and built the foundations for what was to follow for the club,he changed the way Liverpool played and rebuilt the backroom staff including bringing in two coaches who would go on to manage Liverpool to success in the future,Bob Paisley and Joe Fagan.
Under Bob Paisley Liverpool won 3 european cups with the first one arriving in the 1977 season where they also retained the league title but lost out in the FA Cup final,Paisley retired in 1983 and his assistant Joe Fagan took over and once again won the league and european cup in his first season as well as the league cup.
Joe Fagan resigned 2 years later after the shocking events of Heysel....playing legend Kenny Dalglish took over as player/manager and guided Liverpool to the league and FA Cup double in his first season....under his management the club won another three league championships and two FA Cups,he resigned in 1991,Liverpool haven't won the league title since.
Other memorable seasons to note were the 2001 treble winning season where Gerard Houllier guided the club to an historic FA Cup,UEFA Cup and League cup triumph,since then Liverpool have won the european cup for a 5th time under the guidance of Rafa Benitez where Liverpool went in at half time 3-0 down in the final against the mighty AC Milan,many people thought Liverpool were dead and buried but the second half resurgence has gone down in history and will always be remembered as the greatest comeback in european football history,Liverpool came back to draw 3-3 and went on to win on penalties sparking unbelievable pandomonium in the stands of Istanbul,since then Liverpool reached another european cup final but were beaten by Milan who gained revenge.
Norhtern Irishman Brendan Rodgers is now manager of the club after a few seasons in the wilderness,his pass and move technical football has excited many Liverpool fan who see Liverpool slowly getting back to where they once were.