Liverpool Football Club

Liverpool Football ClubSince the inception of the club it has been known to correlate with glory and fame internationally. A giant in its own right the club did not depend on one given player to rise to freedom but was a consistent winner in many of the leagues by tactical prowess. Liverpool was founded in the year 1892 and has won many trophies and leagues since then. Most football English clubs were named after the city in which they were founded and Liverpool is no different. The club was however formed in peculiar manner. After Everton moved on to new home grounds in 1892 the president of the club found himself with the rights to an entire football ground but no team to play there. The practical leader took it upon himself to start his own club- Liverpool.

After forming the club it would go on to enter first division after just one season of playing in second division. The club players were a force to reckon with as they went into win several league titles in the years to follow of 1901- 1923. This would see it rise the ranks to one of the most revered clubs in England. Despite the clubs popularity it did not survive we after the post WW2 Era which would see a mediocre performance cause the team to be relegated in the year 1954 back to second division. This would take a turn for better tidings after they hired Shankly as manager.

Shankly Era

Though most football clubs would like to think that their players are the reason for all their success the coach behind the wheel is more suited for that praise. Shankly saw the team rise up from the ashes like a phoenix to be back on top of the table in the English football world. His methods were somewhat unorthodox and did not sit well with most people. He did however deliver results which cannot be said about most people in this situation. His first order of business was to lunch the entire Team A off. Starting from scratch and building a team that would bring success to Liverpool. After they made their way back to first division the team won the division league title in 1964. The team went on to win two more league titles in 1966 and 1973. The most impressive feat was winning their first European cup- the UEFA Champions league in 1973. Shankly retired the next year due to personal issues. He left the club to his assistant to manage.  Paisley the assistant did not fail the team as heed them to victory after winning three league cups and six league titles. They went on to win more UEFA CUPS and 3 European Cups.

Tragedy

In one if the Liverpool matches with Juventus, some unruly fans caused a walk to collapse in the stadium. Since Al the fault was placed on the Liverpool fans English clubs were banned from playing in European matches for 5 years. At least 39 fans died on that fateful day.

Since they could no longer play in the European games they focused on domestic titles but tragedy seemed to follow them. In a game against Nottingham Forest, more than 90 fans died in a crowd rush Less than 6 minutes after the start of the game. This is the worst stadium accident to date in English Football. The game was an FA cup semifinals.