Liverpool Football Club is an English professional association football club based in Liverpool, England. The club plays in the Premier League, and it is the most successful club in the history of English football; the club has won more trophies than any other English club. Liverpool Football Club has won a record eighteen First Division titles, and seven League Cups. The club has won five European Cups, which is an English record and the FA Cup seven times.
The club was founded in 1892, but had limited success until the appointment of Bill Shankly as manager in 1959. Under Shankly's management, Liverpool won three League Championship titles, two FA Cups and a UEFA Cup; the club's first European trophy. In the past 30 years, they have been one of the most successful clubs in English and European football; they won four European Cups between 1977 and 1984. The club experienced a lean period during the 1990s, but saw a revival when they won the treble in 2001, and the club's fifth European Cup in 2005.
The club traditionally played in red and white, but this was changed to all red in the 1960s. The club's crest has changed throughout its history, with flames added to the crest in honour of the 96 Liverpool fans who lost their lives in the Hillsborough Disaster. At the Heysel Stadium Disaster, 39 Juventus fans died when a wall collapsed before the start of the 1985 European Cup Final.
Liverpool F.C. has played at Anfield since its formation, but plans to move to a new stadium in Stanley Park, which is due to be completed by 2011. Liverpool has a large and diverse fan base, who hold long-standing rivalries with several clubs. The most notable of these is their rivalry with Manchester United, and Everton, with whom they regularly contest the Merseyside derby.
Some Player of Liverpool
• Diego Cavalieri
• Álvaro Arbeloa
• Dirk Kuyt
• Ryan Babel
• Javier Mascherano
• Steven Gerrard (captain)
• Andrea Dossena
• Sami Hyypiä
• Albert Riera
• Fernando Torres
• Fábio Aurélio
• Xabi Alonso
• Yossi Benayoun
• Jermaine Pennant
• Robbie Keane
• Daniel Agger
Fernando José Torres Sanz (born 20 March 1984) is a Spanish footballer who plays for Premier League club Liverpool and the Spanish national team as a striker.
He started his career with Atlético Madrid, progressing through their youth ranks. He made his professional debut in 2001 and finished his career with the club having scored 75 goals in 174 La Liga appearances, earning himself the nickname El Niño ("The Kid") during his time in La Liga. Prior to this, Torres played two seasons in the Segunda División, making 40 appearances and scoring seven goals. He joined Liverpool in 2007, after the club paid their record transfer fee to sign him and marked his first season with the club by being their first player to score more than 20 league goals for the club in a season since Robbie Fowler in 1995–96.
He is also a Spanish international and made his debut for the team against Portugal in 2003. He has since participated in three major tournaments; UEFA Euro 2004, 2006 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2008. He was unable to score for Spain during the 2004 tournament, but did so on three occasions in the 2006 World Cup. Torres scored the winning goal for Spain in their 1–0 win over Germany in the Euro 2008 final.
• Algarve Tournament: 2001
• UEFA European under-16 Championship: 2001
• UEFA European under-19 Championship: 2002
• UEFA European Championship: 2008
• Nike Cup top scorer: 1999
• Algarve Tournament Player of the Tournament: 2001
• Algarve Tournament top scorer: 2001
• UEFA European under-16 Championship Player of the Tournament: 2001
• UEFA European under-16 Championship top scorer: 2001
• UEFA European under-19 Championship Player of the Tournament: 2003
• UEFA European under-19 Championship top scorer: 2003
• PFA Team of the Year: 2007–08
• Premier League Player of the Month: February 2008
• Liverpool top scorer: 2007–08
• UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament: 2008
• FIFPro World XI: 2007–08