Liverpool?s origins lie in a row between Everton FC and the owner of the Anfield ground, local brewer John Houlding.
In March 1892, Everton left Anfield and, within days, Houlding formed Liverpool Football Club and Anfield would be their home from then onwards.
A year later, they were elected to the Football League before adopting a strip with a red shirt in 1896.
From those unsure beginnings, the Reds grew to become the most successful English side in the history of European competitions having won the European Cup / Champions League five times.
They also won the UEFA Cup three times.
It was in 1959 that they appointed Bill Shankly as manager and the passionate Scot transformed the club in to a modern phenomenon as he captured the supporters? hearts and minds.
Urged on by the strains of `You?ll never walk alone` from the world-famous Kop, Liverpool enjoyed spells of domestic dominance.
During the 1970s and 1980s, they won 11 of their 18 league titles; first under Shankly and then when succeeded by his trusted right-hand man, the genial Bob Paisley.
The Reds have won the FA Cup seven times and the League Cup on a record eight occasions.
On the field legends include the likes of Kenny Dalglish, Ian Rush and Steven Gerrard.
The most tragic incident in the club's history came on 15 April 1989.
During a FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough in Sheffield, 96 Liverpool supporters were crushed to death after supporters were directed into an already overcrowded stand by police, with the victims subsequently defamed by officialdom, the government and media, notably The Sun newspaper.
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