In 1891.. John houlding purchased anfield after everton left the ground for goodison park after a seven year tenancy...with an empty stadium...and only three players remaining..houlding formed liverpool football club on 15th march 1892...Everton F.C. and Athletic Grounds Ltd, or Everton Athletic was to be their name but the football assocciation refused to recognise the team as Everton so thats how they became Liverpool after its city...
Liverpools 1st ever competative match was in the Lancashire League on the 23rd September 1892....they won their 1st title in 1901,after gaining promotion to the 1st division in 1894...
The appointment of Bill Shankly in 1959 was the beginning of a golden era for liverpool...he led the club to promotion again in 1962 and they have stayed there ever since..! The title was secured in 1964 and 1966 with a 1st ever F.A.Cup final victory sandwiched inbetween..! A year after winning the Uefa Cup shankly retired and Bob Paisley took his place.
Within 2 seasons...the reds won the league and the Uefa cup for the second time..within Paisleys 9year reign Liverpool won 21 trophies....inc 3 European Cups...6 League titles...a Uefa Cup and 3 League Cups.
Joe Fagan took over in 1983...he inspired Liverpool to the European Cup...League title and League cup in his first season.
Liverpool have maintained their status as a Domestic and European force since the Premier League began in 1992, rarely finishing outside the top positions...the club has won 7 major trophies since then. including the Champions League...Uefa Cup...2 F..A.Cups and 3 League Cups.
In 2001 we seen the Liverpool Reds win an unpresidented League Cup....F.A.Cup and a Uefa Cup treble..!
Under Rafa Benitez Liverpool has secured Champions League football in each of the last 4 seasons..
Premier League History
1993/94 - Roy Evans replaces Graeme Souness
1994/95 - Win League cup
1998/99 - Gerrard Houlier joins Evans as joint manager
Houlier takes sole charge in November 98
2000/01 - Win the F.A. cup, League cup and the Uefa cup
2002/03 - Win League cup
2003/04 - Houlier departs in May 2004
2004/05 - Rafa Beneitez takes over
Djibril Cisse joins for a record breaking £14 million
Win the Champions League
2005/06 - Win the F.A.Cup
2006/07 - Business men George Gillett and Tom Hicks become owners in a deal
worth £470 million
2007/08 - Fernando Torres becomes Liverpools record signing at an initial fee
of around £20.2 million from Atletico Madrid
2008/09 - Benitez ends rumour about his future..signing a 5 year deal.