Liverpool FC News

Liverpool FC, more often referred to as just Liverpool, are a club based in…well…Liverpool, England. They are close rivals to other Merseyside club Everton, but are predominantly more well-received and successful than The Toffees. Liverpool’s main nickname is The Reds, paying homage to their typical red home kit. They play their home games out of Anfield Stadium, one of the most recognisable grounds in European football, built in 1884 with a capacity of 54,074 seats.

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Liverpool FC’s History 

Liverpool FC have played their home games at the Anfield ground since their founding in 1892. They joined the Football League just one year after their formation, and have never been relegated from the top flight of English football throughout their entire EFL career. Sparking an early rivalry with Everton came from Liverpool’s original name, Everton Athletic, which was disapproved by the FA and spurred them to change their name to Liverpool FC.

Liverpool’s first game was an 8-0 victory over Higher Walton in the Lancashire League. Their first game in the FA Cup was a 4-0 win over Nantwich and their 2nd was a 9-0 win over Newtown. It is safe to say that the early days of Liverpool were unrivalled. Their first game in the official Premier League, in the 1992/93 season, ended in a 1-0 loss to Nottingham Forest. The quality of football had greatly improved by this point.

Who Owns Liverpool Football Club? 

Liverpool Football Club is owned by one singular investing body, the Fenway Sports Ground, which also owns an MLB team, an NHL team, a NASCAR team, and a TMRW Golf League team. The Fenway Sports Group bought the club after Liverpool were threatened with bankruptcy following the 2010/11 season.  Other names within the investors list for Liverpool FC include basketball legend Lebron James, who owns a 1% stake worth upwards of $100 million.

Liverpool FC’s Manager 

Throughout their time in the Premier League table, Liverpool have only had 8 managers. Considering the EPL has been around since 1992 – over 30 years – this is quite impressive for a club. Managers who have had previous stints with Liverpool include Rafa Benitez, Roy Hodgson, and Brendan Rodgers.

Since 2015, Liverpool have been managed by Jurgen Flopp, who has guided them to some of their biggest achievements to date and continues to make the best decisions for both the club and the players. Klopp has managed the club for over 400 matches and still averages an above-2 points per game average. He is highly regarded as one of the best managers in world football.

Biggest Liverpool Transfers

As Liverpool have such an incredible pull and such huge investments, they are capable of buying and selling some top-shelf players without much thought. Throughout their years, especially over the last decade, they have let some huge players leave for big money, as well as spending top dollar for some of the world’s top ballers. Some of Liverpool’s biggest outgoing transfers include the following:

  • Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in 2017/18 for €135 million
  • Luis Suarez to Barcelona in 2014/15 for €81.72 million
  • Raheem Sterling to Manchester City in 2015/16 for €63.7 million
  • Fernando Torres to Chelsea in 2010/11 for €58.5 million
  • Xabi Alonso to Real Madrid in 2009/10 for €34.5 million

On the opposite end of the books, Liverpool have spent some large amounts on players that have managed to create great success for the club. These include spends like:

  • Virgil van Dijk from Southampton in 2017/18 for €84.65 million
  • Darwin Nunez from Benfica in 2022/23 for €80 million
  • Dominik Szoboszlai from RB Leipzig in 2023/24 for €70 million
  • Alisson from AS Roma in 2018/19 for €62.5 million
  • Naby Keita from RB Leipzig in 2018/19 for €60 million

Liverpool Drama 

As one of the biggest clubs in English, European, and world football, the spotlight is often on Liverpool and their players.. There have been some big bits of controversy involving Liverpool FC, and shockingly, two of the biggest ones involved the same player! Luis Suarez was first involved in Liverpool drama in 2011, where he made headlines for a racial scandal that involved him allegedly racially abusing a player from the opposing team during a game. The second piece of drama Suarez caused was in 2013, when he repeated his earlier offence of biting a player on the pitch. He had already done this once at a world cup match, sinking his teeth in Chiesa’s shoulder, but did the same to a player during a match against Chelsea.

Who Plays For Liverpool Now? 

With a huge net spend and lots of gravity surrounding the club, it makes sense that Liverpool would have one of the best squads in world football. Even the signings they have made over the last 2-3 years have added to their overall quality. In goal, Alisson remains the #1 choice, having served Liverpool since joining in 2019. On the back line, huge names like Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson, and Trent Alexander-Arnold make an appearance. Liverpool’s midfield is very deep, including a range of players like Jordan Henderson, World Cup winner Alexis Mac Allister, talented youngster Harvey Elliot, and new signing Dominik Szoboszlai. Liverpool’s front line consists of Darwin Nunez, Cody Gakpo, Diogo Jota, and Mohammed Salah.

What Have Liverpool Won? 

Liverpool have one of the most decorated trophy cabinets in English and world football. They have won the Champions League twice, the Premier League 19 times, the FA Cup 8 times, the Super Cup 4 times, and many other trophies, too. 

In terms of player awards, players like Salah have won Golden Boot awards, Klopp has one Manager of the Season, and plenty of other player accolades have been given to Liverpool team members.

Liverpool 2023/24 Season Prediction 

Balls Out Bet predict that Liverpool could have a very impressive season in 2023/24, despite their somewhat shaky 2022/23 season. With the new additions of players like Mac Allister and Szoboszlai, Liverpool could be one of the best teams throughout the coming year. We can see them finishing very comfortably in the Top 4, along with teams like Manchester City, which would therefore have them qualifying for the Champions League next year, too. 

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