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FC Liverpool – Founded by FC Everton president with the Scottish connection

Liverpool FC were founded in 1892 as a result of a dispute between the then Everton owner, John Houlding, and the club that he owned. Back then Everton used to play at Anfield, Liverpool FC’s iconic stadium, before a dispute with Houlding led Everton to move to their new home – Goodison Park.

With Everton moving out of Anfield, Houlding faced an ironic situation – he had a football stadium but no club to play in it …

This led to the formation of Liverpool which in its first season went on to win the title of English 2nd division after going the whole season unbeaten.

Since then, the club hasn’t looked back in terms of trophies as it has gone on to become one of the most successful English clubs in history. Apart from winning 18 Premier League titles, Liverpool have won 6 Champions Leagues, 7 FA Cups and 8 League Cups till date.

Currently, the club is under the ownership of the America-based Fenway Sports Group (FSG) with John W Henry as its Principal Owner and Tom Werner as the Chairman. Other notable figures at Liverpool FC include Director Mike Gordon, Chief Executive Officer Peter Moore, and manager Jurgen Klopp.

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Apart from it being the most successful English club in Europe, another reason why Liverpool are respected among other European powerhouses is the atmosphere its famous stadium Anfield recreates on European nights.

Described as a stadium All All which is " capable of making miracles " by former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, Anfield has played a huge part in the successes Liverpool have enjoyed in continental competitions.

From that famous 3-1 European Champions Cup quarter-final win over St Etienne in 1977 to their 3-0 demolition of Manchester City in the 2018 Champions League quarter-final, it is the power of Anfield which Liverpool to propel unthinkable heights.

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And it is not that miracles at Anfield - a phrase Liverpool fans use to describe the club's greatest comebacks at its home stage - are a thing of the past. Instead, as suggested by their 4-0 demolition of Barcelona in the 2019 Champions League semifinal, Anfield's much-famed atmosphere is here to stay.

Spine-tingling has been forced to pay homage to Anfield. For instance, while Pep Guardiola has rated Anfield's atmosphere as the world's best , Arsene Wenger calls it the most heated stadium in Europe.

Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United's legendary manager, went so far as to blame the atmosphere inside his Anfield for Pressing. Therefore, at a time when fans claim it is the highest bidder, it is stadiums like Anfield and clubs like Liverpool which are proving to be an exception to the norm.


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