Liverpool football club, known simply as The Reds, are the biggest club in the city they are named after, based on Merseyside in England. In fact, they are one of the biggest clubs in England and are steeped in history at home and in Europe.
Liverpool have a history of trophies that is the envy of almost everybody in Europe. No English club has won the European Cup (or Champions League) more than their six times, the latest of which came in May, and they have won no fewer than 18 league titles. Curiously, though, they have never won the Premier League, with their last title victory coming in 1990. They used to hold the record but that has since been overtaken by Manchester United, who have 20 to their name. They have lifted the FA Cup seven times, most recently in 2006, and the League Cup eight times, the last of those coming in 2012.
There have been so many notable players and managers in the past, but arguably the most important are Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley, who oversaw their almost unchallenged dominance in the 1970s and 1980s. Rafael Benitez is their most successful modern manager, overseeing that Champions League and FA Cup double in successive campaigns, 2004/05 and 2005/06. In terms of players, both Kenny Dalglish and Steven Gerrard deserve mentions, but their all time top goalscorer is Ian Rush, who scored 346 goals in two spells at Anfield. Ian Callaghan, a midfielder, is their record appearance maker with 640 between 1959-1978.
Goalkeepers: Alisson, Adrian
Defenders: Nathaniel Clyne, Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andy Robertson, Joel Matip, Dejan Lovren
Midfielders: James Milner, Georginio Wijnaldum, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita, Adam Lallana, Fabinho
Forwards: Roberto Firmino, Divock Origi, Sadio Mane, Xherdan Shaqiri, Mohamed Salah
Last season, Liverpool exceeded most expectations. After Jürgen Klopp’s major summer spending spree, the Reds took Manchester City all the way to the wire in the Premier League title race, losing out on the final day but amassing 97 points. That was a total that would have won the crown in every season but the last two, and the question is now whether Klopp’s men can challenge again or go one better. But they weren’t too disappointed at the end of the last campaign, ending it by lifting a sixth Champions League crown with a win over Tottenham.
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Mohamed Salah top goalscorer @ 9/2
Top two finish @ 1/14
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