Football News: By The Numbers: Liverpool


By The Numbers: Liverpool
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By The Numbers – Part 1: Liverpool

 

4 FA Youth Cup wins, the first coming in 1996 with a team featuring Michael Owen and Jamie Carragher. The last in 2019 on penalties over Manchester City.

 

1892 The year of the club’s birth, after Everton had a dispute with Anfield landlord John Houlding and went off to play across Stanley Park. Houlding set up Liverpool to play at the now empty Anfield.

 

41 The club’s oldest ever player was Ted Doig, who was 41 years and 165 days old when facing Newcastle United in 1908.

 

41 It was also the number of goals Roger Hunt scored in the 1961-62 season.

 

18 He was known as ‘Supersub’ for a reason. David Fairclough notched up 18 goals for Liverpool as a substitute.

 

38 At the age of 38 years and 55 days the great Billy Liddell became the oldest player to score for Liverpool. Liddell was so important in his time that the club were nicknamed Liddellpool while he played for them.

 

35 The club’s first transfer record was the £35 paid for Scottish left back William “Billy” Dunlop from Paisley Abercorn.

 

1959 A crucial year in the history of the Reds as Bill Shankly was appointed to replace Phil Taylor as manager. Shankly had previously been turned down for the role as he had wanted too much control for the Liverpool board’s liking. It was an appointment that changed history.

 

114 Liverpool’s most capped player is Steven Gerrard with his 114 England caps.

 

16 The youngest ever players was Jerome Sinclair who was just 16 years and 6 days old when he faced West Bromwich Albion in 2012.

 

17 Gordon Hodgson managed to notch up 17 hat-tricks while playing for LFC.

 

42 Taking penalties was just about the only time Jan Molby seemed to move out from the centre circle and he scored 42 of those during his Liverpool career.

 

1 Lancashire League titles before joining the Football League.

 

6 European Cups, the most of any British team.

 

18 Reserve Division One Championships. At one time the reserves actually meant more than just a way to get first team players fit.

 

1964 The arrival of the all-red kit appeared in November of this year. Shanks felt it made the team look more intimidating.

 

15 Charity/Community Shields, though 5 of them were shared with their opponent on the day.

 

5 In the 1961-62 season Roger Hunt scored this many hat-tricks for the Reds.

 

417 Phil Neal managed to set a record for most consecutive appearances between October 1976 and September 1983.

 

20 Mr Consistency Phil Neal also managed to win 20 trophies in his time with Liverpool.

 

346 The most first team goals is a record held by Ian Rush. 39 of them in the FA Cup and 48 in the League Cup are also club records.

 

75,000,000 The club’s record transfer fee which was spent on Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk.

 

1974 The end of an era as Bill Shankly handed over the reins as Liverpool manager to Bob Paisley.

 

245 Roger Hunt has more league goals than any other Liverpool player.

 

1 FIFA Club World Cup, taking until 2019 to lift it, despite taking part a number of times as defending European champions in the past.

 

21 The club’s longest serving player was Elisha Scott, the goalkeeper serving the club for 21 years and 52 days between 1913 and 1934.

 

4 The number of different managers who won the European Cup with Liverpool. Bob Paisley, three times, Joe Fagan, Rafael Benitez and Jurgen Klopp.

 

1901 The year of Liverpool’s first league title.

 

18 Or should that be 19? The number of league titles won by Liverpool.

 

7 FA Cups have ended up going up to Merseyside.

 

41 Steven Gerrard was the man to look to in Europe, as his club record total of 41 European goals shows.

 

17 Liverpool’s youngest ever goalscorer was Ben Woodburn aged 17 years and 45 days when he scored the second goal in a win over Leeds United in 2016.

 

1977 The year of Liverpool’s first European Cup win.

 

78 Ian Rush’s 78 League Cup appearances are a club record.

 

8 League Cups, 4 of them in a row in the early 1980s.

 

3 UEFA Cups under three different managers, Bill Shankly, Bob Paisley and Gerard Houllier.

 

1977 It was a big year for Anfield as the King arrived to take his place on the throne. Kenny Dalglish cost what now seems the paltry fee of £440,000 from Celtic and went on to become a legend on and off the pitch for the Reds. Initially he was wanted as Kevin Keegan’s partner, but Keegan’s desire to move on saw the Scot end up replacing him on the pitch and in the hearts of Liverpool fans.

 

857 Ian Callaghan holds the record for the most first team appearances with 857 in total. He also holds records for most league appearances, with 640, and most FA Cup appearances with 79.

 

2015 October of this year saw Liverpool take a huge step forward as Brendan Rodgers was sacked on the 4th and Jurgen Klopp brought in to replace him on the 8th.

 

4 UEFA Super Cup wins, 3 after European Cups and 1 after a UEFA Cup victory.

 

150 With the increase in European games, Jamie Carragher was able to create a new record for appearances in Europe.

 

4 Division Two titles. The Reds were not always a top flight team and won the second tier of the English Leagues 4 times.

 

20 Jurgen Klopp is Liverpool’s twentieth manager in their history.

Written by Tris Burke May 30 2020 12:56:35

 



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