Liverpool are one of the biggest football clubs in the world. Their real period of dominance was the 70s and 80s, but even though they haven’t won the top flight of English football since the 89/90 season, they have still managed to take home plenty of silverwear since that period.
Whether you are a Liverpool fan or not their trophy cabinet cannot be denied, and they are often worth a wager too.
From the Champions league to the various cups and of course the Premier League, Liverpool are regulars on our television screens.
That means that the bookies very often have some form of offer on the club, with enhanced odds promotions probably being the most common.
10 Liverpool Stats
Winning money and prizes on the Reds is great but how about winning kudos points from your fellow Liverpool supporters with these great facts?
- Anfield – let’s start with some history: rivals Everton originally played at Anfield before Liverpool was founded, at which point Everton moved to Goodison Park.
- Blue and White – the “Reds” originally played in blue and white before red was introduced in 1894.
- 7-1 – the first game Liverpool ever played was against Rotherham. The Reds (albeit in blue and white) won 7-1!
- Player-Manager – Reds legend Kenny Dalglish was the first ever player-manager in English football.
- Goals – Mo Salah has a long way to go to catch Ian Rush’s club record of 346 Liverpool goals.
- Italy is another country – not really a Liverpool fact per se but whilst we’re on the subject of Rushie, the Welsh forward has denied ever uttering the daft words ‘I couldn’t settle in Italy, it was like living in a foreign country.’ Rush claims it is an urban myth, probably started by a Liverpool colleague as a joke.
- More Goals, More Rush – Rush scored a lot of hat-tricks so here is our third fact on the great striker: Rush is the leading goalscorer in Merseyside derby games. His 25 is six more than Dixie Dean scored for Everton and more than double the 12 scored by Sandy Young, who is third on the list.
- Lancashire League – the Reds have won a lot of silverware, with six European Cups, 18 top flight titles, and seven FA Cups just for starters. But their first trophy was the Lancashire League crown – in 1893.
- Shanks – Bill Shankly “only” won three league titles for the Reds and never lifted the European Cup. However, his fame and respect was earned because he, more than anyone else, rebuilt the club after a fallow period
- Appearances – 1960s and 70s stalwart Ian Callaghan has played for Liverpool more times than anyone else. His 857 appearances 120 more than Jamie Carragher who is second with 737. Steven Gerrard is third on 710.