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Liverpool FC is one of two professional Football clubs in the Liverpool area, along with Everton FC, and is the most successful football club in British history. The dominated the English league for almost twenty years and now play in the FA Premiership.Originally the only team on Merseyside was Everton, but in 1892, disillusioned members of that club set out to create their own team - Liverpool Football Club. 1892 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Anfield is a football stadium in the district of Anfield, in Liverpool, England. ... Rafael (Rafa) Benitez Maudes, (born 16 April 1960 in Madrid, Spain), is a football manager, appointed on 16 June 2004 as the manager of Liverpool F.C. in England in succession to Gérard Houllier. ... The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays English Premier League for sponsorship reasons) comprises the top 20 football clubs in the league system of English football. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... This article is about the city in England. ... Everton F.C. is an English football club from the city of Liverpool and was founded in 1878. ... The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays English Premier League for sponsorship reasons) comprises the top 20 football clubs in the league system of English football. ...

The team was nothing special, and it wouldn't be until December 1959 that things really started to change. December 1959 signalled the beginning of the reign of whom many people believe to be the best football manager to have ever lived - Bill Shankly. When he took over, Liverpool were languishing in the old Second Division, but by the 63/64 season were in the First Division. That wasn't the only change, either, Shankly decided to scrap the blue kit and bring in an all red kit. He believed that the team looked defiant in their new colours. It took only two seasons for Liverpool FC to conquer the First Division, and many more titles were on their way. After Bill Shankly came another hugely influencial manager in Bob Paisley, who carried on with Bill Shankly's success and also took Liverpool to European success. Unfortunately in 1981 Paisley died suddenly of a heart-attack and the team was left with another one of the "boot-room boys" - Joe Fagan. He was successful, and won the 4th European Cup with Liverpool, but tradgedy in Heysel saw his reign come to an end. Liverpool's form started to slump with the arrival of Greame Souness as manager, and soon Liverpool's dominance of English football ended. It wasn't until Gerard Houllier was appointed in the late 90s that Liverpool started to show glimpses of their previous success.

Their home ground is Anfield, with a seating capacity of around 45,000 fans. They have the record for wins in the English league (18 victories), and have won the European Cup 5 times, they also hold the record for the most wins of the League Cup (7 times).

Their most recent European Cup victory was in May 2005, over AC Milan. Down 3-0 at half time, Liverpool rallied in the second half, led by captain Steven Gerrard, to win the penalty kick shoot-out after being tied with Milan after the second half and overtime. AC Milan is an Italian football club. ... Steven Gerrard Steven George Gerrard (born 30 May 1980 in Whiston, Merseyside, England) is an English football player with Liverpool F.C.. Gerrard was raised on the Bluebell estate in Huyton, Merseyside. ... In Association Football (soccer), a penalty kick is a free kick from twelve yards (eleven metres) out with only the goalkeeper of the defending team between the penalty taker and the goal. ...

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