Friday, July 31, 2009

Operation FC (Liverpool)

An, English football club which has been through many disasters and controversies over the years. Founded in 1892, this eminent football club has done well to cement its name in the Premier League's "Big Four".

Nicknamed "The Reds", because of the all-red traditional kit they have been wearing since the early 1960s, Liverpool FC has gone through many-a-hard times during its Premiership. May it be an exemplary case of football hooliganism in the 1985 European Cup final, when charging Liverpool fans led to the death of 39 confronting Juventus devotees upon the collapse of a rickety stadium wall or the 1989 Hillsborough disaster which saw the death of 94 Liverpool F.C followers in a human stampede which would be remembered as one of the most gruesome disaster in football history. Another dark time in the football club's history was its relegation to Second Division for almost six years (1953-1959).

BillShankly is Liverpool's most celebrated manager, under whose leadership the club broke free from the Second Division, and ended the 17 year League title dought in 1963-64 followed by two FA Cups, another League title and the UEFA Cup [1972-73]. After retirement Shankly passed on the reins to his assistant Bob Prisley who was to be the most successful manager of Liverpool during whose tenure the club went on to win six League titles, three consecutive League Cups, five Charity Shields and three European Cups.

The club's badge consists of a central "Liver Bird", holding an olive branch and placed inside a shield. Above the shield, the title of Liverpool's anthem "You will never walk alone" is graphically represented. The two flames on either side of the crest symbolize an eternal fire that will burn in memory of the Hillsborough disaster victims.

Eighteen English League Championships (a shared record with Man U), seven League Cups, seven FA Cups and five European Cups are the highlights of Liverpool's trophy cabinet. The renowned club also bagged a 'cup treble' in the 2000-2001 season.

Liverpool has played at Anfield (45,000+ capacity) since its establishment, although a newer stadium (Stanley Park Stadium) is under construction a few yards away from the present one, which will be the official ground of Liverpool from 2011 onwards.

The current shirt sponsors of Liverpool are a Danish brewery company known as Carlsberg. Signed in 1992, this is the longest running, current shirt sponsorship agreement for a top-notch English football club.

The most prominent rivalries of Liverpool are: Everton, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal.


  • Founded: 15th March 1892
  • Ground: Anfield (45,362)
  • Co-owners: Geroge Gillett, Tom Hicks (Both from USA)
  • Manager: Rafael Benitez (Spain)
  • League: Barclay's Premier League
  • Last Season Position: 2nd
  • Captain: Steven Gerrard (UK)
  • V. Captain: Jamie Crragher (UK)
  • Did You Know: The product of Liverpool's intense rivalry with Everton is the Mereyside Derby, which holds the record of the most player sent-offs in any Premier League fixture.
  • Official Site:
  • Current Squad:
    • Diego Cavalleiri (Brazil)
    • Jose Manuel Reina (Spain)
    • Charles Itandje (France)
    • David Martin (UK)
    • Martin Hansen (Denmark)
    • Peter Gulacsi (Hungary)
    • Glen Johnson (UK)
    • Daniel Agger (Denmark)
    • Fabio Aurelio (Brazil)
    • Alvaro Arbeloa (Spain)
    • Emiliano Insua (Argentina)
    • Jamie Carragher (UK)
    • Philipp Degen (Switzerland)
    • Stephen Darby (UK)
    • Martin Kelly (UK)
    • Martin Skrtel (Slovakia)
    • Andrea Dossena (Italy)
    • Steven Gerrard (UK)
    • Nathan Eccleston (England)
    • Albert Reira (Spain)
    • Xabi Alonso (Spain)
    • Yossi Benayoun (Israel)
    • Javier Mascherano (Argentina)
    • Lucas (Brazil)
    • Jay Spearing (UK)
    • Damien Plessis (France)
    • Nabil El Zhar (Morocco)
    • Steve Irwin (UK)
    • Fernando Torres (Spain)
    • Andriy Veronin (Ukraine)
    • Dirk Kuyt (Netherlands)
    • Ryan Babel (Netherlands)
    • David N'Gog (France)
    • Krisztian Nemeth (Hungary)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

good 'un dude...add me on facebook..just sent u a request..

Post a Comment