In 1891, John Houlding purchased Anfield after Everton left the ground for Goodison Park after a 7 year tenancy. With an empty stadium and only 3 players remaining, Houlding formed Liverpool Football Club on 15th March.
• Div One: 1990, 1988, 1986, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1980, 1979, 1977, 1976, 1973, 1966, 1964, 1947, 1923, 1922, 1906, 1901
• FA Cup: 2006, 2001, 1992, 1989, 1986, 1974, 1965
• League Cup: 2003, 2001, 1995, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981
• European Cup/UEFA Champions League: 2005, 1984, 1981, 1978, 1977
• UEFA Cup: 2001, 1976, 1973
• UEFA Super Cup: 2005, 2001, 1977
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Liverpool FC are known as ‘The Reds’ due to the colour of the club’s home kit. Liverpool had originally played in red and white, but Bill Shankly introduced an all-red strip in 1964. He thought that it would make the team seem bigger and more intimidating, as ‘red is the colour of danger and power’.
Liverpool is the European Capital of Culture for 2008, and it's not hard to see why. Not only is it the birthplace of the Beatles and home of Liverpool FC, it's also a great tourist destination with more listed buildings, theatres, museums and galleries than any city outside London . Where else would you find a dedicated Beatles museum and a Tate gallery next to each other? This diverse, vibrant and laid-back city has the ability to make anyone feel instantly at home with its extensive history, modern tourist attractions and youthful vibe.
Find out more about Liverpool with our Liverpool destination guide .
Want to come and see your Liverpool heroes in action? Search for general sale ticket availability, travel packages and hospitality packages using the Premier League’s official ticket information service which lists every match (including cup competitions) over the next 28 days.
Ever wondered what it would be like to take a look behind the scenes at one of the world's most revered football clubs? Experience the history and tradition first hand, follow in the footsteps of the legends of the game and let your imagination run free.
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