International Champions Cup Liverpool FC
In mid 2015, the club appointed the charismatic Jurgen Klopp as their new manager and under his guidance, they are rebuilding for the upcoming season. As part of their preseason training, Liverpool FC will travel to the US to take part in the International Champions Cup. Watch the team live in action, as they take on some of the best soccer teams in the world at the preseason tournament by getting Liverpool FC tickets today.
Liverpool Football Club was founded by John Houlding in 1882 and became members of Britain’s football league a year later. Anfield became the club’s home stadium, after its former residents, Everton FC moved to Goodison Park. The club has played its home games at Anfield each season since then.
In its debut season, the club won its first piece of silverware, the Lancashire League, which was a stepping stone to get into the Football League. They became members of the Football League Second Division at the beginning of the 1893-1894 season, and after finishing third, got promoted to the First Division.
The team won the first of their eighteen top-flight titles in 1901. In the following years Liverpool FC was a regular contender for the title and had won four titles by 1923. A period of relative obscurity followed for the club in which they were able to win only one title in forty years.
Legendary manager Bill Shankly’s appointment as manager in 1959 heralded in a new era for Liverpool FC. The Scotsman revamped the whole structure of the club and ushered in a new group of talented young players. Along with this assistant Bob Paisley, Shankly led the club to three league titles, two FA Cups and one UEFA Cup.
Upon Shankly’s retirement in 1974, Bob Paisley became the new manager of Liverpool. The former player, coach, physiotherapist and now manager had spent almost forty years with the club and helped them achieve unprecedented success during his tenure. He won six league titles, three League Cups, three European Cups (the most by one manager), one UEFA Cup and one UEFA Super Cup.
The 1970’s and 1980’s were undoubtedly the golden period for Liverpool FC. During the tenures of Liverpool’s two most beloved coaches, the club won eleven league titles and seven European trophies to become the most dominant soccer club in the world.
Rollercoaster of a ride
The 1990’s and 2000’s were comparatively disappointing decades for the club as they saw the ascendency of their arch rivals, Manchester United. The club has been unable to win a league title since they last won in 1990 under Kenny Dalglish. However during this period Liverpool was once again crowned champions of Europe, when they defeated AC Milan in a nail biting thriller in the 2005 Champions League final under manager Rafael Benetiz. Benetiz led the club to another Champions League final in 2007 where AC Milan awaited them again; this time however, the Milanese club triumphed 2-1.
After a series of up and down seasons, which saw multiple managerial changes for the club, Liverpool FC appointed Jurgen Klopp as their new manager. The charismatic, energetic German is one of the world’s most respected coaches and it is his job to ensure that Liverpool rejoin the ranks of Europe’s elite teams. His revolution at the club has already begun and it will be interesting to see how his team fares this season.
Liverpool is one of the most decorated clubs in English soccer. Their five European crowns are the highest won by an English club and their eighteen league titles are only second to Manchester United’s twenty. As one of the most supported clubs in world soccer, Liverpool FC games will probably be sold out when they play in the International Champions Cup. So get ahead of the curve and buy your Liverpool FC tickets today and sing the club’s famous anthem, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” to cheer on the team.