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  • 19th century

    • 1884: Anfield was built in 1884 on land adjacent to Stanley Park, and was originally used by Everton. - Liverpool F.C., Wikipedia.
    • 1892: Liverpool has played at Anfield since they were founded in 1892. - Liverpool F.C., Wikipedia.
    • 1892: They left the ground in 1892 over a dispute about rent with the owner of Anfield, John Houlding, who decided to form a new club to play at the ground. - Liverpool F.C., Wikipedia.
    • June, 1892: In June 1892 when The Football Association refused to recognise the team as Everton. - Liverpool F.C., Wikipedia.
    • 1892: The club was founded in 1892 and won five league championships between 1900 and 1947. - Liverpool F.C., Wikipedia.
    • October 15, 1892: Nantwich moved into the stronger Combination the following season and on 15 October 1892 hosted Liverpool in the Merseysiders’ first ever FA Cup match (Liverpool won 4-0). - Nantwich Town F.C., Wikipedia.
    • September 14, 1895: The 20 year old Allan made quite an impact for Liverpool after making his debut in a Football League Second Division match a 5-1 home thumping of Newcastle on 14 September 1895, he scored his first goal for the club 7 days later on the 21 September against Loughborough Town at the Athletic Ground. - George Allan (footballer), Wikipedia.
    • 1896: The longest-serving manager in terms of time was Tom Watson, who managed Liverpool for 19 years from 1896 to 1915. - Liverpool F.C., Wikipedia.
  • 20th century

    • 1900s

    • 1910s

    • 1930s

      • December 18, 1937: His final appearance came against Liverpool on 18 December 1937. - Joe Hulme, Wikipedia.
    • 1940s

    • 1950s

      • 1950: The club reached the FA Cup final in 1950, but lost to Arsenal. - Liverpool F.C., Wikipedia.
      • February 17, 1951: He made his debut for Bolton Wanderers on the 17 February 1951 in a home league match against Liverpool, it was a good day for Wanderers and Wheeler as they took the points in a 2-1 victory and after a descent debut he remained a virtual ever present for next year and a half. - Johnny Wheeler, Wikipedia.
      • December 13, 1952: He made his professional debut in a First Division match against arch-rivals Liverpool on 13 December 1952, slightly less than a month before turning 20. - Bill Foulkes, Wikipedia.
      • 1953: Liverpool were relegated to the Second Division in the 1953–54 season. - Liverpool F.C., Wikipedia.
      • November, 1953: He had a brief spell as an amateur with Wolverhampton Wanderers before joining Liverpool in November 1953. - Keith Burkinshaw, Wikipedia.
      • November 10, 1955: Liverpool manager Don Welsh was alerted to White and decided to signed him for £8,000 on 10 November 1955; he made his debut on 10 March 1956 in a league match at Oakwell. - Dick White (footballer), Wikipedia.
    • 1960s

      • 1961: Promotion to the First Division was achieved in 1961–62, and the club won the League for the first time in 17 years in 1963–64. - Liverpool F.C., Wikipedia.
      • October 4, 1962: Born in Liverpool on 4 October 1962, Foley began his career as an apprentice with hometown club Liverpool FC, turning professional in 1980. - Steve Foley (footballer born 1962), Wikipedia.
      • 1964: The rivalry is so intense that the last player to be transferred between the two clubs was Phil Chisnall in 1964, when he moved to Liverpool from United. - Liverpool F.C., Wikipedia.
      • August 22, 1964: The club appeared in the first edition of the BBC's Match of the Day, which screened highlights of their match against Arsenal at Anfield on 22 August 1964. - Liverpool F.C., Wikipedia.
      • 1965: Another League title followed in 1965–66, after the club had won their first FA Cup the previous season. - Liverpool F.C., Wikipedia.
      • November 1, 1965: Livermore began his career with Liverpool where he came through the youth system to eventually sign professional forms on the 1 November 1965 as an 18 year old. - Doug Livermore, Wikipedia.
    • 1970s

      • 1970: However, during his career, Rush could not surpass Roger Hunt's record number of league goals, which has stood at 245 since 1970. - Liverpool F.C., Wikipedia.
      • November 11, 1970: After four years at Cardiff City, he was signed by Bill Shankly for Liverpool on the 11 November 1970. - John Toshack, Wikipedia.
      • 1972: The club won the League and UEFA Cup in 1972–73 and the FA Cup again a year later; after this, Shankly retired and was replaced by assistant Bob Paisley. - Liverpool F.C., Wikipedia.
      • 1973: The Main Stand is the oldest part of Anfield, and has remained largely untouched since its redevelopment in 1973. - Liverpool F.C., Wikipedia.
      • January 5, 1974: He played alongside Elwiss in one of the biggest games for the club at the time when they drew 2-2 with Liverpool at Anfield on 5 January 1974, with Kitchen scoring one of the goals, before losing 2-0 in the replay. - Peter Kitchen, Wikipedia.
      • 1975: Paisley was even more successful than Shankly and the club won the League and UEFA Cup in 1975–76, his second season as manager. - Liverpool F.C., Wikipedia.
      • 1977: In the past 30 years, they have been one of the most successful clubs in English and European football; they won four European Cups between 1977 and 1984 and a fifth in 2005. - Liverpool F.C., Wikipedia.
    • 1980s

      • September 30, 1980: September draws to a close with Ipswich Town leading the First Division by four points over their nearest rivals Liverpool, Everton and Aston Villa. - 1980–81 in English football, Wikipedia.
      • September 26, 1981: Legendary former Liverpool manager Bill Shankly, 67, is admitted to hospital on Merseyside after suffering a heart attack, but doctors treating him are confident that he will make a full recovery. - 1981–82 in English football, Wikipedia.
      • August 2, 1982: The song's title adorns the top of the Shankly Gates, which were unveiled on 2 August 1982 in memory of the former manager Bill Shankly. - Liverpool F.C., Wikipedia.
      • 1983: Rush holds the record for the most goals in a season with 47 in 1983–84. - Liverpool F.C., Wikipedia.
      • 1983: Paisley retired in 1983 and (as Shankly had done) handed the reins to a Boot Room veteran, assistant coach Joe Fagan. - Liverpool F.C., Wikipedia.
      • December 10, 1983: The highlight of this spell at Coventry came on 10 December 1983 when his unfancied Coventry side achieved a 4-0 win over Liverpool, the top English club side of the time who went on to win the league title, League Cup and European Cup that season. - Bobby Gould, Wikipedia.
      • February 11, 1984: He made eight appearances in the 1983–84 season, scoring one goal against Southampton in December 1983, with the last one coming against Liverpool on 11 February 1984. - David Cork (footballer born 1962), Wikipedia.
      • March 16, 1984: He burst into national prominence with both goals in the first match televised live from The Dell against Liverpool on 16 March 1984. - Danny Wallace (footballer), Wikipedia.
      • 1984: They also won the League Cup in 1984 to complete a unique treble, a feat they repeated (albeit with different trophies) in 2001 when they won the FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Cup. - Liverpool F.C., Wikipedia.
      • February 16, 1985: York proceeded to draw 1–1 with Liverpool at Bootham Crescent on 16 February 1985, but lost 7–0 in the replay at Anfield; York's record cup defeat. - York City F.C., Wikipedia.
      • 1985: The only other branded shirts worn by the club were made by Umbro until 1985 and Reebok for ten seasons starting in 1996. - Liverpool F.C., Wikipedia.
      • 1985: Liverpool reached the European Cup final again in 1985. - Liverpool F.C., Wikipedia.
      • 1985: Kenny Dalglish was the first player-manager in English football when he was appointed in 1985. - Liverpool F.C., Wikipedia.
      • 1986: The club achieved a League and FA Cup "Double" in 1986, and has won the League and European Cup double twice, in 1977 and 1984. - Liverpool F.C., Wikipedia.
      • 1987: However, in 1987 an all grey kit was introduced, which was used until the centenary season of 1991–92, when it was replaced by a combination of green shirts and white shorts. - Liverpool F.C., Wikipedia.
      • February 29, 1988: February draws to a close with Liverpool still top of the league having stretched their unbeaten start to the season to 26 games, though their lead over second-placed Manchester United has been cut from 17 points to 10 points, they still have three games in hand. - 1987–88 in English football, Wikipedia.
      • 1988: The following season Liverpool finished third with 82 points—their highest total since 1988. - Liverpool F.C., Wikipedia.
      • October 17, 1988: Liverpool midfielder Jan Molby is found guilty of reckless driving and driving under the influence of alcohol, and is sentenced to three months in prison. - 1988–89 in English football, Wikipedia.
      • February 16, 1989: He stayed at Liverpool for another 18 months before being released and signing for Rotherham United on 16 February 1989. - Billy Mercer (footballer born 1969), Wikipedia.
      • April 15, 1989: Liverpool's success was overshadowed by the Hillsborough Disaster: in an FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest on 15 April 1989, hundreds of Liverpool fans were crushed. - Liverpool F.C., Wikipedia.
      • April 15, 1989: Many organisations were set up as a result of the disaster, such as the Hillsborough Justice Campaign, which represents bereaved families, survivors and supporters, who campaign for justice for the 96 people who died in Sheffield on 15 April 1989. - Liverpool F.C., Wikipedia.
      • 1989: The second was during an FA Cup semi-final in 1989 between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest, 96 Liverpool fans died due to overcrowding in what became known as the Hillsborough Disaster. - Liverpool F.C., Wikipedia.
      • 1989: This margin of victory was matched when Crystal Palace were defeated 9–0 at Anfield in 1989. - Liverpool F.C., Wikipedia.
      • 1989: 1989 also saw Liverpool involved in the most dramatic conclusion to a season of all time, with the club losing the title on goals scored and in the last minute of the season in a home defeat to eventual winners Arsenal. - Liverpool F.C., Wikipedia.
    • 1990s

  • 21st century


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