- Address: Anfield Road, Liverpool
- Country: United Kingdom
- Capacity: 61,000
- Opened: 1884
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Liverpool FC (football)
Extra stadium info – Anfield
The stadium is known as a venue for several events, like boxing, concerts, football, religious gatherings, rugby league and tennis. The famous Harlem Globetrotters, an exhibition basketball team, played at the venue named Anfield in 1958. The world famous venue opened as the home of Everton Football Club. Soon after Everton moved to another stadium, Liverpool Football Club was founded.
Liverpool FC was founded in 1892. The first-ever match of Liverpool Football Club at their current home venue took place on 1 September 1892. They won the game 7-1. LFC became one of the first sports clubs with 10 million followers on its main social media page. The club also became one of the first football clubs with a value of at least $1 billion. Liverpool FC is known as a club with world famous fans. The movie stars who where born as Angelina Jolie Voight, Daniel Wroughton Craig and Samuel Leroy Jackson became some of those world famous fans. Robyn Rihanna Fenty, who became the wealthiest female musician in the world, also became a world famous fan of Liverpool FC.
Everton and Manchester United
The rivalry between Liverpool FC and Everton is famous. The rivalry has intensified on and off the field. Many red cards were given in Premier League matches between LFC and Everton. Liverpool FC also has a world famous rivalry with Manchester United, the first English football club with multiple world championship titles. In 2013, Manchester United became the first English football club with 20 domestic top-flight football league titles.
English football champions
In 1901, Liverpool FC were crowned English football champions for the first time in their history. They drew an average attendance of 15,000 in 17 home games in that domestic league season. In 1977, Liverpool FC became the first English football club with 10 top-division titles. They drew an average attendance of 47,000 in 21 home games in that domestic league season. LFC won the top-flight football league of England 18 times in the 20th century. In 2020, they won their first title in the 21th century.
The FA Cup
In 1914, Liverpool Football Club faced Burnley Football Club in their first-ever FA Cup final. Burnley FC won the match 1-0, which took place in London in front of a crowd of 72,000. LFC played in their second FA Cup final in 1950. Arsenal Football Club won the final, which took place in London, 2-0. Liverpool FC won the FA Cup in 1965 for the first time in their history after beating Leeds United in London.
The European championship for football clubs
Liverpool FC won their first-ever European championship title in 1977 after beating the German side Borussia Mönchengladbach. The final between LFC and Borussia Mönchengladbach took place in the Italian city of Rome in front of a crowd of 52,000. Liverpool FC became the first British club to win the European championship for football clubs five times. They won their fifth European championship title after defeating AC Milan from the Italian Republic in the 2005 UEFA Champions League final. 72,000 people showed up for the match, which took place in the Turkish city of Istanbul. AC Milan reached the final after defeating PSV from Eindhoven and Liverpool FC reached the final after defeating Chelsea Football Club from London.
The UEFA Super Cup
LFC won the competition which is currently known as the UEFA Super Cup in 1977 for the first time in their history. They faced the German club Hamburger SV twice in the competition. The first leg, which took place in Hamburg in front of 16,000 spectators, ended in a 1-1 draw. The second leg, which took place at Anfield in front of 34,000 fans, ended in a 6-0 victory for Liverpool FC. Terence McDermott scored three goals in the game.
The 2019 FIFA Club World Cup final
On 21 December 2019, Liverpool Football Club won their first-ever world championship title. Jürgen Norbert Klopp was the manager of Liverpool FC that day. He started with Álisson Ramsés Becker, Alexander Mark David Oxlade-Chamberlain, Andrew Henry Robertson, Jordan Brian Henderson, Joseph Dave Gomez, Mohamed Salah Hamed Mahrous Ghaly, Naby Laye Keïta, Roberto Firmino Barbosa de Oliveira, Sadio Mané, Trent John Alexander-Arnold and Virgil van Dijk in the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup final. Liverpool FC won the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup after beating Clube de Regatas do Flamengo from Brazil in Qatar. 45,000 spectators showed up for the match. Roberto Firmino Barbosa de Oliveira, who was born in Brazil in 1991, scored the only goal in the final.
Other 2019 FIFA Club World Cup games
Liverpool FC faced the Mexican side CF Monterrey in the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup semi-finals. Naby Laye Keïta and Roberto Firmino Barbosa de Oliveira both scored once against CF Monterrey in the semi-finals. Rogelio Gabriel Funes Mori scored the only goal for CF Monterrey in the semi-finals. Flamengo reached the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup final after defeating Al-Hilal from Saudi Arabia 3-1. On 21 December 2019, the Mexican side CF Monterrey finished third place in the world championship after beating Al-Hilal in a penalty shoot-out.
Roger Hunt, who was born in the United Kingdom in 1938, signed with Liverpool FC in 1958. He left the club in 1969. Hunt scored 244 goals in 404 domestic league matches for LFC. It became a record for Liverpool Football Club. In 1966, Roger Hunt played in the FIFA World Cup final. He won the final, which took place in London in front of 96,000 spectators, with the national football team of England. Hunt scored three goals in the 1966 FIFA World Cup.
Ian Robert Callaghan
Ian Robert Callaghan is one of the former players of Liverpool FC. He was born in the city of Liverpool in 1942. Callaghan played 640 domestic league games for Liverpool FC between 1959 and 1978. It became a record for LFC. The former midfielder Ian Robert Callaghan scored 49 goals in those 640 matches. In 1977, he played in the first-ever European championship final involving Liverpool Football Club.
In 2013, Liverpool FC faced Melbourne Victory from Australia in Australia. 95,000 people showed up for the game. It became the largest crowd for a football match in Victoria at the time. It also became the best-attended game involving LFC outside Europe. In 2018, the record was broken when Liverpool FC faced Manchester United in the United States of America in front of 101,000 spectators. The record-breaking game took place in Michigan.
A stadium disaster in Brussels
On 29 May 1985, Liverpool FC faced the Italian club Juventus in the final of the European championship for football clubs. The Italians won the game, which took place in the Belgian city of Brussels, 1-0. Before the European championship final started, football fans were pressed against a wall. This led to various deaths and injuries. The stadium disaster resulted in a five-year ban for English football clubs from European competitions.
The Hillsborough disaster
An FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool Football Club and Nottingham Forest Football Club took place in Sheffield on 15 April 1989. Various LFC fans were crushed to death during the game. The fatal human crush also led to hundreds of fans with injuries. The Hillsborough disaster became the deadliest stadium disaster in the United Kingdom. The human crush led to new safety rules. At the 1989 FA Cup final between Liverpool FC and rivals Everton FC, the players from both teams wore black armbands as a gesture of respect to the victims of the Hillsborough disaster.