Liverpool Football Club is a world renowned team which plays in the English Premier League. At the end of the 2015-16 season Liverpool finished in 8th place which for a proud team like Liverpool is a disappointment. Even so liverpool tickets are much sought after and the famous Anfield stadium with a 44,742 capacity is full for every league game. Plans are in place to improve the seating to 54,000 so liverpool fc tickets will be available to even more fans. Fixtures have been announced for the 2016-17 season. The current Liverpool squad consists of 5 goal-keepers, 16 defenders, 21 midfielders and 9 forwards, and include Daniel Sturridge, Philippe Coutinho, Jordan Henderson, Simon Mignolet and Christian Benteke.
The club was founded in 1892 and joined the football league the following year. Some 2,000 spectators purchased Liverpool tickets to their first match and the fledgling team went on to win the division and promotion in their first year. Eight years later the club achieved it’s first Championship Trophy. In 1914 Liverpool reached the final of the FA Cup but lost to Burnley. 1922 saw them winning their third Championship with 50,000 fans purchasing lfc tickets to watch the event. In 1928 one end of the stand in the Anfield ground was extended and a roof added. It was named the Spion Kop and could accommodate around 30,000 standing spectators, all of whom would have been delighted to purchase Liverpool tickets. The excitement and noise generated there has become legendary throughout football, and although the original stand has now gone, the enthusiastic crowd of fans continues to be known as The Kop.
It was a transfer fee in 1946 that caught the headlines for Liverpool when they agreed to pay £12,500 to Newcastle United for Albert Stubbins, a 27 year old striker who went on to play in 178 games whilst scoring 83 goals. Liverpool tickets must have sold very quickly as everyone would have wanted to see this expensive new signing. 1950 saw Liverpool reach the FA Cup final again, this time at the national stadium of England, but sadly they lost to Arsenal. Although Wembley had a 100,000 spectator capacity, the Liverpool tickets allocation was only 10,000 which was very low. To his great disappointment Bob Paisley, who played for Liverpool for 15 years, was left out of this game. He went on to become one of Liverpool’s most famous managers.
1954 saw the end of Liverpool’s 50 seasons of first class football and the start of eight years in the lower division. Sales of Liverpool tickets may have dropped as well, but the climb back to the top began in December 1959 with new manager Bill Shankly. Two years later, Liverpool won the League Championship for the sixth time, shared the Charity Shield, and entered European Football for the first time. During this season the team adopted the now familiar all red team colours which they were wearing the following year when they first won the FA Cup. Liverpool football tickets from that game must be collectors items now.
Trophies and achievements in Europe followed year after year for Liverpool. Tickets to any Liverpool game would have been sold within hours during this time. Those were the years when Liverpool Football Club enjoyed their most success.
The golden era for Liverpool Football Club lasted about 30 years from 1960 and the manager who began it all was Bill Shankly 1959-74. He was the first manager who was able to appoint his own team and he brought in players including Ian St John with another record transfer, this time for £37,500. His tactics paid off when Liverpool won promotion back to the top division at the end of the 1961-62 season. Any fan would have been delighted to have secured Liverpool tickets to watch the last game that season. Former player Bob Paisley became manager in 1974 and continued the glory days and so too did Joe Fagan 1983-85. There were never enough Liverpool tickets for the fans when Kenny Dalglish was appointed in 1985. Already one of the most popular personalities on the field, he began as player/manager and finished with a reputation as one of the greatest managers that the club has ever had. He also took over in 2011 for a year when Roy Hodgson resigned unexpectedly. Throughout all the ups and downs Liverpool fans have remained loyal to their club and Liverpool tickets will always be in demand, especially with the current manager Jurgen Klopp in charge.
Liverpool Football Club has honoured 22 former players in their Hall of Fame. The first two men, Harry Bradshaw 1893-1898, and Matt McQueen 1892-1899, played in the club’s first season to great effect. The most well known names from more recent years are Kenny Dalglish 1977-91, centre-half Alan Hansen 1977-91, left midfielder John Barnes 1987-1997 and striker Ian Rush 1980-1996, plus the most famous goalkeeper in Liverpool folklore Ray Clemence 1967-81.