Liverpool are one of the more popular teams to bet on in the Premier League, and Liverpool odds are often subject to bookmaker special offers and enhanced odds.
Liverpool odds, like odds on every football team, can range from Liverpool outright odds to Liverpool match odds.
Liverpool odds for a top four finish are offered by most bookmakers and have been given as enhanced odds specials as well. With the Premier League being one of the most difficult leagues to predict and bet successfully on, there can be value to be found by looking at those clubs who have been hovering in and around of the top eight when looking for top four bets.
Liverpool start each season as one of the favourites to win a domestic cup competition. Odds on Liverpool to win the FA Cup are popular when the tournament begins for Premier League clubs in January of each year.
As well as match odds, transfers are another popular betting market. Liverpool’s recent transfer history is reasonably broad, with many players being signed for big money so odds on Liverpool signings are commonly offered.
Liverpool Football Club are one of the most successful football clubs in the history of English football. They play at Anfield, Liverpool and are currently playing in the English Premier League. Liverpool have played top flight football for 54 consecutive seasons.
Liverpool F.C history begins in 1892. Anfield was already being used as a football stadium by Everton, but after a disagreement between members of the Everton committee and John Houlding, who was president of Everton and also the Anfield owner, Everton moved out and Houlding decided to form a new team to play on his land. The Football Association officially recognised Liverpool F.C as a football team in June 1892. In its first season of existence, Liverpool won the Lancashire League and for the 1893/1894 season played in the Second Division.
Success instantly came Liverpool’s way and the club won the Division, and with it promotion, immediately. First Division title followed in 1901 and 1906 and after the suspension on football was lifted after the First World War, Liverpool went on to win two more title in 1922 and 1923.
The 1923 title was to be Liverpool’s last trophy for 24 years. The club had to wait until the 1946/1947 season to win silverware again, coming in the form of a fifth First Division title. However, this success wasn’t to last and in 1955 they were relegated to the Second Division.
Liverpool remained a Second Division side for the next eight seasons. It was during this period though that the club appointed Bill Shankly, one of the most famous and important men in Liverpool history, as manager. Shankly took over during the 1958/1959 season, and managed the club to promotion in 1962. In 1964, the club won its sixth top flight title and the season after Liverpool won their first ever FA Cup. Another league title followed in 1966.
The 1970’s go down as one of the most successful eras in Liverpool history. The 1972/1973 season saw Liverpool win both the First Division title and the UEFA Cup. Another FA Cup was added the season after. After managing Liverpool to ten trophy wins, Bill Shankly retired and Bob Paisley took over the reigns.
Paisley continued the success of his predecessor and in 1976 the club won another First Division and UEFA Cup title. Liverpool retained their First Division title the following season, and with it came their first ever European Cup win.
The following season brought with it another European Cup win and a season later another First Division title. When Bob Paisley retired in 1983, he had managed Liverpool to an incredible 21 trophies.
Paisley was replaced by Joe Fagan, and in Fagan’s first season in charge Liverpool became the first English club to win the ‘treble’, after picking up the League title, the League Cup and the European Cup.
However, during the 1985 European Cup Final, a haunting and tragic event took place. Before the match, there was a breach of security by a section of Liverpool supporters and they caused a wall to collapse which killed 39 football fans at the stadium. As a result of the Heysel Stadium disaster, English clubs were banned from playing in European competitions for five years, and Liverpool for six.
Kenny Dalglish, one of Liverpool’s star players during the club’s success in the 1970’s, became player/manager. He led the club to three more First Division titles, the last coming in 1990 and became the last time that Liverpool won a top flight title to date, and two more FA Cups.
Another tragic event struck Liverpool in 1989. During an FA Cup semi-final held at Hillsborough, the home of Sheffield Wednesday, Liverpool fans were crushed against the fencing around the pitch. This led to the deaths of 96 people. It also led to the Taylor Report, who advised that football stadiums should become all-seater arenas to lessen the chance of an event such as this of happening again.
Dalglish resigned shortly after and was replaced by his former teammate Graeme Souness. He led Liverpool to an FA Cup win in 1992, but the club couldn’t replicate their title winning form. Roy Evans took over and Liverpool added the 1995 League Cup to their already huge trophy collection. Another title win continued to elude them and Gerard Houllier eventually took sole control of the manager’s job after initially joining as co-manager.
In Houllier’s second season in charge, Liverpool won another ‘treble’, winning the League Cup, the FA Cup and the UEFA Cup. Another League Cup followed in 2003 before Rafael Benitez joined as manager.
2005 saw one of the greatest matches in Liverpool history. Having reached the Champions League final, they found themselves 3-0 down at half-time to AC Milan. In the second half, however, Liverpool miraculously came back to level the match 3-3, and eventually went on to win the game on penalties, winning their fifth European Cup/Champions League in the process.
The following season saw the Reds win yet another FA Cup. However, in the years following that Liverpool struggled, with performances on the pitch deteriorating and behind the scenes there were serious financial problems. Following the dismissal of Benitez and his successor Roy Hodgson, Kenny Dalglish returned but despite winning a record breaking eighth League Cup he was sacked after finishing a lowly eighth in the Premier League table.
Brendan Rodgers was appointed manager and took Liverpool to an inch of the title, eventually missing out to Manchester City. However, Rodgers became the latest manager to be sacked by the Liverpool board and was replaced by the highly regarded Jurgen Klopp. Klopp took his new side to the finals of both the League Cup and the Europa League, but on both occasions Liverpool were beaten, by Manchester City and Sevilla.
The Liverpool F.C badge first appeared on a shirt in 1950, used in the 1950 FA Cup final. The Liverpool crest has undergone many incarnations, eight in total, but all have used the image of the Liver bird.
The first Liverpool F.C crest to be used on standard kits came in 1955. The design was an image of the Liver bird encased in a circle with the initials L.F.C featuring underneath. This Liverpool badge was used until 1968.
In 1968, a new Liverpool kit badge was used. This was very similar to the old Liverpool crest but the circle was removed.
1987 saw the design of a shield, that has been used in one form or another ever since. The Liver bird stood inside the shield, and the words Liverpool Football Club were used in their entirety for the first time.
In 1992, a 100 year Liverpool anniversary badge was used on kits. This commemorative badge used an image of the Shankly gates at the top of the shield alongside the title of the most famous Liverpool supporters song, You’ll Never Walk Alone.
From 1992 to 1999, the Liverpool badge was similar to the commemorative badge, but also incorporated two flames as a show of respect and honour to the fans who died at Hillsborough.
A new crest was designed in 1999 and is still used today although not on the Liverpool jerseys. Very similar to previous badges, the colours were altered slightly to green Shankly gates.
In 2012, another badge was introduced solely for use on kits. Harking back to the original Liverpool crest, this features the Liver bird stood atop the initials L.F.C. The flames honouring the fans who died in the Hillsborough disaster and the number 96 feature on the back of the shirt.
The Liverpool crest meaning, the reason why the Liver bird is used, is because the Liver bird is the symbol of the city of Liverpool. Also used on the Liverpool Coat of Arms, it’s been used as part of the Liverpool badge since 1901..
Liverpool are famous for their all red kits, but when they first formed, Liverpool colours were blue and white. Red shirts began to be worn in 1894, along with white shorts and red socks, though black socks and red and white socks were also used intermittently.
Red shirts and white shorts were used up until 1964, when then manager Bill Shankly decided that an all red kit would be more imposing. Since 1964, every Liverpool home kit has been a red shirt, red shorts and red socks, though certain shirts in the 1980’s and 1990’s have featured white stripes on the shirt.
Liverpool away colours have varied over the years. The most common Liverpool away kits have featured yellow shirts, shorts and socks or an all white kit, but grey, green, black, navy and gold have all been used on Liverpool alternate strips.
Liverpool were also the first club to wear a sponsor on their shirts. In 1979, the club signed a deal with Hitachi, who were sponsors until 1982. Subsequent Liverpool sponsorship deals have been with Crown Paints, Candy, Carlsberg and Standard Chartered.
The Liverpool stadium is Anfield. Built in 1884, it was first home to Everton before a fall out between Anfield owner John Houlding and members of the Everton committee saw Everton move to Goodison Park and Houlding left with an empty stadium. He founded Liverpool to play at Anfield and the club have played their home games there ever since.
The Liverpool stadium capacity is currently 54, 074 which makes Anfield the sixth biggest football ground in England. It’s largest ever crowd was 61, 905 which was set in 1952, but after all Premier League grounds had to become all-seater stadia, the capacity was reduced.
The Liverpool stadium location is in the area of Anfield, Liverpool, Merseyside in North West England.
There have been recent proposals for a new Liverpool stadium. Stanley Park, located next to Anfield, was touted as a possible new site but after the takeover of the club in 2010 by Fenway Sports Group, these plans were thwarted.
Instead, there are plans for a Liverpool stadium expansion. Anfield has had redevelopment work completed on its stands, the most recent being the expansion of it’s Main Stand. The latest Liverpool stadium news is that the Anfield Road End is to be extended in the coming years, resulting in an increased capacity to around 59,000.
The Liverpool stadium tour is extremely popular, mostly with fans from overseas who visit the city of Liverpool.
Liverpool are renowned for being one of the most supported football clubs worldwide. Their success, particularly in the 1970’s and 1980’s, increased their fanbase dramatically. The Liverpool Supporters Club has over 200 official branches across the world, including Liverpool supporters in Hong Kong, South Africa, America and Australia. There are other notable fan clubs, Spirit of Shankly being one of the most well known.
Some supporters formed another club in 2008, called A.F.C Liverpool, so fans could watch a Liverpool team play without having to pay the increasing Premier League ticket prices.
The most famous Liverpool supporters song is You’ll Never Walk Alone. Other clubs have used this anthem too, but Liverpool’s version is the most well-known. The title of the song is used on the current Liverpool crest, on the top of the Shankly Gates and on official club documentation.
Liverpool have two main rivals - Everton and Manchester United. The Merseyside rivalry dates back to when Liverpool were formed amidst the dispute between John Houlding and the rest of the committee. This derby day rivalry isn’t as fierce as the Manchester or the Glasgow derby, with both sets of fans sometimes sitting together in the stadium. It has developed a reputation as being the ‘friendly derby’. On the pitch, though, you could be forgiven for thinking the opposite. Liverpool v Everton has seen more red cards than any other Premier League fixture.
Liverpool supporters have a much more explosive rivalry with the fans of Manchester United. This is said to have originated when the cities of Manchester and Liverpool competed against each other during the Industrial Revolution in 19th century England, but is more likely to have intensified in the 1960’s when both clubs were fighting it out for titles and competition wins. This continues to this day, with United’s ‘20 times’ a nod to winning more titles than Liverpool. Liverpool fans retort with ‘5 European Cups’, with the club winning Europe’s most prestigious club cup competition twice more than their United rivals.
The current Liverpool F.C owner is the Fenway Group, headed by John W Henry.
Liverpool F.C ownership history begins with John Houlding, who founded the club in 1892. Houlding became chairman and held this position until 1904. When Houlding left, John McKenna took over. In the subsequent decades, the position of chairman of the club changed a number of times until 1973 when John Smith took over. Smith became chairman, a position he held for 17 years.
During the majority of this period, the Moores family owned Liverpool Football Club. In 1991, David Moores became chairman.
In 2007, John Moores, who owned 51% of the shares, sold the club to George Gillett and Tom Hicks. This move was strongly opposed by Liverpool fans, due to the fact that although Liverpool themselves were debt-free, the holding company that Gillett and Hicks managed and of what Liverpool Football Club was its major asset, was massively in debt, and led to worries about the future finance of Liverpool itself.
Many of the holding company’s creditors took Gillett and Hicks to court in an attempt to force the sale of the football club. Their attempt was successful, and the current owners bought the club for £300 million in 2010.
The player who tops the Liverpool stats for making the most appearances for the club is Ian Callaghan, who made 857 appearances from 1960 to 1978. In terms of European appearances, Jamie Carragher played in 150 European matches, more than any other player.
The list of Liverpool player stats continues with their record top goalscorer Ian Rush, who in two spells at the club from 1980 to 1987 and 1988 to 1996 scored 346 goals.
Liverpool match stats also make interesting reading. Liverpool’s first game was a 7-1 victory over Rotherham Town in 1892. This was a friendly. Their first league game resulted in an 8-0 win over Higher Walton that same year.
Liverpool’s first Football League match took place in 1983, and resulted in a 2-0 win over Middlesbrough Ironopolis.
Liverpool’s record win came in Europe. In 1974, they beat Stromsgodset 11-0 in the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup. Their record defeat came in the Second Division in 1954, when Birmingham City thrashed them 9-1.
Liverpool’s highest attendance was 61,905, but the highest crowd Liverpool have ever played in front of was 95,446 in 2013 when Liverpool played a pre-season friendly against Melbourne Victory at the MCG.
The Liverpool shirt sales stats are impressive. Liverpool shirts are said to be the sixth highest selling in the world, with an estimated 800,000 shirts sold every year.
Liverpool have a rich history of some of the best players worldwide plying their trade at Anfield. Liverpool players numbers currently stands at 31 for their first-team squad, including Academy members who have been promoted.
The current Liverpool player of the year is Philippe Coutinho, who won the award for the second consecutive season.
Liverpool sides over the last few decades have included many international players. Liverpool players in the England squad began in 1897, when Frank Becton appeared for his country. Becton became the first Liverpool player to represent his country.
There is also a long list of Liverpool players at World Cups. The first Liverpool player to appear at a World Cup tournament was Laurie Hughes, who took part in the tournament for England in 1950. Steven Gerrard holds the record for the most appearances for England whilst being a Liverpool player at 112 international appearances, and also holds the record for a Liverpool players appearing at a World Cup tournament with 12.
The first Liverpool players to win the World Cup were Ian Callaghan, Roger Hunt and Gerry Byrne, who won the World Cup with England in 1966. The first non-English Liverpool players to win the World Cup were Pepe Reina and Fernando Torres, who won the World Cup with Spain in 2010.
The 1970’s and 1980’s were the most successful eras in Liverpool history. Some of the most famous and important Liverpool players of the 1970’s include Kevin Keegan, Phil Thompson, Ian Callaghan, Phil Neal and Steve Heighway.
Many players who joined the club in the 1970’s went on to play pivotal roles in their 1980’s success. Liverpool players of the 1980’s include Kenny Dalglish, Graeme Souness, Alan Hansen, Ian Rush, Bruce Grobbelaar and Ronnie Whelan amongst many others.
Liverpool’s players wages are said to be amongst the highest in Europe, with an estimated yearly wage bill of around £152 million, the fifth highest in the Premier League.
The current Liverpool manager is Jurgen Klopp. When Klopp was appointed in 2015, he became the 21st manager in Liverpool history. This number includes caretaker and temporary managers, including Phil Thompson who became temporary manager when then boss Gerard Houllier was hospitalised in 2001.
The list of Liverpool managers begins with William Edward Barclay, secretary manager, and John McKenna, coach manager,who managed Liverpool from 1892 to 1896.
There have been two managers who have managed Liverpool for two pells. The first was George Patterson, who was secretary manager from 1915 to 1919 and then again in 1928 to 1936. Kenny Dalglish was the second. Dalglish became player-manager in 1985, hanging up his boots in 1990 and working just as manager until 1991. Dalglish returned as manager in January 2011 and left the position in May 2012.
The Liverpool honours list is one of the most extensive worldwide. There are no Liverpool EPL titles to speak of, but it’s one of the very few trophies Liverpool are yet to win.
The Liverpool list of honours domestically currently stands at 18 First Division titles, the first in 1900/1901 and the most recent in the 1989/1990 season; seven FA Cups; a record eight League Cups and 15 FA Charity/Community Shields.
In Europe, the Liverpool titles list is just as impressive. Liverpool have won the European Cup/Champions League five times, the UEFA Cup/Europa League three times and the European/UEFA Super Cup three times.
Liverpool have won two trophies in the same season on seven separate occasions. In the 1983/1984 season and the 2000/2001 season the club won three trophies in the same season -1984 Liverpool won the First Division title, the League Cup and the European Cup and in 2001 they won the FA Cup, the League Cup and the UEFA Cup.
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