As one of England’s most successful football clubs, Liverpool has a renowned team whose players are globally recognised for their accomplishments. Since its formation in 1892, Liverpool’s trophies and shields have decorated the walls of Anfield as a reminder to potential rivals that they’re a force to be reckoned with. But exactly how many trophies are there that exhibit the success of Liverpool FC?
Liverpool has won the following trophies, a total of 41 major trophies. It’s enough to make opposition shake in their studded boots. These include:
- 7 FA Cups
- 8 League Cups (a record)
- 18 League titles
- 3 UEFA Europa League Cups
- 5 UEFA Champions League Cups
They’ve also won a further 21 trophies including
- 3 UEFA Super Cup
- 15 Charity Shields
- 3 FA Youth Cups
This takes the grand total as of January 2019 to 62.
The club wouldn’t have been as successful if it weren’t for the 21 full-time managers that directed the team towards triumph. The most notable being Bob Paisley, who collected a total of 19 honour trophies throughout his career. Surprisingly, since its creation in 1990, they’ve yet to win a premier league championship trophy - much to the disappointment of fans. It’s likely that current manager Jürgen Klopp has the win in his sights to add to their already bulging trophy cabinet.
Their commitment to victory has led them to the 2nd highest number of trophy wins, nipping on the heels of Manchester United who’ve claimed a total of 66 honours. The unparalleled rivalry between these two teams is only set to intensify in the next decade, as fans watch closely anticipating Liverpool’s takeover of the top spot.
Noteable Trophy Wins
Their first of many European triumphs (1977)
The first win of Paisley’s career was an attempt to follow in the footsteps of the previous manager Bill Shankly, whose departure left the team looking a little worse for wear. However, Paisley more than made up for Shankly’s retirement. May 25th 1977 was the date that set a winning precedent for the club, pitted against accomplished German club Borussia Monchengladbach in the Euro Cup final. Paisley went on to win another 2 cups, remaining unrivalled in his success in European Championships until 2014, when Carlo Ancelotti took 3 cups under the watchful eyes of Madrid once and Real Madrid fans twice.
Liverpool’s latest League Cup win (2011/12)
What turned out to be a dramatic turn of events took place in the 2011/12 League Cup final between Cardiff and Liverpool. What was predicted to be a straightforward win became an unexpected penalty shootout, a tense face-off showcasing their scoring skills. The win was essential after a five-year dry spell since their last FA Cup.
The game ended with a 2-2 draw, keeper Pepe Reina was beaten by the Bluebirds to give Cardiff a two-point advantage. But, whilst Liverpool players continued to find the net, Cardiff missed their next two penalties which ultimately decided that Liverpool would take the win.