Champions (18): 1900–01, 1905–06, 1921–22, 1922–23, 1946–47, 1963–64, 1965–66, 1972–73, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1981–82,1982–83, 1983–84, 1985–86, 1987–88, 1989–90
FA Cup (7): 1965, 1974, 1986, 1989, 1992, 2001, 2006
League Cup (7): 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1995, 2001, 2003, 2012
FA Charity Shield/FA Community Shield (10 outright, 5 shared): 1964*, 1965*, 1966, 1974, 1976, 1977*, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1986*, 1988, 1989, 1990*, 2001, 2006 (* shared)
European Cup/UEFA Champions League (5): 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, 2005|UEFA Cup(3): 1973, 1976, 2001|UEFA Super Cup(3): 1977, 2001, 2005
The foundation of Liverpool F.C has its roots in a dispute between future neighbours Everton F.C and owner of the Anfield land, John Houlding. It wasn't until the fifties that Liverpool became THE dominant side in English football.
Revered manager Bill Shankly inherited a club that had been relegated to the second tier and knocked out of the cup by non-league Worcester. He transformed the club by instantly releasing 24 players and creating a "boot room" specifically for tactics.
The effects were stupendous. Liverpool competed for every major domestic trophy around for the next twenty years and under the guidance of Shankly and then Paisley amassed 27 trophies between them including 3 European Cups and 9 League titles. Even after Paisley's retirement, the Merseysiders continued to dominate the face of English football; Joe Fagan securing the League and European Cup in his first season in charge.
The reds continued to be extremely successful until the nineties, when the trophies began to dry up as the Premier League approached. Gerard Houllier and Rafa Benitez both put Liverpool back on the footballing map with extraordinary trophy hauls winning the UEFA Cup and the Champions League respectively. A league title, however, still lurked out of reach as a succession of ownership problems harmed investment in new players, leading to the resignation of popular manager Rafael Benitez.
The Reds were then taken over by 70’s hero Kenny Dalglish, who guided the team to a Carling Cup victory. This was seen as insufficient given the amount spent by the board and he was sacked and replaced by Swansea City revolutionary, Brendan Rodgers.