List of Liverpool F.C. records and statistics

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Steven Gerrard, Liverpool's record goalscorer in Europe

Liverpool Football Club' are an English professional association football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who currently play in the Premier League. They have played at their current home ground, Anfield, since their foundation in 1892. Liverpool joined the Football League in 1894, and were founding members of the Premier League in 1992.

This list encompasses the major honours won by Liverpool, records set by the club, their managers and their players. The player records section includes details of the club's leading goalscorers and those who have made most appearances in first-team competitions. It also records notable achievements by Liverpool players on the international stage, and the highest transfer fees paid and received by the club. Attendance records at Anfield are also included in the list.

The club have won 18 top-flight titles, and also hold the record for the most European Cup victories by an English team, winning the competition five times. The club's record appearance maker is Ian Callaghan, who made 857 appearances between 1958 and 1978. Ian Rush is the club's record goalscorer, scoring 346 goals during his Liverpool career.

All figures are correct as of 10 May 2014.

Honours[edit]

Liverpool have won honours both domestically and in European cup competitions. They have won the English League Championship 18 times and the League Cup a record eight times. In their first season, 1892–93, they won the Lancashire League title and the Liverpool District Cup,[1] and their most recent success came in 2012, when they won the League Cup for the eighth time.[2]

Liverpool F.C. honours
Honour No. Years
Football League First Division 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
Football League Second Division 4 1893–94, 1895–96, 1904–05, 1961–62
Lancashire League 1 1892–93
FA Cup 7 1965, 1974, 1986, 1989, 1992, 2001, 2006
League Cup 8 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1995, 2001, 2003, 2012
FA Charity Shield/FA Community Shield 15 1964*, 1965*, 1966, 1974, 1976, 1977*, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1986*, 1988, 1989, 1990*, 2001, 2006 (* shared)
Football League Super Cup 1 1985-86
European Cup/UEFA Champions League 5 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, 2005
UEFA Cup 3 1973, 1976, 2001
UEFA Super Cup 3 1977, 2001, 2005

Player records[edit]

Appearances[edit]

Most appearances[edit]

Competitive, professional matches only, appearances as substitute in brackets.[5][6]

Players with most appearances for Liverpool F.C.
No. Name Years League[C] FA Cup League Cup Other[D] Total
1 England Callaghan, IanIan Callaghan 1960–1978 640 (4) 79 (2) 42 (7) 96 (1) 857 (14)
2 England Carragher, JamieJamie Carragher 1996–2013 508 (24) 40 (1) 35 (7) 152 (3) 737 (35)
3 England Gerrard, StevenSteven Gerrard 1998–0000 488 (35) 39 (5) 27 (5) 126 (14) 686 (59)
4 England Clemence, RayRay Clemence 1967–1981 470 (0) 54 (0) 55 (0) 86 (0) 665  (0)
England Hughes, EmlynEmlyn Hughes 1967–1979 474 (0) 62 (0) 46 (0) 83 (0) 665  (0)
6 Wales Rush, IanIan Rush 1980–1987
1988–1996
469 (22) 61 (5) 78 (0) 45 (3) 660 (30)
7 England Neal, PhilPhil Neal 1974–1985 455 (2) 45 (0) 66 (0) 81 (0) 650  (2)
8 England Smith, TommyTommy Smith 1962–1978 467 (0) 52 (0) 30 (0) 89 (1) 638  (1)
9 Zimbabwe Grobbelaar, BruceBruce Grobbelaar 1980–1994 440 (0) 62 (0) 70 (0) 46 (0) 628  (0)
10 Scotland Hansen, AlanAlan Hansen 1977–1991 434 (0) 58 (1) 68 (0) 53 (1) 620  (2)

List last updated 14 May 2014

Goalscorers[edit]

Robbie Fowler, who scored the fastest hat-trick in Liverpool history

Top goalscorers[edit]

Competitive, professional matches only. Matches played (including as substitute) appear in brackets.[10][11]

Top goalscorers for Liverpool F.C.
No. Name Years League[C] FA Cup League Cup Other[D] Total
1 Wales Rush, IanIan Rush 1980–1987
1988–1996
229 (469) 39 (61) 48 (78) 23 (45) 346 (660)
2 England Hunt, RogerRoger Hunt 1958–1969 245 (404) 18 (44) 5 (10) 18 (34) 286 (492)
3 England Hodgson, GordonGordon Hodgson 1925–1936 233 (358) 8 (19) 0 (0) 0 (0) 241 (377)
4 Scotland Liddell, BillyBilly Liddell 1938–1961 215 (492) 13 (42) 0 (0) 0 (0) 228 (534)
5 England Fowler, RobbieRobbie Fowler 1993–2001
2006–2007
128 (266) 12 (24) 29 (35) 14 (44) 183 (369)
6 England Gerrard, StevenSteven Gerrard 1998–0000 114 (488) 13 (39) 9 (27) 40 (129) 177 (686)
7 Scotland Dalglish, KennyKenny Dalglish 1977–1990 118 (355) 13 (37) 27 (59) 12 (58) 172 (515)
8 England Owen, MichaelMichael Owen 1996–2004 118 (216) 8 (15) 9 (14) 23 (52) 158 (297)
9 England Chambers, HarryHarry Chambers 1915–1928 135 (315) 16 (28) 0 (0) 0 (1) 151 (339)
10 England Parkinson, JackJack Parkinson 1903–1914 125 (200) 5 (19) 0 (0) 0 (1) 130 (220)

International[edit]

World Cup[edit]

Transfers[edit]

For consistency, fees in the record transfer tables below are all sourced from BBC Sport's contemporary reports of each transfer. Where the report mentions an initial fee potentially rising to a higher figure depending on contractual clauses being satisfied in the future, only the initial fee is listed in the tables.

Record transfer fees paid[edit]

Record transfer fees paid by Liverpool F.C.
For Fee Paid to Date Ref
England Carroll, AndyAndy Carroll £35m Newcastle United 31 January 2011 [15]
England Lallana, AdamAdam Lallana £25m Southampton 1 July 2014 [16]
Uruguay Suárez, LuisLuis Suárez £22.8 Ajax 31 January 2011 [17]
Spain Torres, FernandoFernando Torres £20m Atlético Madrid 4 July 2007 [18]
Croatia Lovren, DejanDejan Lovren £20m Southampton 27 July 2014

Record transfer fees received[edit]

Record transfer fees received by Liverpool F.C.
For Fee Received from Date Ref
Uruguay Suarez, LuisLuis Suarez £75m Barcelona 11 July 2014 [19]
Spain Torres, FernandoFernando Torres £50m Chelsea 31 January 2011 [20]
Spain Alonso, XabiXabi Alonso £30m Real Madrid 5 August 2009 [20]
Argentina Mascherano, JavierJavier Mascherano £24.5m Barcelona 30 August 2010 [21]
England Carroll, AndyAndy Carroll £15m West Ham 21 May 2013 [22]

Managerial records[edit]

Tom Watson, Liverpool's longest-serving manager
  • First managers: William Edward Barclay and John McKenna, from 15 February 1892 to 16 August 1896.[23]
  • Longest-serving manager by time: Tom Watson, from 17 August 1896 to 6 May 1915 (18 years, 262 days).[3]
  • Longest-serving manager by matches: Bill Shankly managed the club for 783 matches over a period of 14 years and seven months, from December 1959 to July 1974.[3]

Club records[edit]

Matches[edit]

Firsts[edit]

Wins[edit]

  • Record win: 11–0 against Strømsgodset in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, 17 September 1974.[24]
  • Record league win: 10–1 against Rotherham Town in Second Division, 18 February 1896.[24]
  • Record FA Cup win: 9–0 against Newtown in second qualifying round, 29 October 1892.[24]
  • Record League Cup win: 10–0 against Fulham in second round, first-leg, 23 September 1986.[24]
  • Most league wins in a season: 30 wins from 42 games (during the 1978–79 season).[24]
  • Fewest league wins in a season: 7 wins from 30 games (during the 1894–95 season).[24]

Defeats[edit]

  • Record defeat: 1-9 against Birmingham City FC in Second Division, 11 December 1954.[24]
  • Record defeat at Anfield: 0–6 against Sunderland in First Division, 19 April 1930.[24]
  • Record-scoring defeat: 2–9 against Newcastle United in First Division, 1 January 1934.[24]
  • Record FA Cup defeat: 0–5 against Bolton Wanderers in fourth round, first-leg, 26 January 1946.[24]
  • Record League Cup defeat: 3–6 against Arsenal in fifth round, 9 January 2007.[24]
  • Most league defeats in a season: 23 defeats from 42 games (during the 1953–54 season).[24]
  • Fewest defeats in a season: Unbeaten during the 28-game 1893–94 season.[24]

Goals[edit]

  • Most league goals scored in a season: 106 in 30 games (during the 1895–96 season, Second Division).[7]
  • Most Top flight goals scored in a season: 101 in 38 games (during the 2013-14 season, Premier League).[7]
  • Fewest league goals scored in a season: 42 in 34 and 42 games (during the 1901–02 and 1970–71 seasons, First Division).[7]
  • Most league goals conceded in a season: 97 in 42 games (during the 1953–54 season, First Division).[7]
  • Fewest league goals conceded in a season: 16 in 42 games (during the 1978–79 season, First Division).[7]

Points[edit]

  • Most points in a season:
Two points for a win: 68 (in 42 games in 1978–79, First Division).[25]
Three points for a win: 90 (in 42 games in 1987–88, First Division).[25]
  • Fewest points in a season:
Two points for a win: 22 (in 30 games in 1894–95, First Division).[25]
Three points for a win: 52 (in 38 games in 2011–12, Premier League).[26]

Attendances[edit]

Liverpool recorded a 95,446 attendance against Melbourne Victory in a pre-season friendly in July 2013 at the MCG.[28]

European statistics[edit]

Notes[edit]

A. ^ Between 1949 and 1993 the Community Shield was usually shared if the game was drawn.

B. ^ Ever-present refers to the player playing every minute of every match in the league and cup competitions.

C. a b Includes the Football League and the Premier League.

D. a b The "Other" column includes goals and appearances (including those as a substitute) in UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup, UEFA Cup Winners Cup, UEFA Super Cup, Charity Shield and Intercontinental Cup matches.

E. ^ Attendance against Wolves also represents the record highest FA Cup attendance.

F. ^ Attendance against Loughborough also represents the record lowest league attendance.

References[edit]

General

Specific

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  2. ^ "Honours". Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 27 August 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Appearances". Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 27 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Total games played per season by Jamie Carragher". LFC history. Retrieved 15 February 2008. 
  5. ^ Pead 1986, p. 416
  6. ^ "Most Appearances". LFC history. Retrieved 22 February 2008. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "Goals". Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 27 August 2012. 
  8. ^ Rollin 2006, pp. 232–233
  9. ^ "Season". Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  10. ^ Pead 1986, p. 415
  11. ^ "Goalscorers". LFC history. Retrieved 22 February 2008. 
  12. ^ Pead 1986, p. 396
  13. ^ a b c d e "Internationals". Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "Liverpool & World Cup". LFC history. Retrieved 25 December 2007. 
  15. ^ "Liverpool sign Andy Carroll from Newcastle". BBC Sport. 31 January 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  16. ^ "Adam Lallana: Liverpool sign Southampton captain for £25m". BBC Sport. 1 July 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  17. ^ "Liverpool agree £23m Luis Suarez deal with Ajax". BBC Sport. 30 January 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  18. ^ "Liverpool complete Torres signing". BBC Sport. 4 July 2007. Retrieved 2 September 2008. 
  19. ^ "Liverpool & Barcelona agree £75m deal for striker". BBC Sport. 11 July 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  20. ^ a b "Alonso completes £30m Real move". BBC Sport. 5 August 2009. Retrieved 2 September 2008. 
  21. ^ "Javier Mascherano completes move to Barcelona". BBC Sport. 30 August 2010. Retrieved 30 August 2010. 
  22. ^ Hunter, Andy (21 May 2013). "West Ham agree a fee of £15m for Liverpool striker Andy Carroll". The Guardian. 
  23. ^ "John McKenna's managerial career". LFC history. Retrieved 3 October 2007. 
  24. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "Matches". Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 27 August 2012. 
  25. ^ a b c Pead 1986, p. 414
  26. ^ "Kenny Dalglish fact file". ITV Sport. 17 May 2012. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  27. ^ a b c d e f g "Attendances". Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 27 August 2012. 
  28. ^ "Liverpool FC stamps Melbourne as world sports leader". 25 July 2013. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 

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