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 in total.

All statistics are correct as of 24 May 2015

Honours[edit]

Liverpool have won honours both domestically and in European cup competitions.[1] 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,[2] and their most recent success came in 2012,[3] when they won the League Cup for the eighth time.[4]

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 Community/Charity Shield 15 1964*, 1965*, 1966, 1974, 1976, 1977*, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1986*, 1988, 1989, 1990*, 2001, 2006 (* shared)
Sheriff of London Charity Shield 1 1906
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.[7][8]

Players with most appearances for Liverpool F.C.
No. Name Years League[C] FA Cup League Cup Other[D] Total
1 Ian Callaghan 1960–1978 640 (4) 79 (2) 42 (7) 96 (1) 857 (14)
2 Jamie Carragher 1996–2013 508 (24) 40 (1) 35 (7) 152 (3) 737 (35)
3 Steven Gerrard 1998–2015 504 (39) 42 (5) 30 (5) 134 (14) 710 (63)
4 Ray Clemence 1967–1981 470 (0) 54 (0) 55 (0) 86 (0) 665  (0)
Emlyn Hughes 1967–1979 474 (0) 62 (0) 46 (0) 83 (0) 665  (0)
6 Ian Rush 1980–1987
1988–1996
469 (22) 61 (5) 78 (0) 45 (3) 660 (30)
7 Phil Neal 1974–1985 455 (2) 45 (0) 66 (0) 81 (0) 650  (2)
8 Tommy Smith 1962–1978 467 (0) 52 (0) 30 (0) 89 (1) 638  (1)
9 Bruce Grobbelaar 1980–1994 440 (0) 62 (0) 70 (0) 46 (0) 628  (0)
10 Alan Hansen 1977–1991 434 (0) 58 (1) 68 (0) 53 (1) 620  (2)

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.[18][19]

Top goalscorers for Liverpool F.C.
No. Name Years League[C] FA Cup League Cup Other[D] Total
1 Ian Rush 1980–1987
1988–1996
229 (469) 39 (61) 48 (78) 23 (45) 346 (660)
2 Roger Hunt 1958–1969 245 (404) 18 (44) 5 (10) 18 (34) 286 (492)
3 Gordon Hodgson 1925–1936 233 (358) 8 (19) 0 (0) 0 (0) 241 (377)
4 Billy Liddell 1938–1961 215 (492) 13 (42) 0 (0) 0 (0) 228 (534)
5 Steven Gerrard 1998–2015 120 (503) 15 (40) 9 (28) 42(132) 186 (710)
6 Robbie Fowler 1993–2001
2006–2007
128 (266) 12 (24) 29 (35) 14 (44) 183 (369)
7 Kenny Dalglish 1977–1990 118 (355) 13 (37) 27 (59) 12 (58) 172 (515)
8 Michael Owen 1996–2004 118 (216) 8 (15) 9 (14) 23 (52) 158 (297)
9 Harry Chambers 1915–1928 135 (315) 16 (28) 0 (0) 0 (1) 151 (339)
10 Jack 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.

Record transfer fees paid[edit]

Record transfer fees paid by Liverpool F.C.
Player From Fee Date
1 Netherlands Virgil van Dijk England Southampton £75 million[23] 1 January 2018
2 Brazil Alisson Italy Roma £66.8 million[24] 19 July 2018
3 Guinea Naby Keïta Germany RB Leipzig £48 million[25] 1 July 2018
4 Brazil Fabinho France Monaco £39 million[26] 28 May 2018
5 Egypt Mohamed Salah Italy Roma £36.9 million[27] 23 June 2017
6 England Andy Carroll England Newcastle United £35 million[28] 31 January 2011
7 England Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain England Arsenal £35 million[29] 31 August 2017
8 Senegal Sadio Mané England Southampton £34 million[30] 1 July 2016
9 Belgium Christian Benteke England Aston Villa £32.5 million[31] 22 July 2015
10 Brazil Roberto Firmino Germany 1899 Hoffenheim £29 million[32] 1 July 2015

Record transfer fees received[edit]

Record transfer fees received by Liverpool F.C.
Player To Fee Date
1 Brazil Philippe Coutinho Spain Barcelona £142 million[33] 6 January 2018
2 Uruguay Luis Suárez Spain Barcelona £75 million[34] 11 July 2014
3 Spain Fernando Torres England Chelsea £50 million[35] 31 January 2011
4 England Raheem Sterling England Manchester City £49 million[36] 14 July 2015
5 Spain Xabi Alonso Spain Real Madrid £30 million[37] 5 August 2009

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.[38]
  • Longest-serving manager by time: Tom Watson, from 17 August 1896 to 6 May 1915 (18 years, 262 days).[5]
  • 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.[5]

Club records[edit]

Matches[edit]

Firsts[edit]

Wins[edit]

  • Record win: 11–0 against Strømsgodset in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, 17 September 1974.[39]
  • Record league win: 10–1 against Rotherham Town in Second Division, 18 February 1896.[39]
  • Record FA Cup win: 9–0 against Newtown in second qualifying round, 29 October 1892.[39]
  • Record League Cup win: 10–0 against Fulham in second round, first-leg, 23 September 1986.[39]
  • Most league wins in a season: 30 wins from 42 games (during the 1978–79 season).[39]
  • Fewest league wins in a season: 7 wins from 30 games (during the 1894–95 season).[39]

Defeats[edit]

  • Record defeat: 1–9 against Birmingham City FC in Second Division, 11 December 1954.[39]
  • Record defeat at Anfield: 0–6 against Sunderland in First Division, 19 April 1930.[39]
  • Record-scoring defeat: 2–9 against Newcastle United in First Division, 1 January 1934.[39]
  • Record FA Cup defeat: 0–5 against Bolton Wanderers in fourth round, first-leg, 26 January 1946.[39]
  • Record League Cup defeat: 3–6 against Arsenal in fifth round, 9 January 2007.[39]
  • Most league defeats in a season: 23 defeats from 42 games (during the 1953–54 season).[39]
  • Fewest defeats in a season: Unbeaten during the 28-game 1893–94 season.[39]

Goals[edit]

  • Most league goals scored in a season: 106 in 30 games (during the 1895–96 season, Second Division).[9]
  • Most Top flight goals scored in a season: 101 in 38 games (during the 2013–14 season, Premier League).[9]
  • Fewest league goals scored in a season: 42 in 34 and 42 games (during the 1901–02 and 1970–71 seasons, First Division).[9]
  • Most league goals conceded in a season: 97 in 42 games (during the 1953–54 season, First Division).[9]
  • Fewest league goals conceded in a season: 16 in 42 games (during the 1978–79 season, First Division).[9]

Points[edit]

  • Most points in a season:
Two points for a win: 68 (in 42 games in 1978–79, First Division).[40]
Three points for a win: 90 (in 40 games in 1987–88, First Division).[40]
  • Fewest points in a season:
Two points for a win: 22 (in 30 games in 1894–95, First Division).[40]
Three points for a win: 52 (in 38 games in 2011–12, Premier League).[41]

Attendances[edit]

Liverpool recorded a 95,446 attendance against Melbourne Victory in a pre-season friendly in July 2013 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia; the largest ever crowd for a football match in Victoria at the time, as well as the highest in Liverpool's history.[43] In July 2018, Liverpool bested this attendance with a 101,254 strong crowd at Michigan Stadium in a game against Manchester United during the 2018 International Champions Cup.[44]

European statistics[edit]

Footnotes[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

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